Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care in Belleville, IL
Compassionate, round-the-clock care.
Chronic health issues, long-term illness, or a prolonged recovery after a major surgery can greatly diminish your family member’s ability to care for themselves. That’s when skilled nursing services, like those offered in our senior care center at Benedictine Living Community-At The Shrine can be the best option. The goals of our modern long-term skilled nursing in Belleville, IL, formerly known as The Esquiline, are wellness, quality of life, and helping residents remain as independent as possible.
Long-term nursing care can help many seniors maintain a satisfying quality of life. Residents engage in social and recreational activities, pursue hobbies and interests, and receive personalized care and attention. Some people even realize cognitive improvement, thanks to the social stimulation, exercise, good nutrition and proper medication management our nursing professionals provide.
Our senior living community provides a variety of higher levels of care on a private-pay basis to St. Louis-area seniors. Our long- and short-term care options, as well as palliative and hospice care, also accept direct admissions.
Our skilled nursing services include:
- Medical director and nurse practitioner on-site weekly
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Strengthening, flexibility and endurance development
- Spiritual care, including Catholic Mass and Protestant services
- Life-enrichment activities
- Music therapy
- Restorative therapy
- Pet therapy
- Delicious meals
As a private-pay campus, we are subject to inspections and reviews by the state health department to ensure we meet all health and safety requirements. Both our Dammert Care Center and the St. Francis Center for Assisted living have received deficiency-free reports from the Illinois Department of Public Health for over a decade.
The goals of the modern long-term care facility of Benedictine-At The Shrine are wellness, quality of life, and helping your loved one remain as independent as possible.
What is skilled nursing?
Skilled nursing provides professional, compassionate support and medical supervision delivered around the clock by licensed professionals including RNs, LPNs, Certified Nurse Aides and Certified Medication Aides. Skilled nursing is appropriate for individuals recovering from illness, injury, surgery or stroke who need intensive therapy and nursing care to gain optimal health and well-being. Skilled nursing is also appropriate for individuals who need long-term care, such as those who have an ongoing health condition, permanent disability, chronic severe pain, or those who have become frail due to the natural symptoms of advanced age. For more information, read our blog post, Long-term Care: A Closer Look.
Is skilled nursing the same as a nursing home?
The term “skilled nursing” has replaced “nursing home” to describe this level of care. And today’s skilled nursing communities are a significant improvement over what you may remember if you ever visited a grandparent in a nursing home. To learn more about common myths surrounding this level of care, read our blog post, 10 Common Misconceptions About Nursing Homes.
When is skilled nursing appropriate?
Individuals may benefit from skilled nursing care for a variety of reasons and conditions. For more information, read our blog post, When is Long-Term Skilled Nursing Needed?
Can residents’ family members and friends visit?
Yes, family and friends are welcome to visit. When you tour the community, be sure to ask about visiting policies.
Can I use my long-term care insurance?
In general, long-term care insurance policies can be used to pay for skilled nursing services. Consult your specific policy and your insurance agent for more information about what your policy will cover.