What is Skilled Nursing?

Like other medical terms, skilled nursing care is often misunderstood. Skilled nursing care refers to a type of medical care that can only be provided by licensed health professionals, such as registered nurses (RNs), practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants. At Liberty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services (LHRS), our care team provides professional medical services 24/7. Keep reading to find out what skilled nursing is and why it may be a good choice for your loved one.

What is Skilled Nursing? 

Skilled nursing is a type of high level service that some patients need after having a stroke, recent surgery, or serious health conditions. This type of service can only be performed by licensed health professionals, as these patients have more serious health conditions that require specialized training and expertise. To ensure our patients receive the expert care they require, Liberty’s nursing staff provide support and care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Furthermore, patients must receive orders from their doctor to qualify for skilled nursing care covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or private health insurances.

Aside from our medical services, LHRS educates our patients and their loved ones about the patient’s medical condition. In turn, this helps our patients achieve a successful recovery, so they can return to the place they call home.

What Services are Offered?

At Liberty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services, we offer a variety of skilled nursing services. These services include wound care and IV therapy, as well as physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

  • Wound Care: Our expert staff can provide wound care to patients that are recovering from surgery, trauma, illness, or chronic wounds, such as pressure ulcers.
  • IV Therapy: This is a type of treatment that delivers fluid into a patient’s veins via an IV drip. IV therapy is beneficial to patients with severe infections, nutritional deficiencies, or immune diseases. Depending on the patient’s health needs, we can administer antibiotics, key nutrients, as well as help rehydrate patients.

Experience the Liberty Difference 

If your loved one’s doctor recommended skilled nursing care, we hope this article can offer some insight as to what skilled nursing is and the benefits of this care. At Liberty Healthcare and Rehab, we offer a diverse range of services to ensure that we provide the expert care our amazing patients deserve. Contact Liberty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services today to learn more about our skilled nursing and other services.