What’s the Difference Between Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing?

What is the Difference Between Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing?

The McKnight Place community is proud to provide the highest standard in both assisted living and skilled nursing services. But sometimes people want to know just what the differences are between these two areas of senior living. Allow us to help clarify!

Assisted Living

McKnight Place Assisted Living is a community for seniors who want to remain independent while receiving a little extra help. With McKnight Place Assisted Living, residents enjoy an elegant, home-like setting with the benefit of assistance in managing medications, doctor visits, and daily chores like preparing meals, cleaning, laundry, and caring for personal appearance. Staying active and social, feeling safe and secure, and having transportation options are also hallmarks of our Assisted Living lifestyle.

Our services and amenities provide the highest standard in assisted living for active seniors in the St. Louis area. We are locally owned and dedicated to providing active senior living in an upscale, comfortable environment. Our residents’ needs come first. They enjoy all the comfort of home along with upscale services including fine dining and catering, personal care companions, luxury transportation, salon and spa, a wide range of events and activities, quality 24/7 medical service, and much more.

McKnight Place offers a full range of therapy services from experienced practitioners on site in our community for the convenience of our residents. These services include physical, occupational, restorative, speech, art, and music therapy

Skilled Nursing

McKnight Place Skilled Nursing provides the highest quality rehabilitative and skilled care for our residents each and every day. Skilled Nursing at McKnight Place is a community for seniors who have health conditions that require the highest level of care outside of a hospital setting.

Every aspect of McKnight Place Skilled Nursing has been thoroughly researched and professionally designed to uphold the highest standards of excellence. We employ only the most qualified, professional staff who demonstrate care and concern for all our residents, offering safety, security, and the reliability of 24-hour medical supervision in a unique home-like setting.

With great nurse-to-resident ratios and exceptional, 24-hour skilled nursing care, we build a close relationship with each resident and their family for complete peace of mind. Skilled nursing residents also have access to the majority of services available to assisted living residents, including fine dining and catering, personal care companions, salon and spa, daily calendars of events and activities, quality 24/7 medical service, and much more.

A personalized care plan is created for each resident, based on their specific needs. Communication is valued between residents, their medical team, and their loved ones. Medication administration and skilled care are provided by licensed nursing professionals around the clock and our Board Certified Geriatric Medical Director is always on call. Skilled nursing residents also have access to on-site physical, occupational, speech, language, restorative therapy, and rehabilitative medical services.

One Community, One Mission

Despite their differences, both McKnight Place Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing share many of the same services and amenities. Both continue The Gatesworth tradition of excellence in senior living, providing the warm, comfortable feeling of home in a safe and secure environment. All of our services are delivered by trained professional staff, from our housekeepers and dining servers to our licensed nurses and nursing assistants.

Our residents’ suites are elegantly designed in the style of luxurious hotel suites with bay windows, nine-foot ceilings, a spacious bathroom with walk-in shower, and a 24-hour emergency response system. All residents enjoy restaurant-style dining with delicious, well-balanced meals featuring a variety of menu options approved by a registered dietitian.

Whether it’s through assisted living or skilled nursing services, the McKnight Place community is dedicated to providing the best senior living experience in the St. Louis area. Give us a call or pay us a visit to learn more about how McKnight Place can better the life of you or a loved one.

Come See For Yourself

For more information or to schedule a personal tour, please call 314-993-3333 (Assisted Living & Memory Care) or 314-993-2221 (Skilled Nursing).

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