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.
Our Real Food First© program is a multifaceted initiative providing high-quality meals for all residents no matter their needs. Download our detailed guide to find out how it’s being integrated within our skilled nursing menus.
- 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
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.
Absolutely. 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.
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.
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.