A Nursing Home is for individuals who require daily nursing care and other professional support services.
Nursing Homes provide skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, activity therapy, care planning and other comprehensive care services in a single setting.
Medicare will cover rehabilitative care for a limited number of days (maximum 100 days) after a patient has been hospitalized for a minimum of 3 days or longer. Medicare will determine the duration of coverage and estimate the time needed for recovery after the patient is fully evaluated by the facility.
Permanent long term care in this setting is for seniors who need continuous skilled care or advanced medical care that is not available at other facilities. Other care options such as Adult Family Homes, Assisted Living or Home Health Care are often appropriate to meet the daily care of most seniors and permanent stays in a Nursing Home is not necessary.