Skilled Nursing offers 24/7 care for those who can no longer live independently and need a nurse on staff to assist with care. Nursing homes are equipped with medical professionals and supplies to offer specialized care for those with severe illnesses and injuries. The staff members are trained to assist residents with personal care such as grooming, bathing and dressing and daily activities such as getting out of bed, eating, medication management and using the restroom. Nursing homes offer meal plans, special diets, diabetic care including injections, colostomy bags, feeding tubes, tracheostomy care, wound care, physical therapy, pharmaceutical, lab and radiology services, end-of-life or hospice care.
How to get into a skilled nursing:
Short term stay after a qualified hospital visit- paid for by insurance- This is usually for rehab from an illness or injury and will include care and physical therapy.
Long Term must be Approved by Medi-Cal for long term care and able to find a bed available.
These beds are limited and usually only for residents that have a feeding tube, diabetic with Dementia or Alzheimer’s and unable to do their own injections or bedridden. You will need to get your doctor and the Skilled Nursing Facility to get the approval from the State for long term beds. These are usually in limited supply.
Private Pay – You can place someone in Skilled at any time you choose if you want to pay out of pocket. Price is usually $5000-$10,000 a month.
Payment Source: Private Pay, LTC Insurance, Medi-Cal, Veterans Benefits
Cost: $6000-$10,000 a month
Average Cost: $350.00 a day