Our licensed Registered Nurses perform a variety of highly skilled nursing services as directed by the patient’s physician. Our registered nurses teach and advise the patient and family members, coordinate the treatment plan with other team members and communicate with the client’s physician and family.

At Premier Home Care, our team of Registered Nurses (RNs) specialize in providing skilled nursing services to seniors throughout greater Philadelphia.  We are located in Huntingdon Valley and provide care in the following counties: Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, Chester, and Philadelphia.  Please contact us today for a free home care assessment at 215-969-2225.

What do Registered nurses do?

Registered Nurses are professionals who specialize in skilled nursing care. The term skilled nursing is often misunderstood as a service only offered at a nursing home or hospital.  In actuality, skilled nursing can be administered either in somebody’s home or at a senior living community.  Skilled nursing can be necessary for a short period, usually after an illness or hospital visit, or ongoing long-term for those suffering from a chronic medical condition.

When caring for an elderly patient, the nurse must have both interpersonal and critical thinking skills.  Interpersonal skills because active listening, compassion, and the ability to instill trust, allow for an excellent patient to caregiver relationship.  Critical thinking because the complexities of caring for wounds or health needs require quick adjustments depending on the situation at hand.

The ultimate goal of skilled nursing is to help a senior regain independence, health, and wellness.  Along with your doctor recommendations, our team of nurses will create a customized care plan to help you back on your feet and feeling better again.


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What Services Are Covered By Skilled Nursing?

Skilled nursing covers a broad range of services, including:

  • Wound care
  • Catheter care
  • Assistance with prescriptions
  • Monitoring vital signs
  • Post-surgical management
  • Diabetes management
  • Pulmonary care
  • Cardiac care
  • Pain management

What Qualifies a Patient for Skilled Nursing Services?

In order for a patient to qualify for Skilled Nursing Services, the following criteria must be present:

  • Order from the patient’s physician, nurse practitioner (medical team)
  • The patient must be homebound, which is defined as the display of having a normal inability to leave the home and if leaving the home, this would require a considerable and taxing effort
  • Choosing an agency that is accredited by The Department of Health and Medicare

Medicare does not cover the following services:

  • Non-medical home care such as personal and companion care
  • 24-hour care
  • Meal Delivery, Errand Service, and Personal Transport

Creating a Skilled Nursing Care Plan for You

At Premier Home Care, we create a care plan customized to fit your skilled nursing needs. Contact us today for a skilled nursing assessment 215-969-2225.