Long-Term and End-of-Life
Our facility focuses on differing populations of individuals. Many patients require several days or weeks of medical care and therapy before they can safely return home or to a lower level of care.
Our facility focuses on differing populations of individuals. Many patients require several days or weeks of medical care and therapy before they can safely return home (or to a lower level of care). Other individuals require long-term skilled nursing care (weeks, months, or even years) as they are unable to return home due to advanced age or illness.
Based on each individual’s needs, some patients receive rehabilitation (therapy) services to either restore or, where possible, improve to prior physical functioning. For the individual needing long-term care, the attending physician and facility staff will assist with the activities of daily living and mobility.
As the aging process advances, nursing services may shift to end-of-life care. The staff assists in making these residents as comfortable as possible as the end of life nears. Unfortunately, one cannot predict exactly when end-of-life care will begin; it very much depends on each individual’s ever-declining health condition.
It is important for both you and your loved one to discuss with your physician and facility caregivers about the natural history of the aging process, which results in unpreventable declines and bodily complications.
This “natural history” refers to the expected progression of an illness or aging process based on vast medical studies. For some, these inevitable effects of aging will weaken an individual and may hasten the end of life.