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What is the difference between a nursing home and an assisted living facility?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: NH is for sicker.

Candidates for assisted living houses are more independent, less sick and live with less people but there is a certified health care personal helping them with medications.
Nursing homes require more skilled medical services pts are sicker and less capable to live independently.

In brief: NH is for sicker.

Candidates for assisted living houses are more independent, less sick and live with less people but there is a certified health care personal helping them with medications.
Nursing homes require more skilled medical services pts are sicker and less capable to live independently.
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
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In brief: SNF vs ALF

In assisted living, the patient requires only assistance to accomplish their activities of daily living.
Other resources, such as meals, allows them to concentrate on accomplish this goal. In a snf, the level of care is much higher. Typically these residents require a higher and or more extensive level of assistance throughout the day including eating, dressing, toileting, showering, ambulating..

In brief: SNF vs ALF

In assisted living, the patient requires only assistance to accomplish their activities of daily living.
Other resources, such as meals, allows them to concentrate on accomplish this goal. In a snf, the level of care is much higher. Typically these residents require a higher and or more extensive level of assistance throughout the day including eating, dressing, toileting, showering, ambulating..
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