Nursing Facilities

If your health care can’t be managed at home or in an assisted living setting, here is an option to consider. 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 include help with personal care, such as:

  • Eating
  • Walking
  • Bathing
  • Using the bathroom
  • Laundry
  • Meals
  • Housekeeping needs
  • Skilled and intermediate nursing facility
  • Room and board

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
  • Other illnesses and conditions

For more information about nursing facilities, check the Member Handbook on the Forms & Documents page.