The skilled nursing discipline provides in-home skilled care that cannot be performed safely and effectively by non-professional personnel. RNs provide case management that allows the nurse to oversee overall care, implement goals, and communicate with the primary care physician regarding any patient needs and report changes in the patient’s overall health status.
Home health aides (HHA) are also available to patients who are receiving in home care. HHAs can assist the patient with bathing, toileting, dressing, etc.
Skilled Health Care Areas
Areas of Jefferson County Home Health nurses include but are not limited to these skilled health care areas:
Arthritis and joint disorders
Care of the terminally ill
Pain / symptom management
Post burn care
Wound / skin care
For more information, contact the Health Department at (785) 403-0025.