Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are of two types: long-term care and short-term care. Short-term care at a nursing home is provided for patients who have had surgery or other medical problems that require that they have continued care after being discharged from the hospital. This is often the case of seniors who live alone and have no one to help them while they fully recover.
Long-term care nursing homes are for those who have a terminal illness, disability, or suffer from dementia and cannot take care of themselves on their own. Nursing homes differ in the level of care they provide, from full medical supervision to general care. Facilities offer social activities and often provide outings for residents.