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Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the questions our patients and families ask most often are answered below. If you have other questions, please call (256) 740-5400.

  • What’s the difference between skilled nursing and assisted living?
    Skilled nursing facilities offer 24-hour-a-day health care by licensed professionals for individuals who need help with multiple medical and personal care needs.
  • When is it time to consider a nursing home for my loved one?
    If medical and personal care needs have become too great to handle at home due to a chronic disease or recent hospitalization, it may be time to consider long term care.
  • Will Medicare pay for my rehab stay?
    Yes, you are eligible to use your Medicare skilled nursing benefits under Medicare Part A following a qualifying hospital stay, a long as a skilled service (such as therapy) is being rendered.
  • How much will my supplement pay?
    This depends on your insurance plan. If you admit under Medicare Part A, Medicare will cover 100% of your costs for your first 20 days. After that point, the amount of your daily co-pay will depend on the amount covered in your specific insurance plan.
  • How long will I need to stay in rehab?
    You can stay as long as you receive a skilled service. If your skilled service is therapy, you can stay until you achieve your goals, have returned to your prior level of functioning, or have stopped making progress.
  • How much therapy will I receive?
    This is determined upon admission after you are evaluated by therapy and have established goals, but most receive therapy twice a day up to 3 hours a day.
  • Is there therapy on the weekends?
    Yes, there is therapy half a day on Saturday. No therapy on Sundays.
  • Do you have private rooms?
    Yes; we offer private and semi-private rooms.
  • Who pays for my medications?
    Your medications are covered during your skilled nursing or short-term rehab stay.
  • Will I have my own TV? Cable? Phone? Wi-Fi?
    Each room comes with a phone, Wi-Fi, and television with cable.
  • Who does my laundry?
    We do laundry for long term care, but we do ask that family take care of laundry for short-term stays.
  • What kind of clothing do I need to bring for rehab?
    You’ll need comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Here are some suggestions: 5-6 pairs of slacks (elastic waistbands are best), 5-6 tops (less buttons are best), rubber-soled shoes (tennis or walking shoes), 6 pairs of socks, 2-4 changes of nightwear, 3 bras, slippers or house shoes with non-slip soles, warm sweater or jacket, grooming articles (toiletries…shampoo, deodorant, etc.)
  • What are the visiting hours?
    Visiting hours for rehab are: Monday-Friday 3pm-8pm, Saturday 12noon-8pm, Sunday 10am-8pm. Visiting hours for long term are Sunday-Saturday 10am-8pm
  • How will I get to my follow-up appointments? Do you offer transportation?
    Yes, we provide transportation to your follow-up appointments.
  • What insurance plans do you work with?
    Medicare, Medicaid, HMO’s; please contact our business office for specifics as we are currently expanding our network to include more plans.
  • Can my doctor take care of me while I am at rehab?
    Doctors are encouraged to follow their own patients here as long as they are credentialed by Mitchell-Hollingsworth to participate.
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