What About Skilled Nursing Home Care?

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Assisted Living Locators

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Nov 01, 2022

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Perhaps your loved one doesn’t want to have to stay in a skilled nursing facility after being discharged from the hospital. Or, other than needing daily medical care, they prefer to live independently in their own private residence. In such cases, they might be able to receive skilled nursing care right in their own home. Provided they have the financial means to do so, seniors and their families can hire licensed home health aides to help with various medical procedures, such as:

  • Health monitoring
  • Occupational, physical, and speech therapy
  • Blood draws and injections
  • Feeding tubes and catheters
  • IV drips
  • Wound care

The national median cost of hiring a home health aide is currently $4,576 per month. Keep in mind that the types of home nursing care services that are available will vary depending on state laws, as well as the agency. Furthermore, custodial services – such as assistance with ADLs, cooking, cleaning, etc. – are separate from skilled nursing services and will cost extra.

AmenitiesSkilled Nursing FacilityNursing Home Care
Medical CareYesYes
Assistance with ADLsYesNot typically available (unless part of the medical condition). Would have to arrange separately/pay extra.
MealsYesNot typically available. Would have to arrange separately/pay extra.
Activities & EntertainmentYesYes

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