Can an individual be admitted from home?
- Various factors influence the cost, such as where you live, the level of care required, and what type of accommodations you select.
- A combination of financial support is possible, including private pay, long-term care insurance, health insurance, and government assistance, such as Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid.
- Some plans have a copay or coinsurance that the patient is responsible to pay.
- The Skilled Nursing Facility’s Business Office Manager can review coverage and determine out-of-pocket costs that may exist.
Does an individual have to have a physician’s referral for admission?
- Yes, and an appointment with the Primary Care Physician (PCP) is recommended.
- The PCP completes paperwork, including list of medications, history and physical, for Skilled Nursing Facility staff review.
- Note that the individual must have a skilled or medical need, and a three-day qualifying hospital stay, in order for Medicare or certain insurances to pay for the skilled care.
Does an individual have to be a certain age for admission?
- Yes, a physician’s certification is required.
Can an individual see his/her Primary Care Physician (PCP) during their stay?
- Resident ages vary in range, but Skilled Nursing Facilities do not have pediatric rehabilitation programs; each facility reviews referrals with consideration of the clinical need of the individual and also the current population receiving care.
How are medications received?
- Attending physicians are assigned to new residents upon admission.
- The Admissions office can provide a list of physicians with privileges and if your PCP is not listed, the office can contact them about becoming credentialed to see our residents.
What is skilled nursing care?
- The Skilled Nursing Facility staff will offer to order medications through a contracted pharmacy and administer at the prescribed times.
- Medications are not allowed to be kept in resident rooms.
How long does an individual receive short-term rehabilitation?
- Licensed, comprehensive care for short-term rehabilitation or long-term nursing care and monitoring, both under direct physician oversight with nutritional support for recovery; services include but are not limited to, diabetes management, ostomy care, tracheostomy care, IV management, enteral nutrition, post-surgical care, and wound care.
What is an interdisciplinary care plan?
- Times vary, depending on progress/response to therapy, as well as medical conditions and history; however, short-term patients average 2-6 weeks in skilled care.
What is a physical therapy modality?
- A plan designed to provide a continuum of care for the individual with a team of dedicated professionals, including the nursing and dietary teams, social worker, activities department, and physical, occupational and speech therapists. Our staff collaborates to provide support for the individual’s goal.
What are the visiting hours?
- Modalities, such as heat, ice, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation, are typically used in conjunction with other procedures to help relieve pain, improve circulation, reduce muscle spasm, and deliver medication.
Can a resident go out for a day visit or home for holidays and weekends?
- You are welcome anytime.
- Restrictions may apply depending on a resident’s current medical condition, as well as the payer source for care. Therefore, it’s advised to speak with the social worker to arrange a leave of absence.