Short term nursing

Nursing home care is a type of long-term care provided to individuals who require assistance with activities of daily living due to physical or cognitive limitations. It is provided by a team of healthcare professionals, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, and other support staff. Nursing home care aims to provide a safe and comfortable environment for residents while addressing their medical, physical, emotional, and social needs.

What short-term nursing is?

Short-term nursing refers to providing nursing care and services for a brief period, usually ranging from a few hours to a few weeks. Short-term nursing care is often provided in situations where individuals require temporary assistance due to an illness, injury, or surgery.

Examples of short-term nursing care include:

  1. Post-operative care: Patients may require specialized nursing care for a few days or weeks after a surgical procedure to ensure proper healing and recovery.
  2. Wound care: Individuals with injuries or chronic wounds may require specialized nursing care to manage their wounds and prevent infection.
  3. Medication management: Patients with complex medication regimens may require assistance from a nurse to ensure they are taking the right medications at the right time.
  4. Rehabilitation: Patients recovering from an injury or illness may require short-term nursing care to help them regain strength and mobility.
  5. Palliative care: Patients with advanced illnesses may require short-term nursing care to manage their symptoms and provide comfort and support.

Short-term nursing care can be provided in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and in the patient’s own home.

Short term nursing home care

How can I get short-term nursing care?

If you require short-term nursing care, there are several options available depending on your needs and situation. Here are some common ways to get short-term nursing care:

  1. Inpatient Rehabilitation Centers: Inpatient rehabilitation centers provide short-term nursing care and therapy services to individuals who require rehabilitation following an injury, illness, or surgery. These centers offer round-the-clock medical supervision, rehabilitation therapies, and nursing care services to help you recover and regain your independence.
  2. Skilled Nursing Facilities: Skilled nursing facilities are residential facilities that provide short-term nursing care and rehabilitation services to individuals who require 24-hour medical supervision, nursing care, and therapy services. Skilled nursing facilities provide a higher level of medical care than assisted living facilities or nursing homes.
  3. Home Health Care: If you prefer to receive short-term nursing care at home, you can consider home health care services. Home health care services provide nursing care, therapy services, and other support services in the comfort of your own home. You can receive short-term nursing care services such as wound care, medication management, and other skilled nursing services.
  4. Hospice Care: If you have a terminal illness or life-limiting condition, you can receive short-term nursing care services through hospice care. Hospice care provides nursing care, pain management, emotional support, and other services to help you and your family cope with end-of-life issues.

You may need a referral from your doctor or healthcare provider to access short-term nursing care services. You can also contact your insurance provider to check your coverage and eligibility for short-term nursing care services.

Medicaid offers an extensive range of services that cater to supporting individuals in the comfort of their homes during difficult times. However, it can be a challenge to determine what options are available and entitled to individuals who require nursing home care. Angel Care, Inc., a home health agency, provides guidance and assistance in identifying and selecting suitable nursing home care. Contact us by phone at 917-507-7500 or by e-mail at to learn more about our services.