Frequently Asked Questions About In-Home Nursing Care
Is my loved one a good candidate for In-Home Nursing Services?
In home care is great for elderly patients, retirees, grandparents, or any one in
need of medical support, companionship, or general in-home support. If your
loved one needs between minimal to extensive support, they are a good
candidate for In-Home Nursing Services. We can offer services for both short and
long term patients. Specialized Nursing Services provides short term care for
those with acute or temporary illness, or those rehabilitating from accidents. We
can also provide long term support for adults suffering from Dementia and
Alzheimer’s, or other debilitating diseases. In-home care can be offered between
1-24 hours a day, 1-7 days a week. We’ll work with you and your loved one to
meet their individual needs.
How much does In-Home Senior Care cost?
Specialized Nursing Services does everything we can to keep your out of pocket
expenses to a minimum. For qualified beneficiaries, Medicare pays 100%! That’s
right- In-Home care could be completely covered for your loved one! Medicare
covers medical home health care provided by Specialized Nursing Services. For
any of our covered services, there would be no deductible, no co-pay, and no
cost-sharing of any kind. In-Home Senior care is affordable and is often covered
100% by Medicare. That means you or your loved one pay nothing!
Who qualifies for Medicare Coverage?
Many of our patients qualify for 100% medicare coverage. A few specific
qualifications apply to ensure that you or your loved one would be covered. For
example, If the patient has orders from a doctor for homebound health care, we
can help coordinate Medicare coverage. The definition is not as restrictive as
“homebound” implies and applicable on a case by case basis. Give us a call to
discuss the specifics of your patient and we will do our best to make sure your
loved one is pre-approved and qualified.
Another example of a qualifying patient is one who needs nursing or therapy
services for a recent change of medical condition. We will be able to facilitate
100% Medicare coverage as a qualifying patient. A similar factor is that the plan
must have an anticipated endpoint. Your loved one will qualify for Medicare 100%
coverage if they are recovering from an acute injury or only need assistance for a
specified amount of time.
What are the benefits of Specialized Nursing Services?
Specialized Nursing Services provides much needed support to families or
individuals in need. Through our services patients can become more comfortable,
stable and capable. Specialized Nursing Services often provides care for no out
of pocket expense to patients or their families. We’ll also help to create a plan
that is specific to your needs.
What makes Specialized Nursing Services the best choice when it comes to senior care?
Specialized Nursing Services provides the highest quality of customer care and service. You are our
priority. We’ll work with you from the beginning to set up a care plan designed
around you or your loved ones’ needs. Together we will identify target needs of
the patient, schedule appropriate medical professionals, arrange logistics, and
make sure that the patient is well taken care of- often at no cost to you! Patient
comfort and care is our priority. Specialized Nursing Services is proud to serve
you and your loved one. Our attention to detail and superb patient service are
just a few things that make us the best choice!
What special services can Specialized Nursing Services offer my loved one?
Depending on the needs of each patient, we can offer special services to support
the recovery or health of your senior loved one. Our staff is trained in a variety of
disciplines and skills. Depending on your loved one’s needs, we’ll provide a
variety of services. A few examples include wound care, medical observation and
assessment, telehealth monitoring, and wound-vac/ negative pressure wound
therapy. In some cases patients need In-home chemotherapy, injections and lab
draws, or home infusion nursing. These are services that
Specialized Nursing Services proudly provides,
matching your loved one with the best fit trained professionals to care for them.
Some other procedures we can offer include chronic disease management,
orthopedic rehabilitation, stroke/neurological rehabilitation, and cardiopulmonary
rehabilitation. We also provide care for patients with Lymphedema, Parkinson’s
Disease, Injuries from falling- and prevention rehab. We also offer rehabilitation
to adjust to living with new physical challenges for loved ones who have are
returning to independent living.
My loved one has special needs, can Specialized Nursing Services accommodate that?
Yes. If your loved one needs special accommodations, we can help. We will work
together with patients, doctors and medical professionals to be sure every need
of the patient is met. Our goal is to support the overall well being of our patients,
and we’ll make sure that nothing goes overlooked. Our trained professionals can
provide fall safety, assistance walking, assistance getting in and out of chairs,
bathing, grooming, and dressing. We can also help with monitoring health and
vital signs, assistance with self-administered medications, and adherence to
therapeutic diets or feeding. There are no special needs that
Specialized Nursing Services can’t support!
How often should my loved one have specialized care?
The amount of hours and days that a patient needs care, and what type of care
or support they need varies. Depending on the type of concerns that need to be
addressed, and specific needs of the patient, our expert team will help you to
create a plan that is supportive and flexible. We offer services from 1-24 hours a
day, 1-7 days a week. Different patients will require different support. We’re here
to help assess their needs and design a program to meet them.
Will my loved one have a specialized care plan?
With Specialized Nursing Services we take pride in creating a specialized care
plan- just like our name implies. We care about each patients needs and strive to
support them in every way possible. Our specialized care services include
matching patients with trained medical professionals who are equipped with the
skills to meet their individual needs. From the get go, we’ll discuss the patient’s
strengths, and limitations. We’ll assess and address what specific services are
applicable, we’ll handle the logistics, and present you or your loved one with a
specially designed plan. Not all patients have the same needs, and at
Specialized Nursing Services our priority is you! We’ll design a plan to cover all
patient needs, and consistently reevaluate and adjust the plan as needed. You’re
loved one will be taken care of with a specialized plan.
My loved one is semi-independent, can Specialized Nursing Services still help?
Yes. Our programs highlight a variety of services that can support a
semi-independent patient. Some patients have restrictions that limit tasks like
driving, or cooking, others with medication reminders or medical record keeping.
We keep in mind the multitude of responsibilities and needs of each patient and
offer tools, support, and services to ease the process. Specialized Elder Care
professionals can assist with household tasks like light cleaning, laundry, making
the bed, and even meal prep. Our team can provide companionship, writing
letters and communication, even technology related tasks like emails and social
media. We can provide medical services including lab draws, injections, wound
care and medical record keeping. Specialized Nursing Services can support your loved one regardless of
the severity of their limitations.
What types of professionals will assist my loved one?
Specialized Nursing Services works with a wide variety of medically trained
professionals to assist with the complex task of ensuring the well being of your
loved one. Our goal is to meet patients needs. We employ a wide range of
qualified, licensed workers and aides. Some of the medical professionals that
work with Specialized Nursing Services include skilled nurses, home health
aides, occupational therapists, speech therapists, physical therapists, and
medical social works. We’ll identify which professional(s) would be best suited to
your loved one. We can also provide alternative specialized professionals for
specific needs. This is all part of the specialized plan we create for each patient.
How soon can we start with Specialized Nursing Services?
We can start right away. Call us today! We’ll work with you to create a
specialized plan and be here every step of the way.
Private Duty Nursing
Even in private duty care, sometimes nothing short of a nurse will do. As a state-licensed home health agency, we are prepared to deliver even this level of skilled service in your home. This may be weekly set-up of your pill box, care for a surgical wound after surgery, help with home infusion equipment, etc. To make sure the full range of home healthcare service is available when you need it, choose Specialized Nursing Services.