Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)

State-licensed facilities that provide a safe, therapeutic environment for individuals who require rehabilitative care or can no longer live independently due to medical requirements. Also known as nursing homes or convalescent homes.

More Common Terms

  • Senior Centers Community or residential centers with activities and non-medical services designed for independent older adults to promote well-being, activity, social interaction and meals.
  • Spend Down A requirement that an individual use up most of his or her own income to meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.
  • Ombudsman A professional who investigates and resolves complaints on behalf of residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

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