Planning for a skilled nursing facility (SNF) or nursing home stay is a subject most people do not want to talk or think about. Those individuals approaching retirement believe that no matter their age, nursing home care is at least 10 years away.
People often are confused about the differences between assisted living and nursing homes. Many media reports may often refer to a nursing home as an assisted living center due to a misunderstanding of the differences in services, care, and financial considerations.
April is National Occupational Therapy Month, and we want to highlight the roles Occupational Therapists (OTs) play in providing care for patients and ensuring they have the highest level of independence possible when planning to return home.