Skilled Nursing

For times when 24-hour nursing care is necessary, Episcopal SeniorLife Communities offers this level of care at the Episcopal Church Home. Skilled Nursing is for people who have serious or chronic health issues that require consistent medical oversight or complete assistance with the activities of daily living. At the Episcopal Church Home, we have traditional and Memory Care-specific Skilled Nursing neighborhoods.

The care provided within this living option is extensive and personalized for each resident. Staff help residents with their activities of daily living—from bathing and dressing to eating and toileting and other activities—and licensed medical professionals administer medications, IVs, injections, wound care, tube feedings and other tasks. At Episcopal SeniorLife Communities, our Skilled Nursing services also include a full menu of daily activities that residents can take advantage of, based on their interests and abilities to participate.

Take a look at our Skilled Nursing community below to learn more.

Episcopal Church Home

505 Mount Hope Avenue

Rochester, NY 14620

585.546.8400

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What is Skilled Nursing?

An accident, surgery, a serious and debilitating illness or a chronic condition may call for Skilled Nursing care. In some cases, Skilled Nursing is the next step after you or a loved one leave the hospital, and means a temporary stay before going home or to another care setting. In other cases, especially when someone is elderly and in fragile medical condition, Skilled Nursing is required in order to maintain good overall care for that person over the long term.

While Skilled Nursing can be provided in a number of settings, it’s always a high level of medical care that must be administered by trained medical professionals, including doctors and registered nurses (RNs), and physical, speech and occupational therapists.

Here are some answers to common questions about Skilled Nursing.

Frequently Asked Questions about Skilled Nursing

A: Most likely, it will be that person’s doctor(s) who recommends Skilled Nursing following a stay in the hospital for surgery or other serious medical event. Skilled Nursing is appropriate for people who need professional medical care and supervision around the clock, whether temporarily or for the long term, based on their medical diagnosis, overall health, and prognosis for recovery and a return to living more independently.

A: This is 24/7 medical care and supervision that includes full-time help with the activities of daily living. It includes regular health monitoring, pharmacy services, and often onsite physical and occupational therapy. Residents stay in rooms that are private or semi-private, and can use scheduled, supervised transportation for outside doctor appointments.

A: These include everything from medical care and supervision to complete assistance with the activities of daily living. Residents receive three healthy meals each day, housekeeping and laundry services. Residents also commonly receive opportunities for social and recreational activities, plus transportation to doctor appointments. Many people who are receiving Skilled Nursing services will use wheelchairs, walkers and/or canes. Social workers and case managers are also available to consult with residents and their families, to make sure the care is coordinated for each individual.

A: These terms are frequently used interchangeably. While Skilled Nursing can be provided in a number of different settings, and isn’t always needed long-term, a nursing home also provides Skill Nursing care, but it’s often for long-term residents who need round-the-clock medical supervision plus help with the activities of daily living.

A: Yes, and it’s smart to think about future needs as you decide where you or a loved one will live. Now many senior living communities offer a full array of care and services to make it easier to transition from one type of living option to another, and most communities will offer their residents priority consideration to other levels of care when they’re needed. It’s worth considering a senior living organization that offers you or your loved one these additional levels of care and extra peace of mind when you compare your choices.

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