Below are samples of questions from our guests. You may have your own questions about insurance or therapies being used. If we’ve not answered them below, please ask one of our team members when you visit or check in.
Questions on Payment/Medicare/Medicaid
Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) covers skilled nursing care provided in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) under certain conditions for a limited time. Learn more.
Long-term care is a range of services and support for your personal care needs. Most long-term care isn’t medical care. What you might mean is care in a long-term care hospital or skilled nursing facility. Learn more about your options.
Questions on Medical Terms
Skilled nursing is licensed, comprehensive, round-the-clock care in private or semiprivate suites. Services include: IV therapy, Post-surgical care, Wound care, Nutrition management, Orthopedic and joint replacement rehab, Post-stroke rehabilitation, Speech therapy, Occupational therapies, and more. For insurance purposes, a skilled nursing facility is a health-care institution that meets federal criteria for Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement for nursing care including especially the supervision of the care of every patient by a physician the maintenance of records concerning the patient’s care and condition.
Physical therapy provides evaluation, examination, and treatment of neurological disorders, musculoskeletal conditions, cardiac patients, wounds, and other diagnosis. Physical therapy also provides recommendations for discharge placement assessment for the needs of assistive devices (durable equipment), and functional mobility. The wound care team is led by a certified wound care specialist (CWS).
Occupational therapy provides evaluation, examination, and treatment for activities of daily living (ADLs), adaptive equipment and durable medical equipment training, neuromuscular re-education, splint fabrication, sensory deficit compression techniques, cognitive retraining associated with ADLs and safety, and energy conservation techniques.
Speech therapy provides evaluation, diagnoses, and treatment of communicative, cognitive, and linguistic disorders. Modified barium swallow studies and bedside swallow evaluations are used to objectively asses swallowing function.
Questions on your Stay
Nursing home ratings come from: health inspections, staffing, quality measures. A star rating is provided for each of these 3 sources. Then, these 3 ratings are combined to calculate an overall rating. Learn more
- Prepare an inventory list of items you’re bringing with you
- Copy of medicare/medicaid or insurance card
- Medical records
- Copies of living will and power of attorney
- 3-4 days worth of comfortable clothes (there are washing facilities on location), night clothes and toiletry items
- Something from home that might bring you comfort like a favorite quilt, photos, etc.
Questions on your care
Your medications can only be ordered once you have arrived and your information entered into our system. We should have your medications 4-6 hours of your arrival. In the event you need pain control, please request pain medication to be administered 30 minutes-1 hour prior to your departure from the hospital. We ask that you do not keep any medications in your room or self-medicate to avoid serious medical complications.