Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care in Shakopee, MN
Skilled care rooted in compassion.
Rest easy in the caring hands Benedictine Living Community-Shakopee St. Gertrude’s and The Gardens, where we provide a comforting, uplifting environment while delivering the best quality skilled nursing care.
Benedictine St. Gertrude’s skilled nursing services are nationally recognized and provide long-term care that helps our residents maintain a satisfying quality of life. We know how important social and recreational activities are for mental, emotional and physical health, which is why we offer many opportunities for engagement and connection. Residents receive personalized care and attention, and are encouraged to pursue activities, hobbies and interests. Some of our residents even experience cognitive improvement due to the social stimulation, exercise, good nutrition and proper medication management our experienced senior care team provides.
At Benedictine St. Gertrude’s, we offer both long- and short-term post-acute rehabilitation options and support palliative and hospice care. Some of our skilled nursing services include:
- IVs and IV medication
- Wound care/Ostomy care
- Instruction in medication management
- Diabetes management
- Bariatric care
- Tube feeding
- Post-operative care
If you or your loved one experience a rapid decline in health due to illness or injury and an acute-care hospital stay is not required, Benedictine St. Gertrude’s can provide a seamless transition in care. We will assist in identifying the most appropriate care services, helping avoid unnecessary hospital and emergency room visits for you or your loved one.
In the event that a hospital stay is ever required, you can relax in the comfort of knowing that St. Francis Regional Medical Center is immediately adjacent to our community.
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 neighbors’ 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.