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Long-term Care FAQs

We know you may have questions and we're here to help you learn more. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding long-term care.  

What personal items should I bring?

It is suggested that a resident bring three to five outfits for days and nights. We provide basic toiletry items, but if you have a favorite lotion or soap, you’re encouraged to bring it. Comforters and pillows from home will add a personal touch to your room. You can also recreate the feeling of home by displaying photos and artwork.

How much will it cost and will insurance or Medicare cover my stay?

Some insurances cover long-term care. Medicare has a list of requirements that must be met before it will pay for part of your nursing home stay. Learn more about payments and funding.

Are there rules about family visits?

It is important for family to visit and it is available 24-hours a day.

Can residents be taken out of the facility by family members?

Arrangements can be made for a resident to leave the facility for outings. It is suggested that you make arrangements through the facility. There may be specific guidelines to ensure safety and continued payment. 

Which items should stay at home?

Extension cords, heating pads, electric blankets, throw rugs and live Christmas trees/wreaths are not permitted because they pose a safety hazard.

Is there a private room available and is there an extra charge?

Some facilities offer private rooms for a fee. Even if you share a room, the utmost consideration is given to accommodate your personal privacy.

Read our FAQ concerning Assisted Living
Read our FAQ concerning Short-term Care
Read our FAQ concerning Home Health

“The first day we stepped foot into the facility, we knew we had made the right decision. We felt admiration, respect, gratitude and love. Our mother was given exceptional care and treated with the utmost dignity and respect.”

—Taffy, Daughter of resident at
St. Lucas Healthcare Community

Assisted living

Enjoy the freedom of independent living while receiving necessary care in an assisted living facility.
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