Skilled care brings the advanced medical resources you get from a hospital to a more home-like setting.
Referred to typically as “nursing homes“, skilled care is a good choice for those who have more specialized medical needs such as a respiratory illness, Parkinson’s disease, effects of a stroke, or after joint replacement surgery.
Skilled care is often for intermediate care, and is not always permanently necessary, in which the patient or resident needs more assistance than usual, generally from licensed nursing personnel and certified nursing assistants.
- Community: Skilled care communities are designed to meet the individual medical needs of each resident. There are private or semi-private rooms available in a beautiful and peaceful environment that provides all of the amenities of a hospital while allowing each resident to feel more at home.
- Amenities: Each community is designed to be comfortable and peaceful with beautiful surroundings and comfortable amenities to help each patient feel more at home. In addition, each facility is fully stocked with medical equipment, oxygen machines, electronic beds, and in-unit pharmacies to cater to each resident’s needs with a licensed physician and nurse on the premise at all times.
- Location: We maintain a network of skilled senior living facilities in the Louisville, KY area to find a location that is close to family and friends and provides the care you need.
- Costs: The cost of skilled nursing varies on whether your stay is short-term or long-term. For short-term care, most private insurance or Medicare will cover the cost. Long term rates depend on the location and type of room.
- Services: Each community provides all of the medical care services that the patient require including physicians, nursing staff, pain management, and both physical and occupational therapists. In addition to medical care, services often include meals, activities, transportation, housekeeping and laundry services, social activities and personal assistance.
When is it time?
No one wants to move from their Louisville home into a senior living community. It’s a difficult transition. Deciding when and where is a difficult process.
There are common signs to look for that indicate a deterioration of health and quality of life. These indications suggest that it might be time to look into a senior living or personal care facility.
- Declining attention to personal hygiene
- Unsafe driving
- Unkempt living area
- Inability to manage medications
- Declining mobility
- Unexplained bruises
- Too little food available or food is beyond the expiration date
- Declining appetite
- Neglecting finances
- Reduced ability to communicate
- Memory impairment
Having a discussion with your parent or elderly loved one above moving to a senior living community is a hard conversation to have.
Before you discuss it, do your research and be prepared with a few options. We provide free no-obligation consultation to find senior living facilities in the Louisville, KY area that meet your needs and your budget.
Noble and dedicated caregivers do their best to care for loved ones, but often you may not have the resources or expertise your parents or spouse require. Providing your loved one with the attention, care, and expertise they need during their final years is one of the greatest gifts you can give.
We’re available to help pick what type of senior living facility is best for you and your loved one’s needs. Get in touch with us today to get started!