What to Expect During Your Skilled Nursing Stay

At some point in your life, you may need to stay in a skilled nursing facility. You may need rehabilitation services after surgery or an injury. Or, you might need help to improve your cognitive function or regain lost mobility. Sometimes, people stay in skilled nursing facilities indefinitely because they can no longer care for themselves. Whatever the case, skilled nursing facilities serve an essential purpose in many people’s lives. They offer round-the-clock nursing care and regular checkups to help people get back on their feet. Here’s what to expect during your skilled nursing stay.

Skilled Nursing Stay

Day-to-Day Happenings

Every day, trained specialists will help take care of your most basic and pressing health needs. Here are some of the things you can expect to get help with during your stay:

  • Eating
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Exercise therapy
  • Transportation

In addition to these needs, you’ll be given opportunities to interact with others and ensure your social needs are met. People who only need temporary rehabilitation services at a skilled nursing facility are usually only there for a short time while they recover. Then they go home once they have sufficiently recovered. However, most residents in skilled nursing facilities are there permanently. They require ongoing supervision, constant care and regular checkups.

Optional Services

Certain rehabilitation services may be optional at some skilled nursing facilities. They may include occupational, physical, and speech therapies. If you think you need more services than those generally offered at such facilities, check and ensure the services you need are available at your chosen facility.

Elder Care Alliance offers a person-centered care approach at our skilled nursing facilities. We don’t take a cookie-cutter approach to our residents’ care. Instead, we create personalized care plans based on each resident’s needs. Our staff works hard to engage residents in activities appropriate to their interests and can be done at their own pace. We also provide 24-hour licensed nursing care and regular checkups.

Determining Whether Skilled Nursing Is Right for You

Talking to your doctor before moving to a skilled nursing facility is always a good idea. That way, you can determine what facility you need and what special services you may require for optimal daily living. Your family members may also be able to help you determine whether skilled nursing is the best fit for your needs.

At Elder Care Alliance, our primary mission is to help older adults live rich, fulfilling lives without worrying about the day-to-day things they can no longer do alone. We focus on holistic wellness and can help older adults determine what skilled nursing facility they need. We can help you find a facility that offers regular checkups and takes your health very seriously. If you want to learn more about our skilled nursing facility and how you can become one of our valued residents, we invite you to contact us.

For help or more information contact us or schedule a visit at a location today.