Skilled Nursing Features

For recuperative, long or short-term nursing care needs, the Simonds Health Care Center provides residents with 24-hour care, accommodations, and services for skilled nursing. All areas of Health Services are under the direct supervision and responsibility of a licensed administrator, the Director of Health Care Services, and the Medical Director, a licensed physician, to assure quality care. Residents in the Skilled Nursing Center receive three meals a day, and benefit from transportation, activities, a beautiful secure outdoor garden space, and the kind of dedicated nursing care for seniors that Deerfield has been known for over the last half-century.

Therapies and Amenities

Deerfield’s Health and Wellness Center houses a specially designed area for physical, occupational, aquatic and speech therapies. Residents enjoy the convenience of being able to work with licensed trained therapists on site. The Aquatic Center houses a warm water therapy pool, as well as a lap-swimming pool.

Services and amenities provided for residents in the skilled nursing facilities include:

  • On-site security
  • Innovative Health Care Chapel, with Chaplain and Pastoral Care Counselor
  • Health and Wellness Center
  • Utilities, except for telephone and cable TV
  • Linen service
  • Bank on site
  • Beauty/barber shop
  • Manicurist, pedicurist
  • Prescription medication oversight
  • Personal laundry Services
  • Medical Director
  • Wanderguard system
  • Spacious dining rooms and common areas for both Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing
  • Flexibility of residence design, allowing couples to live together in Skilled Nursing
  • Deerfield resident volunteers who connect residents to life in the greater Deerfield community
  • Three meals a day
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping and maintenance of residence
  • Appropriate, planned activities
  • (Some services may incur additional fees)

For more information please call: (828) 274-1531 ext. 3219, or 800-284-1531

Fee Structure

Because Deerfield is a Life Care community, an independent resident transferring to the Skilled Nursing Center continues to pay the same monthly rate as in the apartment or cottage. The resident has to pay only for the additional two meals per day during the stay in any level of care in the Deerfield health center and any ancillary health care services not included in the Monthly Fee. Upgraded accommodations in health care are available at an additional charge.

Direct Admission to Deerfield’s Health Care

Deerfield accepts direct admissions into both the Assisted Living Center and the Skilled Nursing Center, but only if there is space available without jeopardizing the needs of Deerfield’s residents. Such admissions are subject to the current fees for health care and are not qualified for Life Care. Residents desiring direct admission to the health center follow the stated admissions procedures for applicants for residency.

For more information please call:  (828) 274-1531 ext. 3219, or 800-284-1531