Our staff of Physical Therapists, PTAs, Occupational Therapists and COTAs are here seven days-a-week to ensure that you get the therapy you need when you need it. Your therapy sessions are scheduled at times that work best for you, whether that is right after breakfast or later in the day. PT and OT sessions may be in the group therapy room, in the patient’s room and or other places in the building.
Our Speech and Language Pathologists help patients with issues of cognition, memory, swallowing, and speech.
Our PTs and SLPs are 'Vitalstim' certified and provide 'electrical pulse stimulation' therapy when indicated
Our staff of Certified Wound Care nurses monitor skin conditions and treat wounds on a daily basis. Healogics, the regional leader in innovative and effective wound care, serves our residents with their Nurse Practitioners doing weekly wound rounds and performing more complex and extensive treatments when indicated. This results in shorter healing times and less, if any, trips to wound clinics for our patients.
Our staff of Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses (RNs and LPNs) administer all IVs, IMs & oral medications and treatments prescribed by your doctors and monitor for potential negative interactions. The nursing staff also keeps an eye on your skin to help avoid developing pressure ulcers. They will help you with enteral and paraenteral nutrition if needed and will educate and enlighten you in regards to your medical issues and concerns.
If your primary coverage is traditional Medicare, you have a 100 day benefit period. The first 20 days are covered at 100%. Thereafter from Day 21 through Day 100 you will have to pay coinsurance of $164.50 per day. If you have a Medicare Supplemental Plan it may cover some or all of the Medicare coinsurance. We will track your progress to be sure you meet Medicare coverage guidelines throughout your stay, and we will update you on your discharge date as it approaches.
If you are enrolled in a Medicare Managed Care plan (also called Medicare HMO) or if you have a commercial or private insurance plan, your co-payments will vary based on your plan.
Before admission to our facility, we will verify your benefits and confirm your co-payment obligation with you. We submit any required preauthorization requests before you transfer from the hospital, which sometimes delays discharge by a day or two, depending on how quickly your insurance plan reviews the request.
Your insurance company is updated on your progress and decides when coverage ends. Although Medicare provides for up to 100 days of SNF benefits, coverage is often terminated prior to 100 days due to one's achieving the maximum rehab potential. Insurance companies are required to inform us of your discharge date at least two days prior to discharge, so you will be able to plan accordingly. Our goal at the Anderson is to get you rehabilitated and back home as soon as possible. Our average length of stay for skilled nursing services in 2015 was less than 21 days.