Skilled nursing facilities

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Skilled nursing facilities

(SNFs- pronounced “sniffs”)

A skilled nursing facility is also known as nursing home or convalescent home. These types of facilities are defined as live-in facilities that offer medical treatment prescribed by a physician.

They cater to several types of patients:

– some patients require short-term rehabilitation while recovering from surgery;
– other patients require long-term nursing and medical supervision.

In addition, some SNFs offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer’s or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home.

What to expect

  • twenty-four hour nursing care
  • rehabilitation services such as physical, speech therapy and occupational therapy
  • assistance with personal care activities such as eating, walking, bathing and using the toilet
  • coordinated management of patient care
  • social services and activities

Infinite Serenity Referral  offers listings with the proper needed facilities along with information on how to assess nursing homes so you can find a skilled nursing facility that will best fit your needs.

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