Skilled Nursing Care vs Assisted Living
When an aging patient or loved one can no longer receive the care that they need at home, two care options to consider are assisted living and skilled nursing facilities (SNF). Whether after an incident or overall declining health, these two resources can make a difference in the quality of recovery and life.
What is the difference between Skilled Nursing Care and Assisted Living?
Skilled Nursing homes offers a more significant level of care. Skilled Nursing is for those who require significant medical care, such as a specialized line for IV medications, a ventilator, respiratory therapy, or have a stage 3-4 pressure ulcer (bed sore). Essentially, any senior who needs medical treatment from a registered nurse 24/7, anyone who requires assistance with daily self-care (eating, bathing, dressing, walking, getting out of bed or a chair, medication management, etc) or requires daily therapy services will need a skilled care setting.
Assisted Living is for seniors who do not require constant care but need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as assistance with eating, bathing and dressing.
Whereas skilled nursing is a medical setting, assisted living is a residential setting.
Not sure what level of care your loved one may need? Talk to your family doctor or call and schedule a tour to see if Windsor Lane is a good fit for your loved one’s needs.
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