People frequently confuse skilled nursing with "nursing homes" or "assisted living," but they are not the same thing.
Skilled nursing care refers to a patient's need for care or treatment that can only be provided by or under the supervision of a licenced nurse or healthcare professional, such as registered nurses, occupational, physical, and speech therapists. Skilled nursing care involves a high level of medical care and is typically offered in hospitals, assisted living communities, Life Plan Communities, nursing homes, and other certified locations.
Palliative or hospice care services, as well as long-term care needs, are not included in skilled nursing. Some of the skilled nursing needs include: 1) complex wound dressings; 2) rehabilitation; 3) tube feedings; or 4) rapidly changing health status. A number of patients' health statuses may fluctuate rapidly. This includes accident victims and people who have developed or contracted a serious illness. Stroke victims frequently require rehabilitation and must relearn how to talk, walk, and feed themselves.
Types of skilled nursing care
If you or a loved one has had a stroke, surgery, or extensive treatment for kidney, heart, or respiratory conditions, they may still need skilled nursing after they are discharged from the hospital. In a skilled nursing facility, the care is more complicated and intense, and patients need it more often or all the time because of a long-term medical condition.
Different types of skilled nursing care include:
1. Physical therapy: Physical therapy is prescribed to patients following an illness, surgery, or specific injuries to restore function and mobility while minimising pain. Physical therapists will use manual therapy techniques such as exercise, massage, and stretching to improve bone and soft tissue alignment and flexibility.
2. Occupational therapy: This type of therapy is provided by a licenced occupational therapist and focuses on assisting the patient in becoming more independent in performing daily activities following an illness or injury. Help with social and physical adaptation through specialised therapies focusing on daily activities like dressing, memory training, and coordination exercises.
3. Speech therapy: This is provided by speech-language pathologists and focuses on improving a patient's language, communication, swallowing dysfunction, and fluency following an illness or injury. Speech therapists treat patients with aphasia, cognitive-linguistic impairments, dysphasia, and other swallowing disorders.
Here are some of the assistance our nursing staff provides:
Promote assistance to clients who require assistance with daily activities.
Specially trained carers provide health care support in emergencies.
Autism, Asperger's syndrome, learning disabilities, and other complex behaviours require a specialised workforce.
Encourage clients to develop a social and emotional interest by creating a comfortable environment for them.
Residential care includes accommodation, meals, leisure activities, personal care, and emotional support for individuals.
Our skilled nursing staffs are qualified and eligible to deal with any complex situation that may arise.
Nurses Group became the most trusted healthcare agency by following the simple formula, we treat our clients like family. We aim to provide a quality and reliable healthcare service through our team of committed and experienced nursing staff.
Nurses Group is the registered tradename of JSS Healthcare Ltd (Reg No. 09846338) and
JSS Healthcare 1 Ltd (Reg No. 13685341). Registered in England and Wales.