Skilled Nursing

Extended Home care’s Registered Nurses provide skilled nursing at home to patients who require the professional care of a Registered Nurse in order to assess, manage, observe, and evaluate their care. Skilled nursing must be intermittent (not require continuous care), and must not be able to be provided by non professional staff. Skilled nursing should either improve the patient’s condition, or prevent it from worsening.

Additionally, Extended Home Care specializes in the care of developmentally delayed Children and adults, so our staff is specially equipped with the patience and kindness required for the developmentally delayed. A plan of care will be developed to address the needs of each patient in collaboration with their family, physician, and other team members on the case such as the Therapist, Medical Social Worker, and home health aide.

Some skilled nursing activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Comprehensive physical assessments
  • Teaching of disease management
  • Medication management
  • Acute and chronic disease process management and monitoring
  • Wound care
  • Special needs pediatric and adult care and management on an intermittent basis