What is Skilled Care?

What is skilled care? Is skilled care available in Nassau, NY? This article explores what skilled care is and how it works on Long Island.

What Is Skilled Care In Nassau County, NY?

Skilled care refers to a specialized set of care services. Whether somebody receives care in a senior care community or in their own Nassau home, most of the care they receive is provided by caregivers, not medical professionals such as doctors or registered nurses. Caregivers are the ones who help clients get up and down stairs, who help clients use the toilet, and who help clients shower, bathe, and groom. And caregivers can provide all these services and more to clients in their own Long Island homes. But sometimes you need a to see a medical professional, like a registered nurse. What then?

Galaxy Home Care of Nassau Of Nassau Offers In-Home Skilled Care So Registered Nurses Can Visit Clients In Their Own Homes.

That’s right, it is possible to have a nurse come visit you. For most of our lives we’ve had to go meet nurses where they are, in clinics, hospitals, and the like. But for clients of Galaxy Home Care of Nassau of Nassau, this is not always the case. In-home skilled care means that, for certain services, nurses can actually come visit you and administer care in your own home. Skilled care services include:

  • Assessments & Consultations
  • Medication Management
  • Simple Wound Care
  • Diabetes Care & Teaching
  • Colostomy Care
  • Feeding Tube Care
  • Foley Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • And More!

Not all skilled care services are available in all fifty states. Please talk with us to find out if the skilled care services in which you are interested are available on Long Island.

Why Can’t Caregivers Provide These Services?

Skilled care specifically refers services provided by nurses because nurses have graduated from nursing school and are thus qualified to perform these services. But that doesn’t mean that caregivers are unqualified for what they do. At Galaxy Home Care of Nassau of Nassau, all our caregivers are employees who have passed a rigorous pre-employment screening to work with us. Our caregivers are bonded, insured, and meet all New York State health requirements. We provide ongoing education and support to our caregivers to keep them equipped to deal with the ever-evolving demands of caregiving. Our caregivers are also periodically skills-tested to ensure they can provide top quality care.

Galaxy Home Care of Nassau Of Nassau

Galaxy Home Care of Nassau of Nassau is proud to offer in-home skilled care on Long Island. To learn more about skilled care in Nassau, NY, or to learn about our other services, please contact us via our website or call 516-708-0900.


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