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Absolutely! Although we find our residents prefer the hours of 8 a.m.-8 p.m. For the safety of the residents and staff, we do lock the outside doors at night. We also are happy to provide a private area for visitors as needed. Of course, you also have the right to refuse any or all visitors.
Much of that will depend on your intended length of stay with us. We do encourage you to bring your personal items to make your room as homelike as possible. We only ask that you consider your own safety and the size of your room.
Please bring five to seven days of clothing that are a good fit and in season. Complimentary laundry service is provided. You’ll also want to bring comfortable shoes, pajamas, slippers and a robe. Personal products (perfume, make-up, etc.), a radio, and your personal address book to keep in touch with family and friends are also suggested.
We serve three nutritious and delicious meals a day, with a variety of choice. Special dietary restrictions are prepared
to meet your specific medical needs. Our team of Registered Dietitians oversees your nutritional needs and physician orders. Family Members are welcome to join you for meals. We just ask that you let us know ahead of time so we’re prepared and ready. It’s also great if your family desires to bring in your favorite food or snack, we only ask that it be kept in a tightly sealed container.
Unless a medical condition or other factors prevent you from leaving the facility, you may come and as you please. However, if your stay is being covered by Medicare, the Medicare guidelines must be met prior to leaving the facility for social outings.
With a focus on short-term rehabilitation, most people are discharged home within four to six weeks. If you should need a little more time-or you choose to stay a little longer to get a little stronger, we have traditional long-term care services available. Your recovery is dependent upon a few factors including your overall health and well-being prior to your hospital stay and the condition or surgery which required your hospital stay.
If Medicare is your primary payer source, you are given up to 100 days of coverage if medically necessary. You have to show improvement in order for Medicare to continue to cover within that 100 day benefit period.
The possibilities are endless! You’ll want to join us in the Movie Theater for some old time classics and the latest releases. Or gather in our Bistro for some popcorn or coffee. The Husker Lounge will always have the Nebraska sports competitions on the television, and the library provides a computer lab with free internet access.
All pertinent medical records will be transferred to us by your doctor. Please bring the following documents on the day of your admission: Medicare, supplemental insurance, private insurance, VA, and Medicare Part D cards, and any Long Term Care insurance information. We will also need a copy of your medical and financial Power of Attorney, and Living Will documents.
Lancaster Rehabilitation is both Medicare and Medicaid-certified. In addition, we accept most managed care and commercial insurance policies, Veteran’s Insurance, as well as private payment. You may contact your insurance company and check to see if Lancaster Rehab is in-network for your policy. Every policy is unique so it is important for you to review your policies for possible benefits, limitations and/or requirements. Keep in mind that Insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid plans often will not pay for personal items. We will submit private billing statements for those services.
The first thing we will need is a physician order from your doctor indicating a need for placement at our facility. Our staff will then do a pre-screening visit with you or your family to ensure we can meet your needs. If you are discharging from a hospital after a three-night hospital stay, we will evaluate your Medicare benefits and eligibility for Medicare coverage prior to admission. Our admission team will see that we are ready and equipped to serve you, and that the necessary financial arrangements are in place. The date of admission is the then set, your room is prepared, and our team will be ready upon your arrival.
That’s easy! At Lancaster Rehabilitation you can rely on all
of your skilled care needs being met under one roof. Our skilled services include short term rehabilitation following a surgery or acute illness, traditional long term care, and private, dedicated neighborhoods for memory and behavioral nursing care.
For a skilled rehab or nursing stay to be covered by Medicare, you must have been admitted as a hospital inpatient for three overnights in the last 30 days (please note, some patients may stay overnight in the hospital; however, they are admitted under “observation”). Most of our skilled rehab and nursing patients come directly from the hospital; however, on occasion a patient is discharged home from the hospital and then have a need for skilled rehab and nursing within those 30 days. You’ll need a doctor’s order for skilled care. Your doctor will determine if you have a skilled nursing and rehab need.
From the moment you walk through the front door at Lancaster Rehabilitation you will feel the difference in our home like environment, state of the art services, and a family friendly atmosphere. No matter your health care needs, we’ll be here to serve you with dignity and respect!