Skilled Nursing

Skilled, licensed care for injured, sick, or disabled individuals requiring rehabilitation.

What Is A Skilled Nursing Facility?

A skilled nursing facility is a temporary residence for patients undergoing medically necessary rehabilitation treatment. It is the highest level of care for older adults outside of a hospital.

Skilled nursing facilities have changed dramatically over the past several decades. Government regulations and consumer pressures have driven these changes. Today’s Skilled Nursing Facilities are highly regulated, high-quality institutions for the care and treatment of older adults with severe physical health or mental disabilities.

Traditionally, architects designed nursing homes within more extensive facilities where the ease of patient care was primary. Today, facilities are smaller and more personal, with residential communities of 10 to 30 people.

What Services Do Skilled Nursing Facilities Offer?

  • Room and Board
  • 24-hour emergency care
  • Monitoring of medication
  • Personal care (including dressing, bathing, and toilet assistance)