What Is Skilled Nursing?
Respectful. Dignified. Compassionate. Those are just a few of the words that describe the care residents receive at Valley Senior Living’s skilled nursing communities.
Valley Senior Living follows the Eden Alternative philosophy, which means our team of care partners will engage with your loved one in meaningful ways to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Your loved one will have access to a dynamic recreational and social calendar, beautiful gardens and outdoor spaces, friendly facility pets, day trips, inter-generational activities with local schools, a beauty salon, multiple religious services, and so much more.
Skilled Nursing FAQ
Per Medicare, skilled nursing is provided within “a nursing facility with the staff and equipment to give skilled nursing care and, in most cases, skilled rehabilitative services and other related health services.” Skilled nursing care occurs within Medicare-certified skilled nursing facilities. Two of three Valley Senior Living locations offer skilled nursing care, Woodside Village at Valley on 42nd and Valley on Columbia. Common care needs that qualify a resident for skilled nursing care include assistance with activities of daily living, such as feeding, bathing, toileting, medication management, health assessments, PT/OT and speech language pathology services, pain management, skin integrity and wound care needs. Valley Senior Living strives to provide the highest quality resident-centered care while keeping in accordance with all state and federal guidelines.
- 24-hour skilled nursing care
- Medication management
- Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies
- Social Services
- Licensed Dietician services
- Individualized care planning and regular health assessments
- Meal service, complete with three nutritious meals a day overseen by specialized dietary services
- Choices in life-enriching and recreational activities
- Chaplaincy services
- Coordination and transportation to medical appointments
- Laundry services
- Maintenance and housekeeping services
- Routine hair care
Our dedicated team of direct caregivers, care coordinators, social workers, dieticians, physicians, support staff, and administration value loved ones’ input and participation in resident care. Through this input and collaboration with loved ones, we are able to personalize a care plan that best fits the resident’s needs and well-being.
Everyone’s number one question when searching for care is usually “how much is this going to cost?” Knowing how much the facility will cost and if your insurance is accepted will most likely be a big factor when deciding which facility you choose for your loved one. Most providers accept Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care, private pay, and some private long-term insurance plans. It is always important to understand your payment options prior to moving in. Please consult with the admissions team and business office to determine cost, insurance options, room type, and availability.
A typical day of care entails caring for the physical, mental, and social well-being of every resident. Having 24-hour assistance with activities of daily living such as medication management, assistance with basic-to-complex personal cares, dietary management, and three nutritious meals per day help residents maximize their quality of life with our resident-centered care philosophy. This, along with opportunities for life-enriching activities throughout the day and growing meaningful relationships with fellow residents and staff, provides a home-like atmosphere at Valley Senior Living.
Valley Senior Living stays in regular communication with family and loved ones about resident’s well-being, changes, and needs. The care coordination team is ready and willing to answer questions and the facility administration communicates care community updates on an every-other-week basis or more frequently in the event of operational changes.
At Valley Senior Living we focus on meaningful activity and spontaneity, to avoid loneliness and boredom. Skilled nursing at Valley Senior Living offers many amenities and activities including on-site Chaplaincy services with weekly worship, Bible study, and one-on-one visitation provided by our staff Chaplains. Music therapy serves as an important part of the life enrichment offerings. Valley is fortunate to have two licensed music therapists who provide a wide range of musical therapy options and services. With a robust life enrichment department at each location, daily activities and events are abundant and filled with variety to accommodate different interests and abilities.
A CMS rating is a five-star quality rating system to help families and caregivers easily compare nursing facilities. Valley Senior Living on Columbia and Woodside Village have both achieved 5-star ratings in the past year.