Preparing For Your Stay

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What to Expect

Entering a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center or placing a loved one in a center can be a difficult decision. There are many things to consider. Our goal is to help you or your loved one understand the process and assist where ever we can.

The Admissions Process

Our Business Office Manager or Social Services Director will meet with you or your loved one prior to or during the admissions process to gather important information. We will need to obtain several important documents from you to help us get you settled.

Please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Medicare card
  • Medi-Cal card
  • Managed care or insurance card
  • Social Security card
  • Medicare Part D (drug benefit) card
  • Advance directives, living will, etc. (if applicable)
  • Clinical and/or financial Power of Attorney documents
  • Long-term care/supplemental insurance policies
  • Name of person to be contacted with change in condition/financial status

We will explain and review the admission agreement,  provide you or your loved one with a copy and obtain any necessary documents. They will also explain programs and services provided and answer your questions.

Our Activities Director will review any activities preferences and ensure they are incorporated into your or your loved ones individualized recovery plan.

The Rehabilitation Therapist is a therapist or therapy assistant (physical therapist, occupational therapist or speech-language therapist). The Therapist will review the rehab interventions that apply to yours or your loved ones condition and recovery timeline.  Particular attention will include a focus on the functional recovery process as it relates to the medical diagnosis.

Our Registered Dietitian will compile medical information related to the admitting diagnoses and develop a plan of care to address the impact yours or your loved ones nutritional needs may have on the recovery process.

Personal Items

We encourage you or your loved one to bring personal items from home as space allows. As with all personal belongings, these items should be labeled and logged into the Personal Inventory of Effects form in your medical record. Any electrical product – such as lights and radios – must be checked and approved for use by our Environmental Services Department.

Planning for the Stay

Since most of our patients participate in rehabilitation activities, we recommend that you or your loved one bring comfortable clothing and shoes that are suitable for rehabilitation activities. Some people change clothing throughout the day, so should plan for this as well.

The following is a suggested list of clothing to bring:

  • dresses, slacks, shirts or blouses
  • undergarments, undershirts and shorts
  • comfortable shoes
  • slippers
  • socks or hose
  • pajamas and robe
  • sweater
  • coat, hat and scarf (seasonal)

Please do not bring any cleaning or other chemicals, prescribed medications or over the counter medications into the center.