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What is a Convalescent Home?

When a loved one undergoes a major surgery or becomes ill or injured, sometimes they need extra help with their recovery. A convalescent home is designed to provide that type of care. A stay in a convalescent home is temporary and focused on rehabilitating patients back to independent living.

In addition to skilled nursing, convalescent care typically involves physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech or mental health therapies. Pasadena Nursing Center offers all of these services as part of its rehabilitative care program.

The average stay in a convalescent home is about two weeks. Most people will recover enough to return home with full independence or with the assistance of a home health aide. A few patients will need to enter a nursing home.

What is a Nursing Home?

A nursing home is an in-resident, long-term skilled nursing facility for patients who require daily medical care. People in need of a nursing home generally have memory issues, mobility issues, or difficulty eating or toileting on their own. A nursing home allows them to receive around-the-clock care and supervision to ensure their wellbeing.

When skilled nursing care is recommended by a physician or is considered a medical necessity, Medicare and Medicaid can help cover the cost. The compassionate staff at Pasadena Nursing Center can discuss your funding options to help your loved one get the best health care possible.

If your loved one needs ongoing living assistance but is not ready for a nursing home, an assisted living facility could be an option.

What is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is designed for elderly residents who wish to maintain their independence for as long as possible. These residents can function independently most of the time but require assistance with activities of daily living. Such activities can include tasks like cooking, housekeeping, dressing, and bathing. Assisted living facilities usually offer apartment-style housing and communities that encourage socializing and active living for the elderly.

Assisted living is not generally considered skilled nursing care and may not be covered by certain types of insurance. However, it can allow an elderly loved one to maintain their dignity and remain active within their community for many years.

For patients not yet ready for long-term care, Pasadena Nursing Center also offers short-term options like Adult Day Care and Respite Care. Feel free to contact us at (626) 798-0558 to learn more.

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