If you’ve been researching senior care options for yourself or a loved one, you might be wondering what the term “skilled nursing” means. In this post we’ll explore the skilled nursing definition, including who it’s for and what kinds of services it typically includes. Let’s get started.

Skilled Nursing Definition

Skilled nursing care could be an ideal solution for anyone who is recovering from an injury, illness, or surgery and is in need of assistance with some activities of daily living. Skilled nursing could also be the right choice for anyone who needs 24-hour care, including advanced support with everyday activities.

Does Medicare Cover Skilled Nursing?

Medicare may cover short-term skilled nursing if certain qualifications are met. For example, in order for Medicare to pay for skilled nursing, your loved one will need both a qualifying hospital stay and a doctor’s order that specifies the need for daily skilled care services. To learn more about Medicare for skilled nursing, visit the official Medicare website.

Skilled Nursing Care at Western Home Communities

When choosing a skilled nursing provider for a loved one, you want to feel good about your decision. At Western Home Communities, we’re proud to have earned the 2018 Silver National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association. This distinction signifies our ongoing commitment to helping the people we serve live a life of meaning and purpose. Learn more about skilled nursing care at Western Home Communities.

The Skilled Nursing Care You Want is Here

For more than 100 years, we’ve been the Cedar Valley’s trusted provider of short- and long-term skilled nursing care. Now into our second century, we’re continuing to offer quality skilled care you can trust by empowering our dedicated team of nurses, nurse assistants, housekeepers, launderers, chaplains and household coordinators to put residents first with every decision big or small.  

If you’re interested in learning more about skilled nursing care at Western Home Communities, fill out our form or give us a call at 319.277.2141 today. We’ll answer your questions so you can make a more informed decision about your loved one’s care.