Definitions for "Skilled Nursing Facility"
Sub-acute care facility that provides inpatient care at a less intensive level than is provided in an acute care hospital.
Wing or designated beds of a nursing home set aside for short term stay patients undergoing rehabilitation.
Skilled nursing facilities provide residential care and are usually licensed under state or local authorities to provide 24-hour skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services to its residents. Skilled nursing facilities or nursing homes provide a protective environment for people who do not need to be in a hospital setting, but who can no longer safely live on their own. These facilities are Medicare and Medicaid eligible, and offer intensive, specialized care for their residents.