Skilled Nursing Services
If you are planning an upcoming surgery or have been faced with the difficult challenges of a loved one’s inability to remain independent at home – Quality Life Services is there for you.
Frequently asked Questions about Skilled Nursing
What is Skilled Nursing?
Skilled nursing care is a complex level of medical care provided by trained or licensed professionals including Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Dietitians and Speech Therapists. Such services may include wound care, intravenous (IV) therapy, injections or physical therapy.
What is a Skilled Nursing Facility?
Skilled nursing facilities, also known as nursing homes, provide 24-hour licensed medical care. Our trained staff assists with a range of services from daily activities including bathing, eating, and dressing, to advanced needs like post-surgical and wound care. Each of our 11 locations provide the services of attending physicians and specialists.
What is considered short-term care and rehabilitation?
Our skilled nursing facilities are designed to provide Rapid Rehab® in a medically-equipped comfortable environment. Our robust short-term rehabilitation program is therapy-driven, moving the patient successfully through each stage of recovery. Short-term rehabilitation transitions the patient to the highest achievable level of wellness, so he/she can return to everyday life.
What is considered long-term care?
Long-term care is the service provided for those who are no longer able to live safely at home. These patients require 24-hour care in a nursing home (nursing facility) due to chronic medical conditions. These conditions include physical disabilities and limitations, as well as disease management such as, but not limited to, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s Disease.
Deciding if a skilled nursing facility is right for you or a loved one can be difficult; let us help. Contact any one of our 11 locations with questions or concerns about short-term rehab or long-term care. Our expert staff are more than happy to answer your questions and provide guidance during the decision making process.
At Quality Life Services, we pride ourselves on being Western Pennsylvania’s leader for quality in skilled nursing care. You or your loved one deserve the best in quality care, so ask for Quality Life Services – it’s what you deserve.
Did you know….
that you can request your skilled nursing provider? You can.
And the staff at Quality Life Services works with the individual and their family to customize their care plan throughout the treatment process for short and long term care.
At QLS you will receive
Greater availability of healthcare services
At QLS, you will probably see your doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant much more frequently. Most seniors who live at home or in assisted living facilities typically see their physician every 1-3 months (at best) for a brief office visit. At QLS you will see your provider several times a week so we can closely monitor your status and provide the best possible care.
The QLS pharmacy provides an additional safety net, looking out specifically for drug interactions and side effects, and the QLS medical director and medication review committees can provide additional oversight into residents’ medical care.
- seated exercise and stretching
- assistance with walking
- exercise classes such as aerobic, tai chi, yoga, dance
- swimming/water therapy (depending on the facility)
- physical therapy/rehab programs
Balanced diet and nutrition
Help with activities of daily living
Social interaction and spiritual support
But even introverts can find happiness and forge important QLS friendships! In addition to social interaction, regular worship services, chaplains/priests/rabbis, and other types of spiritual support are offered in support to the residents’ spiritual lives.
Contact us for more information.
Choosing a skilled nursing facility that is right for you can be difficult. At Quality Life Services, we pride ourselves on being a regional leader in skilled nursing services.