The terms “skilled nursing” often generates confusion. A patient who opts for skilled nursing services must not automatically be placed in a facility, although these services are also available in a variety of facilities offering senior care.
People who choose to age in place can benefit skilled nursing care in their homes and can be covered by Medicare, if they are prescribed by a doctor.
In general, skilled nursing care refers to a high level of medical care that must be provided by health professionals carrying a license. These services can be necessary for short term (rehabilitation from an injury or an illness) or long term (in the case of chronic medical conditions or degenerative diseases). There are also seniors who need more assistance than they can receive at home, so these must consider the transition to an assisted living facility. This way, they will still be able to maintain some level of independence, but get support with anything they need related to daily living. Besides skilled nursing services, patients get meals, medications, medical supplies, physical and occupational therapy, speech pathology services, ambulance transportation, dietary counseling and more, depending on the nursing facility. Contact Rosemark at Mayfair Park assisted living Denver professionals for their expertise on the best ways to care for seniors.