Long-Term Care and Skilled Nursing in Ellendale, ND
Caring for those who cared for you.
When chronic health issues, long-term illness or a prolonged recovery diminishes an individual’s functional capacity for daily living, care in a skilled nursing facility is often the best option.
While some people still hold outdated notions of what a skilled nursing home is, the goals of a modern long-term skilled nursing facility are wellness, quality of life, and helping residents remain as independent as possible.
At Benedictine Living Community-Ellendale, long-term care helps seniors maintain a satisfying quality of life. Residents engage in social and recreational activities, pursue hobbies and interests, and receive personalized senior health care and attention. Some people even realize cognitive improvement thanks to the social stimulation, exercise, good nutrition and proper medication management our skilled nursing communities provide.
BLC-Ellendale offers both long- and short-term care options as well as palliative and hospice care. We also accept direct admission into our community.
- On-duty licensed nurse five days a week
- 24-hour RN/LPN on-call nursing
- 24-hour caregiver supervision
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Individualized care plans
- Daily routines and activities
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.
Will Medicare pay for skilled nursing?
Benedictine is a Medicare-certified provider of skilled nursing. With a qualifying hospital stay, Medicare typically covers days 1-20 of the stay. A Medicare-set daily coinsurance rate will be assessed for days 21-100. Medicare payment rules are very stringent and vary depending on a number of factors. Your out-of-pocket expense may vary based on any additional insurance coverage that you may have. Visit the Medicare website for more information.