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The Wellington at Springfield

  942 Grayson Drive
Springfield, MA 01119

Sixteen Acres Healthcare Center

  215 Bicentennial Highway
Springfield, MA 01118

Bear Mountain at West Springfield

  42 Prospect Avenue
West Springfield, MA 01089

Vantage at Wilbraham

  9 Maple Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095

Chestnut Hill of East Longmeadow

  32 Chestnut Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

Vantage at Hampden

  34 Main Street
Hampden, MA 01036

Brookdale South Windsor

  1715 Ellington Road
South Windsor, CT 06074
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7 Nursing & Rehab Communities in the Springfield Area

The Wellington at Springfield

Welcome to The Wellington at Springfield!

  •  942 Grayson Drive, Springfield, MA 01119
  • A total lifestyle exerience to be enjoyed by our residents
  • Independent residents may choose from nine beautifully designed floor plans, including several handicapped-accessible units
  • Residents can unwind in our comfortable in-house theater, which boasts a 61
  • Enjoy the convenience of elegant restaurant-style dining, a beauty/barber shop and wellness office

Sixteen Acres Healthcare Center

We Exceed Your Expectations

  •  215 Bicentennial Highway, Springfield, MA 01118
  • Sixteen Acres Healthcare Center features the finest amenities and spacious common areas perfect for socializing and visiting
  • Private and Semi Private Suites
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds allow residents and visitors peaceful and beneficial outdoor space
  • 24-Hour Emergency Call System
  • Pet-Friendly Policy

Bear Mountain at West Springfield

We Exceed Your Expectations

  •  42 Prospect Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089
  • Semi-Private Rooms
  • Spacious, bright common areas perfect for socializing and visiting
  • Beautifully landscaped courtyards allow residents and visitors peaceful and beneficial outdoor space
  • Selective Menus
  • Pet-Friendly Policy

Vantage at Wilbraham

Welcome to Vantage at Wilbraham

  •  9 Maple Street, Wilbraham, MA 01095
  • Private Suites & Semi-Private Rooms
  • Vantage at Wilbraham features spacious, bright common areas perfect for socializing and visiting
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds allow residents and visitors peaceful and beneficial outdoor space
  • 24-Hour Emergency Call System
  • Pet-Friendly Policy

Chestnut Hill of East Longmeadow

Welcome to Chestnut Hill of East Longmeadow

  •  32 Chestnut Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028
  • Pavilion Suites offer luxurious, hotel-like rooms for residents requiring post-acute care
  • Spacious, bright common areas perfect for socializing and visiting
  • Beautifully landscaped courtyard allows residents and visitors peaceful and beneficial outdoor space
  • The gym provides state-of-the-art equipment and caring therapists
  • Pet-Friendly Policy

Vantage at Hampden

Welcome to Vantage at Hampden

  •  34 Main Street, Hampden, MA 01036
  • Private Suites & Semi-Private Rooms
  • Outdoor Courtyard and Patio
  • 24-Hour Emergency Call System
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Pet-Friendly Policy

Brookdale South Windsor

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  1715 Ellington Road, South Windsor, CT 06074
  • Set on beautifully landscaped grounds with a courtyard, lovely gardens and walking trails
  • Emeritus at South Windsor is considered one of Connecticut's premier assisted living and Alzheimer's communities
  • Located right off Route 84, our community offers 81 apartments on three floors
  • Our common areas,” including our lovely dining room, library and TV room,” give residents and their loved ones the opportunity to get to know one another

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

Begin your search for Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation Facilities and Nursing Homes by using our US map above. Your search results will include community pictures, descriptions, floor plans, direct contact information and pricing where available.

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