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Hospitals are designed to provide you with high-level medical care to treat acute or emergency medical problems, but recovery from a serious illness or injury is best done in an environment where the focus is on helping you return to your home. Once your situation has stabilized and it is no longer necessary for you to remain in the hospital, your physician may decide that you will need the attention and care provided by a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) in order to continue your recovery.
The purpose of the SNF stay is often focused on building enough strength to return home, where ongoing therapy or “home health” nursing visits may aid in your recovery, if needed. Choosing a SNF can be time consuming and stressful, but the good news is that Facey Medical Group provides the resources to help you make your decision.
You can rest easy knowing that Facey has taken care to evaluate and work with a select group of facilities that contract with your health plan and Medicare and meet our quality standards.
If your doctor decides that a SNF is the right care level for your current needs, RN Case Managers will work with you to coordinate the transition to skilled nursing care. A Facey contracted physician and nurse practitioner who specialize in geriatric care will make visits to ensure that your needs are being met. They will also verify that communication regularly occurs between the SNF team, you and your family (or caregivers). The physician will make any necessary adjustments to your care plan, with a focus on getting you strong enough to return to your home. They will also identify ongoing homecare needs. Patients should expect to be evaluated by a physician within 72 hours of admission.
It is important to review your insurance coverage to determine your co-payment for skilled level care and the added costs of long term custodial care, if needed, in an SNF setting. The SNF staff and your insurance carrier will be able to provide financial information specific to your coverage. They can also direct you to potential, supplemental financial resources.
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