Skilled Nursing Facilities are often called Nursing Homes
Skilled Nursing Facilities are often referred to simply as “Nursing Homes”. They are unique in the senior care spectrum because they are for anyone who requires 24 hour nursing care and supervision. Some people have medical conditions that are too advanced for Independent or Assisted Living Communities to manage and they need to be in a Skilled Nursing Facility.
There are both Short Term stays (typically covered by Medicare and subject to the rules of Medicare) and Long Term stays. Short Term stays are typically considered “Rehab”; Long Term stays are not covered by Medicare. Long term stays are for people needing long term nursing care that cannot be treated at an assisted living community.[hs_action id=”2298, 2257, 2237″]