Skilled Nursing Facilities provide supportive care to patients whose primary need is for availability of skilled nursing care on an extended basis. They provide around-the-clock nursing care for patients requiring medical treatment under the supervision of a physician. Generally, skilled nursing Facilities are for patients with serious or chronic medical conditions.
Besides long term care the most common use of skilled nursing Facilities today is for short term rehabilitation after a hospitalization. Rehabilitation stays typically range from a few days up to 100 days.
Also known as:
Who Licenses and Regulates Skilled Nursing Facilities?
- Convalescent Home
- Rest Home
- Nursing Home
- Convalescent Hospital
- Rehab Hospital
- Health Facility
Skilled Nursing Facilities are licensed and regulated by the Department of Health Services.
What Level of Care do Skilled Nursing Facilities offer?
Facilities provide 24 hour nursing care, medical monitoring and supervision.
What payment options do Skilled Nursing Facilities accept?
Types of payment are: Private Pay, MediCare and private insurance (after a hospitalization and for limited days), Medi-Cal (share of cost), long term care policies (may have an elimination period), and possibly other policies.
For further information about this and other types of care please contact Senior Care Solutions at 916-965-5565.
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