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What Is Skilled Nursing?

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It can be confusing to understand all of the healthcare terminology when looking at healthcare services for yourself or a senior you care about. Skilled Nursing provides therapies and care that can only be administered by registered nurses to patients. This might be necessary following a surgery, illness, or injury where physical, occupational, or speech therapy is required. With Skilled Nursing, you will get the therapies needed plus the administrations of medications and other care by medical professionals. The Ventana team can help you navigate through the options for healthcare services in Dallas, Texas.

Skilled Nursing

Following a major surgery, illness, or serious injury, rehabilitation may be necessary. This is where a Skilled Nursing facility can be especially advantageous for seniors. This includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medications, medical equipment, and even social services for you or a loved one.

The staff at a Skilled Nursing facility can include:

  • Registered nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech pathologists
  • Audiologists
  • Medical directors

In order to comply with the U.S. Department of Health and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and be certified as a Skilled Nursing community, Ventana follows strict protocols and inspections to ensure that the quality of care is not compromised.

Healthcare Services at Ventana

We pride ourselves on the caliber of healthcare services we are able to provide at Ventana. Ventana is a Life Care community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). A CCRC offers peace of mind with the life care benefit that covers the cost of independent living, and also gives you options when higher levels of care are needed. It’s nice to know that services like world-class rehabilitation, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Memory Care are there when you need them.

We’re proud to partner with the Dallas-based healthcare system of Baylor Scott & White Health. Our expertise in senior care combined with an expert staff and a Baylor Scott & White geriatrician to serve as the center’s medical director allows us to offer the best of long-term care and skilled nursing. Members at Ventana are also able to take advantage of the Baylor Scott & White HouseCalls program, bringing physicians, nurse practitioners, and physicians’ to them at Ventana, as well as assistants to Ventana for appointments. Baylor Scott & White chaplains also provide spiritual care.

The Glen is the long-term Skilled Nursing facility at Ventana. We offer a number of specialized services designed to meet the needs of every patient that comes through our doors. The goal for the patients we see at the Glen is to have them be able to manage on their own as best they can following a serious injury, illness, or surgery.

The Glen offers a variety of amenities and services, including:

  • Private rooms with picturesque views
  • Around the clock care from a complete Skilled Nursing staff of medical director, director of nursing, and licensed nurses
  • Dental, ophthalmological, psychiatric, psychological, audiological, podiatry, and wound care
  • Physical, occupational, speech therapy, and medication management
  • Meal planning for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day

Contact Ventana to Learn About Healthcare Services in Dallas

At Ventana, Skilled Nursing is part of the Long-Term Care services that we offer in Dallas. We aim to offer living options and healthcare services that feel like home, not clinical and unwelcome. Our Long-Term Care facility is designed for seniors who require a higher level of rehabilitative care for a longer period of time. Each care plan is customized to the patient and includes a private room during their stay with around-the-clock support from the Skilled Nursing team.

Ventana offers a number of senior living options in Dallas, Texas, including:

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Long-Term Care
  • Respite Care
  • Outpatient Services
  • Life Care/Continuing Care

Learn more about our Long-Term Care programs for seniors by connecting with the Ventana team at 214.225.6197.