Long Term Care in New York State
Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF’s) are available for people who need 24-hour nursing care and supervision outside of a hospital. Although all skilled nursing facilities must provide certain basic services, some provide special care for certain types of clients. For example, some facilities provide short-term rehabilitative programs, services for the head injured, ventilator-dependent, AIDS, Hospice, Respite, wound care and other specialized programs (including services for children).
Other types of long-term care facilities include: congregate living such as Adult Homes, family type homes for adults, Assisted Living, and Enriched Housing. The level of nursing, medical, and psychosocial care an individual needs helps determine what setting is most appropriate for that person. After you have explored alternatives and you, your family and involved professional health care professionals agree that a nursing home is an appropriate care setting, it is important that you take time in selecting a nursing facility that fits your needs.