- The key features of a skilled nursing care community
- The difference between a skilled nursing care community and a nursing home
- How to determine if a skilled nursing care community is the right fit for your needs
What is Skilled Nursing Care?Skilled nursing care is often used by patients recovering from a recent hospital stay as well as an option for individuals who need a higher level of care on a long-term o permanent basis. Some examples of the most common types of skilled nursing care services are:
- Wound care
- Physical therapy
- Occupational and/or speech therapy
- Intravenous (IV) therapy
- Catheter care
- Monitoring of medical equipment and/or vital signs
- Memory care
Skilled Nursing Care Community vs. Nursing HomeAnother common question is, “What is the difference between a skilled nursing care community and a nursing home?” In some cases, they can be virtually the same thing – but that’s not always the case:
- Nursing homes are residential care communities for individuals who need a level of medical care and support that is not generally available in assisted living communities. In a nursing home, a staff of registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and/or certified nursing assistants (CNAs) provide assistance with daily care.
- Skilled nursing care communities also provide 24/7 professional care but generally offer a broader range of medical services than a traditional nursing home. They are not always intended for long-term or permanent residence, with many exclusively used for rehabilitative care on a short-term basis. However, there are many skilled nursing homes that do provide long-term care.
- Wound care
- Stroke recovery
- Terminal illness
- Rehabilitation after an operation or illness (post-hospital care)
- Serious memory issues
- 24/7 care
Montgomery Place: Skilled Nursing Care in Chicago, ILThe Montgomery Place in Chicago is one just such continuing care retirement community that provides skilled nursing care. These services are overseen by experienced physicians from the University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition to monitoring and guidance from UCMC physicians, seniors living in our community receive 24/7 care from our full on-site team of nurses, certified nursing assistants, and caregivers. Montgomery Place also facilitates respite services in Chicago to support primary caregivers who are in need of a temporary care arrangement for their loved ones. Our compassionate, highly-trained team can provide you with the peace of mind of knowing that your loved one will be exceptionally well cared for in our respite accommodations while you take the time and space you need. As an award-winning provider of continuing care, Montgomery Place is dedicated to creating a comfortable, welcoming environment where seniors can live with joy and dignity. For more information about our skilled nursing care, including services for memory support and pain management needs, we invite you to contact our team today.
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