Facts about Senior Health Care

Senior nursing care facilities provide a comprehensive range of services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, outpatient therapy, 24-hour nursing care, in-house restorative nursing, group and individual recreational activities, lymphedema care, and hospice care. These facilities meet the physical and emotional needs of those who are unable to remain in their homes, whether temporarily due to post-hospitalization, or long-term because of chronic illness or disability.

Community nursing homes provide a transitional level of care for patients released from a hospital when acute care is no longer required but in-home care might be insufficient. In such cases nursing homes become a rehabilitation center for those needing short-term placement following hospitalization or for respite care.

In addition to custodial care, nursing homes offer skilled nursing services by specially trained professionals. Care plans are individualized after consultation with the residents and their doctors. Nursing homes strive to provide the best possible health, comfort, and rehabilitation for its residents.

Skilled nursing homes are certified to participate in Medicare and Medicaid.