Nursing Homes are skilled nursing facilities that serve as transitional care (or rehabilitation). They are generally not meant to be long term residential care, but can serve this purpose when assisting someone that needs skilled nursing on a daily basis. Nursing homes also offer respite care, wound care, and post-acute care. And unlike most residential care options, your physician may be willing and able to personally visit you while you’re staying in a nursing home.
This can also sometimes be provided or continued by Home Health in your own home, or your long-term community. See Home Health for more information.