Why should you choose a long term skilled care facility over other options that may be available to you or a loved one that is in need of help? The answer is fairly simple. A reputable long term skilled care facility is your best option because they are properly equipped to meet the needs of their patients. In essence, they have the best access to doctors and specialists. Long term skilled facilities also provide their patients with nursing care on an around the clock basis, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

In addition, a medical director is in charge of the facility. If the long term care facility is reputable, you can be rest assured that the patients are receiving a host of services as needed including pain management, medication management, and wound care. They are also receiving IV therapy, specialized medical equipment management, and a host of other medical related services. The bottom line is that the level of care is equal to the care that patients receive in a hospital.

That means the level of care at a long term skilled care facility is significantly better then the level of care provided at an assisted living facility, and certainly better then patients can receive at their homes. There are other reasons why you should choose a long term skilled care facility for yourself or a loved one. For example, they offer physical therapy services, occupational therapy services, and speech and language therapy services for patients on a daily basis. The bottom line is that you or your loved one will receive the highest level of physical function, which goes a long way in gaining back your or your loved one’s independence.

Another reason to choose long term skilled care is because it makes the most sense for patients who require help with daily living activities and functions. For example, if you or a loved one needs help bathing, grooming, getting dressed, and walking, there is always a staff member or even multiple staff members available to assist with those things. The staff members can even help you or a loved one to get in and out of bed. Last but certainly not least, long term skilled care facilities provide nutritional services for their patients.

This is incredibly important because eating properly is a key in maintaining good health and raising energy levels. Dining services in reputable long term skilled care facilities are managed by licensed nutritionists.

Please contact us today for more information about our long term skilled care programs.

Matulaitis Rehabilitation and Skilled Care is the leading non-profit skilled nursing facility in Northeast Connecticut. We are proud to receive top national rankings and the highest five-star rating from Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare. Our dedicated staff combines renowned care and exceptional nursing skills with a holistic approach. We fully realize that the restoration of your health and well-being after an illness, operation, or injury can be incredibly difficult.

Our long term care features attention to the whole person, assuring individualized care for fullness of living, spiritual welfare, and providing a sense of community with enriching programming. We invite you to learn more about our special smoke-free facility as you consider your own or a loved one’s needs.