What Are Skilled Nursing Facilities?
Skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities offer a higher quality of care and more comprehensive services. Like a nursing home, skilled nursing care provides senior care to residents. In addition, these facilities can provide short term rehabilitative care. This is for those who are recovering from a surgery or health-related event.
Along with nurses who are on-duty at all times, skilled nursing facilities also employ other health care workers. These include a doctor on staff, rehabilitation services, Social workers, dieticians, and activity professionals. All staff is there to assure a well rounded care plan is prepared for each patient.