Skilled Nursing Facilities, often called Care Centers, Rest Homes or Rehabilitation Centers, are intended for those seniors who require continuous medical care, and need significant assistance, with the various daily activities.
The goal of care in a nursing home is to help individuals meet their daily physical, medical, social, and psychological needs.
Nursing homes can some times be found within a hospital or an assisted living community.
Nursing Home residents not only receive assistance with all activities of daily living but also can receive specialized care for more advanced health issues such as: Assistance with complex medications, Injections or IV's, Wound Care, Incontinence, Transfer assistance - mobility, Catheters, Ventilator, Rehabilitation and more.
Nursing homes are required by federal law to have a licensed nurse on duty 24 hours a day. Residents typically share a room and are served meals in a central dining area. Residents have the opportunity to be involved in activities that provide mental, physical, and social stimulation.
There many things you should be looking for when touring a facility. We recommend you use our checklist.
The cost of care for nursing home care ranges between $3,500 and $8,500 per month. The cost is based on the level of care needed and the location of the facility. Due to the high cost of care, many residents use supplemental funding from the government in the form of Medicare and/or Medicaid.
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