Skilled nursing is a service that provides high-level medical and custodial care, such as assistance with daily activities and ambulation. It is indicated for long-term special care in cases of chronic conditions and compromised health, as well as short-term rehabilitation after an elaborate procedure at the hospital.
Hospitalization for major surgeries or serious medical conditions such as stroke are usually followed by a period of skilled nursing care that addresses rehabilitation, surgical wound care and timely administration of medications. Skilled nursing is also required for chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart and lung diseases, and care for the terminally ill and the elderly.
Your care is supervised by a physician and provided by registered nurses who manage your medical conditions, along with occupational and physical therapists who assist you with rehabilitation.