When Would You Need Skilled Nursing?
If you have been looking into possible care arrangements for your senior loved one, you would have encountered the term ‘skilled nursing’ as among the common service offerings across different home health agencies in Bucks or elsewhere in Penn state.
But of the many home health services in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, how do you know it’s right for your senior loved one?
The answer lies in what the scope of the care is and what your senior loved one’s need.
To begin, skilled nursing doesn’t mean receiving care in a nursing home. Quite the opposite, it provides the most complete home health care arrangement possible outside of the hospital in the place where your loved one feels most familiar with—their home.
Thus, your senior loved one would benefit from the service if they require comprehensive, around-the-clock care from a skilled nurse.
Skilled nursing may also be the right choice if your senior loved one needs medical care for an injury or illness and assistance with their day-to-day activities.
Any care need that goes lower than this would benefit another type of care. For instance, if your senior loved one does not need to have a nurse the whole time, then their care would probably be more suited to personal care.
We offer skilled nursing as part of our home care services in Pennsylvania at Amazing Care Home Health Services, LLC.
Needless to say, your senior loved one’s situation and needs are unique, so the best step before making an informed decision would be to discuss this with their doctor.