Skilled nursing facilities provide 24/7 care to seniors with chronic or acute medical conditions. In contrast to assisted living communities, which provide assistance with activities of daily living, skilled nursing facilities are specifically for seniors with serious medical conditions that leave them unable to care for themselves. These seniors may also rely on medical devices such as feeding tubes, oxygen tanks, IVs, or mobility devices. Skilled nursing facilities are staffed with nurses and other medical professionals that have experience with a variety of conditions and can administer medications, along with providing complex care.
Skilled nursing facilities may be utilized for short-term rehabilitation stays, such as for seniors who are recovering from hospitalization, or long-term care options. When selecting a skilled nursing facility, the stakes can be especially high since the health and overall medical state of your loved one is on the line. We take this into account when we evaluate and re-evaluate facilities before recommending them to your family. If at any point you’re not satisfied with the care you receive, our advisors will drop everything to make the situation right through any means necessary.
Skilled nursing facilities are also known as:
- Nursing homes
- Rehabilitation centers
- Health care centers
Skilled nursing is 24/7, around-the-clock care for seniors with chronic or acute and complex medical conditions, either temporarily or long term.