Skilled Nursing for Amador, El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Placerville, Roseville, Sacramento and Surrounding Areas
Skilled Nursing Services by Excel Hospice Care, Inc.
At end of life, people are often most comfortable at home, in familiar surroundings. When the individual requires assistive equipment or specialized care, this can pose a challenge for many family caregivers. At Excel Hospice Care, we provide skilled nursing, designed to meet each individual’s unique needs and provide support that allows them to remain comfortable at home, for as long as possible. They can even work with family caregivers to provide direction and guidance in managing care.
Skilled Nursing Care is Available for:
Infusion / Central Line / Port-a-Catheter Care
A central line or port-a-catheter is placed under the skin on the chest or arm and is used to administer medication intravenously. Our highly skilled nurses can manage all types of infusion care.
With a focus on minimizing discomfort and preventing infection, skilled wound care treatment can greatly improve quality of life for hospice patients.
Individuals who have undergone a tracheostomy require specialized care to maintain a clean, safe airway. Our skilled nurses are extensively trained in tracheostomy care.
A gastrostomy tube (or G-tube) is inserted through the abdomen, and is used to deliver nutrition directly into the stomach. Skilled nurses can provide care and maintain of the gastrostomy site and G-tube. It is essential to keep the area clean and prevent skin irritation and infection.
Chest Tube Care
Patients who require a chest tube due to collapsed lung, lung infection, bleeding around the lung, fluid buildup, or breathing difficulty due to fluid or air buildup would have been hospital bound in the past. Through the assistance of skilled nursing, they can often receive care at home.
A Urostomy pouch requires special attention and care. In particular, proper care of the stoma and the skin around the area is key to preventing infections. Our skilled nurses can provide urostomy care for the patient, as well as help educate and train family caregivers.