Chocies EmbassyMany people reach a point in their lives when they need help with their daily functions. Assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities are excellent options for helping you or your loved one stay healthy and safe, but choosing between the two can be challenging.

At Embassy Healthcare, we know your health care needs are as unique as you are, so we take the time to help you choose the community best suited for your healthcare needs.

What is the difference between assisted living and skilled nursing?


It is a common misconception that assisted living and skilled nursing are the same. Let's take a look at the key features and services of both so you can have a head start on your conversation with our staff.

Assisted Living
If you have reached a point where you don't feel comfortable living alone, but you don't need full time care, assisted living may be right for you.

Assisted living gives you access to as much or as little care as you need. It allows you to be as independent as you can be, while providing excellent care in a home-like atmosphere.

Types of care provided:

  • Medication maintenance
  • Assistance with grooming, dressing, bathing, toileting, and/or eating
  • 24-hour aids on call to help with falls or minor injuries and provide safety

Key features include:

  • Private apartments or rooms, with your own furnishings and comforts
  • Communal living spaces
  • Planned recreational activities
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Transportation assistance
  • Community meals
  • Exercise and wellness programs

Skilled Nursing
If you or a loved one has serious medical needs that require 24-hour care by healthcare professionals, but that does not require a hospital stay, skilled nursing may be your best option.

You may be on bed rest after surgery or an injury, have non-healing wounds, have an advanced condition, or have cognitive impairment. As a resident of one of our skilled nursing communities, you will have access to around-the-clock care from licensed or registered nursing staff.

Types of care provided:

  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Wound care
  • Diabetes care
  • Infusion treatments
  • Cancer care
  • Alzheimer's or dementia care
  • Heart disease treatment
  • Ostomy conditions
  • Short-term surgery convalescence
  • Bathing, grooming, toileting, and eating assistance

Key features include:

  • 24-hour licensed or registered nursing care
  • Single or double occupancy rooms
  • Secure areas for Alzheimer's and other dementia patients
  • Entertainment and wellness services

At Embassy Healthcare, we're here to help you and your family. Call us today at 888-975-1379 to set up a time to meet with us, discuss your needs, and tour our communities.