Unlike traditional nursing homes or skilled nursing communities in Houston, The Buckingham is deeply committed to continually providing state-of-the-art, Medicare-certified care that meets the specific needs and wishes of each resident. Our around-the-clock teams of registered nurses and licensed practical nurses work directly with residents, their families and physicians to create responsive care plans – tracking and implementing even the slightest required changes.
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- Medical director
- Large private rooms
- 24-hour licensed care
- Access to rehabilitative services (speech, occupational and physical therapy)
- Restorative therapy
- Therapy, pain and wound management
- Therapeutic diets
- Wellness programming, including health education and fitness plans
- State-of-the-art equipment and treatment programs
- 24-hour emergency response system
- Medication monitoring and administration
- Short-term and long-term care
- Planned social functions
- Full-service, on-site beauty salon
- Living and activity rooms
- Full-service dining
- Direct-entry available without a required upfront fee
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Frequently Asked Questions
When is skilled nursing necessary?
Skilled nursing is appropriate for people with medical needs requiring the specialized care delivered by round-the-clock licensed nurses and therapists. Most often, candidates for long-term skilled nursing have an ongoing health condition or permanent disability. They may be affected by chronic illness or the natural symptoms of advanced age.
Are there enrichment opportunities for skilled nursing residents?
Absolutely. Just like our independent living, assisted living and memory care residents, skilled nursing residents can choose from a full calendar of interesting and stimulating opportunities, including cultural and social events. Custom programs at The Buckingham encourage maximum interaction and engagement while respecting privacy and preserving dignity.
Is short-term skilled nursing available at The Buckingham?
Yes. Short-term skilled nursing or rehabilitation is available for those recovering from illness, injury, surgery or stroke who need intensive therapy and care to gain optimal well-being and health.
Will Medicare pay for skilled nursing?
With a qualifying hospital stay, Medicare typically covers days 1-20 of skilled nursing and rehabilitation. A Medicare-set daily coinsurance rate will be assessed for days 21-100. Medicare payment rules are very stringent and vary depending on a number of factors. Your out-of-pocket expense may vary based on any additional supplemental insurance coverage you may have. Visit https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/skilled-nursing-facility-care.html for more details.