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Good Samaritan Society - Waukon
21 E. Main St., Waukon, IA 52172
Independent Living, Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

The Good Samaritan Society is committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care and a range of amenities to ensure our residents enjoy a care-free, fulfilling lifestyle that is tailored to ...

Good Samaritan Society - White Acres
7304 Good Samaritan Ct., El Paso, TX 79912
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Nursing Home, Respite, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

At the Good Samaritan Society, we are dedicated to providing the highest level of quality care and service to our residents. We offer a wide range of amenities and ...

Good Samaritan Society - Windom
705 Sixth St, Windom, MN 56101
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

The Good Samaritan Society is committed to providing the highest quality of care and service to our residents. We offer a wide range of amenities and services to ensure ...

Good Samaritan Society - Woodland
100 Buffalo Hills Ln. E., Brainerd, MN 56401
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Nursing Home, Adult Day Care, Respite, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

The Good Samaritan Society is committed to providing the highest quality of care and service to our residents. We are dedicated to creating a supportive and compassionate environment where ...

Governors House
36 Firetown Road, Simsbury, CT 06070
Nursing Home, Respite, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

We believe that having passion for what we do and compassion for how we do it is essential to recovery.

We tailor our care plans to each ...

Grace Community
7609 Watson Road, Saint Louis, MO 63119
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing

Grace Community is a secure community that includes 14 studio apartments for residents with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. It is part of the larger Mother of Perpetual ...

Grace Heights Health And Rehabilitation
109 Foothill Drive, Morganton, NC 28655
Assisted Living, Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

Grace Heights Health & Rehabilitation is a skilled nursing facility in Morganton, NC that provides expert rehabilitative care. Our facility features 120 beds and is fully equipped to provide the care ...

Grand Lake Gardens
401 Santa Clara Ave., Oakland, CA 94610
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

Grand Lake Gardens is the perfect place for those who want to experience all that Oakland has to offer. Our 91 residential units are available for rent and are surrounded ...

Grand Islander
333 Green End Avenue, Middletown, RI 02842
Nursing Home, Respite, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

Grand Islander Center is located on Aquidneck Island, a suburban, coastal area of Rhode Island. The Island is a beautiful mix of rolling pasture land and seaside views, with ...

Grand River Health And Rehab Center
1515 Brookstone Blvd., Painesville, OH 44077
Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

Grand River Health and Rehab Center is a skilled nursing home and senior rehabilitation center located in Painesville, just minutes from State Routes 2 and 44. Painesville is just 30 minutes from ...

Grand Rapids Care Center
24201 West 3Rd Street, Grand Rapids, OH 43522
Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

Our nursing home in Grand Rapids, OH is located near the beautiful Maumee River, conveniently located near Route 6 and Route 24; visits from family and friends are an easy trip. ...

Grand Terrace Rehabilitation And Health Care
812 West Houston Avenue, Mcallen, TX 78501
Memory Care, Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

At Grand Terrace Rehabilitation and Health Care of McAllen, our talented and focused staff will work with you, your family, and your healthcare provider to create a comprehensive and ...

Grande Lake Healthcare Center
1209 Indiana Ave, St Marys, OH 45885
Assisted Living, Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

Grande Lake Healthcare Center is a skilled nursing facility that offers short-term rehabilitation, subacute, and long-term care. Our skilled care programming focuses on emotional and physical well-being to support ...

Grande Prairie Health And Rehabilitation Center
10330 Prairie Ridge Boulevard, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

SavaSeniorCare™ is a renowned provider of skilled nursing, memory care and rehabilitative services. We offer our services to a wide range of clients, including those in need of long-term ...

Grande Pointe Healthcare Community
3 Merit Dr, Richmond Heights, OH 44143
Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

Grande Pointe Healthcare Center is a skilled nursing facility in Richmond Heights, Ohio offering short-term recovery, senior rehabilitation services and long-term care with skilled nursing programming focused on your ...

Grandview Center
100 Chambers Street, Cumberland, RI 02864
Nursing Home, Respite, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

Grandview Center is a skilled nursing facility that provides a variety of care options for patients, including short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, respite care, and hospice care. Our staff of ...

Grandview Health Care Center
800 5Th Street Se, Oelwein, IA 50662
Nursing Home, Hospice, Respite, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

Granite Creek Health And Rehabilitation Center
1045 Scott Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301
Memory Care, Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

At Granite Creek Health & Rehabilitation Center, our talented and focused staff will work with you, your family, and your healthcare provider to create a comprehensive and effective care and ...

Granite Mesa Health Center
1401 Max Copeland Drive, Marble Falls, TX 78654
Memory Care, Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

At Granite Mesa Health Center, our talented staff will work with you, your family, and your healthcare provider to create a comprehensive and effective care and treatment plan.

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Grant Cuesta Sub-Acute And Rehabilitation Center
1949 Grant Road, Mountain View, CA 94040
Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

At Grant Cuesta Sub-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, we offer 24-hour skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapy services with experienced staff dedicated to treating our residents with dignity and respect. Our ...

Grays Harbor Health & Rehabilitation Center
920 Anderson Drive, Aberdeen, WA 98520
Memory Care, Nursing Home, Hospice, Respite, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

Steps away from Grays Harbor Community Hospital, GRAYS HARBOR HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER offers a seamless rehabilitation therapy program from hospital to home. Our staff of highly trained and ...

Grayson Rehabilitation And Health Center
400 S Independence Ave, Independence, VA 24348
Nursing Home, Respite, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

At Grayson Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, we provide skilled nursing care and a wide range of services to help our residents get better and live their best lives. ...

Great Lakes Healthcare Center
2300 Great Lakes Dr, Dyer, IN 46311
Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

At Great Lakes Healthcare Center, we focus on your emotional and physical well-being. Our skilled nursing facility provides short-term recovery, physical therapy and senior rehabilitation services. We strive to ...

Green Hill Rehabilitation And Care
213 Industrial Dr, Greensburg, KY 42743
Memory Care, Nursing Home, Hospice, Respite, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

At Green Hill Rehabilitation and Care, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care and quality of life for our residents. Our staff works 24/7 to provide comprehensive, ...

Green Park Senior Living Community
9350 Green Park Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63123
Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

At Green Park Senior Living Community, we focus on providing emotional and physical well-being for our guests and residents. We believe that senior rehabilitation should include opportunities for meaningful ...

Green Ridge Care Center
2741 Boulevard Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509
Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

Green Ridge Care Center was established in 2005 with the goal of providing top-notch senior rehabilitation services. Our skilled nursing home and senior care center is located in Scranton, PA, ...

Green Ridge Village
210 Big Spring Road, Newville, PA 17241
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

At Green Ridge Village, you have the flexibility to create your own experience. All of our senior living services are available as you need them in Newville, PA, from ...

Green Valley Care Center
3118 Green Valley Road, New Albany, IN 47150
Memory Care, Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

The Green Valley Care Center is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility located on the northwest side of New Albany, Indiana, just across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky. ...

Greenbriar At The Altamont
2831 Highland Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

Greenbriar at the Altamont is a welcoming community where you can make lasting connections with others. Our honest smiles and gracious hospitality will make you feel right at home. ...

Greenbriar Center
8064 South Ave #1, Boardman, OH 44512
Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

Greenbriar Center is a skilled nursing facility in Boardman, Ohio that offers short-term recovery and rehabilitation services as well as long-term care focused on the emotional and physical well-being ...

What is Skilled Nursing Care?

Skilled nursing care is often used interchangeably with other senior care terms, such as nursing homes or senior rehabilitation centers. However, it refers to the service being provided, not the setting where it takes place. In fact, skilled nursing care can apply to a variety of care settings, from a private home to a care facility. 

Let’s define what is (and isn’t) skilled nursing care, so you and your loved one have a better sense of what to expect.

What is skilled nursing care?

Skilled nursing is a set of services for complex health conditions that require the expertise of professionally certified nurses, therapists or doctors. 

As mentioned above, this type of care refers to the service, not the setting. This care may occur in a private home, nursing home, senior rehabilitation center or another care facility. 

The defining quality of skilled nursing is that it’s provided by certified medical professionals instead of a health aide. 

What services does skilled nursing care provide?

This type of care highly depends on the patient’s care needs. Some examples of skilled nursing include:

  • Intravenous (IV) therapy 
  • Catheter care
  • Physical therapy
  • Vital signs monitoring
  • Wound care
  • Cardiac care
  • Orthopedic care
  • Stroke recovery care
  • Pulmonary care
  • Diabetes care
  • Transplant care
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Pain management

In general, skilled nursing must be prescribed by a doctor as part of the patient’s care plan. Having a doctor’s certification is also an essential step in getting this type of care covered by your health insurance. 

Who’s considered skilled nursing staff?

Skilled nursing can be provided by a variety of certified health professionals. Staff may include nurses, therapists, pathologists, audiologists, doctors, social workers or licensed medical equipment technicians.

These are just a handful of staff members who may be involved in skilled nursing. Depending on the patient’s medical history, the care plan may require several staff members in order to get outcomes. 

What’s the difference between skilled nursing care and a nursing home?

Skilled nursing is the service, while a nursing home is the facility in which care is given. Overall, a nursing home provides 24-hour medical attention and patients receive care on a full-time basis.

On the other hand, skilled nursing is a more general term. This care can be part-time or full-time, take place in a private home or at a care facility. Whenever the services are granted by a certified medical professional, it’s considered skilled nursing. 

What isn’t skilled nursing care?

Skilled nursing is a specific set of services performed by a certified medical professional. It’s quite different from other services that care facilities may provide. Specifically, it’s distinct from what is called custodial care. 

Custodial care refers to daily tasks that a health aide might help a patient with. These day-to-day activities may include bathing, dressing, toileting and/or feeding. Unlike skilled nursing, custodial care involves more general care and is performed by a health aide

While extremely important for the patient’s quality of life, custodial care isn’t typically covered by health insurance because it’s not medically specific. This is in direct contrast to skilled nursing that must be prescribed by a doctor. 

How does skilled nursing care compare to assisted living care? 

Skilled nursing is also different than assisted living care, which is a type of care facility for seniors who aren’t able to live independently. 

The biggest distinction is that assisted living care typically provides custodial care, not skilled nursing. In other words, seniors who live in assisted living don’t typically have serious underlying medical conditions. Instead they require assistance with daily tasks, as listed above. 

To clarify, the service of skilled nursing isn’t usually provided at an assisted living facility. 

What are the benefits of skilled nursing care?

This type of care is highly beneficial for patients. In fact, it’s essential for them to receive the care they need to get medical outcomes. 

One of the main benefits of this care is that it isn’t setting-specific. You and your loved one can decide on where to get this type of care, whether in the privacy of your home or at a 24-hour care facility. 

Should I be worried about COVID and skilled nursing care?

It’s important to take precautions when it comes to COVID and skilled nursing. Seniors who need this type of care are usually most vulnerable to COVID. Ask your care provider to find out what they’re doing to keep your loved one safe. 

How much does skilled nursing care cost?  

The cost will vary greatly depending on the amount of care needed and the care setting. Experts estimate skilled nursing ranges from $140-$771 per day, with an average of around $250 per day. As you can imagine, full-time skilled nursing will be much more expensive than a few hours a day.

Likewise, the care setting can increase the price. A full-time care facility, such as a nursing home, may cost more than in-home nursing care (which doesn’t include meals and other amenities). Of course, the final price will depend on your loved one’s needs and level of comfort. 

How can I pay for skilled nursing care? 

The good news is that skilled nursing, as prescribed by a doctor, is covered by government-sponsored health care, including Medicare and Medicaid. 

However, there may be limits on Medicare coverage depending on whether this care is short-term or long-term. Short-term care of up to 20 days is paid in full, while days 21-100 are partially paid for. Starting on day 101, costs are the full responsibility of the patient. Thus, long-term skilled nursing may not be covered by Medicare. 

However, you may be able to get health coverage in other ways, such as: 

  • Medicaid: Medicaid generally pays for this type of care. A hospital stay is typically required to get full coverage. 
  • Private insurance: Your private insurance may also cover it in the care setting of your choice. Specifically, you’ll usually get coverage paid by private insurance after day 20. Check with your provider for more details. 
  • Veteran’s benefits: Veterans may also be covered for this care. It’s essential to contact a benefits specialist to understand coverage details. 
  • Long-term care insurance: Long-term care insurance may also pay for this care. Of course, coverage will depend on your provider. 
  • Life insurance: Sometimes life insurance can be paid out early to cover this care. 

How can I find the right skilled nursing care?

Skilled nursing is vital for your loved one – and it’s vital to get the right provider. Jumpstart your search on My Caring Plan. Here you’ll find different providers of skilled nursing, including in-home, nursing home, senior rehabilitation center, and other care facilities.

These resources will guide you towards making a decision that’s right for your loved one. Whether at home or in a care facility, skilled nursing can make a huge impact on your loved one’s quality of life. 

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