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 Residents Offer a Helping to Hand

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Created: 13 September 2017

The past few weeks have been a trying time for our residents, communities, and team members. However, in the midst of violent weather, the compassion of the human spirit always seems to shine through. Recently, one of our communities, The Conservatory at Champion Forest, had to be evacuated due to flooding and damage to the […]

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The past few weeks have been a trying time for our residents, communities, and team members. However, in the midst of violent weather, the compassion of the human spirit always seems to shine through. Recently, one of our communities, The Conservatory at Champion Forest, had to be evacuated due to flooding and damage to the […]

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The past few weeks have been a trying time for our residents, communities, and team members. However, in the midst of violent weather, the compassion of the human spirit always seems to shine through. Recently, one of our communities, The Conservatory at Champion Forest, had to be evacuated due to flooding and damage to the building and infrastructure caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston Texas. Residents were evacuated to one of our sister communities, Discovery Village at Castle Hills, in the Dallas Texas area. Team members worked overtime and in the midst of stressful conditions to welcome the residents of Champion Forest with open arms. As Discovery Senior Living is one big family, another one of our sister communities in Reading, Pennsylvania wanted to show there support.

From Executive Director, Cindy Ohlmann, Discovery Village at Castle Hills: “Just wanted to share that our community received a care package from the team at Rittenhouse Villages at Muhlenberg in Reading, Pennsylvania last week. The box was filled with handwritten notes and cards, homemade cookies, and crochet butterfly magnets for our Houston neighbors staying with us. It was totally unexpected and such a nice surprise! The residents loved the goodies. We’ve been amazed at the support and outpouring of kindness during this ordeal. Having sister communities as far away as Pennsylvania come to our rescue in a time of need is truly heart-warming.”

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