Franciscan Health skilled nursing facility physicians also called snificists visit long term care facilities on a regular basis to offer consistent care. Our snificists are focused on keeping residents of long term care facilities healthier.
Advanced elderly patients constitute one of the fastest-growing segments of our population. As this older population continues to rise, so does the need for high-quality, extended-care services beyond hospital and clinic walls.
Franciscan Health recognizes the need for consistent, quality healthcare within long-term care facilities. In Northern Indiana, we have extended our care to area nursing homes through the "snificists" (skilled nursing facility physicians) program in an effort to keep geriatric residents healthier and to better treat and shorten the stays of those needing admission.