No one plans a medical emergency. Or a fall. Or an illness. But when the unthinkable happens you may find yourself trying to evaluate skilled nursing facilities vs. nursing homes, without a clear understanding of the difference. The Pine Run Health Center is available for short and long-term stays to provide the nursing care, rehabilitation, therapies, and support needed to get back on your feet or to help manage chronic conditions and illnesses and improve quality of life.
“Moving to the Pine Run Health Center either for a short stay or permanently is not a choice any of us wants to make,” said Sandy Stiles, Nursing Home Administrator at the Pine Run Health Center. “But for those who require round-the-clock medical care and assistance with activities of daily living, or who have recently had a hospital stay or surgery, a skilled nursing facility provides the medical care that is needed as well as the social, emotional, and nutritional supports for those who need to be here,” continued Stiles.
If you or your loved one has experienced a medical emergency and has worked with hospital discharge planners or are experiencing challenges managing illnesses in your home, the next steps are often confusing. What are skilled nursing facilities? What is short-term care? Rehabilitation? Long-term care? Is this different than a nursing home? And who pays for these services?
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