Long and Short Term Skilled Care2017-09-23T00:12:56+00:00

There are many situations when people might require skilled home nursing care on a long-term or short-term basis. Competent Home Health Nursing can provide a certified in-home Registered Nurse for most in-home nursing needs for the time frame necessary for each individual patient. Competent Home Health Nursing’s certified home health care nurses specialize in the following in-home Long and Short-Term care areas:

  • Alzheimer’s Care
  • Bathing and Dressing
  • Caring for Pets of Disabled Owners
  • Companionship
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Diabetic Rehabilitation and Care
  • Doctor Visit Transportation and Support
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Grooming and Toileting
  • Housekeeping
  • Meal Preparation
  • Medication Management and Reminders
  • Moving Around the Home
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson’s Disease Care
  • Physical Therapy or Rehabilitation
  • Post Operative Care
  • Private Duty in Acute Hospitals
  • Respiratory or Ventilator-Dependent Care
  • Respite Care
  • Spinal Cord Injury Care
  • Stroke Care
  • Terminal Illness Care
  • Traumatic Brain Industry Care
  • Wound and Ostomy Care

And much more…

Determining between either Long-Term or Short-Term medical care is determined on a case-to-case basis, depending on a variety of factors, such as the medical diagnoses, postoperative condition, level of independence, level of pain, support that is available at home, age, etc.

Whether the skilled home health care is required Long-Term or Short-Term, Competent Home Health Nursing’s in-home nurses will create a customized plan according to the patient’s requirements and needs. The Nurses from Competent Home Health Nursing will discuss with family, doctors, therapists and anyone else involved in the care for the patient to determine the proper time frame for the support needed.

Competent Home Health Nursing’s Long-Term care is usually required for people with progressive diseases or permanent injuries. Long-Term care can include managing such illnesses including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia, or diabetes. Other Long-Term patients might be patients who have suffered a stroke, a major traumatic brain injury, who are ventilator-dependent or have had a spinal cord injury. In these instances, care would be required on a 24/7 basis and a nurse from Competent Home Health Nursing will be required to visit the home on a daily basis. In addition to medical services, nurses help provide assistance for activities of daily living. Long-Term home health care services require a great deal of empathy, skill, and professionalism so that the patient can have a comfortable quality of life for as long as possible.

Competent Home Health Nursing’s Short-Term Home Health Caregiving services can range anywhere from a few days to a few months. This service is usually provided when a person has a good prognosis for recovery. Some examples of a Short-Term need for home-care include wound care, physical therapy or rehabilitation, post-operative care, and pain management due to an injury or health issue that has the ability to heal.