If you have health care difficulties that can’t be managed at home or in an assisted living setting, you may have access to Nursing Facilities (NFs), also referred to as Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). NFs are licensed facilities that provide short- or long-term care services to elderly and young adults with physical and/or mental disabilities.
Services at these facilities includes assistance with personal care activities, such as:
- Using the bathroom
- Housekeeping needs
Based on your needs and level of care, your stay in an NF will be determined to be skilled or custodial. Medical services can include:
- Medically complex care
- Rehabilitation (physical, occupation and/or speech)
- Wound care
- IV Therapy
Many NFs offer specialized programs for congestive heart failure, complex wounds, pain management, Alzheimer's care, respite care and other illnesses and conditions.
For more information about nursing facilities, see the Long Term Services and Support Handbook .