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Assess the Need
  • Determine the specific medical and personal care needs of the individual requiring skilled nursing care.
  • Consider factors such as rehabilitation services, specialized medical care, and assistance with activities of daily living.
Consult with Healthcare Professionals:
  • Talk to the individual's primary care physician, specialists, or hospital discharge planners for recommendations and insights into the level of care required.
Check Insurance Coverage
  • Contact the individual's health insurance provider to understand coverage for skilled nursing facilities. This will help narrow down your options.
  • List of Insurance accepted at Citadel Locations (link)
Visit Facilities
  • Schedule visits to potential facilities. During visits, observe the cleanliness, friendliness of staff, and overall atmosphere. Ask about the range of services, activities, and available medical care.
Consider Specialized Care
  • If the individual has specific medical conditions or needs, inquire about the facility's experience and capability in handling those conditions. Some facilities specialize in certain types of care, such as dementia or rehabilitation.
Talk to Residents and Families
  • If possible, speak with current residents and their families to get their perspective on the facility. They can provide valuable insights into the day-to-day life and quality of care.
Review Contracts and Policies
  • Carefully review the admission contract, including policies on discharge, transfers, and resident rights. Make sure you understand the terms and conditions before making a decision.
Trust Your Instincts
  • Consider your gut feeling after visiting and gathering information. A positive and comfortable feeling about a facility can be an important factor in the decision-making process.

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