Skilled Nursing

Skilled nursing is a term that refers to a patient's need of care or treatment that can only be done by licensed nurses. In home health, we use this term for the nursing care needs for individuals who have the potential to function independently after a limited period of care.  

Our Registered Nurses (RN’s) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) provide a full range of skilled nursing services such as (but not limited to):

  • Initial assessments
  • Collection of required samples for lab tests
  • Wound dressing changes and advanced wound care
  • Nutritional counseling and medication education/management
  • Disease management
  • Diabetic care
  • Cardiac care
  • Ostomy care
  • Catheter care
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation program. Patients:
    • Learn to manage shortness of breath with special breathing techniques and other coping skills
    • Gain a better understanding of their disease
    • Work towards improvement in physical capabilities
    • Work towards decreasing their number of hospitalizations
  • CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) program.
    • Our comprehensive CHF home health program is designed to boost independence and long term health. We work with patients to ease systems, improve knowledge on self-care and home safety, and minimize ER visits and hospitalizations. The individualized plan of care may also include therapy treatments, again, with emphasis on improved patient independence. Under TrueVine Home Health's plan you will learn more about:
      • Recognizing daily Heart Failure Zones
      • Managing stress and anxiety
      • Nutritional guidelines
      • Side effects from medications
      • Home emergency procedures when you are experiencing an "episode" or "attack"
      • Triggers, what brings on an "attack" of CHF