Cities with Nursing & Rehab Communities in Arizona

Foothills Place

  3701 North Swan Road
Tucson, AZ 85718

Brookdale Flagstaff

  2100 S Woodlands Village Boulevard
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Brookdale Central Chandler

  1919 West Carla Vista Drive
Chandler, AZ 85224

The Hacienda at The River

  2720 East River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718

Brookdale Santa Catalina

  7500 N. Calle Sin Envidia
Tucson, AZ 85718

Brookdale Arrowhead Ranch

  5861 West Beverly Lane
Glendale, AZ 85306

The Palazzo

  6250 North 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85015

Brookdale Desert Ridge

  4050 East Bluefield Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85032

The Forum at Desert Harbor

  13840 North Desert Harbor Drive
Peoria, AZ 85381

The Forum at Tucson

  2500 North Rosemont Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85712

Fountain View Village

  16455 East Avenue of the Fountains
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Sierra Winds

  17300 North 88th Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85382


Friendship Village Tempe

  2645 East Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282

Freedom Plaza Arizona

  13373 Plaza del Rio Boulevard
Peoria, AZ 85381

North Chandler Place

  2555 North Price Road
Chandler, AZ 85224


  4555 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85050

Pueblo Norte Senior Living

  7090 East Mescal Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

The Gardens of Sun City

  17225 North Boswell Blvd.
Sun City, AZ 85373

The Gardens of Scottsdale

  6001 East Thomas Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Villa Maria Care Center

  4310 E. Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712

Brookdale Trail Ridge

  21739 North 151st Avenue
Sun City West, AZ 85375

Brookdale East Mesa

  6145 East Arbor Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85206

Haven of Yuma

  2470 S. Arizona Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364

Sapphire of Tucson Nursing and Rehab

  2900 E. Milber Street
Tucson, AZ 85714

Shea Post Acute and Rehabilitation Center

  11150 North 92nd Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Chandler Health Care

  2121 West Elgin Street
Chandler, AZ 85224

Sante of Mesa

  5358 Baseline Road
Mesa, AZ 85206

Peoria Post Acute & Rehabilitation

  13215 N. 94th Dr.
Peoria, AZ 85381

Freedom Plaza Care Center

  13714 N. Plaza del Rio Boulevard
Peoria, AZ 85381

What is Skilled Nursing Care and Rehabilitation?

Skilled Nursing Facilities, or SNFs, offer a high level of in-patient medical treatment and rehabilitation. SNFs provide 24/7 care to patients who no longer need hospitalization but still require complex nursing and therapy in order to recover from acute injury, illness or surgery. The staff providing the care have received advanced training and licensing, and include registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses and physical, occupational and speech therapists, all working under doctor supervision. Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities can operate as standalone businesses or they can be part of a nursing home or assisted living facility, in a separate unit, wing or floor.

The goal of SNFs is to help patients regain sufficient function and health to return home or transition to another housing option that requires a lower level of care, such as a nursing home or assisted living facility. Because patients enter a skilled nursing facility after a hospital stay, SNFs often describe the care provided as “post-acute care”. This post-acute care often requires some form of rehabilitation for sufficient recovery, so skilled nursing and rehabilitation go hand-in-hand. The types of care provided include:

• Cardiac care
• IV Therapy
• Wound care
• Pulmonary rehabilitation
• Post-stroke recovery
• Monitoring of vital signs
• Speech-language pathology
• Physical therapy
• Occupational therapy

What is the Difference between a Skilled Nursing Facility and a Nursing Home?

SNFs and nursing homes do share some overlap, which can make differentiating between the two somewhat difficult. And again, a nursing home may offer skilled nursing and rehab in a separate wing or area. But they both assist with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, walking, toileting and eating. They also manage minor medical tasks, like monitoring medication or oxygen, but beyond that, the types of medical care offered by SNFs and nursing homes differ tremendously.

As described above, SNFs offer “skilled care” – specialized medical care and therapy that can only be safely provided by professionally-trained staff for post-acute recovery and rehabilitation. Care frequently involves the use of hospital-quality medical equipment, which is not available in nursing homes. Nursing homes provide “custodial care”, or care that can be provided by non-licensed staff, often nurse aides. This includes assistance with ADLs, cooking, laundry, and administration of medication. Residents of nursing homes are usually medically stable but have chronic or ongoing conditions that require 24-hr supervision as opposed to 24-hr medical care, such as mobility or cognitive issues. Nursing homes don’t need to have registered nurses in-house, around-the clock and can have RNs or doctors on call.

The duration of care is another major difference between SNFs and nursing homes. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the average length of stay in a SNF is 28 days. In contrast, a nursing home is a home, rather than a clinical setting, and is designed to be more permanent. A nursing home has residents instead of patients. Nursing homes focus on daily, non-medical care, with an emphasis on social engagement and building a sense of community. Meals are served in a communal setting, and planned activities and neighborhood excursions are a regular part of life.

The final major difference between Skilled Nursing Facilities and nursing homes is cost. Medicare does not cover the costs for custodial care, which is what nursing homes provide. SNF stays in a semi-private room may be partially covered by Medicare Part A if certain criteria are met, including but not limited to:

• The stay is ordered by a doctor
• A qualifying hospital stay of at least 3 days preceded the order
• Care is complex enough that it can only be performed by professional personnel, such as nurses or therapists
• The services are received in a Medicare-certified SNF

If these and other criteria are met, Medicare will cover stays of up to 100 days as follows:

• Days 1-20: 100%
• Days 21-100: copay
• Days 101+: 0%

What are the Benefits of Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation?

• Skilled nursing is available 24/7, under the supervision of a doctor
• A specialized therapy and care plan involving a variety of treatment methods
• Lower chance of rehospitalization
• On-site tests and procedures
• Dietary assistance
• Medicare coverage for qualifying cases

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