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What is Skilled Nursing?

What is a Skilled Nursing Facility?

Sometimes we never know what life’s going to hand us, especially as it relates to health. There are times when you may need the skilled and advanced medical resources you can find at a hospital but in a home-like setting, such as after you’ve had joint replacement surgery, experienced a stroke, are dealing with a respiratory illness or Parkinson’s disease.  

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide the round-the-clock, expert nursing care and daily assistance seniors in these situations need. At Brookdale, our nursing homes have staff on duty 24 hours a day to help individuals with whatever they need. This assistance ranges from simple daily activities like getting dressed in the morning, to more advanced medical, like severe wounded care. Our nursing homes have a licensed physician that supervises each resident’s care as well as therapy services available including speech, occupational, and physical therapy.

When you stay at one of our skilled nursing care and rehabilitation communities, you’ll enjoy an atmosphere that is calm and comfortable. Our skilled nursing homes are designed to promote nursing and rehabilitation in a high-quality and compassionate environment. From rehabilitation to therapy to wound care, we offer a wide range of services. So no matter what your needs are, there’s a good chance that we can provide the right care, whether it's for a short-term or long-term stay.


When Skilled Nursing Care is Needed

Skilled nursing home care frequently begins with an on-site assessment at the hospital and continues through an initial conference and discharge planning. Many of our skilled nursing centers accept Medicare.

Here are a few examples of when skilled nursing care is needed:

  • Rehabilitation care due to fractures or joint replacements
  • General wound care
  • Acute medical conditions
  • Interim medical care following a hospital stay
  • Respiratory care
  • Parkinson’s care
  • Terminal illness care (in cooperation with hospice)
  • Stroke recovery
  • General rehabilitation due to weakness or physical decline
  • Diabetic rehabilitation

Our staff works with each resident and their family throughout the care process. We customized each resident’s care plan, whether it’s for short or long-term, so that the care reflects the individual’s needs and preferences. As a resident’s condition progresses, our staff will assist with the transition as they move through the different care levels. 

If you do require a more long-term stay option, our skilled nursing care centers offer a variety of conveniences and amenities designed to enhance comfort and improve convalescence and recovery, such as open visiting hours and barber/beauty salon services. From special therapeutic diets to comprehensive rehabilitation, your care, comfort and convenience are of paramount importance to us. We help residents recover from medical conditions with dignity while receiving compassionate care, personal attention and professional services.  


Come Stay with the Best

Choosing Brookdale means that you’ll be gaining a trusted partner who’s committed to your needs. Give us a call or continue reading to learn more about what you can expect at one of our skilled nursing home care centers.