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