skilled nursing facility


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facility

 [fah-sil´ĭ-te]
an agency or other site where an activity or process is carried out.
independent living f's congregate housing.
intermediate care facility (ICF) a health related facility designed to provide custodial care for individuals unable to care for themselves because of mental or physical infirmity; not considered by the government to be a medical facility, it can receive no reimbursement under Medicare, generally receiving the bulk of its financing under Medicaid. Federal regulations require that an ICF have a registered nurse as director of nursing and a licensed nurse on duty at least 8 hours a day; other staffing requirements vary from state to state.
skilled nursing facility (SNF) a type of nursing home recognized by the Medicare and Medicaid systems as meeting long term health care needs for individuals who have the potential to function independently after a limited period of care. A multidisciplinary team guides health care and rehabilitative services, including skilled nursing care.

skilled nursing facility (SNF)

Etymology: ME, skil, distinction
an institution or part of an institution that meets criteria for accreditation established by the sections of the Social Security Act that determine the basis for Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement for skilled nursing care. Skilled nursing care includes rehabilitation and various medical and nursing procedures. Written policies and protocols are formulated with appropriate professional consultation. Law requires that these policies designate which level of caregiver is responsible for implementation of each policy, that the care of every patient be under the supervision of a physician, that a physician be available on an emergency basis, that records of the condition and care of every patient be maintained, that nursing service be available 24 hours a day, and that at least one full-time registered nurse be employed. Other criteria stipulate that the facility have appropriate facilities for storing and dispensing drugs and biologics, that it maintain a use review plan, that all licensing requirements of the state in which it is located be met, and that an overall budget be maintained.

skilled nursing facility

An inpatient healthcare facility with the staff and equipment to provide skilled care, rehabilitation and other related health services to patients who need nursing care, but do not require hospitalisation.

skilled nurs·ing fa·cil·i·ty

(SNF) (skild nŭrs'ing fă-sil'i-tē)
A nursing facility providing 24-hour nonacute nursing, medical, and rehabilitative care.
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CNAs receive 75 hours of formal training, as required by the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act, and are responsible for the activities of daily living and personal care of skilled nursing facility residents.
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The skilled nursing facility will provide care to patients who need around-the-clock monitoring, who for some reason, perhaps due to age or senility, cannot live by themselves.
It can't rely on hospitals the way a skilled nursing facility can, and a broad referral base may even include skilled nursing facilities.
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That meant designing separate entrances, so that those entering the assisted living building won't sense the proximity of the adjoined skilled nursing facility.
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