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In the state of Florida, “skilled nursing care at home” refers to medical care provided to patients in their homes by licensed nurses or other healthcare professionals. This type of care is typically provided to patients who are recovering from illnesses or injuries, managing chronic health conditions, or in need of support to maintain their independence at home. Skilled nursing care at home may include administering medication, wound care, typically provided by licensed nurses or other healthcare professionals. It also typically required a plan of care, with oversight by nursing staff.
The primary difference between skilled nursing care at home and non-medical home care is that skilled nursing care is provided by licensed medical professionals who are trained and licensed to perform specific medical procedures and therapies, while non-medical home care is provided by caregivers who assist with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and meal preparation. Non-medical home care does not include the same level of medical services or the oversight by a physician and nursing staff.
When a patient first receives at-home skilled nursing services, a comprehensive assessment is done to determine their specific needs and create a personalized care plan. This care plan is then overseen by nursing staff, and is regularly reviewed and updated as needed to ensure that it remains effective and addresses the patient’s current needs.
The care plan process typically includes the following steps:
Initial assessment: A licensed nurse or other healthcare professional will visit the patient in their home to conduct an initial assessment, which includes evaluating the patient’s medical condition, physical and mental health, and their overall functional abilities.
Development of care plan: Using the information gathered during the initial assessment, the healthcare professional will create a personalized care plan that outlines the specific services and therapies the patient will receive, along with the frequency and duration of those services.
Implementation: The care plan is implemented and the patient begins receiving skilled nursing care at home.
Ongoing monitoring and evaluation: The healthcare professional will monitor the patient’s progress, evaluate the effectiveness of the care plan, and make any necessary adjustments.
Review and updates: The care plan is reviewed regularly with the patient, family, and physician to ensure that it remains effective, addressing the patient’s current needs and any changes in conditions.
It is important that the care plan is tailored to each individual and it is always updated as the patient’s condition change. Communication with the physician is essential for the continuity and coordination of care for the patient.
Improved recovery: Patients who receive skilled nursing care at home tend to recover more quickly and completely from illnesses and injuries than those who receive care in a hospital or nursing facility.
Greater independence: Skilled nursing care at home allows patients to maintain their independence and autonomy in the familiar surroundings of their own homes.
Increased comfort: Patients who receive skilled nursing care at home tend to be more comfortable than those who receive care in a hospital or nursing facility.
Greater continuity of care: Patients who receive skilled nursing care at home tend to receive more consistent and continuity of care than those who receive care in a hospital or nursing facility.
Cost-effective: Skilled nursing care at home is often more cost-effective than care in a hospital or nursing facility.
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Our Registered Nurses and Home Health Aides (HHAs) are qualified and certified, highly empathetic individuals who are trained to provide the most individualized healthcare services and support required to remain comfortable, and most importantly, stay within their own homes.
The RNs and HHAs employed by Companion & Compassion Homecare Agency undergo strict specialized training to ensure their certification before being given the charge of the elderly.
Furthermore, each of our Home Health Aides continues to partake in the workshops and classes conducted by Companion & Compassion Homecare Agency to ensure the continuation of their education to keep them apprised of any advancements within the industry. This continued education and training strives to ascertain that each HHA is able to continuously develop their skills as a healthcare provider In order to give the best possible support to those entrusted in their care.
The help and assistance of an HHA allows the elderly to not only maintain their sense of dignity and self-autonomy, but also to lead lives that are as healthy and productive as possible.
Companion & Compassion Homecare provides compassionate caregivers backed by skilled nursing, so you have the peace of mind knowing your loved ones are covered.