Rincon del Rio ran an advertisement in The Union Newspaper in an attempt to explain the differences between the terms Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing Facility, and Assisted Living:

Senior Housing is experiencing many changes very rapidly. Terminology and meanings are changing. If you are going to enter a discussion, it’s important that you clearly understand current vernacular. Otherwise, your communication can be inaccurate and distort your opinions and decisions. Please read the full article to insure you understand current meanings and methods of care.

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Ad in The Union: Nursing Home vs Skilled Nursing Facility