Points of Care

US Post Acute Care is there for patients during their journey to better health. By offering our clinical services in each of the key points of care, we ensure a smooth transition for patients as they move through the post-acute care delivery system.

Patients in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)  receive care under the supervision of a Medical Director. Skilled nursing patients require specific medical care in response to diagnosed health conditions. Patients receive medical care from a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant in addition to regular nursing care.

Patients in a long-term care residency usually receive their care in a nursing home. These patients require continuous clinical supervision and nursing care. Long-term care is required for patients that are no longer able to maintain their independence, or when home-based care is not an option. Nursing home patients often have complex or chronic care needs, but with less acuity than a patient under skilled nursing care. Long-term care is usually available in the same facility as skilled nursing care.

Memory care is for patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. These patients sometimes require a higher level of skilled care supervision than what is offered in an assisted living or long-term care facility. Secured supervision is provided 24/7 by staff trained to care for the specific needs of dementia patients.

An independent rehab facility is for patients regaining function from severe injuries and impairments, including brain injuries, strokes, joint replacements and fractures impairing ambulation. Medical care is provided by a multidisciplinary clinical team of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and therapists.

An assisted living facility (ALF) is attractive to seniors who are capable of living independently, but who desire a more convenient and socially supportive environment. Assisted living is also a helpful solution for the management of chronic — though not acute — medical conditions, or those with limited physical or cognitive abilities. Medical care may be available onsite as a home=based visit, or via telehealth.

An independent living facility (or ILF) appeals to seniors who desire added living conveniences and have no current needs for ongoing assistance or medical supervision. ILFs are for healthy seniors who want the extra social and safety benefits of not living alone. Medical care may be available onsite as a home-based visit, or via telehealth.

A CCRC is a community for seniors where residents can age in place. Residents have access to multiple levels of the care continuum on a single campus. Typically, residents progress through independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing. Other services such as rehab or memory care may be available.