At times our health can feel more unpredictable than life itself. Knowing that help will be there for you when you need it, especially when something goes wrong, provides peace of mind that is simply irreplaceable.

Skilled nursing care helps provide peace of mind for older adults through the times they need it most. Skilled nursing care offers the same professional support and medical resources you’d receive in hospitals within the comfort of your retirement community. Providing round-the-clock care for individuals whenever they may need it, this level of care empowers older adults to maintain their health and live comfortably with independence and fulfillment.

What does skilled nursing mean?

  • Skilled nursing: a healthcare center with full-time registered nurses and doctors on staff, providing nursing care 24 hours a day. Skilled nursing facilities also have places to store and dispense medication properly.
The Village at Penn State with Nittany Lion
Residents at The Village love the Nittany Lion!

The care provided by skilled nursing facilities can be short-term or long-term depending on your unique healthcare needs. The Village at Penn State and Paul’s Run, two of Liberty Lutheran’s vibrant retirement communities, offer both long-term and short-term skilled nursing care.

Skilled nursing facilities offer a wide range of services including

  • Occupational, physical, and speech therapy
  • Basic nursing care:
    • medication management
    • assistance with activities of daily life
    • 24-hour medical supervision

Is skilled nursing right for you or your loved one?

This is an important question to ask, understanding whether or not skilled nursing is the right level of care for you depends on the type of assistance you or your loved one needs. Skilled nursing is often the most complete level of care for people who’ve experienced an injury or illness that requires medical attention they can’t provide for themselves.

Additionally, with certified medical staff present 24 hours a day at Liberty’s skilled nursing communities, individuals who need assistance with daily activities like dressing, bathing, and/or dining, experience the comfort and peace of mind from skilled nursing services in knowing that assistance is there when they need it. With skilled nursing care at The Village and Paul’s Run, not only are you certain that help will be there, but that the care you receive is from staff who truly care about your health and happiness.

Experience the excitement of university-based skilled nursing care at The Village at Penn State

The Village at Penn State’s skilled nursing neighborhood offers residents a setting that’s equally nurturing and comfortable as it is engaging. A private garden courtyard, lounge, beauty salon, barbershop, and a private chapel are among the many amenities that make residents, and their families, feel the excitement of university-based retirement communities.

The Village at Penn State dining services
Chefs at The Village preparing delicious AND nutritious meals

Services and staff include

  • Licensed nurses
  • Certified nursing assistants
  • Social worker
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapists
  • Assistance with bathing, dressing, dining, and other activities of daily life
  • Medication supervision
  • Fully furnished private rooms
  • Chef-prepared meals served three times every day

Within the skilled nursing neighborhood at The Village, you’ll find fully furnished private rooms and warm-hearted care at The Atrium, their vibrant Health Care Center. Their reputable team includes licensed nurses, certified nursing assistants, a social worker and physical, occupational and speech therapists. Support includes help with bathing, dressing, dining, and medication supervision. Residents and family enjoy delicious meals served daily by The Village’s staff of chefs who balance fresh taste with great nutrition.

Enjoy independence with resident-centered skilled nursing care at Paul’s Run

“I love this place. For a guy like me Paul’s Run is second to none. The people that work here make this place. They give you love and affection and are all very caring and compassionate.” — Skilled Nursing resident

Paul's Run residents and Eagles cheerleaders
Paul’s Run residents rallying their Philly spirit with The Eagles cheerleaders

Resident-centered skilled nursing care at Paul’s Run consists of a highly trained team of staff who provide individualized care plans while encouraging the highest levels of independence. With professional nurses and therapists providing 24-hour medical supervision and on-going health assessments, the residents of Paul’s Run don’t just understand that help is available, they feel that they are truly cared for.

Paul’s Run has and continues to earn reputable rankings for their outstanding skilled nursing care. Additionally, the community is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report, and is newly recognized on the publication’s most recent list for Best Nursing Homes, Short-Stay Rehabilitation.

What is resident-centered care?

The goal of resident-centered care is to nurture each person’s dignity and independence. Paul’s Run creates a community built around residents’ preferences. With numerous recreational and religious activities, residents are encouraged to participate in all the community has to offer while having the freedom to make their own decisions on what they do each and every day.

Still not sure if skilled nursing care is right for you or your loved one?

The skilled nursing facilities at Liberty Lutheran’s CCRCs offer a level of care that provides medical assistance for older adults whenever they may need it. With licensed medical staff available 24 hours a day, you can be certain they’re receiving warm-hearted care in a vibrant community that engages and supports them fully. To experience more of the skilled nursing care offered at Paul’s Run visit their website here or see what skilled nursing at The Village at Penn State has to offer you by clicking here.

Wondering the difference between skilled nursing and independent living?  Read our blog post about independent living to find out!

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