The Distinct Part Skilled Nursing Facility (DP/SNF) at Sierra View provides comprehensive inpatient care for those who may not require the specialized treatment associated with an acute care hospital. DP/SNF patients usually require long-term care, though their condition is such that the care does not depend heavily on high-technology monitoring or complex diagnostic procedures. DP/SNF care requires the coordinated services of an interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, and other relevant professional disciplines, who are trained and knowledgeable to assess and manage these specific conditions and perform the necessary procedures.
DP/SNF care is generally more intensive than traditional nursing facility care and less than acute care. It requires frequent (daily to weekly) recurrent patient assessment and review of the clinical course and treatment plan for a limited (several days to several months) time period, until the condition is stabilized or a predetermined treatment course is completed.
Currently, the Distinct Part Skilled Nursing Facility is located within Sierra View's main hospital building and consists of 35 beds.