Skilled nursing care is for patients that require care and treatments that need to be administered by licensed nurses. Skilled nursing is regulated by the U.S. Department of health as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Skilled Nursing Care in the Home
There are several different types of treatment that need to be performed by licensed nurses. If someone has recently gone through surgery, suffered from a stroke, or any other medical issue that requires extensive aftercare, a skilled nurse can aid in rehabilitation and any other care that is needed for recovery.
Some common treatments include:
- Intravenous or intramuscular injections and intravenous feeding.
- Enteral feeding (i.e., “tube feedings”) that comprises at least 26 percent of daily calorie requirements and provides at least 501 milliliters of fluid per day.
- Nasopharyngeal and tracheostomy aspiration, insertion and sterile irrigation, and replacement of suprapubic catheters.
- Application of dressings involving prescription medications and aseptic techniques, treatment of extensive decubitus ulcers, or other widespread skin disorders.
- Heat treatments that have been specifically ordered by a physician as part of active treatment and which require observation by nurses to adequately evaluate the patient's progress.
- Initial phases of a regimen involving the administration of medical gases.
- Rehabilitation nursing procedures, including the related teaching and adaptive aspects of nursing that are part of active treatment, e.g., the institution and supervision of bowel and bladder training programs
Skilled Nursing Home Health Care with AAHC
American Advantage Home Care provides certified skilled nursing home care. Our licensed in-home caregivers truly care about providing quality personalized healthcare to all of our patients. If you or a loved one is in need of expert in-home care please contact us online or call us at 884-4MY-AAHC to set up an appointment and ask any questions you may have.