Assisted Living – Supportive senior housing designed for those who need extra help in their day-to-day lives (with activities like bathing, dressing, and using the bathroom) but who do not require the 24-hour skilled nursing care found in traditional nursing homes.

Brain Injury Rehab – Treatment of behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and physical health needs of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acquired brain injury (ABI) survivors.

Cardiac Rehab – Treatment for residents recovering from cardiac conditions/surgery, such as heart attack, heart surgery or stable angina, or other cardiac conditions, who need medical supervision and rehab before returning home.

Hospice Care – Care rendered either on an inpatient basis or in the home setting for a terminally ill resident, emphasizing the management of pain and discomfort and the emotional support of the resident and their family.1

Independent Living – A living arrangement for those who want to live in a compact, easy-to-maintain, private apartment or house within a community. Independent living is for seniors with the ability to maintain residence and lifestyle without medical assistance.

JCAHO Accredited – A voluntary accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, an independent, non-profit organization.1

Wingate Healthcare is JCAHO accredited for all of our 15 skilled nursing centers in Massachusetts.

Long-Term Care – A variety of services which help meet both the medical and non-medical need of people with a chronic illness or disability who cannot care for themselves for long periods of time.

Long-Term Care Insurance – A policy that covers all or covers a portion of a resident’s stay in a long term care center, including medical services, nursing care, and all the assistance required for chronic illnesses or disabilities that may leave a resident unable to care for his/her self for an extended period of time.

Medicaid – A health insurance program in which the federal and state governments share the cost of payments to nursing facilities on behalf of eligible residents. Primarily for low-income residents.

Medicare – A federal health insurance program for people age 65+ and people with certain disabilities who are under the age of 65.

Occupational Therapy – Therapy that helps restore daily activities, such as dressing, bathing, cooking, and managing money.

Orthopedic Rehab – Rehab that helps restore mobility, mainly after hip replacement and total knee replacement.

Physical Therapy – Treatment for the purpose of developing, maintaining and restoring maximum movement and function.

Post Acute Care – Short term care following a surgery or medical condition.

Prehab – A service that allows those with an upcoming surgery a chance to tour a Wingate center, meet the physical therapy staff, and pre-book their rehab stays.

Private Pay – Long term care costs that are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, or long term care insurance and are therefore paid out-of-pocket by the resident or his/her family.

Respite Care – An option available to those families who prefer to care for a loved one in a home setting, but want or need to take a break for a short period of time.

Short-Term Rehab – Rehab for residents who need rehabilitative or medical services after a surgery.

Skilled Nursing – Care that offers 24-hour skilled nursing care to seniors who can no longer care for themselves when physical, emotional or mental conditions make it impossible to remain in their own home environment.

Speech Therapy – Therapy that helps restore the critical ability of communication, assisting with expressing oneself and understanding others. Also helps restore swallowing and eating abilities, as well as impairments in cognition such as judgment, reasoning and problem solving.

Stroke Rehabilitation – Rehabilitation that helps restore a stroke survivor’s occupational, speech, and physical functions through computer-assisted cognitive and vocational training, community-based training, and home evaluation.

Ventilator Care – Care that provides the services necessary to maintain or reduce the need for ventilator support.