Cities with Nursing & Rehab Communities in Florida

Regency Oaks Senior Living

  2720 Regency Oaks Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33759


Discovery Village at Westchase

  11330 Countryway Blvd
Tampa, FL 33626


Discovery Village At Stuart

  2625 Southeast Cove Road
Stuart, FL 34997


Morpheus Wellness

  307 S Arrawana Ave Unit 102
Tampa, FL 33609


Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center

  17781 Thelma Avenue, Jupiter, FL
Jupiter, FL 33458


The Fountains at Mill Cove

  9960 Atrium Way
Jacksonville, FL 32225

Concordia Village of Tampa

  4100 E Fletcher Ave
Tampa, FL 33613


Aston Gardens at Parkland Commons

  5999 University Drive
Parkland, FL 33067


Oak Manor Senior Living Community

  3600 Oak Manor Lane
Largo, FL 33774


Osprey Village

  48 Osprey Village
Amelia Island, FL 32034


Addington Place at College Harbor

  4600 54th Avenue S
St. Petersburg, FL 33711


Philips Pointe Apartments

  3465 Phillips Hwy
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Taylor Manor

  6605 Chester Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32217


Life Care Center of Orlando

  3211 Rouse Road
Orlando, FL 32817


Life Care Center of New Port Richey

  7400 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34653


Sun Terrace Rehabilitation Center

  105 Trinity Lakes Drive
Sun City Center, FL 33573


Seven Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center

  3333 Capital Medical Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32308


Orchid Cove

  1520 S. Grant St.
Longwood, FL 32750

Savannah Cove of Maitland

  1301 West Maitland Blvd
Maitland, FL 32751


American House St Petersburg

  1101 66th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710


The Oaks of Clearwater

  420 Bay Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33756

John Knox Village of Pompano Beach

  651 SW 6th Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33060


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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