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What are skilled nursing facilities?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Level of care needed
A skilled nursing facility describes a center catering to the needs of patients who need a level of care sometimes requiring the skills of a nurse but not that of a hospital.
Included are those needing help with body functions, feeding, medications or mobility at various ages. Generally, a treatment plan coordinated with a physician monitored by the nurses is part of the process.

In brief: Level of care needed
A skilled nursing facility describes a center catering to the needs of patients who need a level of care sometimes requiring the skills of a nurse but not that of a hospital.
Included are those needing help with body functions, feeding, medications or mobility at various ages. Generally, a treatment plan coordinated with a physician monitored by the nurses is part of the process.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
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In brief: SNFs
These are nursing homes that provide skilled nursing, a step up from those facilities that are just homes for the aged.
The skilled needs can be a wide variety of things: complicated medication administration, wound care, physical therapy, intravenous medications, rehabilitation, feeding assistance with feeding tubes, etc. These facilities HAV extensive rules and regulations at the federal state l.

In brief: SNFs
These are nursing homes that provide skilled nursing, a step up from those facilities that are just homes for the aged.
The skilled needs can be a wide variety of things: complicated medication administration, wound care, physical therapy, intravenous medications, rehabilitation, feeding assistance with feeding tubes, etc. These facilities HAV extensive rules and regulations at the federal state l.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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