Nursing Homes (SNF)

Nursing home; Licensed healthcare residences for individuals who require a higher level of medical care than can be provided in an assisted living facility.

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  • 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.

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  • While both Medicare and Medicaid may cover all or part of the costs of a nursing home stay, there are important differences to the rules. Determine which program will pay for your aging loved one's stay in a skilled nursing facility.

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  • When moving into a skilled nursing facility the care team can be confusing for seniors and their family members. Learn who on the staff you should get to know and who's responsible for which aspects of senior care.

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  • Nursing Homes are skilled nursing facilities for seniors. The terms skilled nursing facility (SNF) and nursing home are often used interchangeably. Skilled nursing, as a service, can actually be provided in a few senior care settings.

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