Seeking placement into a long-term care facility is
often a difficult decision. Many times a family
merely wants to be prepared for future placement and
wants information so when and if the time comes, they
know which direction they need to take. Placement
is often temporary as a resident builds up physical
strength for independent living.
the needs of the resident and family, we will make
every effort to make this go as smoothly as possible. Feel
free to e-mail or phone the head of our admissions
with any additional questions or concerns you may
have. Cindy Lichtenberger, Admissions Coordinator,
can be reached at the facility Monday through Friday
from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm or click the email link at
the bottom of this page.
following procedures or information is required for
Physician's Request & Pre-Admission Screenings-
These forms are to be completed by the family physician
or the attending physician who is requesting admission
of a resident to the Facility. The request form
must be completed with all medical information pertinent
to continuity of care for the resident, and then mailed
or presented in person to the Resident Administration
Pre Admission Application- This form will be
mailed to, or presented personally to the resident
or the authorized person acting in behalf of the resident,
by the Resident Administration Coordinator.
This must be completed in detail with all information
requested and there after returned back to him for
review. This form must be completed and returned
before the resident can be considered as an applicant
To Accompany Resident at Time of Transfer or Admission-
The Facility must have in its possession a copy of
the complete physical examination report, a summarized
medical history and a confirmation of a recent chest
x-ray (one taken within the last 3 months) as well
as a written report of the most recent laboratory
work (CBC, tine test, and UA). If done, we would
appreciate receiving the VDRL report and information
as to where they last had their pneumovac.
When a Resident is to be Transferred - from
an Acute Care Hospital or a Nursing Home to our Facility,
it is the responsibility of the transferring facility
to contact the Facility Resident Administration Coordinator
prior to the transfer. The hour, the date of
transfer and transportation requirements will have
to be pre-arranged and agreed upon between the transferring
facility and admitting facility. This applies
not only to new admissions, but re-admissions as well.
The transferring facility, whether it be an Acute
Care Hospital or Nursing Home, shall have the responsibility
to notify the next of kin or the party responsible
for the resident's affairs, regarding the transfer
to our Facility.
When a Resident is Admitted- A completed transfer
form prepared by the transferring facility shall accompany
the resident. The transfer form shall contain
all pertinent medical information requested on the
form. The transfer form, when completed in it's
entirety, provides the admitting facility sufficient
information and will act as a temporary plan of care.
This is a priority. It is also required that
Medicaid, Medicare, and other third party payor identification
cards accompany the resident if they are available.
Personal Items- All of the resident's personal
items must be clearly labeled and marked with the
residents name prior to bringing them within the facility.
Clothing will be professionally marked by the facility
and should be given to laundry upon admission.
Future items brought in are to be left at the nurses
station in a labeled bag for facility labeling to
take place. Items will be labeled and returned
to the resident. Un-marked items make it impossible
to identify ownership at times and proper labeling
will assure that your resident's personal items remain
safe with them.
Personal television sets are allowed and properly
set up by the Maintenance Department. Please keep
television size 19" or less.. Exceptions are
made for flat panel televisions greater than 19"
if they can be mounted on the wall. Every effort
is made to accommodate each resident's individual
needs. Personal photos, bed spreads and a reasonable
sized chair are all encouraged and welcome. Any other
furniture items must be approved by the facility to
assure proper code restriction allowance.
Discharge Summary- If possible, a discharge
summary should accompany the resident, or at least
be mailed to the Facility within 72 hours of admission
if they are coming from another facility.