Skilled Nursing & Long-Term Care
• Your doctors at the hospital have decided that you require extended medical care before sending you home.
• Within 72 hours of your arrival at the skilled nursing facility one of the members of our team will be in to evaluate you.
• The team doctor will be in to assess your medical requirements during your stay. Medical management, however, is primarily coordinated by the nurse practitioners (NP).
• A nurse practitioner (NP) is a nurse with a graduate degree in advanced practice nursing. This allows him/her to provide a broad range of health care services, including:
<< Taking patient histories, performing physical examinations and ordering appropriate lab tests and procedures.
<< Diagnosing, treating and managing acute and chronic disease.
<< Providing prescriptions and coordinating referrals.
Typically patients in skilled nursing facilities are seen once a month. However, our NP’s will visit you once a week or more if medically necessary.
Any questions regarding your care will be directed to the nurse practitioners but we are all available for your questions.