What Do Skilled Nursing Services Entail?

If you have been looking at several home health care options for your loved one, then chances are, you would have come across skilled nursing services and wondered whether it would be helpful as they receive residential care in Maryland.

As providers of healthcare and developmental disabilities services at Standard Integrated Supports, Inc. ourselves, the easiest way to tell is to determine whether your loved one needs medical care that can only be provided by a licensed nurse and constant monitoring throughout the day. Common cases where they would need one is for rehabilitation, as part of extensive treatment for stroke, and surgery, among others.

If they do, then you can start identifying and facilitating the types of care they need. Here are among the services that your loved one would usually receive when they enlist the help of skilled nurses and other licensed nursing professionals:

  • Therapy services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology for rehabilitation and symptom management
  • Wound care and maintenance
  • Monitoring of vital signs
  • Use of medical equipment
  • Intravenous (IV) therapy and other medical needs that require injections

The following professionals are typically part of their care team:

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and/or Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN)
  • Physical Therapists (PT), Occupational Therapists (OT), and Speech/Language Pathologists (SLP)
  • Audiologists
  • Medical directors

We offer this very service in our group home in Owings Mills, Maryland. For inquiries about our skilled care nursing service or to schedule an initial assessment, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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