Long-Term Care and Skilled Nursing in Northern Kentucky

Delivered with skill and compassion.

Long-Term Care

Long-term nursing care at Emerald Trace places you and your needs at the center of everything we do. We provide the professional attention you expect with a loving kindness that makes a remarkable difference for residents and their families.

Residents largely set their own schedules, eat when they choose, and spend their day in an unstructured household environment, enjoying one another’s company, generally letting life happen spontaneously. Emerald Trace is the opposite of any conventional, institutional approach to senior care.

Our long-term care Household is staffed around the clock with licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants who give residents the specialized service they need. This approach to care and sensitivity to individual needs combine to create an unparalleled resident experience.

Emerald Trace will provide high-quality, on-going nursing care for those experiencing:

  • Chronic severe pain
  • Chronic medical condition
  • Permanent disability
  • Need for help with activities of daily living
  • Need for supervision

Frequently Asked Questions

When you no longer require acute care at the hospital, many individuals continue their recovery in a skilled nursing facility where they receive post-acute medical care from licensed nurses and therapists such as physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, all under the direction of your primary care physician, until you are able to return home.

After an illness, injury or surgery, short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation care are often necessary to prevent re-hospitalization or recurrence of your illness.

Most people choose skilled rehabilitation following discharge from an acute inpatient hospital stay. In fact, Emerald Trace has partnered with St. Elizabeth Hospital, St. Elizabeth Physicians and several insurance providers to admit individuals for a short-term stay directly from the hospital emergency room, if your condition is stable and does not require a hospital admission.

Common conditions that require skilled care for seniors

  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Postsurgical care
  • Stroke recovery or other brain injury
  • Diabetes management
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Rehabilitation care due to a fall, fracture or joint replacement
  • Wound care and IV therapy
  • Acute medical conditions such as cardiac failure and respiratory illnesses, such as congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Skilled nursing care, long-term care, custodial care and intermediate care are all terms that are often used interchangeably when describing senior health care. The difference is usually related to who pays for the services, the length of stay, and the licensure requirements of the facility and staff members.

When there are physical and emotional needs requiring round-the-clock assistance and support to help with custodial care such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, and mobility.

Common conditions that require long-term care

  • Chronic severe pain
  • Chronic medical condition
  • Permanent disability
  • Dementia/Alzheimer Disease
  • Terminal condition
  • Advanced age that has led to frailty and a need for supervision