Assisted Living Facilities as Skilled Nursing Facility Alternative


While no one can doubt the value and effectiveness of Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), they have not been able to evolve to mimic the feel of being at home for residents. This may be because of their medically focused nature. Individuals who are considering a move to a skilled nursing facility permanently may wish to consider an alternative to the traditional nursing home. A great alternative is an assisted living facility.

 

Many assisted living management firms work consciously to improving the skilled nursing facility experience. Here, the assisted living managers see themselves as creating smaller, more familiar looking and feeling communities instead of the larger, more institutional feel of some skilled nursing facilities. In fact, there are now many assisted living facilities that include all day and all night nursing services.

 

We are proud to work with assisted living managers on how they can update their facility to make residents feel like they have more control and decisions about their daily routines with greater medical and nursing support. We work on everything from adjusting the physical look and feel of a facility to revamping the way activities and amenities are structured. Often, their involvement can range from providing some do it yourself strategies to being a helping hand in the actual transformation.

 

As market competition increases around the country as Baby Boomers continue to age into skilled nursing facilities, having a property that looks and feels more like home can be a deal breaker in maintaining optimal occupancy.