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assisted living | 60-day stay trial | skilled nursing | nurses week | Aging & Caregiving

Celebrating Nurses in Skilled Nursing Homes and Assisted Living

By: Elizabeth Bemis
May 6th, 2013

Families are often in the middle of a health crisis with their aging loved one when they have to sort out the difference between the care offered at skilled nursing homes and assisted living communities.  Skilled nursing facilities are commonly referred to as nursing homes and are licensed healthcare facilities that are inspected and regulated by the state’s Department of Public Health and have nurses on staff 24-hours each day. Long and short-term care is available for those who need rehabilitation services or suffer from serious or persistent health issues that are too complicated to be tended to at assisted living.

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