Nursing Homes are intended for seniors requiring 24-hour nursing or health care, either long-term or short-term. Nursing Homes offer a comfortable community surrounding private or shared room, with medical staff available around-the-clock, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurses’ aides.
What level of care is provided?
Care ranges from basic assistance with daily activities to treatment and procedures from skilled nurses. Nursing Homes also commonly offer custodial support and meals, while residents can add therapists, on-call doctors, laundry services and more.
What are the costs?
Nursing Homes costs are contingent upon the services required but are generally more expensive than Assisted Living and Independent Retirement Living.
What are the payment options?
About one-third of Nursing Home residents use private funds. Nursing Homes may also accept Medicare or Medicaid, though eligibility and length of stay vary by state. Some insurance policies may also cover Nursing Home expenses.