FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What do you need if you are moving into a nursing home from home?


1. A history and physical within the last 30 days 2. A doctor’s order stating if they are recommending long term or short term care. 3. Orders for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy if applicable. 4. Concise admission orders, including diet order and prescriptions for narcotics if applicable. 5. A copy of all insurance cards. Your insurance verification and financials must be in place prior to admission. 6. Medication List 7. PASRR must be completed before admission. If they are a PASRR level two, this could take up to a week to have completed. (What the heck is PASRR? PASRR is an abbreviation for Pre-admission Screening and Resident Review. This is a federal requirement to help ensure that individuals are not inappropriately placed in nursing homes for long-term care)




What do you need if you are moving into a nursing home from the hospital?


1. All you should have to do is tell the Doctor/Nurse which nursing home you would like to go to. They will take care of the history, physical, orders, insurance cards, medication lists and the PASRR. 2. You will be contacted for financial verification prior to admission.




What’s the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?


Medicare: a federal program that provides health care coverage for certain qualifying health conditions at the age of 65, as well as to SSI Disability recipients, no matter your income level. Medicaid (Title 19): State and Federal program that provides health coverage if you have a very low income.




What is Skilled Nursing Care?


Skilled Nursing Care is a high level of medical care coordinated by trained individuals, such your primary physician, registered nurses (RNs) and physical, speech, and occupational therapists.




What type of rooms do you have?


We offer both private (1 occupant) and shared (2 occupants) rooms.




What is provided with the room?


In our rooms, there is a bed, bed side table, 3 drawer dresser, phone hookup (with Windstream) and complimentary cable service.




What can we bring in?


You can bring in anything within reason, some bring in their own bed (twin size), chairs, pictures for the wall, anything that would make it feel like home.




What is not allowed at the nursing home?


Extension cords, throw rugs (they are a trip hazard), electrical plug-in, candles, computer strips, and aerosol cans. Over the counter medications such as, aspirins, eye drops, ben-gay, cough drops, etc.




Do you allow pets?


Unfortunately, we do not allow pets. We do encourage families to bring in pets to visit. They love it!




What type of activities do you do?


We do all sorts of activities and we are always looking for new ideas. We try to get out of the facility once a week, sometimes it's as simple as a walk outside or a nice ride in the van. We also provide 1:1 activities for those who enjoy that 1:1 attention or for those who may not be able to come out of their room. Take a look at our Activities Calendar, the link is above.




What special services do you offer?


Skilled Care Therapy Services Memory Care Specialized Wound Care Services Podiatry Senior Dental In-house Doctor Rounds Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner: Dawn Howley (In-house rounds)




What kind of therapy services do you offer?


We contract with Blue Stone Therapy for our therapy needs. Blue Stone specializes in therapy services for the elderly. We also have Restorative Therapy which is done by a CNA under the direction of an RN, in partnership with Blue Stone Therapy. https://www.bluestonetherapy.com/




Do you have an In-House Beautician? When are they available?


Yes we do, we have both! Our Barber, Ken Lang, and our Beautician, Deb Kibbie, come to Lakeside once a week. Deb is in on Tuesdays and Ken is in on Wednesdays.




Do you have more than one food choice at meals?


We offer about 3 different choices. We have a main choice, a second choice and also a soup and sandwich option along with salad bar.




Do your residents go outside when they want to?


Absolutely. If they are able to do so safely by themselves. They can enjoy the fresh air in our court yard on the West side of the building. This area has beautiful shade trees and seating for company! If they are unable to go outside alone, staff, family or friends can join them on a walk or sit and visit.





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