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lent source of information on Skilled Nursing facilities. Milwaukee County 414-289-6874 Ozaukee County 262-284-8120 Washington County 262-335-4497 Waukesha County 262-548-7848 for more information on Medicare and Medicaid cover- age, please see articles on pages 6 and 7.
he decision to seek place- ment in a Skilled Nursing facility can be difficult. Selecting the right facility is important. This section is intended to assist those who are searching for skilled nurs- ing care. Most Skilled Nursing facilities still offer long term care for residents who require daily assistance on a long term basis. In addition, many facili- ties now offer programs to assist individuals whose needs are more rehabilitative in nature. These facilities may offer short term rehabilitation programs on an inpatient or an outpatient basis. Almost all facilities will offer some type of rehabilitation to their resi- dents. Therapies will usually include , at a minimum, physi- cal, occupational and speech therapies. With the trend toward short- er hospital stays, Transitional or Subacute Care has emerged to bridge the gap between hos- pital and home. for a more detailed description of Transitional Services, please see article on page 126. Many facilities also provide Respite, or short term care, usually for a month or less to provide a break for caregivers. Some facilities also have specialized units, such as Alzheimer’s/Dementia units, to care for residents with spe- cial needs. In addition to assessing medical and financial consid- erations, there are other factors to consider. Some of these
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include: •Does the location of the facility allow for frequent visits by friends and family members? •Does the facilities’ environ- ment foster the participa- tion in social or religious activities? These are just some of the questions that should be answered before selecting a Skilled Nursing facility. Although it may be a trying time, there are many advo- cates who can assist with guidance. When coming from a private home, it is prudent to seek a thorough examination, including a chest X-ray by the attending physician. Obtain a copy of the history and physical and bring these with you to spe- cific facilities of interest. This information will allow prospective facilities to assess specific medical needs. hospital Discharge Planners can be a wealth of vital information. They can clarify and coordinate resource options to meet individual’s discharge needs. local Aging Resource Centers can also be an excel-
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