What is Skilled Nursing?
After a hospitalization or a serious injury, Skilled Nursing is the type of care that requires the presence and supervision of a Registered Nurse to monitor health and administer restoration procedures.
Skilled Nursing Care is different from what is referred as “custodial care” which is helping a patient to take a bath, eat, or dress.
Observation and Assessment of Patient’s Condition
Our skilled nurses are the most qualified individuals to asses the patient’s condition and respond accordingly. Nurses may take blood pressure, check vital signs, and run other exams as needed.
After the assessment, the Nurse works closely with the patient’s doctor to evaluate and manage the care plan.
Pain Management & Medication Management
Appropriate pain medications may be authorized to lower the patient’s pain and restore comfort. The nurse will also manage and supply all the necessary medications in a timely fashion.
Catheter care is a very sensitive area for many people, and our nurses are trained to monitor and manage its effectiveness.
Ostomy Care manages the surgically created opening in the patient’s body to discharge waste. Our trained nurses will instruct the patient/caregiver on how to use the ostomy system.
Phototherapy exposes the patient’s skin to ultraviolet light. This is done under the supervision of our nurses. Phototherapy is used to treat diseases like psoriasis, where skin cells build up to create itchy patches.
Educating Family and Friends
Our Advanced Nurses are there to provide competent insight and counseling to the patient’s family, friends, and caregivers. We are able to educate the patient’s circle on his/her needs and future expectations.