Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care in Rochester, MN
A rich history of excellent care.
Licensed professionals — including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurse aides — deliver skilled nursing care around-the-clock at Benedictine Madonna Towers. Our staff works closely with residents, their families and their doctors to maintain optimal senior care. From diet and physical activities to spiritual and emotional needs, we focus on all aspects of our residents’ health. For four consecutive years, Benedictine Madonna Towers Skilled Nursing Care Center has been recognized in the top 10% of the nation for customer service satisfaction excellence.
The goals of a modern long-term skilled nursing facility are wellness, quality of life, and helping residents remain as independent as possible. That’s why our higher levels of care are right on-site, so couples can maintain their connection.
Skilled nursing services and amenities include:
- Diabetes management
- IV therapy
- Medication administration
- Pain management
- Post-surgical care
- Resident and caregiver education
- Skilled observation and assessment
- Sterile dressing changes
- Tube feedings
- Wound care
- Dental care
- Podiatry services
- Spiritual care
- Therapeutic recreational activities
- Restorative nursing
- Physician services
- Private rooms with bathrooms and showers
- Private dining room
- Outdoor therapy area
Our residents enjoy enriching social, recreational, spiritual, educational and cultural opportunities. Click on the links below to view the current programs that our residents are enjoying.
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 effects 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 Living Community-Rochester 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 you may have. Visit the Medicare website for more information.