What is Skilled Nursing and Does Your Loved One Need It?
Skilled nursing refers to a type of medical care that is provided by licensed nurses and other healthcare professionals in a skilled nursing facility or in a patient’s home. Skilled nursing care is typically provided to individuals who require more intensive medical care and supervision than can be provided by a family member or home health aide.
Skilled nursing care may include a range of medical services, such as wound care, medication management, intravenous therapy, and other specialized treatments. Skilled nursing facilities may also provide rehabilitation services, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, to help patients recover from an illness or injury.
To receive skilled nursing care, individuals typically need a referral from a physician and may need to meet certain eligibility requirements, such as requiring a certain level of medical care or assistance with activities of daily living.
Skilled nursing care is typically recommended for individuals who require more intensive medical care and supervision than can be provided by a family member or home health aide. This may include individuals who have complex medical conditions, require advanced wound care, need intravenous therapy or other specialized treatments, or require rehabilitation services after an illness or injury.
To determine whether skilled nursing care is necessary, a healthcare professional, such as a physician, may evaluate the individual’s medical needs and make a recommendation for the appropriate level of care. Factors that may be considered include the individual’s medical history, current health status, level of functional independence, and availability of support from family or caregivers.
Our goal at Safe Haven is to maintain a life for our residents that is active, uplifting and well-rounded. Families who have a loved one at Safe Haven have a peace of mind that their loved one is being taken care of.