What Is Skilled Nursing?
Skilled Nursing care is considered post-hospitalization care.
A stay in a skilled unit must be determined necessary by your physician because you have been in the hospital for 3 or more days and you are not quite ready to be discharged to home.
Your physician can recommend a Skilled Nursing Facility (also called a SNF unit) because you need two or more of the following: Skilled Nursing Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Therapy. We have a team a professionals that are here to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Medicare will let you stay for up to 100 days in the skilled unit as long as the need exists; however most patients do no require that long of a stay. Every person has different needs and different recovery periods. A stay in the SNF unit may range from one or two weeks to a month or two for those that require extensive therapy. Our team of professionals meet weekly to discuss the progress of your therapy and work toward the goal of returning residents to home. We discuss discharge plans and make sure that our residents are going to have the proper help they need when they return home as well as adaptive equipment they need in order to function independently.
Our team consists of our Administrator, Director of Nurses, Assistant Director of Nurses, Medicare Co-ordinator, Activity/Social Service Director, Certified Dietary Manager, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and your Physician. Your physician is ultimately responsible for deciding when your discharge date will be and that is usually based on your progress being made with your admitting diagnosis and the therapies involved.
Medicare pays for the first 20 days of your stay in full if you have Medicare Part A Insurance. They pay for approximately 80% of your stay after that, depending on whether you have co-insurance that will help. The Office Manager can help you find out what your coverage is and can discuss this with you.
226 East Monroe Street
P.O. Box 409
Jay, Oklahoma 74346