What is a PRI?
PRI stands for “Patient Review Instrument.” This is a document required by New York State for any skilled nursing admission. It breaks down the physical abilities and medical needs of the patient in the hospital. This must be completed by a certified nurse assessor. Please contact our Admissions Office if you have specific questions regarding a PRI.
Do you Accept my insurance?
We accept a variety of commercial insurance including Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Atena, Agewell, Affinity, Cigna, Elderplan, Healthfirst, Humana, Quality Health Plan, United Healthcare and Wellcare. The insurances are updated frequently so please call the Admissions Office if you have any questions or do not see your insurance listed.
Do you Accept Medicare and Medicaid?
Yes, we accept Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare covers skilled nursing services or rehab up to 100 days, the first 20 days are covered at 100%, the next 80 days are covered at 80%. This year the 20% coinsurance equals $161. Medicaid coverage is determined by DSS and oftentimes patients must choose an HMO to manage the benefit. For skilled nursing care authorization from the HMO is required.
What about Medicaid Pending?
We do accept Medicaid pending referrals on a case by case basis. All Admissions are evaluated by our medical team to ensure we can meet the needs of all residents.
What exactly is “Sub Acute Care"?
Sub-Acute Rehabilitation is a less intensive inpatient rehabilitation service. Patients in a subacute facility generally only receive one or two hours of therapy per day. It is comprised of a combination of physical, occupational and speech therapy. Residents are seen by their primary physician regularly.
Are there specific Visiting Hours?
Family members and visitors and welcome to visit at any time. We suggest not visiting during the resident’s scheduled therapy times. Our front entrance is monitored by security after 8pm.
Are the Recreation Activities fun?
Our therapeutic recreation team provides a variety of activities for our residents. Activities are scheduled on a weekly basis and everyone is encouraged to participate as they’d like. There are always books, puzzles and games available for those individuals who prefer more independent entertainment.
Can you manage my diet?
We can manage all types of dietary requirements and specialty diets. Our residents have access to a dietician and we will comply with all physician prescribed diets.
What should I bring with me when I come for Rehab?
We want our residents to be comfortable and safe while they are here with us. We suggest about 6 complete outfits for all new residents. Three of these can be left with the resident upon arrival and should be labeled with permanent marker. All additional clothing should be left at the front desk for our laundry team to be inventoried and labeled. The clothing should be comfortable, “wash and wear,” with rubber soled walking sneaker or shoes.