Nursing Homes Options for Personal Care and Healthcare
Basic Care - These are services required to maintain a resident's activities of daily living. Basic Care includes personal care, supervision and safety. A nurse aide, practical nurse or a family member can provide this care.
Skilled Care - This is the level of care which requires the regular services of a registered nurse for treatments and procedures. Skilled care also includes services provided by specially trained professionals, such as physical and respiratory therapists.
Sub-Acute - This is comprehensive inpatient care designed for someone who has had an acute illness, injury, or chronic illness. Subacute care is generally more intensive than traditional nursing facility care and less than acute care, requiring frequent (daily to weekly) recurrent patient assessment and review.