Our company, Haven Home Health provides skilled nursing as one of it’s many services to clients. If you have looked for home health options before, odds are that you’ve seen many companies offer skilled nursing. But what is included in that?
What is skilled nursing?
Skilled nursing is a broad term that covers many individual services. Which service(s) you receive depends on your condition and your care plan. For example, someone who is recovering from surgery may need both rehabilitation nursing and medication management. They might also receive support with activities of daily living (ADL) while they recover. These all qualify as skilled nursing services.
Other services include:
- Disease management
- Rehabilitation nursing
- In-home IV therapy
- Wound care
- Ostomy care
- Continence care
- After-hours care and support
It’s not limited to the services above either. One of the main defining features is that the service is performed by a Registered Nurse (RN). Your RN will work with your doctor and the other members of your healthcare team. Their goal is to execute your care plan to the best of their ability so you can stay at home and receive the care you need.
How do you know if you need it?
Most often, your doctor or other healthcare professional will recommend it if they feel it would be helpful to you. The services you receive will always come down to your needs and health goals. Skilled nursing is generally made part of the care plan when the services listed above are necessary, or if there are other services you will need that require an RN.
At Haven Home Health, skilled nursing is one of the main services we offer. Our other focus is on in-home physical, speech, and occupational therapy. Check out our Home Health page for more information. We take Medicare and Medicaid, and we’re in-network with several other major health insurance companies. You can go online to check Medicare’s coverage here. If you have any questions about your coverage or our services, feel free to give us a call at one of the numbers listed below.