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Our Director of Admissions 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 paperwork is needed to start the application process to a skilled nursing facility?

DMA – 6, Level 1, History and Physical, current list of medications, and any medical notes. 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 is required.


What happens when I run out of money?

When private pay residents have used nearly all of their financial resources, they generally become eligible for Medicaid. (click here)


How do I know if my loved one is eligible for Medicaid?

Medicaid eligibility changes every year. Visit www.medicaid.alabama.gov/ and click on (Alabama Medicaid) to see the current requirements. You can also visit your local Department of Family and Children Services.


Upon Admission what paperwork do I need to bring with me?

Photo ID, Social Security Card, Medicare Card, Insurance Card, Medicaid Card (if applicable), Advanced Directives (living will, power of attorney).


How much does Medicare pay?

Medicare Part A requires a consecutive 3-night hospital stay within the last 30 days and a diagnosis that meets Medicare criteria. Medicare will pay 100% for the first 20 days of skilled services and a portion for day 21 through 100. Medicare may be less than 100 days if the resident fails to meet medical criteria. (click here)


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 the family feels welcome and at ease with the placement.


To discuss placement needs, please contact the admissions department at (251) 433-5471 or email us your questions, Contact Us ›.