Skilled Nursing

Skilled Nursing Care You Can Count On

Skilled nursing services are provided by licensed nurses or therapists in clients’ homes. When prescribed by a doctor, these short-term skilled care services can be covered by Medicare, some private health insurance policies, veterans benefits, and long-term care insurance policies. Home health care enables a senior to receive effective medical treatment while remaining as independent as possible while they stay comfortable at home. Our emphasis is on quality, dignity, and maintaining self-esteem.

LPNs are responsible for providing more basic nursing care and usually work under the supervision of RNs. RNs on the other hand are generally responsible for administering medicine to patients in addition to creating a treatment plan in order to promote and restore a patient’s health. Review the lists below for some specific job responsibilities.

Licensed Practical Nurses are expected to be proficient in many skills, including the ability to be able to:

  • Administer medications
  • Chart medical records
  • Take vital signs
  • Change wound dressings
  • Collect specimens such as blood and urine
  • Insert and care for urinary catheters
  • Care for patients with ventilators and tracheostomy tubes
  • Insert and care for patients with nasogastric tubes
  • Monitor patients
  • Know when to call appropriate physicians
  • Perform emergency CPR
  • Execute a nursing plan formulated by a Registered Nurse

RN job duties include all the LPN duties mentioned above, some other skill sets for an RN include:

  • Administering and monitoring patient medications(including IV)
  • Performing Basic Life Support
  • Wound care
  • Inserting, managing, and discontinuing intravenous catheters and intraurethral catheters
  • Developing a plan of care and wellness for each patient
  • Properly assessing and managing all patient populations with appropriate intervention
  • Taking vital signs as well as recognizing and addressing abnormalities
  • Admitting and discharging patients safely and appropriately
  • Maintaining accurate documentation
  • Safely transferring patients into and out of bed and chair
  • Feeding, dressing, and performing hygiene
  • Supervising LPNs
  • Ensuring patient safety

Skilled Nursing Care Services

Care Connections At Home is your ultimate provider for in-home skilled nursing care services in Sarasota County and the surrounding cities. We offer you high-quality and compassionate care you can trust. Our skilled nursing services will provide you with the care you need in the comfort of your home. If you need help in your recovery from an illness or an injury, our professionally trained nurses and caregivers will make the road to recovery easier. Our team works with you and your physicians to improve your quality of life and prevent unwanted setbacks during your recovery process.

Our in-home skilled nursing care services begin with an in-depth assessment of your condition and your home environment. Using the gathered information, we then develop a personalized care plan that will meet your individual physical and emotional needs. This customized plan is designed to quickly enhance your health and quality of life. Our certified nurses will evaluate your condition during each visit, ensuring your treatment is going according to plan. Our nursing care experts offer a full array of compassionate in-home care, including the following:

  • Disease management
  • Medication management, teaching, and administration
  • Illness assessment and instruction
  • Post-surgical management
  • Assessments at each visit on your condition and risk of going to the hospital
  • Measure blood pressure, pulse, respiration, lung sounds, blood glucose, or pulse oximetry, as ordered by your physician
  • Wound care management
  • IV Infusion Therapy
  • Cardiac care, including CHF management
  • Pulmonary care, including COPD management
  • Diabetes management and education
  • Wound care management
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Fall prevention

When you face a challenge, our in-home skilled nursing care services are the ideal solution to all your needs. Care Connections At Home is a small family-owned care provider that is dedicated to providing you with the exceptional care and support you and your loved ones need.

Contact us today to learn more about our services!

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