Skilled Nursing Care at Home

At Astir Home Health Care, our goal is to provide better, personalized, cost effective care. We customize your treatment plan specifically to your needs. Each patient is treated with respect no matter how big or small your needs for care. Our highly qualified nursing supervisor will evaluate your care and create an in-depth plan of care.

We are committed to providing the ultimate senior home care services for our clients. Every patient is our most important patient. With Astir Home Health Care, we use all of our training and expertise to provide unparalleled service for your loved ones! Our team of professional nurses and caregivers have decades of experience. We have helped thousands of people over the years.  All members of our team are skilled and courteous experts.

With experienced skilled nursing, your senior or family member can remain in the comfort of their home while receiving the same type of skilled care as they would in a hospital setting.

Our experienced and licensed medical professionals offer home health services to patients who have had surgery, or suffered recent acute illness.

Astir Home Health Care has been providing competent nursing solutions to home-bound individuals for many years.

Our team of RNs and LPNs are committed to maintaining every client’s wellness while providing the optimal level of treatment.

Is Skilled Nursing Care at Home the Same as Home Health Care?

Yes, skilled nursing care at home is the same as home health care. However, home care provides less-skilled types of care than home health care, so you should pay attention to that wording when looking for services for you or your loved one.

What Types of Services Are Included With Skilled Nursing Care at Home?

Skilled nursing care at home involves medically necessary, skilled services prescribed by a doctor to treat an injury, illness, or medical condition and may include:

  • Nursing care
  • Medication management
  • Infusion therapy
  • Pain management
  • Nutrition services
  • Social work
  • Psychiatric services
  • Therapy (physical, occupational, speech)

What Does a Home Health Skilled Nurse Do?

Home health nurses provide skilled services following a physician’s care plan for a home health care patient, including:

  • Taking the patient’s vital signs
  • Completing medical treatments
  • Administering pain medication
  • Recording symptoms in a journal
  • Facilitating communication between the patient’s doctor and caregivers

What Are the Benefits of Skilled Nursing Care at Home?

The biggest benefit of skilled nursing care at home is that the patient doesn’t need to travel to a doctor’s office or another medical facility to receive necessary services. This is crucial for people who are homebound or lack transportation and may also help avoid expensive hospital bills. Other benefits of home health care include:

  • Improved symptom management
  • Faster recovery and recuperation after an injury or illness
  • Maintaining or improving current condition or level of function
  • Improved independence (over time)
  • Slowed decline of serious conditions
  • Regaining self-sufficiency at home

 

If your loved one is homebound and has health conditions that need regular monitoring or care, they may benefit from skilled nursing care.

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Does Medicare Pay for Skilled Nursing Care at Home?

Medicare does cover some home health care services such as [3]:

  • Intermittent or part-time skilled nursing care
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech-language pathology services
  • Injectible osteoporosis drugs for women
  • Intermittent or part-time home health aide services
  • Medical social services

To be eligible for skilled nursing at home, you must:

  • Be under the care of a doctor and getting services under a care plan created and regularly reviewed by a doctor,
  • Have a doctor certify that you are homebound
  • Need intermittent skilled nursing care (other than drawing blood), speech-language pathology, physical therapy, or continued occupational therapy

Medicare does not cover:

  • Meals delivered to your home
  • 24-hour home care
  • Personal or custodial care (like dressing, bathing, or using the bathroom) if it’s the only care you need
  • Homemaker services (such as laundry, cleaning, and shopping) if it’s the only care you need
  • Homemaker or personal care services may be covered by Medicare if they are part of a care plan involving other covered services.

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We have the capabilities to meet almost any in-home care service request. Call today to learn more about our services.

How Do I Know If My Loved One Needs Skilled Nursing Care?

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If your loved one is homebound and has health conditions that need regular monitoring or care, they may benefit from skilled nursing care.

Don’t just take our word for it. Read our testimonials to find out how Astir Home Health Care will support your family.

What to Look for When Hiring a Skilled Nursing Care Provider

When looking for a skilled nursing care provider for yourself or a loved one, you don’t want to pick the first one you find or the one with the flashiest website. As you check out various home health care agencies, here are some questions you can ask to help you choose the best one [4]:

  • Is the agency licensed by the state?
  • Can the agency provide references for the business itself and for each of its caregivers?
  • Is the agency certified by Medicare to meet federal requirements for health and safety?
  • What kind of employee screening do they do?
  • Does the staff seem helpful and friendly?
  • Are the caregivers accredited, insured, and licensed?
  • How does the agency monitor and train caregivers? Do they provide continuing education?
  • What, if any, resources does the agency provide for financial assistance?
  • Are agency fees covered by Medicare or health insurance?
  • How do they handle expenses and billing?
  • Will you get a written plan of care before service begins?
  • Does the agency work directly with you, your loved one, and healthcare providers?
  • When will the services be provided? Is 24-hour home care available?
  • How are problems addressed and resolved?
  • How does the agency address and resolve problems?
  • What procedures are in place for emergencies?
  • When can services start?

References

  1. Medline Plus, Home Care Services, https://medlineplus.gov/homecareservices.html
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Loneliness and Social Isolation Linked to Serious Health Conditions, https://www.cdc.gov/aging/publications/features/lonely-older-adults.html
  3. Medicare, Home Health Services, https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/home-health-services
  4. Mayo Clinic, Home Care Services: Questions to Ask, https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/in-depth/home-care-services/art-20044609

If Skilled Nursing Care by a compatible and compassionate personal caregiver or home health care aide is right for you, please click “Get Started” to schedule a free in-home consultation, or to arrange care right away. Astir Home Health Care has many years of experience with hourly home care for seniors in our area.