Gerontological Nursing

When working with the community-based elderly, PCN nurses provide bedside nursing, focus on maintenance of independence, prevent risks to health and well-being, establish meaningful lifestyles, and develop self-care strategies for health and medical needs of the elderly in their home.

PCN nurses respect the rights of older adults and advocate that others do the same. We teach and support caregivers, assess, plan, implement and evaluate care in an individualized manner and link services according to needs.

At PCN we understand the unique assets of each older individual and recognize and encourage the appropriate management of ethical concerns and offer support and comfort through the dying process.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. My elderly mother lives alone and is not well. How do I get help?

    Most times, people can stay in their own home with the appropriate services. Examples of services at home that may be available would include monitoring health status and medication management, help with personal care and activities of daily living, safety assessments, and palliative support.

    Care at home can be achieved in several ways.

    Community Care Access Centre - Central East (1-800-263-3877) can complete an assessment over the phone or at your home to determine what services may be required. Your private insurance may pay for nursing and support services, or you may be able to pay privately.