Long Term Skilled Nursing Care
Skilled nursing facilities, commonly referred to as “nursing homes”, are licensed healthcare facilities that are inspected and regulated by a state’s Department of Community Health and rated by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (www.cms.gov). Skilled nursing delivers care and 24/7 supervision by nurses (RNs and LPNs) for those who require around the clock supervision and support.
Jewish Home Life Communities offers quality skilled nursing care at The William Breman Jewish Home
Who Can Benefit from Skilled Nursing Care?
Long term skilled nursing care is for those who are no longer appropriate for assisted living or need 24/7 supervision by medical professionals. In many cases, advanced age, a prolonged illness or a chronic condition necessitates skilled nursing care.
Are All Skilled Nursing Homes the Same?
No. There is a wide range of differences in size, quality of care, amenities, services available and price. However, all must comply with the same state regulations on care, staffing, facility requirements and much more. In addition, all skilled nursing homes must have a Medical Director.
Who Pays for Long Term Skilled Nursing Care?
For long term care, nursing homes accept Medicaid in addition to private pay.
For those who need long term skilled nursing care or 24/7 supervision the only other option is private home care.