May is National Nurses Month, making it a great time to celebrate nurses and all the dedicated services they provide. Skilled nursing is a healthcare service that can help you recover from an injury, illness, operation or hospital stay.
This type of care will help you bridge the care gap between a hospital stay and going home. Different levels of skilled nursing are catered to you or your loved one’s needs.
The Difference Between Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living
Those terms are often used interchangeably, but they encompass different parts of senior healthcare. Assisted living is intended for seniors who don’t require constant care. You can complete activities of daily living (ADL), such as dressing, bathing and eating, and only require assistance with certain medical care.
Skilled nursing is a type of care that’s only provided by licensed nurses and therapists. You can receive skilled nursing in a hospital, an assisted living community, a nursing home or your own home.
Skilled Nursing Services
Skilled nursing addresses various health conditions, including post-op recovery, stroke, kidney and heart conditions and respiratory illnesses. The state must license a skilled nursing facility to provide services, determining the tiers of medical care.
You may benefit from skilled nursing if you require:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Wound care
- IV therapy
- Medical management
- Lab and X-ray services
- Vitals tracking
- Medical equipment management
Skilled nursing facilities are staffed by registered nurses (RN), licensed practical nurses (LPN), speech/language pathologists, specialists and medical directors who will create, evaluate and adjust a customized medical plan to suit your needs and health goals.
SavaSeniorCare Skilled Nursing Ambassador Program
SavaSeniorCare skilled nursing is a good option if you or a loved one need a longer time to recover from an illness or injury outside of a hospital setting. Our skilled nursing professionals are available around the clock to provide you with the short- or long-term services you need to meet your rehabilitation goals.
We offer a Skilled Nursing Ambassador Program designed to provide a higher level of individualized care and attention. Your skilled nursing ambassador is there to advocate for your changing needs as you progress through treatment. You’ll receive personalized support and encouragement to help you understand and navigate your care plan. Ambassadors also work with your loved ones to ensure everyone understands the care strategy and can voice their concerns.