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Rehab & Skilled Nursing Unit
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

redsquare Will I have my own room?

Yes. Patients entering The Alverno for skilled nursing and rehabilitation are treated in the Sr. Ruth Cox Rehabilitation Unit. This unit offers you the privacy of your own room and is conveniently location on our first floor, in close proximity to the therapy gym.

 

redsquare Will there be a telephone in my room?

Yes, upon request as this is an optional service. For a nominal monthly fee, a telephone will be placed in your room to receive calls and to make local calls.

 

redsquare Do I need to bring my own television?

No. Each room on the skilled unit comes equipped with a flat screen television and cable services for your enjoyment at no extra fee.

 

redsquare What type of therapy is available?

Our highly skilled team of physical, occupational and speech therapists, along with our highly experienced nursing staff will ensure you receive the highest level of care from the moment you enter our facility to the time you return home.

 

redsquare What happens when my skilled stay is done?

The goal of our skilled nursing and rehab program is to provide you with the treatment and education you need to meet your independence goals and return home as quickly as possible.

 

redsquare How long will Medicare pay for my skilled stay?

If you qualify for a skilled stay under Medicare guidelines, Medicare will pay for days 1-20 of your stay at 100% as long as you continue to qualify for skilled care. Medicare guidelines require a co-pay for days 21-100 of your skilled stay given you continue to require skilled services. Our admissions coordinator and business office manager will be able to assist you with your financial needs and help you determine any out of pocket expenses.

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