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Skilled Nursing Facility

Nursing home; Licensed healthcare residences for individuals who require a higher level of medical care than can be provided in an assisted living facility.
  • When moving an aging loved one to a nursing home, it is difficult to determine which belongings they should bring, which ones they must purge and what you are willing to keep. Use this guide to prepare for the transition.
  • The terms skilled nursing facility and nursing home are often used interchangeably. Skilled nursing, as a service, can actually be provided in a few senior care settings.
  • As a senior’s needs change over time, so will their housing options. Understand the role independent living, assisted living, and nursing homes play in addressing an aging loved one's needs and preferences.
  • We may eventually have to consider transitioning our loved ones to independent or assisted living, nursing care, or even memory care. Of course, many of us have visited these places, but do we truly know what living there is like?
  • There are 6 legitimate reasons to discharge a resident, but some facilities use other tactics to evict those who are difficult or cannot pay. Learn about the discharge and appeals processes so you can safeguard your loved one’s rights.
  • Patients who are overweight or obese face significant challenges when trying to find a rehabilitation facility, skilled nursing facility or nursing home that can accommodate their unique needs. These tips will help you narrow down your search and make sure your loved one is well cared for.
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