Convalescent seniors or those with long-term illnesses or disabilities that are not able to care for themselves and have numerous health care requirements.
Nursing Homes are long-term care facilities that provide twenty-four hour skilled nursing, assistance with activities of daily living, health services and a number of activities. Their goal is to integrate custodial care with nursing, psycho-social and rehabilitative services on a continual basis. A resident's plan of care will differ based on his or her needs at the time of admission. Some residents will return home after a short rehabilitative stay following a hospitalization for an illness or accident. Others may require care for an extended period due to the chronic nature of their illness or disabilities. Some facilities offer specialized programs for residents suffering from advanced stages of Alzheimer's Disease or other dementia.
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These long-term care facilities vary from institutional or hospital-like settings to more home-like residences. Skilled Care facilities may stand alone, be integrated or near Assisted Living facilities, or may exist as a component of Continuing Care Retirement Communities. The living space may include private or semiprivate rooms shared with a roommate. Strict safety regulations are adhered to within these facilities to accommodate the physical and mental disabilities of their residents.
Skilled Care Facilities, Nursing Facilities, Nursing Homes, Rest Homes, Nursing/Rehab Facilities, Elder Care Homes, Adult Homes, Homes for the Aged.
Many residents pay for the care out of their own private funds but some have assistance from long-term care insurance policies. Still others may receive help with costs from state Medicaid programs when their finances are depleted. The federal Medicare program will cover limited rehabilitative services for a specified period of time when deemed beneficial to an individual's care.
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