Skilled Nursing

Skilled Nursing facilities (also known as Nursing Homes) are designed for seniors who need 24-hour care. These homes usually offer many of the same services as other senior living facilities, such as meals, personal care, and supervision, as well as different forms of therapy. What makes Skilled Nursing facilities different from other senior living options is the presence of on-site medical staff at all hours.

Types of Nursing Care

  1. Basic Care includes the services needed to keep up daily living activities, such as personal care, supervision, and safety.
  2. Skilled Care includes services for treatments and procedures by a registered nurse, as well as specially trained professionals, such as physical therapists.
  3. Sub-Acute includes comprehensive in-patient care for those suffering from acute illness, injury, or chronic illness.

Services Provided At Skilled Nursing Facilities:

  • On-site medical staff
  • Room and board
  • Housekeeping
  • Planned meals and snacks
  • Social activities staff

Additional services may include on-call physician services, therapists, medication, personal care items, and laundry service.

Most Nursing Homes charge a basic daily or monthly rate. To prepare for the expected expense, families may purchase long-term care insurance. Skilled Nursing Care facilities usually accept a variety of Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance.

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