A nursing facility can go by different names. It may be called a nursing home, long-term care facility or a skilled nursing facility.
Whatever name it goes by, a nursing facility is licensed to provide skilled nursing or long-term care services. Staff help meet both the medical and non-medical needs of residents who have chronic illnesses or disabilities. They help those who cannot care for themselves for long periods of time.
As well as nursing care, these facilities assist with daily tasks like dressing, bathing and using the bathroom. They also provide meals, laundry and other housekeeping needs. Your case manager can assist you if you are in a facility and want to return home. If you think that you need nursing facility services, contact your case manager.