Skilled Nursing vs Nursing Home
Some people think the two are one and the same when in fact they are very different. A nursing home is often a long-term care facility for a person who is no longer able to stay alone or needs additional care, but is not ill enough to need hospitalization. Around the clock care is provided by health care professionals, including a Registered Nurse.
While skilled nursing facilities offer different types of therapy, the purpose is to rehab that patient back home. In order to qualify for skilled care through Medicare, a 3-day midnight to midnight hospital stay is a pre-requisite. Some examples of skilled nursing include:
*Stroke Recovery - Helping patients regain motor skills
*General Wound Care - Gives antibiotics for wound care and helps to ensure wound does not get infected
*Acute Medical Conditions - Offers services to deal with an injury, illness, or infection, such as physical therapy needed to regain motor skills following a broken hip.
At the Heaton House, our new Skilled Nursing wing at Lakeview Christian Home, we offer state-of-the-art Skilled Nursing services. The beautiful accommodations provide a "home-like" feeling and a comfortable place for patients to recover.
Call 575.885-3161 for a tour of this lovely facility. We would love to show you around!