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Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Skilled nursing facilities vs. rehabilitation hospitals/centers

Skilled nursing is a high level of care requiring advanced training and certifications. Skilled nursing care must be provided under the direct supervision of licensed health professionals, such as nurses speech pathologists, and physical or occupational therapists.

Some examples of skilled nursing services include wound care, injections, catheter care, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, intravenous therapy, and the use of medical equipment to support the patient’s health care needs

Skilled nursing is offered at skilled nursing facilities. Formerly, some of these facilities were known...


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