Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing
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A skilled nursing facility, historically referred to as a “nursing home,” provides the highest level of medical care available outside of a hospital. These facilities are supervised by a physician medical director who oversees each patient’s treatment plan. A nursing staff is on the premises to provide care, carry out treatments and assess patients 24 hour a day.
In addition to extensive help with personal care and hygiene, a nursing center provides care such as monitoring of vital signs, and administration of medications, injections, oxygen therapy, intravenous fluids, and tube feedings. Many residents typically have chronic conditions that limit mobility. Some may need help to eat or require tube feedings for adequate nourishment.
Skilled nursing care may be the right option when an older person’s needs exceed the assistance with medications, grooming, bathing and dressing provided in a personal care or assisted living community. In other instances, a person might need temporary rehabilitation after a hospital stay before returning home to a personal care community or independent living situation.
At our Wesley Enhanced Living Rehabilitation Centers residents receive ongoing specialized therapies to help them quickly regain strength and independence after an illness or injury. Our personalized approaches emphasize proven protocols, compassion and the dignity of each individual; Our patients get stronger with our proven rehabilitative therapies.
Wesley Enhanced Living offers rehabilitation and skilled nursing care at its Northeast Philadelphia (Pennypack Park), Northwest Philadelphia (Stapeley), Delaware County (Main Line) and Bucks County (Doylestown) communities.
If you have a loved one who is in need of short-term rehabilitation or skilled nursing care, our responsive admissions staff will be happy to speak with you about the care and services available at our WEL Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Centers, as well as collaborate with your loved one’s medical providers to develop an optimal plan for recuperation and/or health improvement and maintenance. Contact the location of your choice for more information.
How to Pay for Nursing Care
For short-term rehabilitation stays, Medicare or a Medicare Managed Care plan will pay for a majority of the care in a nursing facility while on a skilled stay. For those with long-term care needs, the cost of care is paid from the individual’s funds. Once depleted, a Medicaid application is submitted by the facility with the assistance of the individual and/or the individual’s family. Not all skilled nursing facilities have Medicaid certified beds. All Wesley Enhanced Living communities have Medicaid certified beds, which is helpful to residents requiring long-term care following a skilled stay. Wesley Enhanced Living will work with court appointed guardians for long-term care placements. Please contact the community of your choice today to schedule your informational session and personal tour of our Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center with our Wesley Enhanced Living admissions specialist.