Frequently Asked Questions
We understand you have questions about skilled nursing services. Here are a few of the questions we answer most frequently. If you have more questions please contact us – we’re here to help.
1) When is it time to consider moving into a “skilled nursing facility”?
When evaluating a senior it’s important to look at the ADL list because it will touch on points when nursing home care could be required:
- Cannot use telephone
- Unable to shop without assistance or even shop at all
- Needs meals prepared and served or cannot maintain an adequate diet
- Cannot participate in housekeeping activities
- Needs laundry done by others
- Needs travel assistance or does not travel at all
- Isn’t capable of dispensing own medication
- Incapable of handling money or making day-to-day purchases
In short, each resident is different and requires separate care levels.
Does your loved one need additional care? Contact our social director today
2) What personal items can be brought to the nursing home?
The rooms at Greenbrier Nursing & Rehab are uniquely designed to provide an atmosphere reminiscent of home. Therapeutic beds, comfortable chairs, color-coordinated curtains and room accessories and ample closet and storage space are provided for the residents’ comfort. Residents and families are encouraged to individualize rooms with personal items brought from home to make rooms more cozy and homelike.
3) What are the visiting hours?
Greenbrier Nursing and Rehab does not have set visiting hours. We view this facility as the “home” of each resident.
4) Can residents leave with their families? Can residents stay overnight with their families?
Most long term care residents are free to come and go with their families. We do ask that you sign your loved one in and out at the nurse’s station. Also, please make sure and give the facility as much advanced notice as possible so we may better support in any travel.
5) How will I take my family member to doctor visits?
Greenbrier Nursing & Rehab provides transportation to and from most appointments. We ask you coordinate doctor’s appointments with our transportation director at least 7 days in advance.
6) Can food be brought into the facility?
Yes, it is permissible to bring food to residents in covered or closable containers. We do ask that particular attention be paid to dietary restrictions and allergies when bringing food to your loved one.
7) What options are there for paying for nursing home care?
Personal Resources, Medicaid, Long Term Care Insurance, Medicare/Medicare advantage plans and Medicare supplemental plans for skilled care are several options available to nursing home patients. Personnel in the Social Services department and business office are available to discuss these options and help you make the best decision regarding financial arrangements.
8) Is Greenbrier a smoke-free facility?
Greenbrier is a smoke free facility but designated smoking areas are provided for our residents that smoke. For the safety of our residents, regularly scheduled smoke breaks are planned throughout the day.