January 2, 2023

What is Skilled Care for Seniors?

Did you know that, according to a study, more than half of Americans over the age of 65 will eventually need long-term care with nearly 60% of those individuals being women? It’s a staggering number and one that either you or someone you know may be included in one day. The good news is, there are options that focus on overall health and well-being ensuring you or your loved one is well taken care of.

Skilled care communities such as Touchstone Communities are one of those options, offering skilled rehabilitation services designed to focus on a person’s health and happiness. If you’re unfamiliar with long-term care and short-term care services, here’s an overview of what these services are and how they can help you or your loved one.

Why Skilled Care Just Might Be Right For You

Simply put, ‘skilled care’ refers to any type of care provided by a qualified healthcare professional that’s targeted to treat and alleviate major health concerns that can affect the quality of a person’s day-to-day life. It’s very different from that of a hospital or clinical environment as the skilled care community is designed to provide a feeling of home and comfort while ensuring all health needs are met.

But who exactly are skilled rehabilitation services for? The other benefit of skilled care is that it’s designed for almost every time of health concern there is. First, there’s long-term care. Long-term care is designed for any individual who needs the assistance of a full-time caregiver, including those with chronic health issues.

At Touchstone Communities, our long-term care includes full-time care, transportation to and from doctor appointments, the option for a private room, delicious cuisine, activities to keep everyone vital and active, and so much more. When an individual chooses our community for their long-term care, they’ll feel right at home.

Our skilled rehabilitation services are also for those who are in need of short-term care. Our short-term care is designed for anyone who is looking to rehabilitate from injuries or surgeries. This can be anything from cosmetic surgery to a hip replacement, or any type of medical event that requires outpatient care following being discharged from the hospital. Even if a stay is necessary, our short-term care includes a room option that will allow you to properly rehabilitate and get you back to your day-to-day life.

What Do I Do Next?

If you or a loved one are in need of short-term care or long-term care, the first thing to do is schedule a tour with one of our Touchstone Communities locations such as The Heights of Bulverde or The Heights of Huebner. Our professional and caring staff will go over our skilled rehabilitation services in detail as well as show you around our community allowing you to learn as much about us as possible.

Once you’ve decided that one of our Touchstone Communities is right for you or your loved one, we’ll begin the process of bringing you into our community and starting you or your loved one on our phenomenal health care services. And it all begins with one phone call. Contact us today to schedule your tour and consultation today at 210.828.5686!

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