Skilled Nursing Care Decision Guide


What is Skilled Nursing?

When seniors need more care than a spouse or family member can provide, whether due to an injury, illness or chronic condition, a skilled nursing facility offers long or short term rehabilitation to help them get back on their feet. Skilled nursing involves around the clock care in a licensed healthcare facility by highly trained professionals.

Skilled Nursing Care for Seniors

Skilled nursing care includes a variety of services based on the individual’s needs. Physical therapists will help seniors regain their strength and range of motion, as well as address balances issues that could potentially cause a fall and further injury. Occupational therapists help seniors become as independent as possible again, ensuring they are able to complete activities of daily living like dressing, bathing and eating. If speech issues are a concern following a stroke, speech therapists are also available to help seniors regain the ability to communicate.

Daily therapy is vital for these seniors to get back to an active, independent lifestyle. Along with rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities provide services like planned meals, housekeeping and scheduled social activities.

The goal of skilled nursing care is to get seniors back to living as independently as possible. Residents will receive the specialized care they need in a supportive, dignified setting where it’s possible to make the most of every day.

Fulfilling Senior Healthcare Needs

If you’re looking for skilled nursing care in West Palm Beach, we provide specialized senior healthcare for the long or short term in our Lourdes-Noreen McKeen Residence. We are licensed by the state of Florida to provide physical, occupational and other rehabilitative therapies through personalized care plans.  Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a tour.

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