Nursing homes are known by many different terms: convalescent home, rest home, and long-term care center are just a few. In the past 20 years, nursing homes have also added short-term rehabilitation to their services, creating even more confusion. Now this type of community is often referred to as a skilled nursing facility.
What do these communities offer? And how are they different?
We answer some of the most commonly asked questions to help you better understand.