Abbi Home Care offers services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide skilled nursing services to our clients. Our nursing services include complex wound care, diabetes management, respiratory care and treatment. Registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses and certified nurse aides provide care to help each patient reach his/her goals.
Licenses/Certifications and Memberships
- Medicare Certified
- Licensed by the Texas Department of Disability and Aging Services
Our R.N./L.V.N. Services
Skilled nursing service is a service that must be provided by a registered nurse, or a licensed vocational nurse under the supervision of a registered nurse, to be safe and effective. In determining whether a service requires the skills of a nurse, we consider both the inherent complexity of the service, the condition of the patient and accepted standards of medical and nursing practice. Some services may be classified as a skilled nursing service on the basis of complexity alone, e.g., intravenous and intramuscular injections or insertion of catheters, and if reasonable and necessary to the treatment of the patient’s illness or injury, would be covered on that basis.
Skilled nursing services are medically necessary when all of the following criteria are met:
- The patient is homebound because of illness or injury (i.e., the patient leaves home only with considerable and taxing effort and absences from home are infrequent, or of short duration, or to receive medical care); and
- The nursing services provided are not primarily for the comfort or convenience of the patient or custodial in nature; and
- The services are ordered by a physician and are directly related to an active treatment plan of care established by the physician; and
- The services are provided in lieu of a continued hospitalization, confinement in a skilled nursing facility (SNF), or receiving outpatient services outside of the home; and
- The skilled nursing care is appropriate for the active treatment of a condition, illness, disease, or injury to avoid placing the patient at risk for serious medical complications; and
- The skilled nursing care is intermittent or hourly in nature; and
- The treatment provided is appropriate for the patient’s condition including the amount of time spent providing the service as well as the frequency and duration of the services.
Examples of skilled nursing needs include diabetes care and management, education of need for special devices and equipment for more mobility, complex wound dressings, rehabilitation, I.V. therapy, etc.