Skilled Nurses for Medically Necessary Home Health Care
The RNs and LPNs we refer are trained and licensed professionals who excel at providing compassionate in-home skilled nursing care.
Home health care skilled nursing services may be necessary if your parent, spouse or other senior loved one is recovering at home from a recent illness, accident, injury, or surgery or has a chronic condition requiring professional medical care to improve, maintain, or slow a decline in his or her health. Skilled nurses can also deliver palliative care to relieve pain, stress and other symptoms of serious illness and improve quality of life. Home health care, also called medical home care, is given under a doctor’s orders and is just as effective as care given in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.
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Matching Your Loved One with the Best Skilled Nursing Caregivers
Skilled nurses referred by Senior Nannies are experienced registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs), also called licensed vocational nurses (LVNs), who are qualified to deliver medically necessary care in the privacy, comfort and familiarity of your loved one’s own home. We can also refer certified nurses who have extra training in specific clinical areas (heart failure, stroke, wound care, or palliative care, for example) depending on your loved one’s medical needs.
Types of Medical Home Care provided by the skilled nurses we can refer
Home health care nursing professionals referred by Senior Nannies are second to none, earning the highest levels of trust among the widespread community of health and senior services professionals who regularly refer to us and consistently high marks from our medical home care clients. Examples of home health care services that skilled nurses referred by Senior Nannies deliver include:
- • Medication management/reconciliation, dispensing medication, prescription help
- • Coordinating home medical equipment, pharmacy and supplies
- • Critical care
- • Catheter or colostomy maintenance
- • Wound care and dressing changes
- • Ventilator and tracheotomy care
- • Injections and IV therapy
- • Implementation of physician-ordered medical care
- • Phlebotomy (blood draws)
- • Prevention of pressure ulcers
- • Hip replacement/joint replacement post-surgical care
- • Pain management and palliative care
In addition to in-home skilled nursing care, LPNs can provide certain non-medical personal care (or custodial care) services, such as bathing/hygiene and assistance with eating and mobility, that are typically delivered by home health aides (HHAs) or certified nursing assistants (CNAs).
Skilled Nursing Care vs Non-Medical Personal (Custodial) Care Services
Senior Nannies provides referrals of care providers who can provide nonmedical personal, or custodial care as well as medically necessary skilled nursing care.
While they are complementary services, there are differences in what the care involves and who delivers it.
|Skilled Nursing Care||Personal (Custodial) Care|
|Provider||Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered nurses (RNs)||Home health aides (HHAs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs)|
|Care Initiation||Must be ordered by a physician||A physician’s order isn’t required for care to be initiated|
|Goal of Care||Specific goals are set for improvement or maintenance of health or hospice/palliative care; once goals are met, skilled care ends||Ongoing assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as grooming and using the toilet, and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), such as preparing meals and shopping, to achieve the best possible quality of life and maintain independence|
|Duration of Care||Typically short-term, with intermittent visits||Care can range from intermittent visits to 24/7 live-in arrangements; may continue indefinitely as long as assistance is needed|
|Payer||Medical insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits||Long-term care insurance, Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, private pay, Medicaid|
Often, an individual will need both levels of care simultaneously, which is why Senior Nannies offers referrals of care providers who can provide in-home skilled nursing care as well as care providers who can provide non-medical personal, or custodial care. That’s part of our full circle of care commitment to you and your loved one. For more detailed information on the care providers we can refer who provide non-medical personal home care services, visit the Home Care provider section of this website.
Home Health Care Skilled Nursing Experience Matched to Your Loved One’s Medical Condition
Senior Nannies can also match our skilled nurses’ training and experience to your loved one’s unique medical needs based on his or her health condition, such as:
- • Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
- • Cancer
- • Parkinson’s disease
- • Hip/joint replacement
- • Stroke
- • Arthritis
- • Congestive heart failure (CHF) and other
chronic cardiac diseases
- • Diabetes
- • Heart attack or cardiac surgery recovery
- • Recovery from a fall
- • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Home health care can be provided on a part-time basis via intermittent home visits on an hourly basis, in shifts, or around the clock by a live-in skilled nurse caregiver.
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To engage the best part-time (hourly/shift/overnight) or full-time, live-in home caregiver professionally and personally matched to your loved one’s circumstances and needs and a great fit on a personal level, click here or call 1-800-748-2129.