Below are a compiled list of frequently asked questions that we receive regarding our Long-Term Nursing Care, Rehabilitation and
Alzheimer's/Dementia Unit. If you don't find your answer here, please call us at (256) 447-8258 or click here to go to our contact page.
What insurance or payment do you accept for your rehabilitation?
We accept most insurances as well as private pay. Common insurances include Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans and many others. We verify your insurance prior to your stay to help you understand your particular benefits relating to a rehabilitation stay. Contact us today if you are anticipating a surgery and your doctor has said you will likely need in-patient rehabilitation afterwards, our financial specialist’s can help walk you through the process.
What items does a rehabilitation patient need to bring for their stay?
Three to four changes of clothes, rubber soled shoes. Any personal hygiene items they typically use. Any snacks brought should be brought in in a closed container.
What is your Covid protocol for a rehabilitation patient?
Currently those in our rehabilitation unit will be admitted to and stay in the new unit upon its completion. Federal and State guidelines are continuously updated and we will work to make you stay as comfortable and safe as possible while providing you with the best possible rehab outcome.
Long-Term Nursing Care
How are you keeping our loved ones safe during the Covid-19 pandemic?
Federal and State guidance are constantly evolving, in addition to strict infection prevention and control measures, we employ a full time infection preventionist and we communicate to family members weekly.
What can mom or dad bring with them?
Anything that will make their stay enhanced as a homelike environment. They will need to bring several outfits of their choice, including sleepwear and comfortable wear. They may bring a flatscreen television up to 32”and mounting hardware. Our trained professionals will mount the television in their room. A recliner can be brought, but must be leather or vinyl and inspected by our maintenance department prior to being brought into the facility.
What happens if a resident has an emergency?
Your loved ones safety and well being are our 1st priority. If the resident has an emergency, that emergency will be handled and a member of our nursing staff will be in contact with the resident’s sponsor.
What insurance or payment do you accept for your long-term nursing care?
You may utilize private payment or Alabama Nursing Home Medicaid if your loved on qualifies. If you have a long-term care insurance policy we can check to see if this meets your criteria. Contact us today to have our financial specialist guide you through this process.
What are the signs it’s time for Alzheimer's/Dementia Care?
It's time for alzheimers/dementia care when the person with dementia (PWD) reaches the middle stages of dementia. Signs would include confusing day and night, wandering or becoming lost, problems sleeping or eating, delusions or hallucinations (both can be symptoms of certain types of dementia), increased agitation, if they're unable to recall their name or address, when the caregivers stress becomes more than they feel they can take, when the caregiver can no longer take care of their own health care needs, or no one else can or will help the caregivers because caring for someone with dementia is a 24/7 job. There are many more symptoms of middle stage dementia and middle stage dementia symptoms are very fluid and may be confused with some early or late stage symptoms.
What insurance or payment is accepted for your Alzheimer's/Dementia care?
You may utilize private payment or Alabama Nursing Home Medicaid if your loved on qualifies. If you have a long term care insurance policy we can check to see if this meets your criteria. Contact us today to have our financial specialist guide you through this process.
How do you keep someone with Alzheimer's/Dementia engaged?
Keeping people with dementia engaged will depend on their interests and activities before their disease.
Did they enjoy walking, baking, sewing, painting, crafts? We engage the person with dementia in activities they enjoyed in their earlier life but usually have to modify the activities to meet their current abilities. If for example they enjoyed painting, we could encourage them to paint a simple design and assist as needed. We want the person to be as independent as possible as long as possible so we try to encourage what they enjoy doing and make sure they feel successful.
Activities should be fun, and failure free. There are no right or wrong ways to fold towels, sort buttons, or roll silverware.
The activities should be adult themed. For instance, if they enjoy putting puzzles together, make sure the puzzle is not a child like scene. Ensure there is no pressure to finish the puzzle in a certain timeframe.
If they enjoyed music, be sure to choose music from their era. Encourage them to dance (doesn't matter if they are ballroom experts), just enjoy the music and movement. In the case of wheelchair users, usually they can still move their arms and legs. Add in props like top hats, bells, or feather boas and allow everyone to enjoy!
The purpose of activities is to help the person with dementia to feel successful and productive. Activities are designed to reduce agitation, anxiety and boredom.
Each person is designed activities to meet their person centered care.