What Is Long-Term Care?

Long-term care refers to a comprehensive range of medical, personal, and social services coordinated to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of people who are chronically ill or disabled. A nursing home facility may be the best choice for people who require 24-hour medical care and supervision.

What Type of Care Do Nursing Homes Provide?

Nursing homes offer the most extensive care a person can get outside a hospital. Nursing homes offer help with custodial care -- like bathing, getting dressed, and eating -- as well as skilled care. Skilled nursing care is given by a registered nurse and includes medical monitoring and treatments.

How Can I Find the Right Nursing Home?

Finding the right nursing home takes time. It is important to begin the search for a suitable nursing home well in advance of seeking admission to the facility. There are often long waiting periods for available accommodations. Planning ahead also can make the transition of moving into a nursing home much easier.

About Nursing Homes

A nursing home, convalescent home, skilled nursing facility (SNF), care home, rest home or intermediate care provides a type of residential care. It is a place of residence for people who require continual nursing care and have significant difficulty coping with the required activities of daily living. Nursing aides and skilled nurses are usually available 24 hours a day.

Residents include the elderly and younger adults with physical or mental disabilities. Residents in a skilled nursing facility may also receive physical, occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness. Some nursing homes assist people with special needs, such as Alzheimer patients.

Residents may have specific legal rights depending on the nation the facility is in.

Before the Industrial Revolution, elderly care was largely in the hands of the family who would support elderly relatives who could no longer do so themselves. Charitable institutions and parish poor relief were other sources of care.

Nursing homes offer the most extensive care a person can get outside a hospital. Nursing homes offer help with custodial care—like bathing, getting dressed, and eating—as well as skilled care given by a registered nurse and includes medical monitoring and treatments. Skilled care also includes services provided by specially trained professionals, such as physical, occupational, and respiratory therapists

Features included

  • 3 Chef-prepared meals daily and restaurant style dining
  • Dynamic calendar of activities, outings and Watercrest Institute classes
  • Salon and Spa Services on-site
  • Coastal Living design complete with pool, verandas, and outdoor living spaces
  • Spacious apartments with washer, dryer, and kitchenettes
  • 24-hour licensed staffing and world class personal care
  • Wellness programs
  • Pet friendly environment
  • A state-of-the-art wireless resident call system
  • Medication management available
  • Preventative health screenings
  • High apartment ceilings and spa showers
  • Transportation services seven days per week
  • Housekeeping services
  • Maintenance services
  • Utilities and cable included
  • Move-in coordination
  • Respite stay accommodations

Discovery Senior Living announces the promotion of Thomas J. Costello to chief financial officer

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Created: 13 November 2016

Discovery Senior Living is honored to announce the promotion of Thomas J. Costello from senior vice president of finance and accounting to chief financial officer for the company. Costello has been an integral part of Discovery Senior Living’s growth and success to date, developing and managing finance, accounting and IT operations while establishing and achieving […]

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Discovery Senior Living is honored to announce the promotion of Thomas J. Costello from senior vice president of finance and accounting to chief financial officer for the company. Costello has been an integral part of Discovery Senior Living’s growth and success to date, developing and managing finance, accounting and IT operations while establishing and achieving […]

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Discovery Senior Living is honored to announce the promotion of Thomas J. Costello from senior vice president of finance and accounting to chief financial officer for the company. Costello has been an integral part of Discovery Senior Living’s growth and success to date, developing and managing finance, accounting and IT operations while establishing and achieving overall corporate strategic objectives.

“We want to congratulate Tom on his well-deserved promotion. Tom has been with Discovery for nearly two decades and has been instrumental in effectively guiding the growth in both the finance and accounting departments, as well as the organization in general,” said Richard J. Hutchinson, president and co-founder of Discovery Senior Living. “I am proud of Tom’s accomplishments to date and I am looking forward to working closely together to continue positioning Discovery as a leader in the industry”

Some of Costello’s new responsibilities will include establishing and implementing Discovery Senior Living’s strategic and tactical capital plan, negotiating organizational debt terms and usage, overseeing all accounting and financial reporting for the organization and working with the CEO/President on the development of the organization’s annual and strategic plans.

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