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10 Crucial Skilled Nursing Services

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jul 18, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Have you been advised by healthcare professionals that you or a loved one need skilled nursing services? If so, this probably raises a few questions for you. What can you expect should you follow that advice? Which services does skilled nursing care offer that could be crucial in improving or maintaining your health and well-being?

To help you understand why this type of care may be necessary, here we will outline 10 crucial skilled nursing services.

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Skilled Nursing Facility vs Nursing Home: 3 Differences

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jul 10, 2018 8:30:00 AM

If you are looking into your options for post-acute (after a hospital stay) care or long-term care, the terms you hear as you do that can be confusing. Skilled nursing facility vs nursing home, for instance.

These terms are often used as if they were interchangeable, but they are not. There are significant differences between the two that are important to be aware of as you weigh your care options. Here are 3 key differences between these two types of care:

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5 Reasons to Choose a Long Term Skilled Nursing Facility

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jul 5, 2018 8:30:00 AM

If you or a loved one has a need for long term care, chances are skilled nursing facilities in your area are among the options you’re looking at in pursuing that care. So why choose a long term skilled nursing facility? What are the advantages of this option as compared to others, such as home care or assisted living facilities?

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What is Post Acute Care? 5 Ways a Skilled Nursing Facility Helps

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jun 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Has post acute care in a skilled nursing facility been recommended for you as an alternative to going right home from the hospital after discharge?

If so, you probably have some questions, such as: What, exactly, is post acute care? When and why do hospital medical teams and/or discharge planners recommend it? How can a skilled nursing facility help you once you have been discharged from the hospital? Here we’ll address these common questions.

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How to Compare Skilled Nursing Rehab Facilities

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jun 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM

One of the first things people find out as the need for care in a skilled nursing rehab facility arises is that these facilities are not all the same.

While many basic services may be comparable from one facility to another, many other factors can differ significantly, including quality of care, the range of services offered, staffing levels, costs/value and the general cleanliness and comfort of each facility, among many others.

These differences can make choosing the right facility to meet your care needs difficult. So how should you compare skilled nursing rehab facilities?

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Physical Therapy in a Skilled Nursing Facility

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jun 21, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Physical therapy in a skilled nursing facility plays a number of important roles in the care of the clients they serve. It can provide benefit to these clients whether they need short-term skilled nursing care for rehabilitation after an injury, illness or medical event or longer-term care due to chronic health conditions or disability. Here, we’ll look into the various roles skilled nursing facility physical therapy can play in the overall care provided by these facilities.

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What is a Skilled Nursing Facility? 3 Things to Know

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jun 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Has a skilled nursing facility been recommended for you or a loved one by a medical care team? If so, you probably have a lot of questions about this type of care and the facilities that provide it. So what is a skilled nursing facility? How do you know if you really need one? Will Medicare cover skilled nursing care?

Here we’ll answer these questions as we outline 3 important things to know about skilled nursing centers.

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Skilled Nursing: Evaluating Discharge Procedures

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jul 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you are planning a short-term stay in a skilled nursing facility to recover and rehabilitate after a surgery or medical issue, you have probably invested a great deal of time and effort into choosing a facility that can meet your needs during your stay. However, chances are that you, like most healthcare consumers, haven't evaluated your chosen facility's discharge procedures – what you can expect from them as your stay comes to an end.

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Choosing a Skilled Nursing Facility: Visiting With a Critical Eye

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jul 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Checking carefully into any skilled nursing facility you're considering for your care or that of a loved one is very important to ensuring that you choose one that will provide quality care and services. Much of that checking involves looking into Medicare ratings, health and safety reports and other factors that can be researched online or over the phone. However, as important as that sort of research is, visiting facilities in person with a critical eye is a method that simply cannot be beat for sizing up their quality of care.

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Skilled Nursing Facilities in Alabama: Why Experience Matters

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jun 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

There are many important factors that informed healthcare consumers investigate as they choose a skilled nursing facility for themselves or a loved one.

The standard list includes the overall quality of care, the comfort and atmosphere of the facility, inspection and survey reports, licensure details and staffing details – such as staff numbers, credentials and turnover rates. However, there is another very important factor that is often overlooked: Experience.

Here we'll get into what that means in this context and why it matters in terms of choosing top-quality skilled nursing care.

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Topics: Skilled Nursing, Long Term Care