Skilled Nursing Services provide a variety of care that can only be performed safely by a licensed nurse. Some examples are injections (and teaching patients to self-inject), tube feedings, catheter changes, observation and assessment of a patient’s condition, management and evaluation of a patient’s care plan, and wound care.
Skilled therapy services. Include physical, speech and occupational therapy services that can only be performed safely by or under the supervision of a licensed therapist, and that are reasonable and necessary for treating your illness or injury. Physical therapy includes gait training and supervision of and training for exercises to regain movement and strength to an area of the body.
Speech-language pathology services include exercises to regain and strengthen speech and language skills.
Occupational therapy helps you regain the ability to do usual daily activities by yourself, such as eating and putting on clothes.
Home Health Aide Services provide assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) for individuals with limited strength or mobility and include the following:
Nurses work as patient advocates to improve the health of individuals with chronic illnesses who would benefit from: