Why Choose A Skilled Nursing Home?
Sometimes we never know what life’s going to hand us, especially as it relates to health. There are times when you may need the skilled and advanced medical resources you can find at a hospital but in a home-like setting, such as after you’ve had joint replacement surgery, experienced a stroke, are dealing with a respiratory illness or Parkinson’s disease.
Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide the round-the-clock, expert nursing care and daily assistance seniors in these situations need. Assistance ranges from simple daily activities like getting dressed in the morning, to more advanced medical, like severely wounded care.
Nursing homes have a licensed physician that supervises each resident’s care as well as therapy services available including speech, occupational, and physical therapy. Skilled nursing homes are designed to promote nursing and rehabilitation in a high-quality and compassionate environment.
When is a Skilled Nursing Home Needed?
- Rehabilitation care due to fractures or joint replacements
- General wound care
- Acute medical conditions
- Interim medical care following a hospital stay
- Respiratory care
- Parkinson’s care
- Terminal illness care (in cooperation with hospice)
- Stroke recovery
- General rehabilitation due to weakness or physical decline
- Diabetic rehabilitation