Skilled Nursing Services
A Registered Nurse (RN) is required to make the initial evaluation visit. The RN must initiate the plan of care and make necessary revisions to your plan of care as needed. A Licensed Practical Nurse will be assigned to you and perform the necessary education and treatment ordered by your physician.
Definition of Services Offered
Social Work Services
The Medical Social Worker assists, assesses, and counsels patients and families with a variety of financial, social, health, and emotional concerns. They provide community resource planning and short term therapy in accordance with the Physician's authorized plan of care, that reflects Agency, accreditation, and regulatory standards. This position involves handling of confidential and protected health information (PHI). The Medical Social Worker will assist in:
Occupational Therapy Services
A client will need occupation therapy when they have a diagnosis of:
Skilled Nursing services will be provided on an intermittent basis. Skilled Nurse services are designed to educate the patient, caregiver, or family member on specific medical issues that you have. Some examples are:
The goal for Skilled Nursing Services is to educate the patient, family member or caregiver on tasks/services that are required after hospital admission, change in the patient's medical conditions, or new diagnosis of a medical condition.
Speech Therapy Services
A client will need speech therapy for the following:
Physical Therapy Services
If a patient is a Physical Therapy only patient, the RN will still make the initial evaluation for the patient. After the initial evaluation, a Physical Therapist (PT) will be out to do an evaluation and set up a program to meet your individual needs. Once a program is set up for you, a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) will be assigned to you to assist you in your personal therapy program.
Criteria for therapy include:
Some modalities of treatment may include: