June 29, 2018

Be In The Senior Housing Know: Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation

Filed under: Assisted Living,Medicare,Nursing and Rehab,SeniorLivingGuide.com — Tags: , — seniorlivingguide @ 10:31 am

By: Darleen Mahoney

The level of health care and personal care provided varies greatly between a skilled nursing facility and an assisted living facility.  An assisted living facility (ALF) is a long term living environment where the resident’s care is customized based on health and personal needs. A skilled nursing facility (SNF) is a temporary facility based on hospitalization or a significant decline in health.

Skilled nursing facilities include room and board, any necessary physical and/or Senior Housing Skilled Nursingoccupational therapy, social services, medication, speech, audiology, and all care is provided by registered professional nurses. The level of care that they provide may include rehabilitation, tube feedings, intravenous, and rapidly declining health services.

Skilled nursing facilities are also required to meet federal criteria for Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement for nursing care. Skilled care is covered by Medicare for typically up to 100 days after a hospitalization. Once you use 100 days, your current benefit period must end before you renew your SNF benefits. Custodial care may be needed for an extended period. The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services provides detail on what is covered under each of their plans.

Before choosing a Skilled Nursing Facility, consider the following:

  • Make sure you have a recent medical evaluation with a recommendation for a Skilled Nursing Facility vs. another housing option
  • If 24/7 medical care is required, a skilled nursing facility is best. If custodial needs are required, consider an Assisted Living Facility.
  • Because a Skilled Nursing Facility is temporary, consider the medical needs of the patient and make sure that there may not be an alternate plan. If a family can fill in the gaps in care with adult day care programs, home health care, or respite care there may be alternatives to consider.

If you feel that you or a family member needs a Skilled Nursing/Rehabilitation facility, please visit www.SeniorLivingGuide.com, click on “Skilled Nursing/Rehabilitation”, and your state or area of interest. You will be able to choose from multiple options and review in detail what each one offers and if it meets your needs. Do your research and make the best possible decision for you and your family.


May 17, 2012

Boomers and the Minefield of Medicare

Filed under: Boomer,Medicare,Senior Housing Events — seniorlivingguide @ 8:37 am

An interactive, sildenafil educational workshop on Medicare. Open to all the mature, ambulance adult children of the mature, capsule adult grandchildren of the mature.

Call Edna Massey, (804) 750-1110, to schedule one of the following convenient dates:
Thursday June 14th 3:30 to 5:15 PM
Wednesday July 18th 9:15 to 11:00 AM
Tuesday August 14th 6:15 to 8:00 PM
Monday Sept 17th 10:00 to 11:45 AM

8401 Patterson Ave
Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23229


January 25, 2012

Boomers and the Minefield of Medicare

Filed under: Medicare,Senior Housing Events — seniorlivingguide @ 3:50 pm

A hands-on, sick interactive, remedy educational workshop on Medicare

Thursday, February 16th, 6:15 – 8:00 PM

Wednesday, February 19th, 10:00 – 11:45 AM

Tuesday, March 13th, 10:00 – 11:45 AM

Wednesday, March 28th, 6:15 – 8:00 PM

Location:  8401 Patterson Ave, Suite 105, Richmond, VA 23229

Reservations required.  Call Edna Massey, 804-750-1110


July 1, 2011

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Filed under: Medicare — seniorlivingguide @ 6:39 am

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