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Skilled Nursing Facilities

A skilled nursing facility (SNF) is a type of healthcare facility that provides 24-hour medical care and support services to individuals who require specialized care due to an illness, injury, or other medical condition.
 
Skilled nursing facilities are staffed by licensed healthcare professionals, including nurses and therapists, who provide a range of medical services such as wound care, physical, occupational, and speech therapists and medication management.

For example, a patient in the hospital is well enough to be discharged from the hospital, but they need some physical therapy and they also need IV antibiotics.  Or perhaps they need some physical therapy and help with their complex medications.

These facilities are designed to help patients recover from medical conditions, manage chronic illnesses, and improve their quality of life. They often provide long-term care for patients who require ongoing medical support and assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating.

These facilities focus on short term stays, but occasionally, they accommodate long term stays.  Some facilities will not accept a patient unless they have a good long term placement plan, such as returning home.

Long term stays are usually in Nursing Homes.

To be eligible for a skilled nursing facility after hospitalization, insurances often require a stay in the hospital as an admission for 2 midnights or longer.  

This transition is coordinated by a Case Manager as an inpatient. 

Help on Nursing Homes

CMS.gov

A Place For Mom

Senior Advisor.com

 

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