Q: How do I know if my loved one should go into a nursing home?
A: People who live in nursing homes may require help with daily living activities such as getting out of bed, eating, bathing, dressing, and using the bathroom. Your loved one’s doctor, as well as other members of the healthcare team, family members, and close friends can help you judge whether nursing home care is best for your loved one. If possible, you also should include your loved one in these discussions.
A: Depending upon the type of bed either subacute or long term, we must first review the hospital paperwork. Once the clinical piece is reviewed, and insurances/financials are checked, we can then determine if we can we have bed availability.
Q: How often do we offer therapy?
A: Therapy is offered up to 7 days a week or to what is clinically appropriate for each resident. It does also depend on the insurance plan they have and what their plan has approved. Usually for an HMO it would be 5 days a week. Our therapy department works with each individual to maximize their potential.
Q: Does admission into a nursing home require a physician's order?
A: Admission to a nursing home does not always require a physician’s order, but the order is a condition of payment for Medicare or Medicaid. Families usually work with their doctor to decide the right time to admit a loved one to a nursing home. Several factors -- including age, diagnosis, medical history and abilities of the primary caregiver -- play a part in that decision. Other times, the patient is admitted to a nursing home following a hospital stay. Ultimately, though, the decision to enter a nursing home lies with the patient and the family.
Q: How are the medical needs of my loved one met?
Q: Who can help my family make informed decisions about my loved one’s care?
A: The best way to sort through your options during a healthcare crisis is to talk to those who understand what your loved one is going through. His or her doctor can help explain various options for her care. Additionally, admission counselors can help resolve medical and insurance issues.
Q: How do I make sure that my loved one’s wishes and needs are met?
Q: My loved one lives with me and my family. I take care of them most of the day and on weekends. I feel like I need a break. What can I do?
Q: How can I choose a good nursing home for my loved one?
Q: What role does Social Services play?
Q: How is the food here at Daleview?
Q: How is your wound care?
A: Daleview specializes in wound care, with our certified wound care nurse and a Vascular surgeon who make weekly wound rounds. They will monitor and care plan a specific treatment using all the best products that will expedite a quick healing time.Our team takes a lot of pride and care in our residents preventing skin breakdown and healing wounds, with specialty mattresses, proper diet, turn and positioning, and wound VAC capability too.
Q: What is the ratio of nurses and aides to patients?
A: During the shifts of 7am-3pm and 3pm-11pm we have one to two RN’s, 2 LPN’s and aprx 4-6 CNA’s. On the 11pm-7am shift there is one RN, one LPN, and 3cna’s.
It also depends on the census for appropriate staffing for each unit.
Q: What hospital would my loved one go to if need be?
A: In a medical emergency they must go to the closest hospital which is St. Joseph, otherwise non-emergency we like to send the resident back to the hospital they came from.
Coverage & Eligibility
Q: Who do I talk to about questions in regard to financials, billing, and/or admission paperwork?
Q: What are the rates?
A: We try to get as much information first, such as where is your loved one currently (ie: hospital, home, assisted living). Explain how insurances work, what skilled needs mean, etc. Otherwise, for 2015, the rates are for a semi-private room $440 per day and a private room $470 per day for room & board.
Q: Who pays for nursing home care?
• Medicare benefits are available to millions of Americans, including those over age 65 and some people under 65 who are disabled or suffer from permanent kidney failure. Visit Medicare’s Web site at www.medicare.gov for more information.
• Medicaid is an option for eligible low-income patients in need of long-term nursing care. Eligibility requirements vary from state to state, and we can help you determine if you qualify. For more information, please contact us.
• Many insurance companies and employers now offer long-term care insurance.
• Benefits for Veterans are available at some nursing homes through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Q: What does Medicare cover?
Q: How do I know if my loved one qualifies for Medicare Part A benefits?
Accommodations & Amenities
Q: Can I come for a tour of the Facility?
Q: Is television available?
Q: Do you offer telephone services for residents?
Q: How often can I visit my loved one in the nursing home?
Q: What are the visiting hours?
A: There are no restrictions to visiting hours, only suggestive hours between 10am to 8pm. Especially for our long term residents , this is their home and we want the families to be able to visit as often as possible with no limitations, but of course with consideration to their roommates.
Q: How often will a physician or health professional visit?
Q: Are pets allowed to visit?
Q: Can I join my loved one for a meal?
Q: Is smoking permitted?
Q: What should my loved one bring for rehabilitation?
Q: What do you offer in the means of Recreation?
A: Our Recreation dept offers many fun, entertaining and therapeutic activities for our residents. Some examples are, live entertainment, Bingo, crafts, baking, karaoke, card games, horse racing, and religious services. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful staff of volunteers who come in to offer their services as well. For our long term residents, we go out for road trips to bowling, theaters, restaurants, casinos and more.
Q: Do we offer laundry services and what and how much clothing should we bring in? Do we supply adult diapers?
A: We offer laundry services here with no additional charge, we ask for the family to first drop the clothes off so we can professionally label all items of clothing. We recommend bringing in at least 5-7 days worth of comfortable clothing, pajamas and any other under garments that they need. Also a pair of rubber sole shoes or sneakers for therapy. We do supply adult briefs here for residents who need them at no additional cost.
Space is limited, so please be mindful of what is in their closets, especially during changing of seasons, that they have appropriate clothing.