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Professional Skilled Nursing Care

United Zion offers 24-hour professional skilled nursing care for both short-term rehabilitation for recovery from an illness, injury, or surgery as well as long-term care for individuals facing increasingly complex medical needs. Therapeutic services, coordinated through a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals, focus on restoration of an individual’s maximum independence. For end of life needs, we offer comfort care and supportive hospice services to ease this critical time of life.

Our team uses a compassionate, person-centered approach. We coordinate nursing care with rehabilitation services to promote each person’s maximum level of independence. In a recent satisfaction survey completed by Skilled Nursing residents, quality of care, food selection and food quality, staff friendliness and cleanliness of the living area received top marks.

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Our private accommodations provide enhanced privacy while offering nearby common areas and comfortable dining spaces. Convenient outdoor spaces provide stunning views of Lancaster County farmland. The common areas and outdoor spaces provide plenty of room for all our various social and recreational activities.

As a Life Plan Community (also called Continuing Care Retirement Community), United Zion is certified for both Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Would you like to talk with someone who has experienced Skilled Nursing services at United Zion Retirement Community? We’re happy to arrange a conversation. Give us a call or complete the Ask a Question form.

Rehabilitation and Returning Home

Typically more than 75% of customers using United Zion’s skilled nursing and rehabilitative services return to home or to a more independent lifestyle. This speaks to United Zion’s professional expertise in understanding and supporting a successful recovery from surgery, illness, or a hospital stay.

While coordinated physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy strengthen the body, customers enjoy their choice of engaging opportunities for recreation, socialization, and spiritual encouragement.

The United Zion experience is so successful that previous residents frequently request returning to our community when planning for future rehabilitative care or when choosing independent living options such as an apartment or cottage.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Services Are Included?

Skilled nursing care includes RN oversight with direct care by LPNs and certified nursing assistants. Physical, occupational, and speech therapy include the latest techniques to restore an individual’s maximum independence, coordinating with social services, spiritual care, therapeutic recreation, and dining services to provide a lifestyle-oriented approach. A variety of educational, social, spiritual and recreational programs offer personal fulfillment suited to one’s own interests. Learn more about available skilled nursing care services and rates by downloading our skilled nursing care information packet. You can also submit questions using the form on our Contact Us page.

What Accommodations Are Available?

Each of our skilled nursing care accommodations is a private room with fully accessible bath and storage spaces and a window to our lovely hilltop views. Many of our private rooms have their own dedicated bath; others share a bath in a suite arrangement with one other room. A wellness suite, hair salon, library, community rooms, and chapel enhance the choice of services and activities. Learn more about available skilled nursing accommodations by downloading our skilled nursing care information packet. You can also submit questions using the form on our Contact Us page.

What Help is Available to Cover the Cost?

In addition to an individual’s own personal resources, United Zion is Medicare and Medicaid certified, enabling acceptance of all supplemental plans and long-term care insurance. Coverage on some Medicare replacement plans may vary depending on network participation. To learn more about our financing options, submit questions using the form on our Contact Us page.

How Does the Admission Process Start?

Completion of the application and providing supporting documents along with appropriate medical information is the first step. If coming from home, a home visit is preferred to establish a plan of care best suited to an individual’s needs and goals. Visit our Contact Form page to request more information or start the admission process.

Why United Zion Retirement Community?

United Zion’s person-centered lifestyle approach to care enables residents to maintain their own unique lifestyle preferences within an atmosphere of warmth and dignity. Residents and families find their participation in care planning and discharge planning enhance successful aging and transitions to home or other living options on campus. With over 110 years of service to Lancaster County, generations have been coming to us for quality services and the family atmosphere of a small, friendly community. Visit our About us page for more information about United Zion Retirement Community.

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