Moving into a new home can often bring as much apprehension as excitement.
At Wayne Woodlands, our Admissions staff is trained to make the transition for you or your loved one into their new abode as seamless and friendly as possible.
Wayne Woodlands’ social workers and Administration team work with individuals and families to help them understand how their care may be paid for.
Each service – short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, hospice and respite care – carries a different set of fees. Insurances, Medicare and Medicaid pay differently for each of these services.
Medicare covers the cost of skilled nursing care in certain situations, but it’s not designed to pay for a nursing home or custodial care long term. Medicare typically covers qualified expenses for up to 100 days of nursing care in a Medicare-licensed nursing facility if the patient has been referred by a doctor after discharge from a hospital. After 100 days, the patient must cover the fees via personal funds or another insurance program.
The state and federal healthcare program that provides coverage to low-income people who qualify pays a considerable portion of America’s nursing home bills. Medicaid eligibility varies by state but requires strictly limited income and financial assets. Medicaid coverage usually begins after a person has spent down his or her assets.
Some people have long-term care insurance that might pay, depending on the terms of their policies.
Many individuals and families simply pay out of pocket or tap assets such as property or investments to finance their own or a loved one’s nursing home care. If they use up those resources, Medicaid may become an option.
What to Expect
- A full explanation of our living arrangements, our medical and social services
- Answers about financial needs and payment
- Descriptions of our social life at Wayne Woodlands and how we accommodate residents’ needs and desires
- An invitation to ask questions and get answers!
- Health & Wellness evaluation
- A review of your hospital and medical records
- An inventory of any medications you take
- A comprehensive list of the belongings you have brought.
- A chat about your dietary and activity interests
- An introduction to the staff who will answer your immediate needs.