Why Select LTC or SNF Care Over Home Rehab
Long term care benefits can usually be measured by an increase in life quality and longevity. This type of care provides peace of mind, for both patient and family members, that daily needs and points of care will not go unmet or neglected. This sense of peace is invaluable when there is risk to patient safety to carry out normal daily tasks and care habits. Additionally, families often report a felt sense of relief when they see the quality of life provided for a loved one, and the fulfilling lives they lead in the shared communities we create. There may sometimes be fear of loneliness for a loved one when their care demands more time and accomodation than busy schedules, skill levels, or finances may allow. No one wants to feel like they are abandoning a beloved relative in a cold, clinical facility, seldom to be visited. Families can let go of unwarranted, self-imposed guilt when seeing their loved ones at home here, building friendships, holding busy social calendars, and sustaining vibrant, quality lives. We take the best care of people, leaving room for laughter, healing, and relationships to flourish.
Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF’s) generally provide transitional care for patients between hospital and home, following an ER visit or other hospitalization. This type of care is sometimes called “post-acute,” as it usually requires hospitalization for three or more days to be considered eligible. The benefits of Skilled Nursing care are similar to those of long term care, but for a much more finite timespan. Usually rehabilitative in nature, these SNF visits tend to last only 30 days or so on average. Emergencies and accidents may be avoided in a SNF, helping to expedite the healing process after surgery or trauma, with skilled, knowledgeable staff and therapeutic equipment readily accessible. Patients with limited mobility are at risk to sustain fewer injuries during rehabilitation when they may avoid the josstle of transit to maintain rigorous PT schedules. Progress may be gained safely and quickly with assistance and medical supervision available around the clock, providing peace of mind for both patients and families alike.
Other benefits to each care type fall under their respective eligibility for various payment options. There are financial implications for patients, based on the type of care prescribed. There are four categories of payment available in the industry including Individual Pay, Insurance Pay, Medicaid, and Medicare. These plans may be utilized or combined for the patient’s benefit, depending upon the categories applying to their unique situation. [READ MORE ABOUT PAYMENT OPTIONS] However, patients may unknowingly set themselves up to suffer financially or with the hassle of transferring facilities to properly utilize their payment plans. These elements are based on the classification and certification level of each facility. It is helpful to understand these elements on the front-end to select the facility that offers the best utilization of payment options available, while offering required care needs and helping to avoid patient transfers or unexpected bills. [READ MORE ABOUT SELECTING THE RIGHT HOME]