Adult Alternative Home Care has been serving the local community since 2009. We are locally owned and managed. Founded by a nurse clinician with over ten years clinical experience working with the adult and aged population. Delivering dignified and prioritized care to those we serve. We are dedicated to employing passionate care providers who aim to deliver excellent personal and home health needs to the members we serve.
We are committed to helping those we serve get the best care that will allow them to remain safely in their homes. We believe care given in the right place at the right time preserves dignity for the elderly. We believe the adult and aged person are an integral part of the community and they will continue to be if their personal and home care needs are met in their residence.
Have you been wondering if you or a loved one would benefit from skilled nursing care? What is skilled nursing care at home? What are the benefits of skilled nursing care? Does Medicare cover it? How do you know if your loved one needs it? Here’s what you should know about skilled nursing care.
Also known as home health care, skilled nursing care at home is healthcare delivered to a patient in their home by licensed medical professionals such as therapists, nurses, and aides to treat or manage an injury, illness, or medical condition.
Yes, skilled nursing care at home is the same as home health care. However, home care provides less-skilled types of care than home health care, so you should pay attention to that wording when looking for services for you or your loved one.
Different from home health care, home care consists of non-medical assistance that helps people age in place without needing to go to an assisted living facility or nursing home. Home care services may include :
Home care and home health care can both be provided at the same time to ensure a patient’s needs are fully met.
Also, don’t underestimate the importance of companionship. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says :
Studies have shown that loneliness and social isolation increase the risks of premature death, dementia, heart disease, stroke, anxiety, depression, and suicide.
Skilled nursing care at home involves medically necessary, skilled services prescribed by a doctor to treat an injury, illness, or medical condition and may include:
Medicare does cover some home health care services such as :
To be eligible for skilled nursing at home, you must:
Medicare does not cover:
Homemaker or personal care services may be covered by Medicare if they are part of a care plan involving other covered services.
If your loved one is homebound and has health conditions that need regular monitoring or care, they may benefit from skilled nursing care.