About Medicare Home Health Services

Castor Home Health, The Joint Commission Accredited agency for quality and safety

About Medicare Home Health Services

Castor offers home health services that are readily available to assist our patients at home, assuring that the patient’s safety and overall comfort will be responsibly and professionally tended to in a fashion that enables our patients to maintain their independence while receiving the appropriate level of supportive care. Home health care is far less expensive than the care received in hospital settings or within skilled nursing facilities. Castor services can be customized to perfectly meet the highly individualized needs of patients with respect to the number of visits scheduled, level of service required for individual ailments, and additional considerations such as assistance with tasks, appointment making and more.

Castor Home Health services offers to immediately begin providing you in-home care and assistance in a highly professional, compassionate, and empathetic manner. Doctor’s orders are needed to start care. Once your doctor refers you for home health services, we will schedule an appointment and come to your home to talk to you about your needs. We will also talk to your doctor about your care and keep your doctor updated about your progress. We see you as often as the doctor ordered. We will coordinate your care and communicate regularly with you, your doctor and anyone else who gives you care.

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Why Choose Castor?

  • The Joint Commission Accredited agency for quality and safety
  • Ability to conveniently schedule visits with highly skilled nursing care within the comforts of your home
  • Our Professionals are trained to use high-tech medical equipment (Castor has its own Medical Equipment & Supplies store) and administer therapies
  • Provide home health aides with highly trained resources to meet the needs of our patients. The training given to our aides are fall prevention, emergency preparation, infection control, Daily Living Tasks, and cultural sensitivity.
  • Provide assistance with specialized adaptations to your home environment to make your living space safer, more comfortable, and more accessible
  • Vastly more affordable than hospital-setting inpatient care or skilled nursing facilities
  • Specialized services cater to the highly individual medical, personal, cultural, financial and emotional needs of the patient
  • Provide family caretakers a break from the care and assistance responsibilities.
  • Curtail frequency of hospital visits
  • Promote health, healing, and overall happiness
  • Provide peace of mind to both the patient and their families
  • Help to soothe and comfort the stresses involved with the aging process
  • Remove the need for hospital stays by providing high-caliber hospital-level care in an at-home setting

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Castor offers the following home health services:

  • Skilled Nursing Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Home Health Aides

Castor Home Health Services include:

  • Assess and correct safety risks in homes to provide a safe environment and facilitate mobility
  • Monitor blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, and rate of breathing
  • Infusion (intravenous style) therapy
  • Monitoring chronic conditions, serious illness and unstable health problems such as pneumonia, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and diabetes.
  • Infection prevention
  • Injections
  • Wound care
  • Pain management
  • Medication management, administration, and education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Disease education and prevention
  • Medical observation and assessments
  • Individualized one-on-one assistance and support
  • Assistance with household chores including tasks such as dishes, vacuuming, laundry, watering plants, and meal preparation
  • Interface and maintain communication with your doctor to keep abreast on your latest health
  • Provides companionship and health social interaction by engaging in reading, games, walks, mealtime, watching movies and more.

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Our skilled and trained professionals include:

  • Home Health Nurses : An in-home health care nurse typically focuses on senior care and is a preferred option for many patients who would rather remain out of a hospital setting.
  • Physical Therapists : Physical therapists use a range of physical therapies and treatments to promote health, functionality, mobility, and improve physical impairment.
  • Occupational Therapists : Occupational Therapists employ interventional means to develop a range of appropriate and effective activities for individuals or groups that are disabled, injured, or mentally impaired.
  • Speech Therapists : Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.
  • Home Health Aides : Home health aides assist aging, disabled, or impaired patients by engaging in a range of tasks designed to make the lives of their patients healthier and safer. Often helping with ADLs, household chores, meal prep, and more.

Our expert in-home care administered by home health care professionals will not only prevent rehospitalization but reduce the chances of patients requiring placement within a nursing home setting. By providing high-quality, individualized health care, our home health care professionals ensure that their patients are able to maintain functional, autonomous, confident, healthy, happy and dignified lives with independence and free will.

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About Veterans Care

Medicare or Respite Hours Eligibility

Our team works with Veterans to determine their Respite support needs or Medicare eligibility, and Veteran’s benefits with the goal of ensuring skilled or non-skilled home care services with little to not out of pocket expense.

Respite Services for Veterans

Caring for a senior is a rewarding and challenging one. Family caregivers need to remember that it’s important to take necessary breaks and practice self-care so they can ensure that they continue to find their time in their role.

It’s important to recognize that being a family caregiver can come with feelings of loss, stress and physical strain. With Respite care, it gives family members rediscover the joy they first found in caring for their loved one. We help veteran’s families find the perfect balance between caring for their veteran and taking good care of themselves. Our fully trained caregivers who are passionate about their work, build meaningful connections with veteran’s families and ensure they are on the same page.

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Why Choose Castor?

Our Veterans patients have unique care requirements, which we meet with respect, empathy, and compassion.

Veterans deserve the highest quality of care, and we ensure that’s what they receive. We work directly with the Veteran’s Administration (called Community Care Program) to support our veterans with both skilled and non-skilled care to enhance their independence and quality of life. Castor Home Nursing professional caregivers demonstrate the utmost respect and consideration as they address the unique needs of each of our veterans. We are proud to serve you as our thank you for serving us.

By choosing Castor, you get:

  • Professionally trained caregivers
  • Structured activities geared to Veteran’s individual interest to engage them physically, mentally and emotionally
  • Assistance with chores like cooking, cleaning, bathing, dressing and shopping
  • 24/7 on-call scheduling and nurse supervisor service
  • Medication reminders
  • Meal preparation and dietary assistance 
  • Post procedure monitoring 
  • Transportation to appointments and events 
  • In-home safety measurements

Our Veterans Care Services include:

Here are some basic day-to-day assistance we can provide for your loved one:

  • Companionship and conversation 
  • Provide a safe environment 
  • Assist with or prepare healthy meals 
  • Provide reminders for appointments 
  • Escort to appointments or other activities 
  • Document daily progress 
  • Aide with reading 
  • Laundry 
  • Maintain a calendar 
  • Make beds and change linens 
  • Take care of a pet 
  • Properly answer the door and telephone 
  • Pick-up and organize mail
  • Check medication and food expirations 
  • Prepare grocery list
  • Go or assist with grocery shopping 
  • Assist with bill paying 
  • Oversee home deliveries
  • Plan visits or outings 

POST-OPERATIVE CARE & SPECIALIZED CARE

Does your elderly loved one need extra care after post-operative procedure?

Here are some of the many in home care services we provide:

  • Assist with bathing and grooming 
  • Help with proper lifting and reaching 
  • Assist with clothing selection and dressing 
  • Aid and assist with walking in and outdoors 
  • Taking detailed notes at their doctors’ appointments
  • Medication reminders 

When your loved one needs specialized in home care, we are here to help with the following with fully trained professional:

  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
  • Hospice and Cancer Care 
  • Diabetes Care 
  • Incontinence Care
  • Stroke Care 
  • Respite Care 
  • Parkinson’s Care
  • And many more conditions 

We provide a thorough one-on-one assessment to provide care for some of the many post-operative procedures below either by working with our skilled nursing team or home services team:

  • Hip Replacements 
  • Knee Replacements 
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery 
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery 
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery 
  • Cataract or Eye Surgery

Our skilled and trained professionals include:

Our Home Services staff include Certified Nurse aides (CNA) and Homemakers/Caregivers

We implement a very high standard to bring our employees into our agency. Here are some of our hiring standards.

  • Preferences to hire employees referred by our current employees or patient’s family. 
  • 100% drug free environment and every employee goes through the drug testing (policy to do random drug testing) before they start employment
  • Multiple layers of interview and experience validation 
  • High standards on reference checks 
  • Thorough checks on background and negligence / incident reports. 
  • Training the employees with the other employees in the home already prior to start the service 
  • Electronic charting training to accurately chart the condition
  • Competitive compensation and retention strategy to keep the nurses to a specific family. 
  • Over 350 online training courses for our nurses to update their skill sets. 
  • Access to Castor’s own medical supplies to the nurse to educate on the medical equipment
  • Castor’s Health Institute offers custom training to all our staff on as needed basis

About Castor Staffing

At Castor, different facilities have different ways of filling their staffing needs. Whether you prefer staffing by phone, fax, e-mail, third party staffing management, or third-party website portals, we deal with all of them. We are also used to all scenarios when it comes to lead time. Whether you give us a month of needs, a week in advance, a day in advance or an hour in advance, we thrive our best to fill the needs. We handle a lot of late call business as usual. We can handle anything that you’re our way! In addition, we will tailor our services to meet even your smallest needs. Any specific ways you want to handle your staffing is well understood by our internal team. Our team will adapt to any technical elements you require, and we will acquire any technologies needed to meet your needs.

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Why Choose Castor?

At Castor, our staffing division is filled with not only the minds, but also the hearts of a lot of wonderful nurses and caring people. Our staffing is made up of a very large pool of RNs, LPNs, and CNAs and our specialty to serve the long-term care facilities, specialty centers, assisted living, acute care hospital and  rehabilitation centers. We have CNAs and Nurses available to cover any specialty areas that you may have a need for.

Our Staffing Services

With our dedicated team, we provide you through the process of finding the right nurses or CNAs that fits your needs. We will locate skilled nurses or CNAs (Castor has its own state approved CNA program offering to the community) to make a positive impact on your facility.

Our services include:

  • Acute Care Hospitals and Medical Centers 
  • Rehabilitation Hospitals / Ventilator Facilities 
  • Nursing Homes and Long Term Facilities 
  • Outpatient and Health Clinics
  • Surgery Centers 
  • Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Assisted Living Residences 
  • Hospice Units 
  • Doctor’s office 

The advantage of working with the Castor Staffing division is that we take care of the complete talent acquisition process. We approach perspective talent with the credentials, background checks and persuade them to work at your facility. Other benefits include:

  • On-demand schedule 
  • Save Timing on application screening 
  • Marketing / tired of employee turn-over 
  • Or skill mismatch 
  • Workers compensation issues
  • Compliances on talent’s credentialing 
  • Benefits and Pay 
  • Training 

And more.

Our Services also include the following:

  • Temporary Staffing Services (per-diem) 
  • Local Contract Services 
  • Travel Contract Services

Castor’s staffing goal is simple and only one goal. “We will adapt to your system”.

Our skilled and trained professionals include:

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
  • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)

We implement a very high standard to bring our employees into our agency. Here are some of our hiring standards.

  • Preferences to hire employees referred by our current employees or patient’s family. 
  • 100% drug free environment and every employee goes through the drug testing (policy to do random drug testing) before they start employment
  • Multiple layers of interview and experience validation 
  • High standards on reference checks 
  • Thorough checks on background and negligence / incident reports. 
  • Training the employees with the other employees in the home already prior to start the service 
  • Electronic charting training to accurately chart the condition
  • Competitive compensation and retention strategy to keep the nurses to a specific family. 
  • Over 350 online training courses for our nurses to update their skill sets. 
  • Access to Castor’s own medical supplies to the nurse to educate on the medical equipment
  • Castor’s Health Institute offers custom training to all our staff on as needed basis

About Home Services Personal Care & Companionship

Home care includes any professional support services that allows a person to live safely in their home. Castor’s home care services can help someone who is aging and needs assistance to live independently; is managing chronic health issues; is recovering from a medical setback; or has a special need or a disability. Our professional caregivers provide short-term or long-term care in the home, depending on a person’s needs. Home care can be the key to achieving the highest quality of life possible. It can enable safety, security, and increased independence; it can ease management of an ongoing medical condition.

Not all home care providers offer all the different types of home care services. Castor is a complete home care solutions provider where we offer services and products that are necessary for you or your loved ones to live safely and independently at home.

Insurance / Payment: Personal care and companionship services are usually paid directly by the person receiving care (private pay), or through long-term care insurance or Medicaid. Other paying sources are long-term care insurance; health insurance; veterans’ benefits; and worker’s compensation. Castor works with every payor source and accepts the insurances and/or educates the family for the cost effective services.

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Why Choose Castor?

Castor Home Nursing’s Home care division is serving in the community over 30 years and across rural and suburban areas. Our 100+ caregivers with specialized training to bring to your home is evident in the quality of care they deliver to our clients. Helping others achieve independence, stay safe, and enjoy a better quality of life at home is a calling that comes from within. It’s just who we are, and serving others is our highest priority and greatest joy.

The best matched caregivers make all the difference: At Castor, we focus on relationships and kindness. That’s what makes our one-on-one care so special for clients and so rewarding for caregivers. At Castor, we take the time to learn about you, your interests, habits, preferences, and more through our initial assessment and an on-going care. This gives the caregiver not only the skills and experience to meet your needs, but who would be a great fit personally. For many clients, their caregivers become like a family, and that makes all the difference.

Our Home Services include:

If it’s become more challenging to manage daily personal activities or housekeeping tasks, our trained and experienced home health aides can assist you. Or Perhaps you need help with getting to the shopping or to a doctor’s appointment, or maybe your parents have dementia and need a companion to keep them living safely at home. Castor is here for you as a complete home care service provider. We offer:

  • Bathing, grooming, using the toilet, and dressing
  • Meal planning and preparation 
  • Light housekeeping, laundry, and running errands
  • Companionship and conversation 
  • Provide a safe environment 
  • Assist with or prepare healthy meals 
  • Provide reminders for appointments 
  • Escort to appointments or other activities 
  • Document daily progress 
  • Aide with reading 
  • Laundry 
  • Maintain a calendar 
  • Make beds and change linens 
  • Take care of a pet 
  • Properly answer the door and telephone 
  • Pick-up and organize mail
  • Check medication and food expirations 
  • Prepare grocery list
  • Go or assist with grocery shopping 
  • Assist with bill paying 
  • Oversee home deliveries
  • Plan visits or outings 

POST-OPERATIVE CARE & SPECIALIZED CARE

Does your elderly loved one need extra care after post-operative procedure?

Here are some of the many in home care services we provide:

  • Assist with bathing and grooming 
  • Help with proper lifting and reaching 
  • Assist with clothing selection and dressing 
  • Aid and assist with walking in and outdoors 
  • Taking detailed notes at their doctors’ appointments
  • Medication reminders 

When your loved one needs specialized in home care, we are here to help with the following with fully trained professionals:

  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
  • Hospice and Cancer Care 
  • Diabetes Care 
  • Incontinence Care
  • Stroke Care 
  • Respite Care 
  • Parkinson’s Care
  • And many more conditions 

We provide a thorough one-on-one assessment to provide care for some of the many post-operative procedures below either by working with our skilled nursing team or home services team:

  • Hip Replacements 
  • Knee Replacements 
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery 
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery 
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery 
  • Cataract or Eye Surgery

Our skilled and trained professionals include:

Our Home Services staff include Certified Nurse aides (CNA) and Homemakers/Caregivers

We implement a very high standard to bring our employees into our agency. Here are some of our hiring standards.

  • Preferences to hire employees referred by our current employees or patient’s family. 
  • 100% drug free environment and every employee goes through the drug testing (policy to do random drug testing) before they start employment
  • Multiple layers of interview and experience validation 
  • High standards on reference checks 
  • Thorough checks on background and negligence / incident reports. 
  • Training the employees with the other employees in the home already prior to start the service 
  • Electronic charting training to accurately chart the condition
  • Competitive compensation and retention strategy to keep the nurses to a specific family. 
  • Over 350 online training courses for our nurses to update their skill sets. 
  • Access to Castor’s own medical supplies to the nurse to educate on the medical equipment
  • Castor’s Health Institute offers custom training to all our staff on as needed basis

About Home Nursing Services

Castor private duty nursing services are available for patients of all ages in a variety of settings, including at-home, assisted living facilities and more. At Castor, our clients are our purpose. That means, every employee – from nurses, home health aides, therapists, supervisors to all of the support staff – are all committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure every client receives the very best care for their individual needs, and delivering that care is our highest priority and greatest joy. Our Nurses are gifted with a passion for caring that comes from within. And we fortify their natural desire for healing and helping with ongoing specialized learnings including our own health institute’s skill lab training, and back them with a dedicated team and 24×7 clinical support. All our RNs (Registered Nurses) and LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurses) undergo a rigorous hiring process, meeting the highest standards and excellence. Our over 30 years of experience serving in the community and serving in over 20 counties is the confidence and the trust that we can earn from you to take care of your loved ones.

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Why Choose Castor?

  • Ability to conveniently schedule visits with highly skilled nursing care within the comforts of your home
  • Our Professionals are trained to use high-tech medical equipment (Castor has its own Medical Equipment & Supplies store) and administer therapies
  • Provide Adult Private Duty Nursing aides with highly trained resources to meet the needs of our patients. The training given to our aides are fall prevention, emergency preparation, infection control, Daily Living Tasks, and cultural sensitivity.
  • Provide assistance with specialized adaptations to your home environment to make your living space safer, more comfortable, and more accessible
  • Vastly more affordable than hospital-setting inpatient care or skilled nursing facilities
  • Specialized services cater to the highly individual medical, personal, cultural, financial and emotional needs of the patient
  • Provide family caretakers a break from the care and assistance responsibilities.
  • Curtail frequency of hospital visits
  • Promote health, healing, and overall happiness
  • Provide peace of mind to both the patient and their families
  • Help to soothe and comfort the stresses involved with the aging process
  • Remove the need for hospital stays by providing high-caliber hospital-level care in an at-home setting

Our Home Nursing Services include:

If you or loved one needs help with ongoing medical needs due to chronic illness, injury or disability, Castor’s highly skilled nurses provide the highest quality medical attention, ongoing support, and rehabilitative care to help you remain living safely at home. We take a proactive approach to caregiving, focusing on the prevention of complications that could lead to unnecessary hospitalizations. This ongoing surveillance helps to quickly identify and address adverse or preventable health triggers and situations.

Our team can help you manage complex medical needs at home by providing:

  • Medication Administration
  • Medication Set-up
  • Wound Care & Management
  • Ventilator Care & Management
  • Tracheotomy Care & Management
  • Tube Feeding Care
  • IV Infusion Therapy
  • Bowel Management
  • Ostomy Care
  • Catheterization
  • Respite Care
  • Personal Care
  • Skin Care
  • Ambulation/Transfer Assistance
  • Exercises/Range of Motion
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Meal Preparation
  • Errands
  • Transportation
  • Companionship

Being a Castor’s client means you’ll have access to on-call support any time you need it, 24 hours a day. And because Castor offers other types of home care such as personal care, therapy services, companionships, medical equipment and supplies, and home health care, you have peace of mind knowing that no matter your specific situation, Castor has care options to meet your needs.

There are many payment options that we can educate or accept such as: Private pay (credit card, check, auto pay), private health insurance, Veterans benefits and Workers Compensation.

Our skilled and trained professionals include:

Our private duty nursing staff include : 

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
  • Certified Nursing Aides (CNA)

We implement a very high standard to bring our employees into our agency. Here are some of our hiring standards. 

  • Preferences to hire employees referred by our current employees or patient’s family. 
  • 100% drug free environment and every employee goes through the drug testing (policy to do random drug testing) before they start employment
  • Multiple layers of interview and experience validation 
  • High standards on reference checks 
  • Thorough checks on background and negligence / incident reports. 
  • Training the employees with the other employees in the home already prior to start the service 
  • Electronic charting training to accurately chart the condition
  • Competitive compensation and retention strategy to keep the nurses to a specific family. 
  • Over 350 online training courses for our nurses to update their skill sets. 
  • Access to Castor’s own medical supplies to the nurse to educate on the medical equipment
  • Castor’s Health Institute offers custom training to all our staff on as needed basis

About Pediatric Nursing Services

At Castor, our specialized Pediatric Home Nursing is defined as the provision of medical necessary, complex skilled nursing care for children in your home on a fee-for-service basis by a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practice Nurse (LPNs). Families with children who are medically fragile and technology dependent or who require in-home shift nursing may be eligible for support to care for your child at home through the private insurance or the state programs. At Castor, we are proud to be an approved and leading home nursing provider for The Division of Specialized Care of Children (DSCC). The DSCC program offers eligibility regardless of income level for the family. If you believe your child may be eligible for the Home Care Program, our experienced in-take Nursing coordinator is ready to help you by coordinating with the DSCC to provide the right care for your loved one.

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Why Choose Castor?

Castor Home Nursing Pediatric division’s mission is to continue to deliver home nursing services with the highest standards of excellence through compassion, respect and education. Our highly trained and skilled care services include a variety of supportive care provided in the home or residence. Our pediatric nurses are available all shifts (24/7) and perform physical assessments, measure vital signs, take blood and urine samples, follow care plans, and work with physicians to order diagnostic tests. Our on-call nurse is available after business hours and weekends for consultation to ensure that we provide the best care to your loved ones. Our dedicated nurse scheduling team is available to provide you the best flexible scheduled skilled matching nurses and relieve you to take rest where and when you need. We have been serving children over 30 years in the community. We are confident that our programs provide high quality care and accurate transparency to the family, state or insurance payors due to our fully electronic charting (our nursing charts are 100% electronic) through the state-of-the-art nationally recognized software/technology program. Our electronic charting is reviewed on a daily/weekly basis by our supervisors and during the internal auditing process on quarterly basis to ensure that we are providing quality care to the family by avoiding manual errors. In addition, we are able to provide requested charts/documentation to the state or insurance payors within 24 hours due to the highest level of internal standard process.

Castor Pediatric Nursing Services include:

  • Medication administration
  • Follow Plan of Care
  • Ventilator and tracheostomy care 
  • Suctioning
  • G/J Tube feedings 
  • Ensure equipment is running properly 
  • Order Supplies (Castor owns Medicare/Medicaid Medical Supplies to simplify the order) 
  • Measure Vitals 
  • Case Management 
  • Cardiac Care 
  • Orthopedic Care 
  • Infusion Nursing 
  • Catheter Care 
  • Ostomy Care 
  • Wound vac 
  • Blood Draws 
  • Compress (Hot/Cold) 
  • Change dressings 
  • IV Therapy
  • Bowel and Bladder training 
  • Colostomy care 
  • Communicate with the family and doctors 
  • Work all shifts to relieve family members to take rest 
  • Range of motion exercise 
  • Work with physician to order diagnostic tests 
  • Go to doctor appointments with patient (if insurance approves)

If you do not see the services that are not listed, please call us at any time to inquire about the services that you are looking for your loved one. 

Our goal is to put you and your family at the center of a seamless support system that improves the quality of your lives or your loved ones.

Our skilled and trained professionals include:

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
  • Certified Nurse Aides (CNA)

We implement a very high standard to bring our nurses into our agency. Here are some of our hiring standards. 

  • Preferences to hire nurses referred by our current employees or patient’s family. 
  • 100% drug free environment and every employee goes through the drug testing (policy to do random drug testing) before they start employment
  • Multiple layers of interview and experience validation 
  • High standards on reference checks 
  • Thorough checks on background and negligence / incident reports. 
  • Over several hours of training (including vent/trach) with the technology vendors
  • Training the nurses with the other nurses in the home already prior to start the service 
  • Electronic charting training to accurately chart the condition
  • Competitive compensation and retention strategy to keep the nurses to a specific family. 
  • Over 350 online training courses for our nurses to update their skill sets. 
  • Access to Castor’s own medical supplies to the nurse to educate on the medical equipment
  • Castor’s Health Institute offers custom training to all our staff on as needed basis
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