Understanding Skilled Nursing Care & Its Benefits

Posted on March 1, 2023

There are many levels of senior living available, and because of this, it can be challenging to know which type of care is right for someone you love. Learning more about each type is the only way to determine which is right for your family’s situation.

At The Pavilion Senior Living, we offer specialized nursing and senior living services in communities throughout Tennessee. Our team is explaining skilled nursing care to help you better understand and decide if it will benefit your loved one.

What is Skilled Nursing Care?

According to Medicare.gov, skilled nursing care is “nursing and therapy care that can only be safely and effectively performed by, or under the supervision of, professionals or technical personnel. It’s health care given when you need skilled nursing or skilled therapy to treat, manage, and observe your condition and evaluate your care.”

“A skilled nursing facility is an in-patient rehabilitation and medical treatment center staffed with trained medical professionals. They provide the medically-necessary services of licensed nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and audiologists (Julia Kagan, Investopedia).”

Skilled nursing communities and specialized nursing services provide long-term medical care and assistance with the activities of daily life.

How Skilled Nursing Improves Quality of Life

Convenient Access to Healthcare and Medical Services

Because licensed professionals are required to provide specialized nursing services, individuals and their families can have peace of mind knowing that care and assistance are readily available. Someone will always be there to provide the proper care and attention.

Furthermore, caregivers watch for any changes in the medical conditions and make updates to care plans as needed. This monitoring allows individuals and their families to feel secure in their health and well-being, knowing that any changes in health will not go unnoticed.

Guidance on Diet and Nutrition

For many of us, understanding healthy diet and nutrition guidelines can be confusing and overwhelming. To make this topic even more complicated, our nutritional needs change as we age and can alter following an injury or illness, leading to even more confusion.

Specialized nursing services provide guidance on what foods the body needs in order to recover and thrive. The nurses and other caregivers within skilled nursing communities work with the food preparation team to ensure that residents receive the right nutrients as well as the right quantities of these nutrients to feel energized and stay healthy.

Support to Stay Social

Socialization is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Humans are social creatures, so maintaining a social life and interacting with others is essential to our overall health and wellness. This social stimulation helps to keep the mind active and engaged, promoting cognitive health and preventing decline.

In a skilled nursing community, individuals have endless opportunities to stay socially active. Whether participating in group activities, taking advantage of community amenities, or simply enjoying a meal with fellow residents, those living in a skilled nursing community have many more socialization opportunities than they may if they were in a private residence.

Skilled Nursing Care at The Pavilion Senior Living

The Pavilion Senior Living’s skilled nursing communities provide 24-hour care and daily assistance to every resident. In addition to medical and health care, our communities also offer amenities and wellness activities. We have a licensed physician who supervises each individual’s care and therapy services, including speech, occupational, and physical therapy.

Specialized nursing services at The Pavilion Senior Living include:

  • 24-hour emergency care
  • Medication monitoring and administration
  • Regular wellness checks
  • On-site therapies
  • Specialized care
  • Ambulation

At The Pavilion Senior Living, our mission is to provide high-quality services tailored to meet the unique physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of each individual who stays with us. Through our specialized nursing services and other senior living care options, we strive to be a senior living provider that you and your family members can trust, helping individuals maintain their independence and promote overall wellness.

We invite you to visit our website or contact a member of The Pavilion Senior Living team to learn more about our skilled nursing and senior living communities throughout Tennessee.

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