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What Is a Common Reason for Admission Into a Skilled Nursing Facility?

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Skilled nursing care can be an essential tool for people of all ages who need extra support following an injury, illness, or medical procedure. This type of care offers the highest level of nursing provided outside a hospital setting. Depending on the circumstances, it may be short- or long-term, and there may be many reasons for skilled nursing.

In addition to providing around-the-clock medical or rehabilitation services, a skilled nursing facility for seniors can offer them and their families peace of mind. These programs provide support with activities of daily living (ADLs) and social engagement in a safe, secure, home-like environment.

The Campbell Center is the premier choice for short-term and long-term senior skilled nursing care at Buckner Villas in Austin. Contact us online or call 512.580.9882 to schedule a tour and learn more about how we can help you or your loved one.

What Are the Reasons for Senior Skilled Nursing Care?

The aging process is different for everyone. While many seniors can maintain independent living within their homes, called aging in place, others need a higher level of care. The reasons for this are varied. Some of the most common reasons for skilled nursing admission include the following:

  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • Knee or hip replacements
  • Broken bones
  • Dementia, including Alzheimer’s
  • Neurological diseases
  • Frequent falls
  • Mobility issues
  • Chronic diseases that require specialized treatment
  • Significant mental or behavioral health issues

In most cases, admittance into a skilled nursing facility follows a minimum three-day hospital stay because of insurance requirements. Physicians and hospitals often refer patients to a skilled nursing facility when the care they need exceeds what home care can provide. For instance, a person may require the following:

  • Wound care
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Cardiac care
  • Pulmonary rehab
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Custodial care

In certain situations, in-home visiting nurses can provide many of these services. However, a skilled nursing facility offers the added benefit of around-the-clock access to care, which is particularly essential when seniors have complex medical issues, difficulty with mobility, or lack a support system to meet their needs.

What Are the Benefits of Skilled Nursing for Seniors?

The main benefit of skilled nursing for seniors is 24/7 access to scheduled care and immediate access to emergency care. Other significant benefits include the following:

  • Individualized treatment plans and therapeutic interventions
  • Medication management
  • Reduced risk of multiple hospitalizations
  • Transportation services
  • Nutritional counseling and access to healthy meals
  • Social engagement, peer support, and spiritual guidance
  • Structured routines that promote stability
  • Access to life-enriching events and activities

Access to skilled nursing care can significantly impact physical and mental health-related outcomes. The higher level of care provided in skilled nursing for seniors requires advanced training, ensuring that seniors receive the best quality of care.

What to Expect from Skilled Nursing Care at Buckner Villas

The Campbell Center at Bucker Villas provides top-rated skilled nursing care for short- or long-term care needs. We have a long history of delivering person-centered, compassionate, individualized care in a welcoming, home-like environment.

Residents of The Campbell Center enjoy amenities and services including but not limited to:

  • Private rooms with private bathrooms and showers
  • Laundry and housekeeping services
  • Three chef-prepared meals daily
  • Personal wellness programs
  • Pet therapy
  • Music therapy
  • On-site beauty salon and barber shop
  • Community dining and living areas
  • Recreational activities
  • Social events and outings
  • Spa and indoor heated pool

All Campbell Center rooms have cable TV and wi-fi. Residents in long-term skilled nursing care can live comfortably without worrying about maintenance issues or home upkeep. Our highly-skilled, compassionate staff views their work as less than a job and more of a calling to help others, and they strive to build relationships with residents and their family members.

Seek Skilled Nursing Care Services at Buckner Villas

At Buckner Villas, we provide safe, secure skilled nursing care services in a welcoming, home-like environment where residents live independently, with 24-hour access to care and support. With our low staff-to-resident ratio, each of our residents is known on a personal level and receives individualized care. Call 512.580.9882 today or fill out our web form to learn about our skilled nursing facility for seniors.