Acute rehabilitation hospitals provide intense Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapies to patients that require medical oversight by a doctor at least three times a week.
Patients can be approved for admission from an acute hospital, other healthcare facilities, doctor offices, or from home.
All forms of insurance and payor sources are accepted. Some payor sources may require pre-authorization prior to admission.
Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) offer short term or long term care. They provide a less intense therapy regimen to patients that can be assessed every 30 days by a physician.
Long term care services provide 24hr care, physical, occupational, and speech therapies, 3 meals a day, housekeeping/laundry services, and activities.
After a 3 day inpatient admission at an acute hospital, Medicare will pay for days 1-20 at 100%. After day 20, a co-pay is required. Long term care is not covered by Medicare and will require other options such as long term care insurance or Medicaid.
Assited living facilities (ALFs) have a wide range of services. They can provide a senior housing solution for adults who can live independently, but also may require some assistance.
In most instances, ALFs are private pay. However, long term care insurance and Veterans Assistance are options if applicable.
Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. There are dedicated memory facilities, support groups and other resources that can help families and their loved ones with this disease.
Home Health is a health service provided in your home, assisted living, or wherever you call "home" from specially trained medical professionals. This can include nursing, therapists, behavioral health and more.
A doctor's order is required to qualify. Medicare pays at 100% as long as it is deemed "medically nessecary" and the patient is considered "home-bound".
Home Care is a non-medical service provided to anyone needing “extra help”. Services can include assistance with meal preparation, transportation, companionship, medication reminders, bathing and activities of daily living.
In most cases, home care is private pay. Other payor source options include Medicaid, Veterans assistance, and long term care insurance.
Hospice is a compassionate, patient-centered approach to medical care and support for those with a life-limiting illness.
Medicare and most all insurnace payors cover this service 100% as long as the
patient meets the medical criteria.
Activities, case management, aging and disabilities resource center, Meals on Wheels & more.
SWIRCA provides so much to so many. Being active mentally, physically and emotionally is important as we age. A low yearly membership fee and many free programs and services to members of Vanderburgh, Warrick, Spencer, Perry, and Posey Counties.
SHIP is there is help seniors navigate through the Medicare waters.
Free and un-biased services that help each individual for discounts and savings programs. A local representative is just a phone call away.
Elder law can assist seniors with the many different legal documents suggested to be put in place. A Power of Attorney (Healthcare and Financial), a living will, and a general will. Elder law can also assist someone in the transition of assets to Medicaid.