Q. What happens if I go home and later I need to come back?
A. If your stay was covered under Medicare and 30 days has not passed since your discharge, you may be eligible to return to the facility for additional rehabilitation. One of the criteria for re-admission under Medicare is you must not have utilized your 100 days of benefit coverage when you were previously discharged.
Q. If I return to the hospital during my Medicare stay at the hospital, will my 100 Medicare days start over?
A. No. Upon return to the Nursing Facility, you will continue your stay from where you left off before the hospital stay. You have to have a 60 day break in illness for your 100 days of Medicare to start over.
Q. What happens to my room if I have to go to the hospital?
A. You will be given the option of holding the bed. To hold a bed you must pay the private daily rate until you return from the hospital. If you choose not to hold the bed, you may be asked to remove your belongs from the room so it will be available for another patient.
Q. What do I need to bring to the facility?
A. We suggest that you bring a 5-7 day supply of comfortable clothes that your loved one will wear during therapy (if required), or in the dining room and activities area. You may also bring their personal toiletries; however, we do provide those to our residents during their stay. If you would like to personalize their room, we suggest bringing pictures and/or a comforter that makes your loved one feel at home.
Q. Can my personal physician care for me at the facility?
A. Yes. All that is required is for the physician to complete a credentialing packet and review with our facility Medical Director.
Q. Can I eat in my room?
A. Yes you can. However, we do encourage residents to eat in our dining room. We feel getting out of the room and socializing with other residents enhances the dining experience.
Q. Are there visiting hours?
A. Yes, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. However, you can visit after hours if you wish. You just have to make sure you are visiting with your loved one in an area of the facility that does not disturb other residents.