What Is a Skilled Nursing Facility?
A skilled nursing home or facility is normally the highest level of care for older adults outside of a hospital. Nursing homes provide what is called custodial care, including getting in and out of bed, and providing assistance with feeding, bathing, and dressing. However, nursing homes differ from other senior housing facilities in that they also provide a high level of medical care. A licensed physician supervises each patient’s care and a nurse or other medical professional is almost always on the premises.
Skilled nursing care is available on site, usually 24 hours a day. Other medical professionals, such as occupational or physical therapists, are also available. This allows the delivery of medical procedures and therapies on site that would not be possible in other housing. Many times a senior needs a skilled nursing home to help rehabilitation or recovery from an injury, surgery, or illness.
Once they have recovered they are sometimes okayed to go back home with in-home care services or are told they need to find an Assisted Living/Residential Care Home.
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