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Clarview Offers Help in Understanding the Role of a Skilled Care Facility (SNF)

When faced with senior care decisions, it is important to understand the various options available and the services you can expect from each provider.

At Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, we are committed to provide high-quality medical care and services for individuals in need of post-acute care after a hospital stay, recovery from onset of illness or injury, surgical recovery or for those in need of care related to chronic disease management.

Skilled care typically refers to skilled nursing care and/or rehabilitation services, ordered by a physician, and provided by licensed health professionals, such as nurses and physical therapists. Skilled care is provided in a nursing facility setting, which is also referred to as a nursing home or a skilled nursing facility (SNF).

Skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services can also be provided in other health care settings, such as a home health provider or an inpatient rehabilitation hospital. The Medicare program will often pay a portion of a skilled care stay provided in a nursing home setting when the nursing care and therapy services can only be safely and effectively performed by, or under the supervision of licensed personnel. Skilled care providers offer 24-hour licensed care to assist in individualized treatment plan.

Most skilled procedures are provided by licensed nurses and rehabilitation therapists, with physicians available as needed. A skilled-care stay is usually a goal-oriented and client centered short-term stay averaging 14 to 21 days. Goals are established with a primary focus of improving physical function while recuperating from an acute illness, injury or surgery. At the conclusion of a skilled stay, individuals are often discharged back to their home in the community where they continue to live independently.

Individuals can also receive long-term care in a nursing facility. Some residents need more day-to-day assistance than can be provided in their home which necessitates their transition to a longer term nursing home stay. Care and services are typically focused on maintaining functional and/or cognitive capabilities and effective management of future declines. The care focus includes permanent housing and social programming in addition to medical care. Long-term nursing home care is generally paid by the consumer through private funds or through the Pennsylvania Medical Assistance Program.

Short-Stay Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care Services are available at Clarview for individuals in need of, but not limited to:

· Pre- and Post-Operative Rehabilitation

· Joint Replacement and Orthopedic Recovery

· Neurological Care and Stroke Rehabilitation

· Cancer and Palliative Medical Care

· IV Infusion Treatment

· Diabetes Management

· Pulmonary Care

· Cardiac Wellness

· Wound Care

Today’s skilled nursing facilities serve two very different patient populations. We can provide complex medical care and rehabilitation services for those recovering from surgery or illness to assist with their return to home and community settings. Additionally, we also provide long term support services that offer permanent support for day-to-day needs.

Clarview’s team will work with you, your family and your caregivers to establish individual patient centered goals at the time of admission to shorten recovery time while maintaining/improving functional capabilities. Discharge education, resource coordination, and follow-up support will be coordinated prior to transitioning home or to a lower level of care. After discharge, we will share your success with your physician and evaluate your satisfaction with your stay.

Admissions are accepted 24/7. Our 24 hour inquiry/admission line is 814-745-2031.


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