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Information Center

Our information center addresses payment options and frequently asked questions – as well as providing links to other documents and resources concerning care.

Payment Options

There are numerous methods of payment for long-term care services. Grace Health & Rehab Center is a Medicare and Medicaid certified community. We also accept private pay and provide hospice and respite care. In addition, we offer financial counseling for new residents.

Medicare
Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people age 65 or older and people under age 65 with certain disabilities.

Medicaid
Medicaid is a state-administered health insurance program that covers long-term care for low-income elderly and disabled people.

Private Pay
The full cost of services (room, board, meals, medication, etc.) may be paid entirely from private funds.

Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-term care insurance is a private insurance policy that can help pay for many types of services, both skilled and non-skilled.

The following information has been compiled to clarify the eligibility requirements and benefits of each and to help you determine which source best suits your needs.

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Documents

Documents for your convenience are compiled below.  Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Please contact us.  We’d love to help.

 

Physician Checklist

Medicaid Application 

Frequently Asked Questions

What do residents do in their free time?

We have an excellent activity program and encourage participation. There are planned activities daily. A calendar is posted in the resident’s room to keep up-to-date with the schedule for the month. The multi-use dining room is available for the residents’ use. There are arts and crafts, board games, playing cards, reading material, etc. for the residents’ enjoyment. Residents are highly encouraged to let our staff know what sorts of activities they prefer so that we can accommodate requests or find other residents with similar interests.

When and where do I eat?

Meals are served restaurant-style in our dining room* and we encourage all residents to attend and socialize. A designated area is provided if you require assistance with eating. Residents may choose to eat in their room. The nurse should be provided with sufficient notice prior to the meal so the kitchen may be alerted to the resident’s wishes. Meal times are as follows:

Breakfast 6:30 am
Lunch 11:30 am
Dinner 4:30 pm

*Guest meals may be purchased for $2.00. Please allow the dietary staff sufficient notice for guests dining in our facility.

How do I get my mail?

Mail will be delivered to the facility and distributed daily. All mail should be addressed as follows:

Name
c/o Grace Health & Rehab Center
1181 Highway 19
Slaughter, LA  70777

Are laundry services provided?

The facility provides all bed linens and towels and is responsible for laundering them. This service is also provided for personal clothing, as long as it is adequately labeled. If family chooses to wash clothing, we ask that dirty clothing be picked up every 2 to 3 days.

Are utilities included?

Utilities are included, including electricity, water, air conditioning, and heating. Free cable, internet, and Wifi are also available throughout the community. Additionally, a generator is onsite with capacity to fully power the campus in the event of a power outage.

Is a telephone or television available in the room?

32-inch televisions are mounted on the wall in each residential room.  Cable television service is provided by Cox Communications.  Telephone connections are available in every room, but it is up to residents and/or family members to make the necessary arrangements with the service provider for their installation and billing.

What types of clothing items should be kept in my room?

Clothing should be suited to the season and personal wishes. Since individual storage space is limited, family members should retain any out-of-season garments not frequently worn. We recommend keeping a seven-day supply of clothes in the room.

What personal items and services are supplied?

We supply most personal grooming products, but you are welcome to bring your favorite products as well.  Here’s a list of items that we provide:

  • Hair hygiene supplies
  • Comb / brush
  • Bath soap
  • Disinfecting soap or specialized cleansing agents when indicated to treat special skin problems or to fight infection
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Toothbrush / toothpaste
  • Denture adhesive
  • Denture cleaner
  • Dental floss
  • Towels / washcloths
  • Moisturizing lotion
  • Tissues
  • Cotton balls
  • Cotton swabs
  • Deodorant
  • Hospital gowns
  • Hair & nail hygiene services
  • Bathing
  • Basic personal laundry
  • Sanitary napkins & related supplies
  • Incontinence supplies
  • Incontinence care

You may request and the facility may provide non-routine services and / or supplies; however, you are financially responsible for any additional charges not covered in the Basic Daily Rate or by a third party payor (e.g., Medicare or Medicaid).

Am I allowed to have over-the-counter (OTC) medications in my room?

Over-the-counter medications are not allowed at bedside unless approved by a physician (doctor’s order). Please inform your nurse of any over-the-counter medications in your possession upon admit or any time thereafter.

Are items from home allowed to make the room more comfortable?

Personal items from home are a great idea. Favorite pictures, throw blankets and plants are highly encouraged to help personalize a room. Some items, however, are too hazardous and are not allowed at all (i.e. candles, throw rugs, hot plates, extension cords etc.).

Is there a beautician or barber available?

Our staff will help you perform normal grooming such as fingernail and toenail clipping, shaving and hair brushing/combing. A licensed beautician is available each week for haircuts and styling. Our Business Office Manager can help schedule your appointment.

Is there a doctor on call?

Yes, our medical directors are ultimately responsible for the care of the residents at Grace Health & Rehab Center. Either Dr. Kakarala or Dr. Rathbone are conferred with periodically concerning the health care we provide. Residents are free to choose an attending physician other than our medical directors, but they are required to see a physician at least once every 30 days for the first 90 days after admission and at least once every 60 days thereafter.

How do I schedule doctor's appointments?

Coordination of doctor’s appointments should be made through our ward clerks. If our staff feels that a visit is warranted, we will make the necessary arrangements and notify family. Transportation to scheduled appointments will be provided by our facility vehicle. Family members are welcome to provide transportation and are encouraged to attend doctor appointments.

Should I bring a wheelchair or walker?

If you have a clinical need for durable medical equipment and have one available, you may bring it with you. We ask that you label the item clearly. Electric wheelchairs and scooters are allowed with Administrator approval based on your safety and the safety of others.

Am I allowed to give tips or gifts to the staff?

We discourage giving tips or gifts to our staff. If you wish to express your thanks to any of our employees, we encourage that you do so verbally or with a thank-you card and let their supervisor know so the individual can be recognized among their peers.

Can family and grandchildren visit?

Unlike a hospital, we have no set visiting hours. Guests are welcome and highly encouraged to visit. However, medical and personal care of the residents are our highest priorities, so we ask that visits do not interfere with these efforts and take place during typical waking hours only. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis. Children of all ages are welcome as well, but we ask that they be supervised at all times.

What are the visiting hours?

Unlike a hospital, we have no set visiting hours. Guests are welcome and highly encouraged to visit. However, medical and personal care of the residents are our highest priorities, so we ask that visits do not interfere with these efforts and take place during typical waking hours only. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis. Children of all ages are welcome as well, but we ask that they be supervised at all times.

Am I allowed to leave the community?

There are certain restrictions Medicare and Medicaid place on nursing home residents. These are described in our Bed Hold Policy. Aside from these limitations, residents may leave as often as they like to spend time with family and friends, attend special events or just take a drive one afternoon. Residents must, however, sign out with their nurse and check to see if any medication or special attention is required while they’re away.

Are religious services available?

Weekly religious services and Bible studies are held in the dining room and are available to all denominations. See the activity calendar for scheduled services.

Do I have a say in how the nursing home operates?

Yes! Our staff is expected to be flexible and honor all reasonable requests made, as long as it does not endanger the residents.

Participation in the resident council is encouraged. The council meets each month with our activities director to represent all of our residents’ concerns and make suggestions to the facility staff. We also have a family council that meets quarterly and attendance is strongly encouraged.

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