In-Home Skilled Nursing: Quality Care With Comfort
Growing old is one of life's inevitabilities, but it should not be regretted! Aging is a privilege, despite certain negative stereotypes of it. In fact, some academic journals identify a few advantages of aging including lower criminal activity, increased volunteering in community organizations, guaranteed minimum income, and more. Nevertheless, as we age, we often find ourselves in need of frequent medical treatment or assistance with performing activities of daily living (ADLs), which can be frustrating at first. But with proper in-home skilled nursing care provided by a professional assisted living facility, your quality of life will be improved and ADLs won't be so tedious.
What is Skilled Nursing?
Skilled nursing is high-level medical care provided by licensed professionals (eg. registered nurses and physical therapists) to provide either short-term physical rehabilitation from sickness/injury or long-term medical care due to chronic conditions. Skilled nursing facilities have medical staff on standby 24/7 for emergencies and perform general check-ins and daily duties for their patients such as helping with ADLs, changing catheters, replacing IV fluid, administering medications, etc.
Skilled Nursing at Home vs. a Skilled Nursing Home
What's the difference between skilled nursing at home and a skilled nursing home? Well, in-home skilled nursing allows the patient to receive treatment via housecall from their medical professional, whereas a skilled nursing home is a facility in which the patient stays. Skilled nursing at home is more beneficial for seniors that don't need constant care for chronic conditions because it allows the patient to recover in the comfort of their own home. This allows them to remain relatively independent in their community, which is very important to many seniors as they start to need help with ADLs.
When is Skilled Nursing Needed?
Professional skilled nursing facilities will begin by sitting down with the resident and assessing their medical history, treatment needs, dietary restrictions, and more. Oftentimes, it's recommended to receive periodic skilled nursing care even if the patient is healthy, as it allows staff to more intimately know their medical history and daily routines as they begin to transition into assisted living. Skilled nursing is especially necessary for:
What King-Bruwaert House Offers
King-Bruwaert House is an independent and assisted living community in Burr Ridge, IL that offers skilled nursing and in-home skilled nursing options. We have two options that address the needs of residents who require 24-hour care:
The Rose Wing of KB House offers private rooms furnished with single bathrooms and registered nurses/caregivers on staff for 24 hours/day to address spontaneous needs or emergencies. With a private dining room and activity room nearby, residents are able to enjoy a more independent lifestyle with fun life enrichment activities at their disposal, including:
Health Care Center
The KB House Health Care Center offers both private and semi-private rooms with a spacious recreation area for many of the activities listed above. During the warm months, an outdoor veranda overlooks the gorgeous KB House grounds, including winding walking paths, tranquil ponds and manicured foliage. Each resident receives custom-tailored health management plans that are coordinated with their medical team, whether it involves IV management, tube feedings, wound care, assistance with ADLs (bathing, dressing, going to the toilet, etc.) and more.
Skilled nursing is a fundamental part of staying healthy as we age. In-home skilled nursing offers the same medical benefits but from the comfort of your own home, allowing you to stay as independent as possible and retain your community and the lifestyle to which you've become accustomed.
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