In which category does skilled nursing fall? Nursing home or assisted living?

Cwillie pretty much said it. Nursing care in an AL is very minimal. Moms AL they had 39 rooms. One RN, one LPN and CNAs. The RN was in charge of the staff and reports basically. She was there for emergencies. The LPN was a backup with her duties. The nurses may have changed a bandage but no nursing as such. If a person needed care after being released from a hospital or rehab a Homecare agency came in. Meds were given by Medtechs. CNAs bathed, toileted and made sure residents were put to bed. They also were responsible for getting dining area set up and residents down to dinner.
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Reply to JoAnn29

Independent Living means you can live independently but choose to pay for a lifestyle that may include housekeeping or dining services. Some ILs also offer some attendant care or nursing services. or allow their tenants to contract them seperately, others evict as soon as they feel someone needs any extra care.

Assisted Living is the next level of care facility which includes meals, housekeeping and a minimal level of nursing care. Often fees for assisted living start at a base rate and can escalate quickly with each extra service provided.

Skilled nursing and Nursing Home are often used interchangeably. Technically a skilled nursing facility would be a nursing home able to provide all the care of a hospital, some nursing homes will not include care like intensive rehab, IV's, ventilators or any complex medical needs.
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Reply to cwillie

Here is what the Federal Government says about Skilled Nursing. This booklet "Medicare Coverage of Skilled Nursing Facility Care" is offered by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Service.
What is skilled care?
Skilled care is health care given when you need skilled nursing or rehabilitation staff to treat, manage, observe, and evaluate your care. Examples of skilled care include intravenous injections and physical therapy. It is given in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF). Care that can be given by non-professional staff isn’t considered skilled care. People don’t usually stay in a SNF until they are completely recovered. Medicare covers certain skilled care services that are needed daily on a short-term basis (up to 100 days).
Skilled care requires the involvement of skilled nursing or rehabilitative staff in order to be given safely and effectively.
Skilled nursing and rehabilitation staff includes:
•registered nurses,
•licensed practical and vocational nurses,
•physical and occupational therapists,
•speech-language pathologists,
and •audiologists.

Once the person completes their rehabilitation therapy, they can stay at the same nursing home and either become "private pay" or "Medicaid" pays for the nursing home.
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Reply to DeeAnna

Here in Ohio, too.
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Reply to Ahmijoy

Where I am (NY state) skilled nursing facility and nursing home are synonymous.
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