Discharge From Skilled Nursing
A skilled nursing facility is a place where patients go after a hospital stay to recover from illness, to get physical therapy, or to undergo other forms of rehabilitation, and they often need in-home senior care when they leave a skilled nursing facility. Medicare permits stays of up to 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, then benefits expire. When elderly patients are returning home after staying in skilled nursing, it is usually after an accident or illness where they require senior care when returning to the home.
Families often face many questions with an elderly patient returning home from skilled nursing. What costs are covered by Medicare, or Medicaid, or other forms of insurance? Is a family liable for costs? Should the elderly loved one be placed in a community rather than stay at home? What’s best for the patient? What kinds of senior care are needed? A social worker at a skilled nursing facility can answer some of the questions families have, and also provide resources for the discharging patient. There are many questions, and many concerns. Families often feel alone and afraid when this happens.
Always Best Care Provides In-Home Care for Seniors
At Always Best Care, we work with families at the time of discharge to find the best solution for the elderly patient. Our care coordinators are experts in assessing a patient’s needs, reviewing the suitability of home care, knowing which communities are available to accept patients who need those forms of assistance, and finding the right level of care for an elderly loved one. For over a decade, Always Best Care has become one of the most trusted providers of senior care needs, with a proven track record in providing the best senior care services.
Our passion for helping the elderly maintain safe, independent and dignified lifestyles, has built a strong foundation of Always Best Care. Every member of the Always Best Care family holds trust, honor and respect in the highest regard; these qualities are infused throughout every aspect of our services. From companion care to and-of-life services, Always Best Care provides every individual and their family with well-trained care and expert support.
Trained Care Providers
Always Best Care employs all of our own care providers, and we conduct thorough criminal background checks, reference checks, and skills assessments to ensure the highest level of service and integrity. A wide variety of senior services is available from ABC, including companion care, personal care, and advanced levels of care for seriously ill patients. We provide service for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, patient suffering from cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, or other serious ailments. Our senior care providers are people with passion, and have made Always Best Care what it is today. Although times may change, our foundation never will.
We Can Help
If you’re facing difficult decisions as a senior loved one is being discharge from skilled nursing, we invite you to take advantage of our experience in finding the right, trusted, and affordable solution for your loved one’s care. Get more information about senior care at our Facebook page at /ABC.Midlands, or visit our webpage at http://www.SeniorCareColumbia.com/in-home-care/. If you like to speak to someone about your options at no obligation, give us a call at (803) 403-1895, or come by our office located at 5000 Thurmond Mall, Suite 337, Columbia, SC 29201. Dedicated to making life rich and helping others… Always.