Spring is such a great time of year. While, this year, the weather may not have participated fully in March we have great optimism for April! As usual, we have a jam packed calendar of activities scheduled for our residents. You can always find our most recent Activities Calendar available for download on this page: Recreation and Events
Each month our activities team plans activities that will stimulate minds, encourage social communications and aid the path to recovery.
These calendars can be found on our Recreation and Activities page.
Most forms of insurance, such as the private health insurance or HMO you may have on your own or through your employer, follow the same general rules as Medicare. Medicare is a Federal program that provides hospital and medical expense benefits for people over age 65, or those meeting specific disability standards. Benefits for nursing home and home health services are limited.
In order to understand when and if Medicare or your other insurance will cover a stay in a long term care facility, you first have to understand the purpose of your stay. Most insurances will not cover “custodial care” alone. Custodial care is when the patient simply needs help dressing, eating or showering for example. Long Term care is frequently covered by insurance or Medicare if the recipient requires services similar to or extended from a hospital stay. including medical and non-medical care for people with a chronic illness or disability.
For purposes of Medicaid eligibility and payment, long-term care services are those provided to an individual who requires a level of care equivalent to that received in a nursing facility. However, it must be understood that Medicaid can only be approved if the person needing the care meets restrictive financial guidelines.
Most health insurance brokers will be able to help you determine if a separate or additional policy may be recommended that is geared specifically to cover long term care needs that are usually not covered by health insurance, medicare or medicaid. Long term care insurance can help people avoid the need to downspend their assets in order to qualify for Medicaid. Medicaid will provide coverage for assistance with daily living to those that meet restrictive financial thresholds.
Our admissions team can help you understand what your insurance will (and won’t) cover. Give us a call to schedule an appointment!
It wasn’t that long ago that hip and knee replacements were thought of as something the “elderly” needed. Joint replacements were generally put off until a critical event, such as a fall, removed the question of surgery being optional.
For today’s aging “boomers”, joint replacement surgery is being chosen pre-crisis to keep life moving the way it should. While a hip or knee replacement is still a major surgery, the results and long term benefits of surgery followed by proper therapy have doctors recommending this option sooner rather than later. Boomers want to keep doing the things they love to do. Whether that passion is golf, hiking, walks on the beach or simply being able to enjoy the grandkids, moving without pain is essential to a life well lived.
While “senior discounts” are often offered when a person celebrates their 55th birthday and AARP considers you old enough to become a member of their American Association of Retired Persons at 50, today’s 50 plus crowd isn’t ready to slow down and use that cute front porch rocker quit yet. Quality post surgery support and therapy are the keys to a quick return to an active lifestyle.
The success of these surgeries is directly related to the post operative care and physical therapy the patient participates in. Orthopedic Rehabilitation is essential to restore the patient’s activity, strength and motion right after injury or surgery. Orthopedic patients often have deficiencies and weaknesses that might be eliminated or alleviated via specific targeted workouts. A specialized therapist will guide a patient and teach them the appropriate workouts designed to restore and enhance function while minimizing potential problems. Orthopedic clinicians are educated about surgical procedures and are able to adapt and adjust their knowledge to treat each individual patient.
Here at Dyer we have dedicated an entire wing of our facility to meet the needs of those that are looking to regain strength and mobility. Learn More
Celebrating the start of the New Year at our New Years Eve bash held for our residents on Friday Dec. 30th. Entertainer Dave Bacon performed, we had lots of tasty treats and a “champagne” toast.