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What is skilled nursing care in nursing homes?

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Skilled nursing care is care that's received in a nursing facility that provides 24-hour nursing care for residents with long-term care illnesses. It's one step below hospital acute care, and regular medical supervision and rehabilitation therapy are usually available.

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Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

Helpguide.org.

Medicare.gov.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 18, 2018

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