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Frequently Asked Questions About Nursing Homes
Nursing homes are also known as skilled nursing facilities, and provide a higher level of care compared to assisted living communities. Some assisted living or continuing care retirement communities have a nursing home facility or provide skilled nursing home level care within the community.
Typical nursing homes services include skilled nursing care, 24 hour nursing supervision, assistance with daily living activities, and rehabilitation care such as occupational therapy and physical therapy.
Short-stay nursing care services provide care to seniors who require recovery or rehabilitation care due to illness, injury, or surgery. As the name indicates, short-stay care is most suitable for seniors who are expected to recover in the near term after receiving temporary care. On the other hand, long-stay nursing care refers to skilled nursing care services required on a longer term basis.
Nursing home care typically refers to more critical care or rehabilitative services provided by licensed medical professionals or physicians.
Long term care refers to less intense care, including assisting patients with activities of daily living such as getting dressed, going to the bathroom, laundry, meals, prescription medication management. Long term care can be provided by a non-licensed professional, but care is often overseen by a medical professional.
Skilled nursing homes may include long term care facilities to provide patients a full range of services to meet their ongoing needs.
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