The Residents at North Ridge

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Is skilled rehab the right choice for me?

A: Skilled rehab can benefit patients by providing care for a number of situations including:

  • Rehabilitation care due to fractures or joint replacements
  • General wound care
  • Acute medical conditions
  • Interim medical care following a hospital stay
  • Respiratory care
  • Treatment for Parkinson’s disease
  • Stroke recovery
  • General rehabilitation due to weakness or physical decline
  • Diabetic rehabilitation

2. What payment plans or medical insurance do you accept? Medicaid options?

A: There are many insurance coverage and payment plan options that are currently available for eligible patients. Our community participates in Medicaid, Medicare Part A & B, private insurance hospice, respite care, and participating HMO plans. Medicaid is an option for eligible low-income patients in need of long-term nursing care. Eligibility requirements vary from case to case, and we can help you determine if you qualify.

3. How is skilled nursing different from hospital care?

A: Our skilled nursing provides both short stay and long-term palliative care or rehabilitation services. The typical patient has just been discharged from the hospital and still needs additional daily medical care prior to returning home. You might be recovering from a planned surgery or suffering from an unexpected medical crisis. A hospital is a health care center where people are admitted because of accidents or various diseases and stay there on a limited time basis.

4. What are the benefits to patients receiving palliative care?

A: Palliative care offers residents a higher quality life while they are dealing with a serious physical or medical condition. It also provides comfort and continual care personalized for each individual resident. Benefits provided by palliative care include receiving medical, physical, emotional and spiritual care from both other residents and devoted clinical experts. Residents also have the ability to increase their quality of life with our constant 24/7 support and counseling catered to each individual’s healthcare needs providing by our compassionate healthcare team.

5. What should I bring with me?

A: Bring comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. We recommend sweat pants and sweatshirts or shorts and t-shirts for therapy appointments. Please bring rubber-soled shoes as well. You’ll also need every day items such as undergarments, pajamas, socks, a robe, and slippers. You may also wish to bring a light sweater or jacket and your preferred toiletry articles.

6. What will I do at a skilled nursing facility?

A: When you arrive, you will be assisted to your room and will participate in the admissions process, which includes discussing your health and status. We understand that for the first day or so, everything is new for you so we encourage you to ask lots of questions and/or voice any concerns that you may have.

You will also be seen by a therapist on the day you are admitted. After your evaluation, the therapy team will begin your individualized plan of care. This plan determines the frequency and duration of your therapy. We offer therapy services seven days a week along with group programs and individual activities to suit your interests. We design activities that encourage you to participate as much as possible in daily life during your stay with us.

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