Making Your Transition Smooth
At Adams Heritage, we understand the hard decisions that encompass the transition from home to our facility. We are here to make the transition as smooth as possible and to become your new home. Commonly asked questions relate to the levels of care, the types of rehabilitation offered, and the services and amenities provided. Please see the frequently asked questions below and their related answers. If you have further questions regarding our facility, care, and services, please contact us or call 260-623-6440.
A: Adams Heritage proudly offers both 24-hour nursing care and short-term rehabilitation. Nursing care is designed for those who may need extended care, and short-term rehabilitation is provided for those who need rehabilitation or may suffer from serious health issues that cannot be attended to at home. We also have an outpatient rehabilitation clinic for the convenience of our community.
A: Adams Heritage provides skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation care. An in-house therapy team from Adams Memorial Hospital provides physical, occupational and speech therapy six days a week. Our one-on-one therapy sessions foster individualized person-centered care. Skilled nursing is a level of care for patients who require additional services beyond their hospital stay. Skilled nursing/rehabilitation services (also known as a swing bed program to individuals on Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans) are extremely beneficial when a patient is ready to leave the acute care level of a hospital but is not yet well enough to return home.
A: During an acute inpatient stay at Adams Memorial Hospital, physicians make suggestions for patients to ensure their safe discharge from the hospital. Some insurance plans may require a qualifying inpatient stay of three days, while others, such as some Medicare Advantage Plans, may only require documentation of any notes to support your need for a skilled nursing stay. Adams Heritage is in-network with most Medicare Advantage Plans.
A: If a person is unable to properly care for themselves for an extended period of time and would risk personal injury without additional assistance, he or she is likely to meet the requirements for the skilled nursing level of care. Often, states will require patients to be unable to care for themselves in more than one way. For example, a state could require that the patient must have a combination of mobility and memory issues. Some reasons for which a patient may be unable to care for themselves include:
- Medical: Requires assistance with catheters, IV drips, ventilators or other medical devices
- Cognitive: Experiences memory issues resulting from Alzheimer’s/dementia or an inability to process information
- Behavioral: Unable to control their actions or moods
- Functional: Unable to manage activities of daily living (ADLs) like dressing, toileting and eating
A: At Adams Heritage, we provide our residents with professional nursing care 24 hours a day. Additionally, Adams Heritage provides an on-site nurse practitioner and delivers physician-directed nursing care to treat residents with compassion and excellence.
A: Adams Heritage’s nursing center provides a range of medical, social and personal services to all residents. Examples include but are not limited to: pharmaceutical and laboratory services, educational programming and assistance with everyday living activities such as bathing, dressing, eating, personal hygiene, maneuvering in and out of bed and walking.