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Skilled Care/Nursing Care

This level of care includes help with more complex nursing tasks, such as monitoring medications, giving injections, caring for wounds, and providing nourishment by tube feedings (enteral feeding). It also includes therapies, such as occupational, speech, respiratory and physical therapy. This care can be given in a patient’s home or in a care setting. Most insurance plans require at least some level of skilled care need requiring the services of a licensed professional (such as a nurse, doctor, or therapist) before they will cover other home-care services.

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