senior livingThere are many senior care options available, but it can sometimes be difficult to understand the different care and services each one provides. 

Choosing the right facility is an important decision, but it’s also one you may only make once in your lifetime. That’s why it’s important to be armed with the knowledge needed to make the right selection.

That’s why Embassy Healthcare has outlined the differences between skilled nursing facilities and assisted living.

 

What is a skilled nursing facility?

These facilities often provide short-term medical care for people recovering from a serious illness, medical procedure, accident, or other medical situation. Long-term care is available for chronic conditions, but usually must be medically required. 
Skilled nursing facilities may provide services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, medications, speech therapy, social services, and more. These services are provided by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, speech language pathologist, and other medically licensed professionals. 

Often, skilled nursing facilities are used as a temporary stop before determining if a move to a long-term assisted living facility is necessary. 

What is an assisted living facility? 

This option is for those who need help with daily activities such as bathing, grooming, daily care, housekeeping, meal services, and transportation services. An assisted living community provides these services while allowing also you to maintain daily activities and living. 
Keep in mind, assisted living provides less specialized medical care that is required after a procedure, illness, or accident. They also customize to what you need to stay safe, healthy, and happy.

At Embassy Healthcare, we are pleased to offer both skilled nursing and assisted living options. Do you have more questions? Give us a call at 888-975-1379 or send us a message.