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Nursing Care & Rehabilitation
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A Nursing Home is a licensed facility that is staffed with 24-hour on-site nursing professionals for the care of the frail residents who require a high level of medical care and assistance. Short-term rehabilitative care can include such therapies as intensive physical, occupational or speech therapy in order to restore a patient to a former capacity. Services include medical care, psycho-social and personal services. Residents typically share a room and have group meals in a dining area unless they are too ill to join other residents. Group activities are also available for those who can partake. Some facilities have special units for Alzheimer’s residents. Also referred to as a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), Convalescent Care Home, Nursing Center and/or Long-Term Care Facility.

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For more information, please explore the resources below:

How to Tour a Nursing Home
How to get started, what to look for, and what questions to ask.

Having the Conversation about Long-Term Care (PDF)
When is the right time to consider long term care? How to prepare yourself and your loved one.

Nursing Homes: Making the Right Choice (PDF)
This National Institute on Aging guideline tells you how to choose a nursing home and how to pay for the services. A list of resources is also available.

Living in a Nursing Facility: The Myths and Realities (PDF)
Straight answers to many of the misconceptions about life in a nursing facility.

A Guide for Families: Making the Transition to Nursing Facility Life (PDF)
Telling the facility about the resident, including FAQs about paperwork and personal belongings. Advice on how to make decisions and stay involved.

Family Questions: The First Thirty Days (PDF)
Information on making your visits count: Help your loved ones adjust, and coping with your emotions. Addressing special issues for spouses of residents.

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