The Skilled Nursing Experience

A stay in a skilled nursing community should feel like a warm welcome from compassionate staff and caregivers. Today’s skilled nursing communities place enjoyment as a priority and provide opportunities for residents to engage and connect.

Who is Right For Skilled Nursing?

Skilled Nursing and rehabilitation communities provide the needed medical care, personal care, and nutrition assistance to seniors in a professional setting with round-the-clock staff. Whether residents are recovering from an illness, rehabilitating from orthopedic surgery, or require continuous, expert care, they can find a warm, welcoming home at a Skilled Nursing community. Residents in Skilled Nursing often require personal and nutritional care that goes above and beyond what can be provided in an Assisted Living or Memory Care community.

A Snapshot of a Skilled Nursing Resident

  • Recovering from surgery or illness
  • Living with a complex, chronic condition
  • Needs comprehensive therapy such as physical, speech, or occupational
  • Nutritional needs require physician oversight

Finding the right community is a necessary process and requires coordination from many stakeholders. Families and their loved ones should consult with their personal physician and work closely with potential communities to ensure the new resident’s needs will be met. Families should remain aware of their loved one’s social and emotional well-being, as well as their loved one’s physical health when choosing a community.

What Is Skilled Nursing?

Skilled Nursing Services

Skilled Nursing communities provide professional, continuous care to seniors needing medical, personal, and nutritional assistance, on a short or long-term basis. Families will coordinate with the community, their loved ones’ physicians, and an expert team of professional and clinical specialists to create an individualized plan that provides the best care possible.

Medical and Acute Senior Care

Skilled Nursing communities are equipped to provide residents with 24-hour nursing needs ranging from post-operative recuperation and complex medical care demands to care for individuals with chronic health issues who can no longer live independently.

At Senior Lifestyle, all of our skilled nursing communities are licensed by their respective states to meet standards of safety, staffing, and care procedures. Our residents are not only under the care of our team of professional nursing staff but are also closely monitored under the supervision of partner physicians who visit regularly and are responsible for the residents’ overall care plans. Our Skilled Nursing and rehabilitation communities tailor a personalized care plan that may include the necessary medications, therapeutic and rehabilitative procedures, special diets, treatments, and any additional services needed to improve their quality of life.

Comprehensive Care

Skilled Nursing communities offer a wide array of services to provide competent Medical Care. Skilled care communities often provide the following services:

  • Orthopedic Post-surgical
  • Rehabilitation
  • Post-Surgical
  • Rehabilitation
  • Cardiopulmonary Therapy
  • Skin Integrity
  • Wound Care
  • Positioning
  • Cognitive Management
  • Dietician Services
  • Dining Assistance
  • Physical Conditioning
  • Activities of Daily Living Retraining
  • Community Reintegration
  • Pain Management
  • Dialysis Transportation
  • Laboratory, X-Ray and Diagnostic Services
  • Podiatry Services
  • Dentistry Services
  • Optometry Services
  • General Care Physician Services
  • Psychiatric/Psychological Services
  • On-Site Medical Director

Rehabilitation

Many seniors in Skilled Nursing communities are there for comprehensive rehabilitation after an injury or surgery and are attended to by a team of therapists to assist in their recovery. An individualized treatment plan is developed to return residents to their daily routine as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Our communities offer your loved ones a rehabilitative therapy plan that promotes wellness, and a team that is with you every step of your recovery process. Whether you are searching for short-term or long-term care communities, our skilled staff goes beyond the clinical necessities to provide compassionate care that provides a restful atmosphere for recovery. Residents receive the care they need while enjoying the comforts of home.

Daily Life

Personal Care

Above and beyond the clinical care residents receive, professional staff provides attentive personal care to residents. Compassionate staff accommodates residents’ needs through dressing, hygiene, and bathing assistance to help residents look and feel their best.

Enrichment Programs

Our communities provide opportunities for their residents to enjoy and connect each day. From planned daily activities like brain fitness games and movie nights to holiday celebrations and family visits, skilled nursing communities help their residents live meaningful lives with dignity. Our residents spend time with staff and each other, forming deep connections that enrich their lives.

Premier Dining Services

Our dining services teams work with residents and their families as well as a team of dietitians, physicians, and culinary professionals to craft dining experiences that go beyond expectations. It’s no question that our residents eat well with a balance of taste and nutrition. Using fresh ingredients, our dining staff creates menus and meals that help nourish residents while still placing a priority on enjoyment and taste.

Housekeeping and Transportation

Residents and their families can focus on their well-being or recuperation without worrying about household chores like cleaning or laundry. Our professional staff provides daily tidying-up as well as linen service. Attending physician appointments is simple with community transportation. Our residents feel secure with help from our staff.

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What Is Independent Living?

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How to Find a Skilled Nursing Community?

Deciding on a community for your loved ones to call home or simply stay short term during rehabilitation is an important process. There are plenty of factors to consider along the way, and it’s essential that families have access to multiple resources to understand all of the options available to them.

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To better understand the different lifestyle options and which one is right for you or your loved one, check out our guide to senior housing.

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What Is Independent Living?

Senior Lifestyle Values

What Is Independent Living?

At Senior Lifestyle, we help seniors and their families live with ease, while providing our residents a vibrant and healthy lifestyle. As a result of our core values, our residents enjoy special attention to detail and personalized care each day.

Some examples of our specialized offerings include:

  • Nutritious meals to promote wellness
  • Regular wellness checks and medication reminders
  • Transportation to and from doctor’s appointments
  • A dynamic, lively calendar of daily programming
  • Technology to promote virtual socializing
  • Happy hours and holiday parties
  • Outings and events in our local community

FAQs

Residents in a Skilled Nursing community will receive:

  • Personal Care – Including help with dressing, hygiene and bathing.
  • Enrichment Programs – From planned daily fun activities to movie nights and holiday celebrations.
  • Premier Dining Services – Individualized meal and nutrition plans with dietician or physician oversight
  • Housekeeping and Transportation – We handle household chores like cleaning or laundry and take care of transportation.

Skilled Nursing care offers rehabilitative services to patients recovering from an illness or surgery. While in the facility, residents receive therapy and other skilled care.

Long-term care is intended for patients that require hands-on care and supervision 24 hours a day but may not require skilled care.

The typical resident of a Skilled Nursing community:

  • Is recovering from surgery or illness
  • Is living with a complex, chronic condition
  • Needs comprehensive therapy such as physical, speech, or occupational
  • Has nutritional requirements that call for physician oversight

Skilled Nursing communities offer a wide array of services to provide competent Medical Care. Skilled care communities often provide the following services:

  • Orthopedic Post-surgical
  • Rehabilitation
  • Post-Surgical
  • Rehabilitation
  • Cardiopulmonary Therapy
  • Skin Integrity
  • Wound Care
  • Positioning
  • Cognitive Management
  • Dietician Services
  • Dining Assistance
  • Physical Conditioning
  • Activities of Daily Living Retraining
  • Community Reintegration
  • Pain Management
  • Dialysis Transportation
  • Laboratory, X-Ray and Diagnostic Services
  • Podiatry Services
  • Dentistry Services
  • Optometry Services
  • General Care Physician Services
  • Psychiatric/Psychological Services
  • On-Site Medical Director