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 Village At The Forum earns deficiency-free rating from Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

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Created: 13 January 2017

Discovery Village At The Forum is proud to announce that it has received a “deficiency free” rating from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), the state organization responsible for the licensure and regulation of health care providers, including assisted living communities. A deficiency-free rating designates that Discovery Village At The Forum is in […]

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Discovery Village At The Forum is proud to announce that it has received a “deficiency free” rating from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), the state organization responsible for the licensure and regulation of health care providers, including assisted living communities. A deficiency-free rating designates that Discovery Village At The Forum is in […]

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Discovery Village At The Forum is proud to announce that it has received a “deficiency free” rating from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), the state organization responsible for the licensure and regulation of health care providers, including assisted living communities. A deficiency-free rating designates that Discovery Village At The Forum is in full compliance with AHCA regulations regarding the health and safety of its residents.

During a comprehensive, unannounced inspection of Discovery Village At The Forum, an AHCA representative collected information through a review of numerous records, policies and procedures, staffing reports and other documents. They also evaluated the team members as they went about their daily procedures, and conducted interviews with residents, family members, staff, visitors, and volunteers. At the conclusion of the inspection, AHCA determined that no issues or problems were found, earning Discovery Village At The Forum a deficiency-free rating.

“We are pleased to announce that our community has earned the deficiency-free rating from the AHCA,” said Richard J. Hutchinson, CEO and co-founder of Discovery Senior Living. “This rating is difficult to receive in our industry, and it serves as testament to our team’s devotion to our residents and their continued efforts to protect their health and safety.”

Discovery Village At The Forum offers three options for senior living: Supervised Independent Living, all-inclusive Assisted Living and Memory Care with no care levels. The community features a wide variety of resort-style amenities, including a Grande Clubhouse, which offers fine dining with chef-prepared gourmet meals and tableside service daily, bistro, social areas, game room, bar and lounge, movie theater, a senior-equipped fitness and wellness center, indoor heated wellness pool, professional beauty salon and spa with barber shop, and media center with cognitive brain fitness program. Discovery Village At The Forum is expanding with a brand-new independent living community, consisting of 176 independent living apartment homes, scheduled to open fall 2017. For more information call 239-989-0444, visit www.DiscoveryVillages.com or stop by at 2619 Forum Blvd. in Fort Myers.

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