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Skilled Nursing Care at Home

Personalized, Professional Support for Your Health Journey

Comprehensive medical care tailored to your unique needs, right in the comfort of your home.

What Is Skilled Nursing?

Skilled Nursing care goes beyond the basics after a major hospital stay or a significant injury. Understand the differences between home health and home care. It involves specialized, direct care provided by Registered Nurses (RNs) to ensure your health is closely monitored and your recovery process is on track. Unlike "custodial care," which includes assistance with daily activities like bathing, eating, or dressing, Skilled Nursing is more focused on your medical needs.

Observation and Personalized Assessment

At Excelin Health, our skilled nurses are not just caregivers; we're your health partners. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of patient care, we are exceptionally positioned to assess your condition accurately. Whether it's measuring your blood pressure, monitoring vital signs, or conducting necessary tests, we do it all with the utmost care and professionalism. Following this, we collaborate closely with your doctor to tailor a care plan that's just right for you. See how nurses transition from acute care to home health care.

Managing Pain and Medications

Managing pain and medications effectively is crucial to your recovery. Our nurses are equipped to administer the right pain relief options to ensure your comfort and oversee your medication regimen meticulously. Rest assured, your well-being is in skilled hands.

Specialized Care Services

Catheter Care: Understanding the delicacy and sensitivity around catheter care, our nurses provide expert monitoring and management to prevent complications.
Ostomy Care: For those with a surgically created opening for waste discharge, our compassionate nurses offer guidance and instruction on managing your ostomy system confidently.
Wound Care: Our skilled nurses are trained in advanced wound care techniques to ensure proper healing and prevent infections. They provide comprehensive care, including dressing changes, monitoring for signs of complications, and educating patients and caregivers on proper wound management.
IV Therapy: Our expert nurses administer intravenous (IV) therapies safely in the comfort of your home. Whether you require hydration, antibiotics, or other medications, our team ensures precise dosage and careful monitoring, enhancing your recovery and comfort.

Empower Through Education

Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to healthcare. Excelin Health stands firmly on the principle of educating not just our patients, but also their families and caregivers. Our advanced nurses offer invaluable advice and support, preparing everyone involved for what to expect and how best to support your journey to wellness.

Telehealth: A Virtual Bridge to Continual Care

We’re excited to introduce Patient Connect, a pioneering telehealth program designed to enhance your healthcare experience by keeping you connected with your care team between in-person skilled nurse visits. With Patient Connect, you can:
Stay Engaged with Your Health: Check in digitally to report how you're feeling at any time, ensuring your care team is always informed.
Receive Personalized Care Reminders: Get timely reminders about medication schedules, upcoming appointments, and other important care activities.
Communicate Securely: Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with secure messaging, allowing you to reach out to your care team or providers with questions or updates without leaving your home.
Experience the Convenience of Virtual Visits: When in-person visits are not possible, connect with your nurses via a secure video platform to continue receiving the care you need.
Discover the impacts of technology on home health care.
At Excelin Health, we're redefining Skilled Nursing care by focusing on personalized, compassionate services designed to meet your unique needs. Our dedicated team of nurses ensures that every aspect of your care plan is executed with precision and empathy, reflecting our commitment to 'Transforming Care. Personalizing Compassion.' Discover the difference with Excelin Health's Skilled Nursing services and take the first step towards a healthier, more supported recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What exactly is skilled nursing care?

A: Skilled nursing care is a high level of medical care provided by licensed health professionals, including registered nurses (RNs), physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. This care is typically required for individuals recovering from illness, injury, or surgery and involves medical monitoring, pain management, medication administration, wound care, and rehabilitation services.

Q: How does skilled nursing differ from custodial care?

A: Skilled nursing care involves medical or therapeutic services provided by licensed professionals, aimed at treating specific health conditions or injuries. Custodial care, on the other hand, refers to assistance with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating, which do not require medical expertise.

Q: Can skilled nursing care be provided at home?

A: Yes, skilled nursing care can be provided at home through home health care services. This allows patients to receive professional medical care in the comfort of their own home, tailored to their specific health needs.

Q: Is skilled nursing care covered by insurance?

A: Skilled nursing care is often covered by health insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid, under specific conditions and for a limited period. Coverage depends on the patient's insurance plan and the medical necessity of the skilled nursing services. It's advisable to consult with your insurance provider for detailed information about your coverage.

Q: When is skilled nursing care necessary?

A: Skilled nursing care may be necessary after a hospital stay, surgery, or a significant decline in health status. It's recommended for individuals who need continuous medical supervision, complex wound dressings, rehabilitation services, or specific medical procedures that cannot be self-administered.

Q: What kind of treatments and services can skilled nurses provide?

A: Skilled nurses can provide a wide range of treatments and services, including but not limited to, wound care, intravenous (IV) therapy, injections, catheter care, ostomy care, monitoring of vital signs and medical equipment, medication management, and coordination of care with physicians.

Q: How does skilled nursing support families and caregivers?

A: Skilled nursing not only focuses on the patient's health but also provides support and education to families and caregivers. This includes teaching them how to care for the patient's needs at home, understanding the patient's condition and treatment plan, and offering counseling and support to manage the emotional challenges of caregiving.