Nursing Services

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Nursing Services 2019-02-18T10:53:47-04:00

Nursing Services

Fearrington Cares offers the services of a Registered Nurse right here in the Village during office hours. You can drop by between 9:00 a.m. and noon, Monday through Friday, or call the center (919-542-6877) for an appointment or phone consultation.  Nursing consultation and home visits by appointment:  Noon until 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Nursing services are offered without charge to Fearrington Village residents of all ages.

For medical emergencies  contact your personal physician or call 911.

Available services include:

  • First Aid
  • Needs assessment
  • Home visits for homebound residents
  • Injections (limited)
  • Patient teaching for self-care
  • Referrals to medical services
  • Referrals and advice about housing options and personal care services
  • Suture removal
  • Bite care
  • Wound care and dressing changes
  • Fall Risk Assessment (provided by a nurse/physical therapist team?
  • Foot Care Clinic for diabetics and frail elderly individuals – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – call 919-542-6877 for more information
  • Blood pressure checks – any day during center hours (Monday–Friday from 9:00 a.m. to noon)

We also offer a service called Med-Pal; Medical Note Taking and Return Home Support Program

MED-PAL is a Fearrington Cares program designed to help residents with medical appointments by:
  • Consulting with you to plan for the upcoming appointment.
  •  Having a nurse accompany you to the visit.
  • At your request, having the nurse take notes for you. No notes will be kept at Fearrington Cares; they will be left with you for review and planning.
After any hospitalization or rehabilitation, we will work with discharge planners, at your request, to plan the smoothest possible return home.
Ideally, a resident will call Fearrington Cares (919-542-6877) and speak with the nurse before making the medical appointment. If that is not possible, please call with as much notice as possible.
A Resident’s Perspective on MED-PAL
I wish to thank Fearrington Cares for the MED-PAL program. At one time I was the caregiver and took notes during medical visits. These days I face medical visits on my own and worry that I will forget to ask something important or write down instructions correctly. I contacted Fearrington Cares and Karen arranged for a nurse to go with me to a critical doctor visit, notes were taken, questions were asked (and answered) and a form documenting the conversation was completed and left with me. Fearrington Cares does not keep a copy of the form and I have referred to it several times. I highly recommend this confidential program.