1. What Service Do I Need?
Every day we receive calls from family members just like you who really don’t know how or what type of service their loved one needs. That’s why, based upon years of experience, we have found the following questions to be helpful in determining the service that best meets the needs for you and your loved one:
- Has your loved one had a recent hospitalization (3 day stay) for surgery, illness or injury?
- Are therapy or skilled nursing services needed to help your loved one heal and return home after a hospitalization?
- Has a physician recommended and provided orders for additional therapy and skilled nursing services?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, skilled nursing and therapy services may meet your needs to get you back home.
- Has your loved one had a hospitalization for an illness, injury or surgery?
- Is the thought of having your loved one live at home on their own concerning to you?
- Do you think around-the-clock nursing care is needed?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, long-term nursing care may meet your needs.
- Do you want to keep your loved one home with you, but the responsibility of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is overwhelming?
- Is your loved one is experiencing behavior issues associated with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia and medication is not working?
- Have you realized your loved one needs a secure, quiet and therapeutic environment so that they can thrive and be safe?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, Alzheimer’s Care may meet your needs.
2. What Should I Expect?
As a family member either making the decision for, or assisting my loved one in making the decision to stay either temporarily or long-term in a care center, what should I expect when beginning the process and in the overall service itself?
- Is there a room available? This depends on residents in the Care Center at that time.
- How soon can my loved one be admitted? This depends on how soon we can get the information we need to determine if we can meet the needs of your loved one.
- What steps are needed to be admitted? Medical information about your loved one is the main criteria. We provide individualized care based on each person’s needs.
- What can they bring to make the room feel like home? Most anything that will fit in the room. Most residents bring pictures, TV, favorite quilt and comfortable clothes.
- What is the cost? Costs depend on required services. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and private pay.
- Can I drop by anytime? Yes, but daylight hours are better. Doors are locked at night for security. When your loved one is a resident, just call the Care Center to let us know you desire a late night visit..
3. What’s the Cost?
We are on a tight budget, and my parent really didn’t save for nursing home care. What will this type of care cost?
Since every situation is unique, the best way to determine cost is to discuss your situation with a staff member at RLCC. Be assured that any information obtained will be held in strictest confidence.
4. Have more questions?
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