What is Medicare Part A? Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) covers skilled nursing care provided in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) under certain conditions for a limited period of time. Skilled nursing care includes, but is not limited to: skilled nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology services, medical social services, medication, dietary counseling, medical supplies and equipment used in the facility, meals, your room and board, and ambulance transport if other transportation endangers health.
Who is eligible? Individuals with Medicare are covered if they have Part A services, have days left in their benefit period, are admitted to the hospital for three midnights, and their doctor determines they need daily skilled care under the direct supervision of skilled nursing or therapy staff. Skilled nursing and therapy services are offered 5 to 6 days per week, depending on the facility. If you refuse your daily skilled care or therapy, you risk losing your Medicare SNF coverage.
What does it cost? Days 1 – 20 are $0 for each benefit period, days 21 – 100 are $161 per day of each benefit period, and days 101 and beyond are paid in full by the patient. Based on an individual’s insurance plan, some companies do cover skilled care costs after day 20.
Now that you know what skilled nursing care is, you must be wondering how Sunrise Terrace compares to other surrounding com
unities. Sunrise Terrace has the lowest re-hospitalization and highest discharge to the community rates amongst six counties. This means, once you choose Sunrise Terrace for skilled care, we are able to successfully manage your health condition(s) without returning you to the hospital and are able to get you back home. Our average length of stay is also six days less than the state average, ensuring that our nursing and therapy teams are effective at returning you home safely in the shortest amount of time.
When searching for a skilled nursing facility, be sure to visit Medicare.gov’s Nursing Home Compare website (https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html) to find a facility that will meet your needs!
“Medicare.gov said you had a CMS 5 Star facility and you also had good reviews. I knew that was the kind of facility I wanted to be at for my therapy. I am very satisfied with the quality of care I’ve received. They taught me how to do my injections so that I could return home.” – Richard Fordice
“I was blown away by my care in the hospital. Those girls were awesome and nothing changed when I came to Sunrise. Really, I’m tickled that we found Sunrise Terrace. You had everything I needed. It’s clean, everyone is nice and friendly, they treated me and everyone else very well.” – Gene Young