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Q: What’s the difference between skilled nursing and assisted living?

A: Skilled nursing facilities offer 24-hour-a-day health care by licensed professionals for individuals who need help with multiple medical and personal care needs.


Q: When is it time to consider a nursing home for my loved one?

A: If medical and personal care needs have become too great to handle at home due to a chronic disease or recent hospitalization, it may be time to consider long term care.



Q: Will Medicare pay for my rehab stay?

A: Yes, you are eligible to use your Medicare skilled nursing benefits under Medicare Part A following a qualifying hospital stay, a long as a skilled service (such as therapy) is being rendered.



Q: How much will my supplement pay?

A: This depends on your insurance plan. If you admit under Medicare Part A, Medicare will cover 100% of your costs for your first 20 days. After that point, the amount of your daily co-pay will depend on the amount covered in your specific insurance plan.


Q: How long will I need to stay in rehab?

A: You can stay as long as you receive a skilled service. If your skilled service is therapy, you can stay until you achieve your goals, have returned to your prior level of functioning, or have stopped making progress.


Q: How much therapy will I receive?

A: This is determined upon admission after you are evaluated by therapy and have established goals, but most receive therapy twice a day up to 3 hours a day.


Q: Is there therapy on the weekends?

A: Yes, there is therapy half a day on Saturday. No therapy on Sundays.


Q: Do you have private rooms?

A: Yes; we offer private and semi-private rooms.


Q: Who pays for my medications?

A: Your medications are covered during your skilled nursing or short-term rehab stay.


Q: Will I have my own TV? Cable? Phone? Wi-Fi?

A: Each room comes with a phone, Wi-Fi, and television with cable.


Q: Who does my laundry?

A: We do laundry for long term care, but we do ask that family take care of laundry for short-term stays.


Q: What kind of clothing do I need to bring for rehab?

A: You’ll need comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Here are some suggestions: 5-6 pairs of slacks (elastic waistbands are best), 5-6 tops (less buttons are best), rubber-soled shoes (tennis or walking shoes), 6 pairs of socks, 2-4 changes of nightwear, 3 bras, slippers or house shoes with non-slip soles, warm sweater or jacket, grooming articles (toiletries…shampoo, deodorant, etc.)


Q: What are the visiting hours?

A: Visiting hours for rehab are: Monday-Friday 3pm-8pm, Saturday 12noon-8pm, Sunday 10am-8pm. Visiting hours for long term are Sunday-Saturday 10am-8pm


Q: How will I get to my follow-up appointments? Do you offer transportation?

A: Yes, we provide transportation to your follow-up appointments.


Q: What insurance plans do you work with?

A: Medicare, Medicaid, HMO’s; please contact our business office for specifics as we are currently expanding our network to include more plans.


Q: Can my doctor take care of me while I am at rehab?

A: Doctors are encouraged to follow their own patients here as long as they are credentialed by South Hampton to participate.



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