Sometimes an injury or illness will create a need for rehabilitation or a temporary stay at a skilled nursing facility, which may be an intermediate stop before a patient is able to return home. Other times, the need for care might be long term. Either way, Jo Ellen Smith Living Center provides the trusted care your loved one needs, with all the comforts of home.
When is skilled nursing appropriate?
When is it time to consider long term skilled nursing care?
- needs frequent daily medical attention
- is not mobile or has great difficulty moving
- is no longer eating appropriately
- fails to practice proper hygiene/self-care
For more information on how to choose the right facility, see our Guide to Choosing a Care Facility.
For more information on costs and how to pay for skilled nursing care, see our Financial Information page.
We also have a Frequently Asked Questions page that may be helpful.
If we can answer any questions, we welcome your call. Please call us at (504) 361-7923.
Come See for Yourself
Our top-quality care creates results. In fact, our discharge to home rate is above the national average. And our beautiful, comfortable surroundings make guests feel right at home. Come see what makes Jo Ellen Smith Living Center so special.