FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
It’s never a decision to take lightly, when a family member is no longer able to manage their medical and personal care needs in their home, it may be time to explore other options.
Regardless of whether your loved one is living on their own, with a family member, in another facility, or is in the hospital, the first step towards placement within our facility would be to review them medically. This process may be done in conjunction with discharge planners, case managers, or their primary care doctor and involves requesting medical records that includes their diagnosis, current medications and treatments. After reviewing the medical needs of your loved one the facility reviews them to ensure they are able to meet those needs. If the facility feels they can medically accept the patient, the next step would be to meet with the business office to discuss payment arrangements and insurance verification. From there, the Admissions Director will coordinate any logistics for moving in.
Skilled Nursing Care: Hospital patient is admitted to a licensed facility for a short termfor a condition that requires treatment. Patient receives 24 hour nursing care and therapy services 6 days a week with focus being on rehabilitation. Patient may be dependent and require full assist with ADL’s. Patient receives treatments and medications by a nurse according to physician’s order.
Assisted Living: Resident lives in a licensed facility that provides safe and clean living accommodations and three meals a day. Resident may be independent or semi-independent and may require the assistance of one person for transfers or to evacuate the facility. Resident may receive assistance with medication or have medications administered by a nurse. Resident receive general nursing care from facility staff. Resident receives 24 hour individualized personal and health-related services, 7 days a week.
Long Term Care:
Resident lives in a licensed facility that provides 24 hour inpatient care to residents who need licensed nursing supervision and supportive care, but do not require continuous nursing care. Resident may be semi-independent or dependent. Resident may receive full assist with ADL’s. Resident may receive full assist with transfers. Resident receives medications from a nurse following a physician’s order. Resident may receive outpatient rehab services. Resident receives periodic assessments by a licensed practitioner.
HospiceThe hospice program is a health care agency that offers palliative and supportive services providing physical, psychological, social and spiritual care for dying persons and their families. Patients may receive services in their place of residence or an inpatient setting. Services must be ordered by a physician. Services may include nurse, social worker, clergy, volunteer, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nutritional therapy, and home health aides.
If moving into long term care, the facility will provide a bed, closet or wardrobe, a nightstand and chair for the resident’s room. Residents should bring in their own clothing and personal items, as well as their own furniture, which can include a bureau, recliner, television. Prior to moving in, we highly encourage a family member to tour the facility and see offered room and what the space will allow for.
Breakfast: begins serving at 7:30
Lunch: begins serving at 12:00
Dinner: begins serving at 5:00
In between meal times, we offer a wide range of activities to provide stimulation and companionship and anyone is welcome to participate. Otherwise residents are free to spend their time how they choose.
What is the difference between SNF level of care and ICF level of care?
How are rooms determined?
- Personal laundry service is provided by the facility.
- Clothing should be machine washable and dryable.
- Each item of clothing should be indelibly marked with the resident’s name (first initial and last name).
- Families should expect to assist in maintaining the resident’s wardrobe.
Additional information on Medicare and Medigap is also available from SHIIP. Medicaid is a state-managed healthcare and long-term care program for the financially needy. Typically, those with low income and very few assets are eligible for Medicaid. In most states, Medicaid will pay for nursing home care and some have the option of remaining in their homes and receiving in-home services. For more information, please visit the Medicaid website at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/medicaid