What is it Exactly?
Skilled Nursing Facilities in Tennessee are health facilities that provides continuous nursing and supportive care to patients who need long-term nursing care on an extended basis, rehabilitation after surgery, disabled or those people who are recovering from a serious medical condition.
Nursing Homes provide patients with inpatient care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and as a minimum, includes physician, skilled nursing, dietary, pharmaceutical services and an activity program. Hospice, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care are all part of the specialty care provided by Nursing Home facilities in Tennessee. They also offer personal care, assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) plus all the services provided with around the clock nursing care.
Nursing home staff and caregivers in Tennessee provide nursing care and supervision 24 hours a day to ensure the safety of its residents. A licensed nurse is required to be present at all times in the facility to provide a more intensive care and treatment. This is provided to patients who are in need of complex medical care, including seniors who have injuries, disabilities, serious illness or those recovering for surgery.
Generally, Nursing homes in Tennessee are more expensive than Assisted Living since they require licensed professionals and more medical equipment to sustain patients high level of medical care needs. Due to the high nursing home costs in Tennessee, senior patients typically utilize their Medicare or Medicaid benefits. Medicare or Medicaid will only pay for nursing care services that are provided by licensed and certified Tennessee nursing home facilities.
However, for those patients who do not qualify for these government health programs, private insurance or private funds are used. Other sources of payment can also come from family members, long-term care insurance or Veteran’s Aid and Attendance.
Nursing homes in Tennessee are licensed by the Department of Public Health, regulated by the State and the Federal Government and are certified by Medicare and Medicaid. These care facilities are only certified when they pass the state government agency inspection.
If you need help finding a nursing home in Tennessee or would like to compare nursing homes in your area, you can visit our facility listings. However, for more detailed information such as pricing, phone numbers and more, please visit www.medicare.gov for more information.
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