Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Facilities
We wish all seniors and caregivers a “Spirit of Life”
full of respect, dignity, love, and joy.
*Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Facilities*
Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facilities provide care for people whose medical needs require the attention of licensed nurses.
They vary widely in the nursing care plans, activities and services that they offer.
Admission requires a doctor’s order.
Nurse’s aides provide much of the day-to-day care.
Social workers and case managers help seniors and their families with insurance issues and the coordination of nursing care plans.
Dietitians, physical and occupational therapists and other health professionals help support and sustain seniors’ physical and emotional well-being.
Today, most admissions to nursing homes follow hospitalization, especially for Medicare patients. These are typically short-term stays for rehabilitation until a patient has recovered enough to be sent home to complete recovery.
The nursing home you choose could have a profound impact on your loved one’s quality of life and sense of dignity. But, some aspects of selecting a nursing home depend on whether your loved one needs long-term care, or short-term recovery care.
Short – Term Recovery Care:
Medicare saves money by getting patients out of the hospital and into a skilled nursing facility as quickly as possible. But, Medicare won’t pay for the cost of transportation between the hospital and skilled nursing facility.
Select a skilled nursing facility that, while being relatively nearby, will provide the best possible medical care for your loved one.
Do your homework when selecting a skilled nursing facility. If you don’t, and you decide later to move your loved one into a better facility to complete their recovery, Medicare won’t pay for the second one, regardless of the reason for the move.
Your loved one doesn’t have to go to the skilled nursing facility where their hospital wants to send them; take a few days to find the best one.
Long Term Custodial Care:
Medicare pays nothing for long-term care. It doesn’t matter if the care is provided at home, in an assisted living facility, or in a nursing home.
Medicare can temporarily pay for nursing home care for recovering patients, but after they’ve recovered, Medicare’s benefits stop even though the patient may remain in the nursing home as a permanent long-term resident.