Licensed Care providers possess strong medical credentials and include Registered Nurses (R.N.s), Licensed Practical Nurses (L.P.N.s), Physical Therapists, and Occupational Therapists. To learn more about the specific duties and qualifications of our Specialized Care providers, simply select from the list below.
Registered Nurses are skilled professional nurses who often supervise the tasks performed by Licensed Practical Nurses, orderlies, nursing assistants and other non-professionals. They provide direct care and make decisions regarding plans of care for individuals and groups of healthy, ill and injured people.
Registered Nurses have a degree in nursing and many hours of clinical experience. They are the largest group of healthcare workers in the United States, numbering over 2.6 million. Registered Nurses are known as educators, managers, executives, therapists, intensive care experts, symptom managers, professional mentors, researchers and community members.
Licensed Practical Nurses are skilled professionals who can perform simple as well as complex medical procedures. They can administer most medications, administer wound and trach care, perform measurements (blood pressure, temperature, etc), record-keeping, help with patient-care planning, first aid, CPR, sterile and isolation procedure and basic care.
Many of our clients are in need of physical therapy, whether it be following an injury or illness, or as part of a regular health routine. The Elizabeth Cooney Agency provides a registry of trained physical therapists.
To be qualified, a physical therapist must have graduated from a school of physical therapy and hold a license to practice physical therapy granted by the affiliated credentialing board.
Occupational therapy is a skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence. Some typical recipients of occupational therapy include those suffering from limitations following a stroke or heart attack, work-related injuries, chronic conditions – such as arthritis or MS, mental health or behavioral problems including Alzheimer’s.