A skilled nursing facility (SNF) is long-term in-patient care or rehabilitation center provided by healthcare professionals. Seniors need the medically necessary services provided by trained nurses, physical and occupational therapists to increase recovery and quality of health.
This 24/7 care is designed for temporary residence for patients undergoing medically necessary rehabilitation treatment. While the goal for SNF is to release the patient home, some seniors have chronic illnesses and diseases and may require long-term care services instead.
The service coverage for SNF includes nursing care provided by registered nurses, bed, and board, medications, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, social services, supplies, equipment, and other services necessary to the patient’s health.