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Everything You Need To Know About Skilled Nursing Care

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If you or a loved one require special medical care, you’re probably actively researching your care options. Thankfully, there are a few choices available to those who require skilled nursing care. Before signing any contracts or making a commitment to service-based care, it’s important that you explore all of the potential avenues of care and have a strong understanding of what you get from skilled nursing care. 

You may be wondering, what exactly is skilled nursing care? How do you know it’s the right option for you or your loved one? Is it available as an in-home care option? These are all pertinent and valid questions. Here are all of the answers to your important questions about skilled nursing care.

1. What’s The Difference Between Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living And Nursing Homes?

If you or someone you love requires care or treatment that can/should only be performed by licensed and registered nurses, skilled nursing care is your best solution. Skilled nursing care refers to the type of care, rather than where that care takes place. This means that skilled nursing care can be performed in an assisted living facility, at a nursing home, or even by a registered Seattle in-home nurse (RN or LPN) in the comfort of your own home.

In-home skilled nursing care is a great option for those that require one-on-one care by a highly skilled, well trained nurse. Most often this care is performed at a rehabilitation center or skilled nursing facility, but in-home skilled nursing care allows you or your loved one to remain in the comfort and privacy of your own home. You don’t need to go to a hospital to receive regular top, quality care. Skilled nursing care ensures you get the medical attention you need without the constant commute to and from a medical facility, so that you can continue to live happily and independently, even as health challenges arise. 

2. Who Can Benefit From Skilled Nursing Care?

Anyone who requires medical treatment from a licensed, registered nurse should consider in-home skilled nursing care as an option, especially if mobility is a concern. If you or a loved one requires infusions, in-home skilled nursing care is a great option. This is especially true of travel to and from a clinic or hospital is challenging.

Although skilled nursing care is typically discussed as an option for older adults—and certainly seniors benefit a lot from this type of care—it’s not limited to this age bracket. If you have a child who needs any of the following services, skilled nursing care may be a great option for you and your family. 

  • Ventilator dependent 
  • Children with a tracheostomy
  • Transitioning from hospital to home
  • Living with complex, pediatric medical needs

Age really is just a number, and in-home skilled nursing care can help you or a loved one get the care they need and deserve.

3. What Are The Different Types Of Skilled Nursing Care?

Skilled nursing care covers a variety of medical needs. The major types of medical care include:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • IV therapy
  • Wound care
  • Injections 
  • Monitoring of medical equipment and vitals 

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4. What Positions Make Up A Skilled Nursing Staff?

A skilled nursing staff is made up of highly trained and specialized individuals. A typical skilled nursing staff is made up of the following roles: 

  • Licensed practical nurse (LPN)
  • Registered nurse (RN)
  • Licensed vocational nurses (LVN)
  • Speech/language pathologists
  • Audiologists 
  • Medical director

Fedelta’s skilled nursing staff works as a team to provide you or your loved one the best care available.

What plans do you have for your home? At Fedelta Home Care, we’re eager to help you make the perfect plan that will guarantee you and your loved one’s safety and comfort. For consultation and information about our diverse home care services, contact us today.

5. What Services Are Rendered By Skilled Nursing Staff?

A skilled nursing staff can provide many services. A few examples of those services are:

  • Disease Management:
  • Parkinson’s
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Dementia
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • MS
  • ALS
  • End-Of-Life / Hospice
  • Post-Surgical Care
  • Pediatric Home Care Nursing (services include):
  • Children with a tracheostomy
  • Children who are ventilator-dependent
  • Children transitioning from hospital to home
  • Children with complex medical needs
  • Home Infusion Services:
  • IVIG products including initial medication doses in the home 
  • Fluid therapy 
  • Antibiotics 
  • Biologic therapy drugs 
  • Central line maintenance and dressing changes 
  • Port-a-cath access 
  • Subcutaneous infusions 
  • Family/client infusion teaching/training for self-administration 
  • Clinical trial nursing support 
  • High Tech nursing visits 

If there’s a service you could benefit from that you don’t see on this list, please contact our team at Fedelta to inquire. 

Skilled nursing care provides the necessary support that you and your family need. This type of care ensures that you continue to live in place and the comfort of your own home. In-home skilled nursing care really changes the lives of every family that utilizes this service. 

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