Skilled Nursing & Long-Term Care

When you or a loved one need skilled nursing care, stay close to home by choosing an Essentia Health facility in your community. You’ll receive personal, high-quality care from familiar faces while living among your friends and neighbors.

Do I Need a Skilled Nursing Facility?

You or your loved one may benefit from staying in a skilled nursing facility if you don’t need the level of care provided in a hospital, but you’re not able to live safely at home.

Your care team can help you decide whether a skilled nursing facility is the best place for you. You may stay at the facility for a few days or weeks while recovering from surgery, or you might need to remain there long-term.

More Options for Care

Explore your choices for long-term care and rehabilitation at Essentia Health:

Trained, Professional Staff

You’ll appreciate compassionate, coordinated 24/7 care from a dedicated team that includes:

  • Registered nurses (RNs) – Provide daily care and monitor your health
  • Physical therapists – Work with you to improve strength, balance, and mobility
  • Occupational therapists – Help you more easily complete daily tasks
  • Speech language pathologists – Treat problems related to communication and/or swallowing

On-Site Doctor Visits

Enjoy the convenience of seeing a doctor or nurse practitioner (NP) without leaving the care center. Providers visit our facilities regularly, and they’re available whenever you experience an illness or other health concern.

Bedside Care through Telemedicine

At some care centers, you’ll also have access to doctors through telemedicine, which lets you talk with a physician face-to-face using advanced video conferencing technology. A nurse will be by your side throughout the visit, so you’ll receive coordinated, personalized care.

Community-Focused Living

You’ll feel at home thanks to our warm décor and varied amenities and services. Build relationships with fellow residents through a wide range of activities, such as bingo, gardening, music, and outings to community events.

Paying for Skilled Nursing Care

Contact your insurance provider to learn about coverage for skilled nursing care under your plan, or learn about Medicare coverage or Medicaid coverage.

No Referral Needed

If you are interested in an admission to one of our long-term care facilities, you can call the facility directly.