Admissions

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3311 Lee Street

Brunswick, Georgia  31520

912.264.1857

Our Admissions Coordinator will be happy to guide you through the process to make it as easy as possible.  You can be assured that we will do everything we can to make this simple for you.  Below are some frequently asked questions and answers to move the process forward. 


What documents are needed to start the application process to a skilled nursing facility?

Most recent History and Physical, current list of medications, recent x-rays or lab reports, DMA6 and Level 1, and any other medical notes or testing.  All paperwork must be completed by the primary care physician. 


What qualifies someone for a level of care in a skilled nursing facility?

The facility and physician determine the level of care for which a person is eligible by evaluating how much actual assistance the individual needs with activities of daily living (dressing, bathing, walking, eating, toileting, transferring) and how much nursing supervision and medical care the patient requires. 


What happens when I run out of money?

When private pay residents have exhausted nearly all of their financial resources, they generally become eligible for Medicaid.  (click here) http://medicaid.gov/


How do I know if I am eligible for Medicaid?

Medicaid eligibility changes every year.  Visit www.dch.georgia.gov and click on Georgia Medicaid to see the current requirements.  You can also visit your local Department of Family and Children Services.  


What paperwork do I need to bring with me on admission?

Photo ID, social security card, Medicare card, Insurance card, Medicaid card (if applicable), and any Advance Directive documents (living will, Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare, Power of Attorney, etc.)


Will Medicare pay for my stay?

Medicare Part A requires a consecutive 3-night hospital stay within the last 30 days and a diagnosis that meets Medicare criteria for inpatient rehabilitation.  If these requirements are met, Medicare will pay 100% for the first 20 days of rehabilitation services and a portion for days 21 through 100.  Medicare may pay less than 100 days if the resident fails to continue to meet medical criteria.  (click here) http://www.medicare.gov

If you have not had a 3-night hospital stay and are needing long term skilled nursing care, Medicare will not pay for long term care.  Long term care is paid for either privately or by Medicaid.


Should I tour a skilled nursing facility before applying for admission?

Yes!  It is very important to visit the facility, prior to admission, to assure both the potential resident and family member of the services and amenities provided.  Touring helps residents and family members feel welcome and more at ease with placement.


To discuss placement needs, please contact the admissions department at 912-230-8145.