Private Pay Nursing Care
Nursing Care may be necessary when an assisted living community is not licensed to provide the medical care required. Otherwise known as a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), they must have 24 hour medical care. There are three reasons why a loved one may need a SNF. One reason is if the loved one is coming from the hospital and needs rehab to help rebuild their strength through physical, occupational, and speech therapy. This type is typically billed through Medicare and is considered a short-term stay. Another reason is if the loved one has limited assets and monthly income where they would qualify through Medicaid. This is more long-term and the staff to resident ratio is typically very high. Lastly, if the loved one needs higher levels of care than an assisted living community can provide and they can qualify financially then they may be able to move into a private-pay nursing care community. The private-pay nursing care community would have better staffing ratios then your typical SNF. This would be long-term as well.
24hr Medical Care
Additional licensed care when assisted living is not appropriate
Enjoy activities while having medical care 24/7
Frequently Asked Questions...
It is always better to be proactive rather than reactive. There are so many more types of options available to the family the earlier they start the process with us. Some families have a timeline in mind, but in senior living there are other factors that don’t allow the family to control the timeline. The loved one might be falling more often, their cognitive impairment is getting worse, or possibly a health condition has become more urgent.
The first step is for the person inquiring for the loved one to reach out to us. This will allow us to have a conversation in order to determine the next steps. They range from some families where we need to act right away to just checking in with them 6 months down the road.
Actually 90% of our families find themselves asking this question. The world for their loved one is getting smaller by the day and they are just trying to hold on to what they know as well as “the fear of the unknown”. This is where our process allows us to determine the best fit community for your loved one. When we check in with our families most acclimate within the normal timeframe and are flourishing in their new environment.
This is when their subjective age is not lining up with their functional age. Most people only think of chronological age, but sometimes we have seen 100 year olds in better cognitive and physical shape than an 80 year old. It is more important to look at the functional age of the loved one. In the long run, the outcome most likely will be better for that loved one.
This happens more often than you think. Usually the family member that does not help as much and/or is out of state typically doesn’t see the need for their aging loved one to move. Unfortunately, the family member that is handling most of the daily tasks with their loved one is stretched thin and is burning out. It is important to know that sometimes you can’t make every family member happy, but if the burden is falling mainly on you then you need to make the decision. Most of the time those family members will say that they didn’t realize that it was that bad.
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Contact us today so we can start developing your plan! It is always better to be proactive! A simple 30 minute conversation can help avoid a stressful situation down the road.
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