Skilled Nursing Facility FAQs 

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When you are looking for a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in the Salt Lake area, it is understandable that you will have many questions. At Monument Health Group, we want to share some of the more common skilled nursing care and facility questions we receive to help you make informed decisions about your care needs. 

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What Is Skilled Nursing?

Skilled nursing is a level of care provided to patients by licensed nurses. It is similar to the level of care patients receive if admitted to a hospital. However, skilled nursing care can be provided in rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, and at home, which could include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Medication management
  • Wound care
  • Post-surgical care
  • Post-traumatic injury care

What Is a Skilled Nursing Facility?

A skilled nursing facility (SNF) is a medical facility that provides the same level of care as staying in the hospital. It is well-suited for individuals who require medical care and rehabilitation care. Skilled nursing facilities provide access to medical doctors to diagnose and treat current conditions. Licensed nurses provide the direct patient care prescribed by the physician. Stays at a skilled nursing facility could be short-term or long-term based on the individual’s specific care and needs. 

Where Is the Bountiful Skilled Nursing Facility Located?

Monument Health Group’s Bountiful skilled nursing facility is located in Bountiful, Utah, a short distance north of Salt Lake City. Our facility is conveniently located near I-15 and Highway 80. 

Contact Information:

460 West 2600 South Woods Cross, Utah 84010

(801) 295-3135

Open 24 hours, Monday – Sunday

Where Is the Salt Lake City Skilled Nursing Facility Located?

Monument Health Group’s Salt Lake City skilled nursing facility is located south of downtown Salt Lake in the Millcreek area. Our facility is about halfway between I-15 and I-215 on East 4500 South. 

Contact Information:

1201 East 4500 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84117

(801) 261-3664

Open 24 hours, Monday – Sunday

How Often Will the Skilled Nursing Staff Work With My Loved One?

Our skilled nursing staff is on-site and available 24/7 to address immediate medical needs. Our rehab team collaborates with our experienced nurses and physicians to develop a personalized care plan with individualized goals. This plan will determine how often your loved one will receive rehab treatment. Generally, they receive rehab treatment multiple times weekly and sometimes daily, depending on what rehab services they need. 

Do I Need to Bring My Medications?

When checking into one of our skilled nursing facilities, you should bring along all your current medications. You should also bring any medications you were prescribed if you were in the hospital prior to transferring to our facility. We will coordinate with your physicians to ensure you continue to receive refills and provide medication management to confirm you are taking your drugs as prescribed.

How Often Will a Healthcare Professional Visit?

All of our patients have daily interactions with our healthcare professionals. Individual visits are scheduled based on the patient’s specific needs and treatment plan. For instance, some of our patients meet individually with one of our physicians weekly, while others may only require bi-monthly or monthly visits. Additionally, all our patients have access to 24/7 medical care and treatment should an emergency arise. 

What Is the Difference Between Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living?

There are some major differences between skilled nursing and assisted living. It is essential to know the differences when deciding what type of facility you or your loved one needs. Skilled nursing is considered medical care that helps people with short- and long-term rehabilitation needs so they can regain independence. 

Patients can range in age and do not always include just seniors. For example, someone who was in a car accident and broke their hip and several bones. They require various therapies, and it is easier for the family if they temporarily reside at the skilled nursing facility while they recover. In certain cases, some people may need ongoing, long-term care at a skilled nursing facility, such as assisting with eating, bathing, and getting dressed, or 24-hour supervision due to certain medical conditions.

On the other hand, assisted living is essentially senior care in a residential community setting where people are still fairly independent. They might occasionally need assistance with certain tasks but do not require any type of rehabilitation service. 

Assisted living communities also allow seniors the freedom to come and go as they please, like if they still work or can still drive. Furthermore, assisted living facilities provide access to social activities, events, and other things to keep seniors engaged and busy at a pace that best suits their needs. 

What Is the Difference Between Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care?

Short-term rehabilitation has the goal of helping the person recover from accidents, injuries, and post-surgical procedures so they can become independent again. The age of patients generally ranges from young adults to seniors. They are discharged from the facility once they reach their treatment goals and can function independently. They may be transitioned to outpatient treatment if they need ongoing therapy but no longer need to remain at the facility. 

Long-term care focuses more on providing care for individuals who need assistance with day-to-day activities or constant supervision to ensure their safety and well-being. For instance, people with dementia or Alzheimer’s often require long-term care at a skilled nursing facility. 

What Services and Therapies Are Offered at Monument Health Group’s Skilled Nursing Facilities?

Monument Health Group offers a wide range of services and therapies at our skilled nursing facilities, including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Post-traumatic injury care
  • Post-hospital care
  • Post-surgical care
  • Short-term rehab
  • Long-term care

Our patients also have access to personal care services, such as:

  • On-site beauticians and barbers to keep you looking beautiful
  • Concierge and valet services to manage all aspects of your daily routines
  • Personal support care to assist with personal hygiene, dressing, and other tasks
  • Daily activities and events, such as games, puzzles, entertainment, and outings

Comprehensive and Compassionate Skilled Nursing in Salt Lake City

Monument Health Group provides comprehensive and compassionate skilled nursing services and facilities in Salt Lake City. Our caring and supportive medical team customizes treatment plans and services to fit your or your loved one’s specific needs. We are happy to answer any of your questions and provide advice to help you determine what level of care you need. 

For further information about skilled nursing, contact us today.


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