Skilled Nursing Homes for Senior Care
Nursing homes or skilled nursing centers are suitable for seniors who require continuous medical attention and cannot live on their own without full time support from qualified health professionals. These centers are often where seniors are discharged to when leaving the hospital after medical treatment.
What is Nursing Home Care
Unlike assisted living communities, skilled nursing homes provide round the clock medical care for residents. A registered nurse will be always on staff.
Nursing home facilities provide the following services:
- Living / sleeping quarters
- Personal care such as toileting, bathing and grooming
- Meals preparation and feeding
- Medical care
- Registered nurse on premise
- Laundry, making of bed, room cleaning, etc.
- Medication management
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
- Social and community activities
- Skilled nursing services
Who Should Choose Nursing Home Care
Why Choose Nursing Home Care
If a senior chooses to live in a nursing home, there are obvious benefits.
- Peace of mind for the family
- Independence and convenience
- Living with dignity
Nursing Home Care Payment Options
Medicare can pay for nursing home care for up to 100 days provided that “skilled nursing care” is necessary and certain strict qualification guidelines are met. Medicaid, on the other hand, can cover nursing home care for much longer periods for those that meet the income and asset requirements. A senior living line of credit or a life insurance settlement are other options that can be explored for payments.
Skilled Nursing Centers
Information on skilled nursing homes providing senior care and skilled nursing services to seniors in your area or state of preference can be viewed in our Senior Living Directory under the Skilled Nursing Center category. Take a look at the facilities in your area and submit your contact details so that we can match your requirements. We can request the facilities to get in touch with you for additional information and a facility tour.
Other Care Options
Skilled nursing care is also provided by certain qualified home health care providers. In such a scenario, a skilled nursing professional will visit the residence (home or another senior living community) and provide medical services.