Skilled Nursing Facilities are generally reserved for individuals needing long term skilled care or to provide short-term rehabilitation services. Nursing home care provides the highest level of care, outside of hospitalization. A licensed physician supervises each patient’s care and medical professionals are always on site. Typically residents in these facilities need skilled nursing care and personal care. Their care needs are beyond what an assisted living can provide. Nursing homes may also provide physical and occupational therapy and may have a dedicated rehabilitation center in the nursing home.