Unlike private duty nursing, a skilled nursing visit is not a full nursing shift. An RN or LPN/LVN will come to the home to administer medications, clean dressings, and check certain vital signs, along with other similar nursing procedures. Depending on the care needed and the physician orders, a patient may receive multiple visits a day or just a few each week.
Sometimes the responsibilities of being a caregiver overshadow other aspects of life. If you need time for personal care or other family members, to reduce stress, or catch up on rest or other activities, Aveanna Healthcare can provide respite care during these times. Respite care allows you to be a caregiver for your family member, but also receive support when you need it.