Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care Services

Skilled Nursing

  • Skilled nursing is typically short-term acute care.
  • Skilled nursing Communities are typically rehabilitative Communities designed to offer 24-hour care from licensed medical professionals including doctors, RNs, and specialized occupational, physical and speech therapists.
  • People may need skilled care for a short period while recovering from an illness or surgery, or they may need this level of care long term. Here is a list of examples of skilled care:
    • Wound and post-surgical care
    • Injected medications
    • IV therapy
    • Physical, occupation and speech therapy
    • Regular monitoring of heart rate, blood pressure, or blood sugar

Long Term Care Services

  • Long-term care refers to assisted living where a senior needs the assistance of a caregiver for activities of daily living.
  • Long-term care is ideal for residents who have:
    • Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other cognitive disorders
    • Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions
    • Chronic conditions limiting mobility and ability to live independently
  • A resident who can no longer remain at home because they require 24-hour nursing care and monitoring is often placed long-term care Community.

Which is for me or my loved one?

Consider the ultimate goal. Is the aim to help the patient rehabilitate after an injury or surgery and return to an independent living environment? Or does the resident require more ongoing care due to a chronic condition?

If you have any questions or would like to speak with a representative about what level of care if right for you or your loved one, please enter your information below and a Focused Care Representative will be in contact.