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 to Recovery      2009 - 2010 Guidebook
                  to Senior Services in
                  Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky




Staying Home .........................................2
Home Health Agencies............................3
Leaving Home .........................................4
Preferred Provider Directory.....................8
Provider Locator Map ............................17
LTACHS .................................................20
Alzheimer’s Care ...................................21
Acute Rehab .........................................22
Frequently Asked Questions ..................23
Medicare & Medicaid ............................25
Nursing Home Checklist ........................27
Comprehensive Provider Directory .........28
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                                          you may be surprised to know that the discharge process actually
                The Road to               begins when you enter the hospital.
                Recovery Guidebook
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                seniors and their                   ospital care has changed             Many times patients are put under
                families with long-
                term care needs.                    drastically over the years.          “Observation” status long enough
                This guide is a free                The length of time you may           to determine if a full admission is
                publication featuring     need to be hospitalized can be much            warranted. It is possible for a patient
John Luken      local facility profiles
Publisher       and locations, as         shorter than anticipated. This is due          to remain in the hospital up to 48
                well as helpful           to the superb advancement in medical           hours and never be officially admitted.
                articles by experts       technology that allows treatment in a          IMPORTANT: Just because you
                in the industry to
                help you navigate         more timely manner and the evidence-           occupy a hospital bed for more than
                the virtual maze          based guidelines that Medicare utilizes        24 hours does not necessarily mean you
                of choices facing
                you and your loved        to justify each day of hospitalization.        have Inpatient status.
                ones. Additionally,       You will also find that your designated
                the most up-to-           status after entering the hospital can         All hospitals have trained discharge
Nick Johanboeke date financial data
Sales/Marketing from medicare             range from Outpatient to Observation           planners or case managers to assist you.
                and medicaid will         to Inpatient depending on your medical         They can advise you the status you are
address your financial concerns as        needs.                                         currently being treated under and they
you make decisions about your long-
term care.                                                                               will assist you in arranging the care you
                                          Medicare has guidelines for whether            may need after leaving the hospital.
Road to Recovery is published             or not you qualify to be an inpatient          This may include physical therapy,
yearly by Luken Associates, a             (officially admitted) in a hospital. The       home nursing care, medical equipment
professional senior care management
consulting firm providing practical       requirement is two-fold. One is that           for the home, care in a nursing home
and innovative services to families,      your condition can be treated ONLY in          or a variety of other possible services.
hospitals, nursing homes, and care        a hospital by physicians and nurses; and       The Discharge Planners will work with
facilities.
                                          two, requires that your illness is serious     you and your family to explore the
Publisher                                 enough to require hospitalization based        various options and make appropriate
Luken Associates                          on criteria utilized by Medicare. It is        referrals. You may be asked to provide
                                          for this reason that Outpatient care           information to the Discharge Planner
editor
John Luken, President
                                          has become so popular since many               about finances, your living situation,
Luken Associates                          procedures can be performed without            or family support. This is vital to
5110 macIntosh Avenue                     an overnight stay. It is very important        determine the appropriate services for
LaGrange, Ky 40031
502.222.2065                              to know under what status you are              you…and the financial implications
fax 502.222.5905                          entering the hospital. It will have a          of those services. Please share your
johnluken@lukenassociates.com             significant bearing on your length of          concerns with the Discharge Planner
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                                          stay, your financial obligation and            so they can make your transition as
Sales/Distribution                        whether aftercare services (i.e. nursing       comfortable as possible.
Nick Johanboeke                           home placement) will be a covered
director of marketing                     benefit.
5110 macIntosh Avenue
LaGrange, Ky 40031
502.648.1242
fax 502.749.0813                                      The discharge planner for your hospital floor is:
nick@roadtorecovery.com

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                                                   Staying
                                                       home
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         eaving the hospital can             HomE CArE AGENCy SErVICES                  expertise to provide the needed help.
         be a time of strong mixed
         emotions. The security               •	 Medical	care                        To fill this void, one can turn to outside
         of 24-hour attendance                   Wound care, injections              help by hiring a Non-medical
gives way to the desire to return                                                    Caregiver. When seniors experience
to the comfort and familiarity of       •	 Personal	care                             physical or mental changes they often
one’s home. As our population              Help with bathing, toileting,             need help with non-medical care. A
ages, more and more seniors are            eating                                    Caregiver can be hired to fulfill this
choosing to stay at home as long as                                                  vital role. A Caregiver can help with
                                        •	 housekeeping
it is medically prudent or until they                                                daily activities, including personal
feel they need a change in lifestyle.      Preparing meals, doing dishes,            care, medication reminders, meal
While remaining in one’s home              laundering clothes                        preparation, light housekeeping and
can provide independence as well        •	 Transportation                            errands. Anyone hiring a Caregiver
as peace of mind, there are issues         assistance                                should be aware that if an agency
that need to be considered in              Appointments, shopping                    employs the Caregiver, proper
making the decision. Fortunately,                                                    screening methods should be verified.
today there are many home services      •	 Companionship                             This should include interviews,
that are available to seniors to help      Good company                              reference and criminal checks, as
provide for their comfort and                                                        well as drug testing. Furthermore,
independence while ensuring their                                                    the agency should be responsible for
medical well-being and security.                              withholding and paying required taxes, and be fully insured
                                                              with bonding, liability and worker’s compensation. The
Depending on the individual’s condition, there may be a agency should also guarantee coverage of Caregiver absences,
need for assistance from a loved one (Caregiver) or there thus decreasing the family’s burden. By hiring an agency, a
may be a need for specific medical treatment. Often, that family also foregoes any responsibility and potential liability
loved one can’t be there around the clock or doesn’t have the associated with employing the Caregiver “privately”. If a

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family hires a Caregiver “privately”, they will be assuming         are available on a private-pay basis
these risks for themselves. Either way, a family should gather
the facts and understand what services are available and the     A key to maintaining the independence and peace-of-mind
differences between them before allowing anyone to care for      that is found within one’s home is the knowledge that you
their loved one.                                                 are safe and secure. However, one of the greatest concerns is
                                                                 what happens when you are alone without a caregiver.
If your need is for medical services, you want to talk with      Today’s technology helps alleviate those concerns through
Health Care Agencies that provide private duty skilled           the use of security devices and medical alerts that
nursing care, under the direction of a physician. These          enable quick assistance in the event of a break-in, a fall or a
agencies offer similar nursing services as one might find        medical emergency.
in a hospital. Employees are supervised by a Registered
Professional Nurse. Employee titles are Registered Nurse         There are a wide range of services available. Understand
(RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), as well as Certified       clearly what your agreement provides you, if there is any
Nursing Assistants and Personal Care Attendants.                 equipment that is needed to be purchased and what the exact
                                                                 monthly cost will be. The only source of payment is private
These skilled nursing agencies usually offer non-medical         pay.
services as well. Home Care services can be arranged for as
little as a few hours or for the entire day (24 hours).        The proper taking of medications, both dosage and
Payment for services may be covered by Long Term Care          timing, is a critical part of “Staying at Home” care. Yet, this
Insurance. Otherwise, the most common payment source is        can be a challenge for a senior who must take a number of
private pay.                                                                                    medications and at different
                                                                                                times of the day. Hard-to-
Home Health Care                        Homecare is provided under a                            open prescription bottles can
Agencies are agencies that                                                                      pose their own hurdles. With
are Medicare Certified to                physician’s direction and may                          computerized       technology,
provide skilled health care                                                                     today’s senior can get valuable
services in your home for            include nursing care, therapy, and                         assistance through medication
the treatment of an illness             assistance with personal care.                          dispensing systems that
or injury. Care is provided                                                                     automatically dispense doses
under a physician’s direction                                                                   of multiple medications
and may include nursing care, therapy, and assistance at different times of the day. These systems, operationally
with personal care. Physicians often order home care after friendly for seniors, can provide the senior with reminders
hospitalization or after an illness or injury. Patients always and alerts caregivers in the event medications aren’t dispensed.
have the right to choose the home health agency from which Understand what fees there are. Is there a contract or can the
they receive services. Patient choice should be honored by equipment/services be leased on a month-by-month basis?
the physician, hospital discharge planner, or other referring What do you get for your fee? How will prescription refills
agencies.                                                      be managed? Will your cost for medications change from
                                                               what you are currently paying to your pharmacy? Is there
To qualify for Medicare home health coverage, you must assistance with filing insurance claims for medications?
meet all four of the following conditions:
1. Your doctor must determine that you need medical care Independence can still be maintained even for someone
   in your home and participate in a plan for your care at needing the assistance of a DME (durable medical
   home.                                                       Equipment) aid such as a wheelchair, walker, and hospital
2. The care you need must include intermittent (not full bed. For mobility within and outside the home, there are
   time) skilled nursing care, or physical therapy or speech a wide variety of manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs,
   language pathology services.                                scooters, and modified vans, which help ensure that the
3. You must be homebound. This means you normally are senior is able to travel about securely with relative ease and
   unable to leave your home. If you do leave your home, comfort. Medicare A may cover part of the DME expense as
   it is with considerable and taxing effort. Absences from long as the patient meets criteria for benefits. Otherwise, the
   home must be infrequent, or of short duration, or to get coverage of expenses must be through private pay.
   medical care. You can still be considered homebound if
   you occasionally go to the barber or beauty shop or for a Through home remodeling, a renovation to an
   short walk or short ride.                                   existing home can enable a senior greater mobility, flexibility
4. The home health agency serving you must be approved by and independence. Bathroom/kitchen modifications can
   the Medicare Program. Medicare does not cover extended be made to better accommodate the individual’s needs and
   hours of personal care services. However, those services capabilities. Home access equipment such as ramping can


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help one get in and out of the house with less difficulty.                                          Hospice provides quality care including medical, emotional
Other aids might be ceiling transfer equipment, patient lifts                                       and spiritual support and a wide array of bereavement
and stair chairlifts.                                                                               services for patients facing life-limiting illnesses. Hospice
                                                                                                    offers comfort and support when a cure for an illness is not
Be sure that any modification takes into account the type and                                       expected. Hospice helps patients live all the days of their
size of any medical equipment you might be using. The only                                          lives to the fullest. While most hospice care is provided in
source for coverage of these expenses is private pay.                                               patients’ homes, care can be provided for patients in long-
                                                                                                    term care facilities and at inpatient hospital units. Hospice
hospice Care                                                                                        accepts referrals 24 hours daily. Hospice caregivers include
                                                                                                    physicians, nurses, certified nursing assistants, social workers,
                                                                                                    expressive therapists, chaplains, bereavement counselors,
Life is filled with challenging decisions; the decision to accept
                                                                                                    support staff and volunteers. Medicare/Medicaid and many
end-of-life care can be one of them. The decision comes
                                                                                                    forms of private insurance are accepted, and thanks to the
after being informed that a disease process holds no cure.
                                                                                                    generosity of hospice donors, care is provided for patients
The focus shifts from curative methods, to comfort measures
                                                                                                    and families regardless of their ability to pay.
and quality of life. The concept is known as “Hospice Care.”
Hospice care specializes in pain management and comfort                                             As a society we many times view death as an option, yet it
measures. This approach is often called “Palliative Therapy.”                                       is a natural process that we all must face. A patient and
                                                                                                    their family need the support of knowledgeable healthcare
The term “Hospice” dates back to medieval times. A hospice                                          providers, only then can they make sound decisions about
was a place where weary travelers could find shelter and respite                                    end-of-life care. If you or anyone in your family has been
from their journeys. Hospice as we know it today is a group                                         told their illness is incurable, seek the advice of a licensed
of comprehensive services dedicated to meeting the needs of                                         hospice provider. Through comfort measures and family
a terminally ill patient and their family members. Currently                                        support the inevitable can be experienced with dignity and
there are over 3000 hospice providers in the United States.                                         freedom from pain.


                                                                                                         Are your
                      Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky
                                                                                                         aging parents
                      Home Health                                                                        depending
                                                                                                         on you for

                      Agencies                                                                           care?



Alternative Home Care  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 513-794-0555
Amedisys/Tender Loving Care - Eastside
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Amedisys/Tender Loving Care - Westside                                                                        More than just in-home care, we start with an assessment of
                                                                                                            strengths and coordinate a full range of services tailored to an
  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 513-772-0111        individual’s situation. Whether it’s safety concerns, multiple doctor
                                                                                                         visits, skilled nursing needs, or proper diet and medications we will
American Nursing  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 513-731-7200                                   provide the necessary tools, closely monitor the entire care giving
                                                                                                                        process, and act as a liaison for your family.
Deaconess Home Health  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 513-559-2667
                                                                                                             It’s called Peace of Mind when you can’t be there.
Heartland .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 513-731-6100
Nurse’s Calling  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 513-489-3200                             Call for a “Planning
                                                                                                             Ahead” booklet
Olsten Health Services .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 513-631-1400
St . Elizabeth Home Care  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 859-292-4256
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Visiting Nurse Association  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 513-345-8000

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                                                                                    • Retirement Living
                                                                                    • Assisted Living
                                                                                    • Personal Care
                                                                                    • Skilled Nursing Facility




                                                  Leaving
                                                      home
G
              etting older often entails                TAKE NoTE!                            these different types of facilities
              the need to seek some                                                           varies in the services they offer.
              additional       support.    When making application for ad-                    Accommodations generally include
              There are many different     mission to a facility the following                housing, meal preparation, laundry,
types of long-term care services           information must be provided:                      housekeeping and transportation to
available. It’s important to know and                                                         and from medical appointments.
understand the options available so        •	 Copy	of	Medicare	Card	(front	and	back)
you can make an informed decision          •	 Copy	of	Medicaid	Card	                      Retirement Communities offer
for you or your loved one. This article                                                   their residents freedom and privacy
                                          •	 Copy	of	Supplemental	Insurance	Card	         while creating an atmosphere
outlines some of the differences
between these types of services.             (front	and	back)                             of convenient comfort. Most
                                          •	 Copy	of	Drug	Prescription	Card	if	differ-    Retirement Communities provide
Every person seeking alternate                                                            a variety of social, cultural and
                                             ent from supplemental insurance
living arrangements due to social,                                                        recreational activities as well as meal
physical or medical factors present •	 Power	of	Attorney	or	Durable	Power	of	             preparation, convenience shopping
unique, individual needs. These              Attorney                                     and transportation services. Some
needs demand a wide range of                                                              Retirement Communities provide
                                          •	 Living	Will	/	Healthcare	Surrogate
services that cannot possibly be met                                                      area bank and pharmacy branches
in one environment. Consequently, •	 Long	Term	Care	Insurance:	Company,	                  on the premises for their residents.
through government regulations and           Address,	Phone	#,	ID	#                       Rental agreements and other
the creativeness of the industry itself,                                                  charges differ from community to
levels of care have been established.                             community and some Retirement Communities also provide
                                                                  Assisted Living options. Assisted Living Communities and
Retirement Living Communities, Assisted Living Personal Care Homes also provide some assistance with
Communities, Personal Care Homes and Skilled Nursing personal care services as needed for residents.
Facilities are all facets of long term care services. Each of

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Health services vary depending on                  NUrSING FACILITy SErVICES                          as bathing, dressing, eating and
the type of community that best fit                                                                   toileting (including incontinence
your needs. Twenty-four hour staff                •	 24	hour	nursing	coverage                         care). However, the state law does
members are available to meet the                 •	 Physical,	Occupational	and	                      not allow the caregivers at these
scheduled and unscheduled needs                                                                       communities to administer or apply
                                                     Speech therapy
of the residents in both Personal                                                                     medications. The caregivers in
Care Homes and Assisted Living                    •	 Respiratory	Therapy                              Assisted Living are in a monitoring
Communities. In addition, both                    •	 IV	Therapy                                       and supervision role. They may
Personal Care Homes and Assisted                                                                      assist the residents with the self
Living Communities are required by                •	 Tube	Feeding                                     administration of all medications,
law to have an emergency call system              •	 Pain	and	Diabetic                                but they may not provide any
available to all residents. Even though              Management                                       medical care. Residents living in
it is not required by law, many                                                                       Assisted Living Communities may
Retirement Living Communities                     •	 Wound	Care                                       contract with outside providers such
also have an emergency call system                •	 Hydrotherapy                                     as a Home Health Agency to receive
available to the residents for use in                                                                 any medical care their doctor has
an emergency.                                     •	 Therapeutic	Diets                                ordered, including wellness checks.
Recuperative medical services, medication reminders,                        Assisted Living Communities in Ohio are regulated by
administration of medication, help with grooming and                        the Ohio Department of Health and is often referred to as
dressing, and other services such as exercise activities or                 Residential Care. Assisted Living in Ohio offers assistance
medical screenings should be found in some combination                      with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing eating
at most facilities. Some of these services may be provided by               and toileting (including incontinence care). The state law
an outside health service provider and not the facility staff.              does allow for some health services, including minor wound
Many facilities also offer recreational services, including mall            care, vital signs and wellness checks, to be provided by
visits, shopping, and arts/entertainment outings.                           nursing staff in Assisted Living as long as the resident does
                                                                            not require nursing care 24 hours a day. The staff in assisted
NOTE: Some facilities hold license and/or certification to offer all four   living in Ohio can provide medication reminders and
communities within the same complex which is a distinct advantage to        administration, which includes applying creams, ointments
residents whose care needs might fluctuate.                                 and drops for the residents.
Today, more than one million Americans live in an estimated                 Personal Care Homes in Kentucky are regulated by the
20,000 Assisted Living residences, officially defined by                    Kentucky Cabinet for Health Services-Attorney General’s
the Assisted Living Federation of America as “a special                     Office, but are not available in Ohio. Personal Care
combination of housing, personalized supportive services,                   Homes provide assistance with activities of daily living
and health care designed to meet the needs—both scheduled                   such as bathing, dressing eating and toileting (including
and unscheduled—of those who need help with the activities                  incontinence care) and have a licensed nurse on staff to
of daily living.”                                                           oversee the administration of medications, which includes
                                                                            applying creams, ointments and drops for residents. The
For older adults who need some help with the activities of
                                                                            nurses can take vital signs and perform other wellness checks.
daily living, Assisted Living and Personal Care can be the
                                                                            If necessary, they can also assist in other health related services
ideal solution. To ensure a flexible fit between the individual
                                                                            as ordered by the resident’s physician.
and the community, it is important to fully understand the
options available and the differences between them. For                     Both Assisted Living facilities and Personal Care offer
individuals who need some assistance with the activities of                 services to seniors who want to combine independent living
daily living, such as bathing and dressing, housekeeping, and               with personal care in a community setting. Residences can
medication reminders, both Assisted Living Communities                      come in many forms, from townhouse complexes to high
and Personal Care Homes offer attractive options. (In Kentucky              rises, and everything in between. Both Assisted Living and
the law requires for both Personal Care and Assisted Living that the        Personal Care can be suitable for recuperating patients or as
residents are able to ambulate or able to move about independently if       an alternative to a nursing home, depending on individual
using an assistive device for mobility)                                     needs. Assisted Living fee schedules are unique to each
                                                                            community. Payment for services rendered may be covered
refining the difference between Assisted Living /
                                                                            in a comprehensive monthly fee billed according to a specific
Personal Care
                                                                            service.
Assisted Living Communities in Kentucky are certified
by the Kentucky Department of Aging and Independent
Living and offer assistance with daily living activities such

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Financial Considerations                                              traditional caregivers for aging parents have resulted in a
                                                                      growing need for quality nursing home care.
Each facility will vary in its included services/offerings, so it
is important to ask questions when touring a community:               How do I choose a nursing home?
     I
	 •	 	 s	 there	 an	 entrance	 fee	 in	 addition	 to	 the	 monthly	
     charge per living unit?                                          Keep in mind that lack of financial resources may limit
	 •	 What	are	the	terms	of	the	lease	and/	or	deposit?	                nursing home choices. Consider touring several nursing
	 •	 	 s	there	a	monthly	charge	for	meal	services?	
     I                                                                homes and take into consideration cleanliness, amount of
	 •	 Do	all	units	come	with	equipped	kitchens?                        nursing supervision, menu and dining choices. Trust your
	 •	 What	is	the	monthly	utilities	charge?	                           instincts. (see “What to Look For” page 27). Each Nursing
	 •	 	 re	extras	like	transportation,	housekeeping,	cable	and	
     A                                                                Facility has it’s own personality and may have restrictions on
     phone services included in monthly rental fees?                  services provided and types of patients they can manage. This
                                                                      is generally based on physical plant, staffing, equipment etc;
Note: Medicare does not pay for retirement living, assisted           Because there are so many variables that must be considered,
living, or personal care.                                             it is recommended that professional discharge planners/case
                                                                      managers be consulted when attempting to access this level
A Fresh Look at Nursing Homes                                         of care. Every hospital has qualified staff capable of assisting
                                                                      patients and their families in this process.
With strict state regulations and accreditation procedures,
today’s nursing homes no longer resemble those of the past.           Medicare: Medicare will pay a finite number of days under
Our parents and grandparents remember the nursing homes               skilled care if you meet specific criteria. The same conditions
of their youth and unnecessarily fear nursing home placement,         apply for Medicare supplements.
which triggers guilt in their adult children. Within weeks
of placement in today’s clean, professionally managed and             Medicaid: If you qualify, Medicaid will pay most nursing
stimulating nursing homes, the resident generally finds the           home care costs, if the nursing home is Medicaid certified.
experience positive — relieving their children’s anxiety level.       Medicaid only covers skilled and intermediate levels of
                                                                      care. Private Insurance: Long-term care insurance policies
This level of care goes by many names primarily for marketing         are available and should be reviewed carefully for adequate
purposes, (nursing home, intermediate care, skilled care,             coverage.
sub-acute care, long term care). A nursing home is defined as
an entity that provides skilled nursing care and rehabilitative          The Right Choice in 1912
services to people with illnesses, injuries, or functional               is Still the Best Choice Today.
disabilities. The level of care provided by nursing homes has
increased significantly over the past decade; many homes
now provide much of the nursing care that was previously                 Otterbein
                                                                         The Time is Now!
provided in a hospital setting. Many nursing homes now
focus their attention on rehabilitation, so that clients can             In 1912, individuals with a vision for a
return to their homes as soon as possible.                               promising future began the Otterbein
                                                                         community. Through solid financial planning
Care in a Nursing Facility is the highest level of nursing care          and a joint sense of commitment, that small
                                                                         caring community thrived despite recessions,
short of hospitalization (Acute Care). Provided within a                 the depression, in the midst of wars, and
Nursing Facility services may include;                                   uncertain times — growing to five thriving
                                                                         retirement communities filled with individual
		 hour nursing coverage
   24                                                                    lifestyle plans and program choices.
		Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy                             At Otterbein Lebanon, you’ll find everything
                                                                         you need. Whether it’s community living in
		Respiratory Therapy                                                   our spacious ranch and patio homes, a
		 Therapy
   IV                                                                    comprehensive rehabilitation program or
		Tube Feeding                                                          assisted living with programs individualized to
                                                                         your needs, you’ll find it all at Otterbein!
		Pain and Diabetic Management
                                                                         Trust the community nearly a century strong
		Wound Care                                                            for your promising future.
		Hydrotherapy                                                          Call (513) 933-5471 now to find the plan
		Therapeutic Diets                                                     that is right for you.

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                             Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Long-Term Care & rehab Facilities

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                                                                            9191 round Top road
      most skilled nursing facilities, HealthSouth is licensed as
      an acute rehabilitation hospital. Physicians specializing in          Cincinnati, ohio
      internal medicine, neurology and pulmonary medicine see               513.923.3711
      our patients on a daily basis. Patients receive at least 3 hours      www.atrianorthgatepark.com
      of therapy daily from our tenured physical, occupational and              Atria Northgate Park provides older people with high-
      speech therapists. A low nurse to patient ratio ensures that              quality senior living in the heart of Cincinnati. With a
      our patients receive the highest quality of care. HealthSouth
                                                                                one-level floor plan, our community is easily accessible and
      has been a pioneer in introducing new technologies to
      enhance swallowing and improve hand function after a                      scooter-friendly. Apartments include walk-out patios and
      stroke. Our outcomes speak to the quality of care that we                 kitchenettes. Residents enjoy delicious dining and access to a
      provide. Less than 10% of our patients require nursing                    greenhouse, library and chapel. We provide laundry services
      home care. Our goal is to get people back to work…back to                 and offer memory care as well as on-site therapy. For safety
      play….back to living!                                                     and security, staff are on duty 24 hours a day, and each room
                                                                                has an emergency call system. Our respite stays are a great
                       Retirement                                               option for patients recovering from hospital stays before
                                                                                transitioning home. Call to schedule a tour and discover all
                                                                                that Atria has to offer.
    2 Mercy	Community	at	Winton	Woods
      10290 mill road
      Cincinnati, oH 45231                                                5 atria Summit hills
      (513) 825-9300                                                        2625 Legends way
      WOODS offers spacious apartments in a historic and                    Crestview Hills, Kentucky
      beautiful setting. Located near the northern edge of                  859.331.5951
      Hamilton County, Mercy Community at Winton Woods is                   www.atriasummithills.com
      a great choice in affordable housing for seniors with limited
                                                                                Atria Summit Hills provides older people with high-quality
      income. The building, which once was an active seminary, is
      beautiful and serene. Stained glass windows and breathtaking              senior living. Just 20 minutes from downtown Cincinnati,
      murals provide a picture-perfect backdrop to the lifestyle our            our community is near doctors’ offices, restaurants, shopping
      residents enjoy. Social get-togethers are planned monthly for             and major interstates. Residents choose from several floor
      resident interaction and are celebrated by current residents.             plans, including alcoves, one- and two-bedroom apartments,
                                                                                and enjoy delicious dining from a chef trained in French

                  Assisted Living                                               cuisine. We offer on-site physical therapy as well as memory
                                                                                care. For safety and security, staff are on duty 24 hours a day,
                                                                                and each room has an emergency call system. Our respite
    3 atria highland Crossings                                                  stays are a great option for patients recovering from hospital
      400 Farrell drive                                                         stays before transitioning home. Call to schedule a tour and
      Fort wright, Kentucky                                                     discover all that Atria has to offer.
      859.341.0777
      www.atriahighlandcrossing.com
      Atria Highland Crossings provides older people with
      high-quality senior living. Just minutes from Cincinnati,
      our community rests on 12 park-like acres, complete with
      gazebos and walking trails. Residents choose from a variety

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6 Colonial heights and Gardens                                            over 35 years of service to Hamilton and the surrounding
  6900 Hopeful road                                                       communities. The Rehabilitation Center at Mercy
  Florence, Ky 41042                                                      Franciscan at Schroder is proud to offer Inpatient and
  (859) 525-6900                                                          Outpatient Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
  www.colonialheightsandgardens.com                                       services for the community, in addition to the Independent
  Colonial Heights and Gardens is a community for seniors                 Living, Assisted Living, and Nursing services offered.
  who seek comfort and peace of mind. There are two types of              Located in the historic city of Hamilton, Mercy Franciscan
  lifestyles at Colonial Heights and Gardens.                             at Schroder is surrounded by residential neighborhoods
                                                                          but close to retail areas. Mercy Franciscan at Schroder
  Colonial Heights features residential living apartments for             is a community that has a longstanding reputation of
  seniors – people who desire a large amount of freedom but               compassionate, excellent care, and is known around
  who like the security and social atmosphere that living in a            Hamilton for its community events and activities.
  retirement community provides.
  Colonial Gardens offers assistance with personal care living
  for residents who need aid with daily tasks. In addition, The      9    Mercy	Franciscan	Terrace
  Manor at Colonial Gardens offers assistance with memory                 100 Compton road
  impairment.                                                             Cincinnati, oH 45215
                                                                          (513) 761-9036
  As part of the non-profit Retirement Housing Foundation
  group, Colonial Heights and Gardens allows residents to enjoy           MERCY FRANCISCAN TERRACE is surrounded by
  freedom of choice. Options are available for social gatherings          beauty from every direction. Located on gorgeous grounds,
  and cultural experiences as well as travel and entertainment.           Mercy Franciscan Terrace offers excellence in Independent
                                                                          Living, Assisted Living, Nursing, Memory Care, and Skilled
  Colonial Heights and Gardens offers spacious apartment                  Nursing services. The Rehabilitation Center at Mercy
  homes with affordable monthly rents, allowing residents to              Franciscan Terrace offers Inpatient and Outpatient Physical,
  pursue an active, fulfilling and supportive lifestyle.                  Occupational and Speech Therapy and boasts a convenient
                                                                          warm water pool. The Terrace, in Springfield Township
                                                                          between Wyoming and Cincinnati, is located close to
7 hawthorn Glen Senior Living
                                                                          shopping and other area attractions.
  5414 Hankins road
  middletown, oH 45044
  (513) 863-7775                                                     10 Mercy	Franciscan	at	West	Park
  or (866) 404-7775                                                     2950 west Park drive
  www.hawthornglennc.com                                                Cincinnati, oH 45238
  Hawthorn Glen Senior Living Campus offers a wide array of             (513) 451-8900
  healthcare services to its residents through our nursing center         MERCY FRANCISCAN AT WEST PARK provides
  and assisted living. Both the assisted living and nursing center        multiple levels of care including Independent apartments,
  offer special care services for our memory impaired residents           Assisted Living, Nursing, Skilled Nursing, Memory Care,
  via special care units. The Campus is nestled in a private              and an award-winning DayStae program. The Rehabilitation
  wooded setting in close proximity to Hamilton, Middletown,              Center at Mercy Franciscan at West Park offers Physical,
  Monroe, and Trenton. Hawthorn Glen offers an intensive                  Occupational and Speech Therapy for both Inpatient and
  rehabilitation program for residents including physical,                Outpatient residents. Located in Western Hills, surrounded
  occupational, speech, and anodyne therapy. Each service is              by residential neighborhoods and retail areas, Mercy
  tailored to meet the specific needs of each resident in order           Franciscan at West Park is proud of its strong community
  to have the most promising long-term effects. The nursing               reputation of delivering compassionate, excellent service
  department specializes in diabetes management and wound                 through its many levels of care.
  care services. The nursing center is Medicare and Medicaid
  certified. Call to inquire about our assisted living Medicaid
  waiver and competitive rates.                                      11 Mercy	St.	Theresa
                                                                        7010 rowan Hill drive
                                                                        Cincinnati, oH 45227
8 Mercy	Franciscan	Schroder                                             (513) 271-7010
  1302 millville Avenue
  Hamilton, oH 45013                                                      MERCY ST. THERESA overlooks the magnificent historic
  (513) 867-4100                                                          city of Mariemont, offers a variety of services including daily
                                                                          meals, Alzheimer’s care, skilled nursing services, Independent
  MERCY FRANCISCAN AT SCHRODER is celebrating                             Living, Assisted Living and more. The Rehabilitation

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     Center at Mercy St. Theresa offers excellence in Physical,          16 avalon by otterbein at hamilton township
     Occupational and Speech Therapy in a spacious therapy gym              201 marge Schott way
     for both Inpatient and Outpatient services. Walking down the           maineville, ohio 45039
     hallways, you will not be able to miss the beautiful, scenic           opening 2010-2011
     views from the windows, nor will you miss the friendly staff,          (513) 260-7690 or (866) 287-5091
     ready and available to meet your needs. Mercy St. Theresa                  Whether you are recovering from a surgery, hospital
     offers a full social event calendar, all levels of care, and               stay or an acute incident, Avalon by Otterbein offers all
     departments ready to serve you.                                            the assistance needed for returning to your home. A
                                                                                comprehensive approach is customized to meet your
                                                                                rehabilitation needs and offers the activities and tools to aid
12 otterbein Retirement Living Communities                                      in your recovery. The design of the small house at Avalon
   585 N. Sr 741                                                                by Otterbein presents a setting that is similar to your own
   Lebanon, oH                                                                  home. On site physical therapy, occupational therapy,
   (513) 933-5471 or (877) 933-5471                                             speech and language therapy, and restorative programs work
     At Otterbein, Assisted Living means you will receive help                  with an interdisciplinary team to meet your short term and
                                                                                long term goals. Many times recovery from severe injury,
     with some of life’s daily activities so you can continue in
                                                                                illness or surgery is not always possible and long term
     comfort as independently as possible. Otterbein uses a                     nursing care is needed. Avalon by Otterbein is unlike any
     holistic approach with a team of health care professionals to              other long term care environment in Ohio. The design
     offer a variety of services. These health care professionals will          of the small house nurtures choice and dignity, where
     work with you to customize a plan to provide as much or as                 everything from the warm inviting private rooms and baths
     little assistance required for your well-being. Five levels of             to the committed hightly skilled staff says welcome home.
     assistance provide an array of services.                                   Avalon by Otterbein at Clearcreek is Medicaid and Medicare
                                                                                certified. Avalon at Middeltown and Avalon at Hamilton
                                                                                Township will accept Medicaid and Medicare upon state
13 Scarlet oaks Retirement Community                                            certification. Visit www.otterbein.org for more information.
   440 Lafayette Ave
   Cincinnati, oH 45220
   (513) 861-0400                                                                          “The quickest way
   FX: (513) 861-4407                                                                   from here to home is the
   www.ScarletoaksretirementCommunity.com
     Scarlet Oaks offers a full continuum of care in the historic                   Oak Hills Express”
     Gaslight District of Clifton. We offer spacious, affordable
     independent living one & two bedroom apartments, assisted                         SHORT TERM REHAB at
     living options with medication administration, respite stays,              Oak Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
     health care center specializing in rehab, physical, speech                            Oak Hills Express rehabilitation program
     and occupational therapy, activity calendar, onsite banking,                 provides the intensive short-term rehab needed following
     café, beauty/barber shop, chapel, transportation, small pets                          a hospitalization from an injury or illness.
     welcome. Medicare & Medicaid accepted. No entrance fee.                      The mission of Oak Hills Express rehabilitation program
                                                                                  is to restore patients’ independent mobility and function,
      Long Term Medical Care                                                          thereby enabling them to return home and resume
                                                                                                    leading successful lives.
                                                                           Some of the specialties offered with Oak Hills Express include:
14 avalon by otterbein at Clearcreek                                       • Exceptional, in-house rehab team with many years
   9320 Avalon Circle off Bunnell                                            of experience;
   Hill road in Clearcreek Township                                        • Comprehensive therapy evaluations;
   Centerville, ohio 45458                                                 • Individualized treatment techniques;
   (513) 260-7690 or (866) 287-5091                                        • Home assessments to ensure a safe transition home;
                                                                           • On-going patient, family, and staff education;
                                                                           • Maximal coordination of care with patient, family,
15 Avalon	by	Otterbein	at	Middletown                                         and physicians.
   105 Atrium drive                                                             To learn more about this program, please contact us at
   Franklin, ohio 45005                                                                             (513) 598-8000
   (513) 260-7690 or (866) 287-5091
                                                                                OAK HILLS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER
   Located on Middletown campus of Atrium
                                                                                     4307 BRIDGETOWN ROAD • CINCINNATI, OHIO 45211
   Medical Center

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17 Batavia nursing Care Center                                              your loved one. We offer recreational trips and activities to
   4000 Golden Age drive                                                    ensure our residents stay active. Courtyards and patios help
   Batavia, oH 45103                                                        residents enjoy the outdoors at our facility. We are Medicare
   (513) 732-6500                                                           and Medicaid certified and JCAHO accredited through the
   Batavia Nursing and Convalescent Inn, an affiliate of                    C-PAN network. We also accept managed care programs
   Carington Health Systems, is located off I-275 in OH and                 and insurance upon assessment and individual review. If
   10 minutes from I-471. Batavia Nursing is also minutes                   your loved one needs “special” care, call us. Our admissions
   from I-71, I-75 and located off Route 32. Kentucky residents             department is always available for a personal tour.
   find Batavia Nursing a convenient choice because of its
   location and ease of highway access. Our programs include            20 Cottingham Retirement Community
   specialty services for ventilator care with a 15-bed unit and a         3995 Cottingham dr
   pulmonary physician on staff; our unit delivers quality care            Cincinnati oH 45241
   for the medically complex and has a respiratory therapist on            (513) 563-3600
   staff. Nurses complete pulmonary training in a local hospital           www.cottinghamretirementcommunity.com
   to increase their skill level to care for these residents. Batavia
   also offers “In-Home” life for those residents needing this              At Cottingham Retirement Community, we have
   service ported to an outpatient facility. It is also offered             combined a caring staff with beautiful facilities in order
   to those requiring ventilator care and hemo-dialysis. Our                to make retirement living enjoyable for you. We offer
   own in-house staff provides therapy daily. Our wide range                a full continuum of care. Our residents enjoy the level
   of services, delivered by a caring staff, allows families to be          of care or “Court” that makes sense for them. Windsor
   assured their loved ones are being given the care they deserve.          Court provides lovely apartments and interesting activities
   Recreational trips and activities offer our residents a full             for an independent lifestyle. Heather Court offers help
   schedule and maximize independence. We are Medicare and                  with dressing and medications for those who need it. Ivy
   Medicaid approved.                                                       Court is our complete nursing center. Elizabeth Court is a
                                                                            comforting and supportive living area for those with early

18 Carmel	Manor
   100 Carmel manor road
   Fort Thomas, Ky 41075
   859-781-5111
   CARMEL MANOR in Fort Thomas, Kentucky offers
   personal care and nursing care services in a spectacular
                                                                                  “The Difference is Love”
   setting with a homelike atmosphere. Situated on a hill                • Serving Greater Cincinnati &
   overlooking the Ohio River, Carmel Manor sits on 44                     Northern Kentucky for over 60
   beautiful acres. Carmel Manor offers rehabilitation services            years
   including physical, occupational and speech therapy. The
   nursing facility is Medicare/Medicaid certified. Sponsored            • Medicaid and Medicare
   by the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirmed, Carmel              certified
   Manor has served the elderly of Greater Cincinnati and                • Rehabilitation Service
   Northern Kentucky since 1949. At Carmel Manor “The
   Difference is Love.”SM                                                • Spectacular Setting
                                                                           Overlooking the Ohio River
                                                                         • Personal Care & Nursing
19 Clermont nursing Care Center                                            Services
   934 State route 28
   milford, oH 45150
   (513) 831-1770                                                          859-781-5111
   Located conveniently off the I-275 loop, Clermont Nursing             Visit our website at
   Care Center, an affiliate of Carington Health Systems,                www.carmelmanor.com
   offers a complete range of services including ventilator care,        100 Carmel Manor Rd.
   rehabilitative services and therapies, post cardiovascular            Ft. Thomas, Kentucky
   surgery care, bariatric (obesity) care, wound care, secured
   behavioral rehab unit and secured dementia unit for those
   with memory loss. Our professional skilled nursing staff is                        Loving, Compassionate Care Served
   experienced and knows the importance of quality care for                    by the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm.
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     Alzheimers. Although it’s the warmth of the people that                    services. Glencare Center offers beautiful private and semi-
     makes Cottingham a special place to live, our activity rooms               private accommodations for residents requiring long- or
     and on-site services contribute to the enjoyable atmosphere:               short-term stays. Glencare’s staff is experienced with children
     Non-denominational chapel, tavern, bank, greenhouse,                       who are in need of respite, short- or long-term care. They
     arts and crafts room, fireside lounge and sunny atrium,                    are accepted based on individual review of needs. Quality of
     indoor heated pool, exercise room, beauty salon and general                life is always a focal point at our facility. We make sure we
     store and café. We provide transportation and have on-                     take all measures to provide a safe and secure environment
     sight physical, occupational and speech therapy. We accept                 for your loved one. We are Medicaid and Medicare certified,
     Medicare and Medicaid.                                                     JCAHO accredited through the C-PAN network and accept
                                                                                managed care programs and insurance upon review. It would
                                                                                be our pleasure to tour you and your family at Glencare
21 east Galbraith health Care                                                   Center.
   3875 E. Galbraith road
   Cincinnati, oH 45236
   (513) 793-5222                                                        	23 	 len	Meadows
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     East Galbraith Health Care Community offers a diversity                 3472 Hamilton mason rd.
     of services. Our health care center offers “in home”                    Hamilton, oH 45011
     hemodialysis services. This allows residents needing this               (513) 863-3100
     service to stay on the premises and avoid transportation or                Located in a quiet setting and minutes from I-75 and I-275,
     lengthy waits at outpatient clinics, therefore offering a better           Glen Meadows, an affiliate of Carington Health Systems, is
     quality of life. Our 22-bed physical medicine rehabilitation               a 95-bed facility that offers a comfortable atmosphere and
     unit is located on the third floor and is designed to service              a professional staff to care for your loved one. Our services
     those patients needing a short-term stay following surgery,                range from intermediate care, ventilator care, bariatric
     post-stroke or any other illness requiring rehabilitation.                 (obesity) care, wound and ostomy care, a secured behavioral
     Our staff physiatrist follows these residents closely and                  rehab unit and a secured Alzheimer/Dementia unit for
     visits weekly. Team conferences with staff and family focus                those with memory loss. Physical, occupational and speech
     on goals that will promote the resident returning home or                  therapies are done by our in-house staff. Residents are
     maximize independence if a longer stay is needed. A secured                encouraged to participate in activities and recreational trips
     Alzheimer/Dementia unit is available for those who may                     to ensure social interaction. We are Medicare and Medicaid
     be suffering memory loss and offers social support to the                  certified with JCAHO accreditation through the C-PAN
     families of those residents. On the same grounds is our                    network and accept managed care programs and insurance
     nursing home that offers intermediate and skilled nursing                  upon review. Come see the lifestyle our residents enjoy. Call
     care. Our professional caring staff delivers care to those that            our admissions department for your personal tour today.
     need wound care or bariatric (obesity) care. We offer a co-ed
     secured behavioral rehab unit and our men’s Sycamore Unit
     for those males who are behaviorally challenged. We are             24 harmony Court
     Medicare and Medicaid certified and JCAHO accredited                   6969 Glen meadows Lane
     through the C-PAN network. We accept managed care                      Cincinnati, oH 45237
     programs and insurance upon review. If your loved one                  (513) 351-7007
     needs care, long- or short-term, experience the beauty of East             Harmony Court, an affiliate of Carington Health Systems,
     Galbraith Health Care Community. Our campus is minutes                     is located just minutes from I-75 and a short distance for
     from I-71, I-75 and the Ronald Reagan Highway. Call us for                 Kentucky residents. Harmony Court takes pride in the
     a tour today.                                                              care and environment that it offers. Upon entering our
                                                                                facility, you will find the view of a beautiful inner courtyard
22 Glencare Center                                                              enjoyed by our residents and their families. You will also find
                                                                                spacious common areas, a library, chapel and many other
   3627 Harvey Avenue                                                           amenities. Harmony Court also offers adult daycare for those
   Cincinnati, oH 45229                                                         who need limited support. We also ease the burden for those
   (513) 961-8881                                                               families who need short-term respite care for their loved one,
     Glencare Center, an affiliate of Carington Health Systems,                 whether it be while on vacation or during an event of illness.
     is a 97-bed facility, located minutes from I-71, I-75 and                  Our multi-disciplinary team provides care for those in need
     I-471. Convenient highway access makes Glencare Center                     of wound care, post-subacute care, rehabilitative therapies,
     a nearby choice for Kentucky residents. Our professionally                 specialized programs for Alzheimer/Dementia, intermediate
     trained staff offers ventilator and post-subacute care, bariatric          and skilled nursing. We are Medicaid and Medicare certified
     (obesity) care, a secured “special needs” unit and therapy                 and accept managed care and insurance upon review. Just

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  moments from downtown Cincinnati and Kentucky, we can             25 heartland of Woodridge
  provide just the right care for someone you love. Call us for a      3801 woodridge Blvd.
  personal tour of our facility.                                       Fairfield, ohio 45014
                                                                       (513) 874-9933
7 hawthorn Glen Senior Living
  5414 Hankins road                                                 26 the home at hearthstone
  middletown, oH 45044                                                 8028 Hamilton Avenue
  (513) 863-7775 or (866) 404-7775                                     Cincinnati, oH 45231
  www.hawthornglennc.com                                               (513) 521-2700
  Hawthorn Glen Senior Living Campus offers a wide array of              The Home at Hearthstone, an affiliate of Carington Health
  healthcare services to its residents through our nursing center        Systems, is a 96-bed facility newly built and opened in
  and assisted living. Both the assisted living and nursing              December 2003. This attractive new building offers the
  center offer special care services for our memory impaired
                                                                         beautiful home-like environment your loved one deserves.
  residents via special care units. The Campus is nestled in
  a private wooded setting in close proximity to Hamilton,               When entering our facility, the lobby offers a warm fireplace
  Middletown, Monroe, and Trenton. Hawthorn Glen offers                  and cozy setting to visit with our residents. The spacious
  an intensive rehabilitation program for residents including            dining room serves nutritious meals while our family dining
  physical, occupational, speech, and anodyne therapy. Each              area gives our residents a private place to enjoy eating
  service is tailored to meet the specific needs of each resident        with family. We know it can be difficult to find placement
  in order to have the most promising long-term effects. The             for loved ones with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease or
  nursing department specializes in diabetes management and              dementia. That’s why our facility offers a two-phase unit for
  wound care services. The nursing center is Medicare and                this special care. We offer private room accommodations,
  Medicaid certified. Call to inquire about our assisted living          but also offer specially designed semi-private rooms where
  Medicaid waiver and competitive rates.                                 a small wall offers common privacy. Our facility also offers




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     physical medicine rehabilitation with a staff physiatrist who       8 Mercy	Franciscan	Schroder
     visits weekly for those residents requiring post-surgical care        1302 millville Avenue
     and rehabilitation. Team conferences are done with staff              Hamilton, oH 45013
     and family to ensure that each resident can return home or            (513) 867-4100
     maximize independence for a longer stay with us. Our days                  MERCY FRANCISCAN AT SCHRODER is celebrating
     are filled with laughter and our courtyards with sunlight                  35 years of service to Hamilton and the surrounding
     as our residents enjoy living at the Home at Hearthstone.                  communities. The Rehabilitation Center at Mercy Franciscan
     We offer Medicare and Medicaid certification, JCAHO                        at Schroder is proud to offer Inpatient and Outpatient
     accreditation through the C-PAN network and accept                         Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy services for
     many insurance and managed care programs upon review.                      the community, in addition to the Independent Living,
     Call our admissions department for your tour. Located off                  Assisted Living, and Nursing services offered. Located in the
     I-275, Ronald Reagan Highway, I-75 or I-71, the Home at                    historic city of Hamilton, Mercy Franciscan at Schroder is
     Hearthstone is just minutes from downtown Cincinnati. We                   surrounded by residential neighborhoods but close to retail
     look forward to helping meet your future needs in long- or                 areas. Mercy Franciscan at Schroder is a community that has
     short-term care.                                                           a longstanding reputation of compassionate, excellent care,
                                                                                and is known around Hamilton for its community events
                                                                                and activities
27 Lincoln Crawford nursing and Rehabilitation
   1346 Lincoln Avenue
   Cincinnati, ohio 45206                                                   M
                                                                        	 9 	 ercy	Franciscan	Terrace
   (513) 861-2044                                                           100 Compton road
                                                                            Cincinnati, oH 45215
   www.lincolncrawford.org
                                                                            (513) 761-9036
     Lincoln Crawford, an affiliate of Wesley Services
                                                                                MERCY FRANCISCAN TERRACE is surrounded by
     Organization, understands that your decision to place
                                                                                beauty from every direction. Located on gorgeous grounds,
     a loved one in the care of others is naturally one of the
                                                                                Mercy Franciscan Terrace offers excellence in Independent
     most difficult decisions you will ever have to make. With                  Living, Assisted Living, Nursing, Memory Care, and
     compassionate understanding, our staff can assist you in                   Skilled Nursing services. The Rehabilitation Center at
     making your decision with both knowledge and confidence.                   Mercy Franciscan Terrace offers Inpatient and Outpatient
     Lincoln Crawford is proud to have over 119 years of                        Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy and boasts a
     experience serving the African American community.                         convenient warm water pool. The Terrace, in Springfield
     We cater our menu, activities, and care to meet both the                   Township between Wyoming and Cincinnati, is located close
     cultural and religious preferences of our residents. Weekly                to shopping and other area attractions. A new unit devoted
     outings are planned for our residents where they have the                  specifically to skilled nursing services is now open and
     opportunity to participate in events such as the Senior Ball,              features all private rooms.
     fishing trips, and visits to multiple destinations throughout
     the city. Daily activities are also held on our premises for
     our residents to enjoy the social interaction of others. It is     	10 	 ercy	Franciscan	at	West	Park
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     imperative to us that our residents feel at home in their new          2950 west Park drive
     surroundings. At Lincoln Crawford we strive to provide                 Cincinnati, oH 45238
     optimal care for those who need support and assistance in              (513) 451-8900
     their daily living activities on a short- or long-term basis.              MERCY FRANCISCAN AT WEST PARK provides
     Our team of rehabilitation and therapy specialists offers                  multiple levels of care including Independent apartments,
     physical, occupational, and speech therapy 7 days a week.                  Assisted Living, Nursing, Skilled Nursing, Memory Care,
     Our long-term goal is to ensure that our residents regain                  and an award-winning DayStae program. The Rehabilitation
     their strength and independence as quickly as possible. In                 Center at Mercy Franciscan at West Park offers Physical,
     addition, we now offer the convenience of outpatient therapy               Occupational and Speech Therapy for both Inpatient and
     for members of the outlying community. Lincoln Crawford                    Outpatient residents. Located in Western Hills, surrounded
     is conveniently located in the hospital district of Cincinnati,            by residential neighborhoods and retail areas, Mercy
     at the corner of Victory Parkway and Lincoln Avenue in                     Franciscan at West Park is proud of its strong community
                                                                                reputation of delivering compassionate, excellent service
     Walnut Hills. Lincoln Crawford’s ministry is to provide
                                                                                through its many levels of care.
     patient-centered care to our residents in a home-like setting.

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	11 	 ercy	St.	Theresa                                                        which creates a sense of community commonly known as the
    7010 rowan Hill drive                                                     “Spirit of Otterbein.” You’ll find a variety of living options
    Cincinnati, oH 45227                                                      in ranch homes, patio homes, apartments and assisted living
    (513) 271-7010                                                            depending on your desires and needs. In addition, short-
   MERCY ST. THERESA overlooks the magnificent historic                       term rehabilitation services are provided by trained staff.
   city of Mariemont, offers a variety of services including daily            An Adult Day Center is located on campus and offers a
   meals, Alzheimer’s care, skilled nursing services, Independent             flexible schedule of hourly and daily services. Various levels
   Living, Assisted Living and more. The Rehabilitation                       of nursing care include personal care, intermediate care, early
   Center at Mercy St. Theresa offers excellence in Physical,                 and late-stage dementia care and long-term nursing care. In
   Occupational and Speech Therapy in a spacious therapy                      keeping with Otterbein’s United Methodist tradition, staff
   gym for both Inpatient and Outpatient services. Walking                    seek to enhance the quality of life and holistic growth of
   down the hallways, you will not be able to miss the beautiful,             older persons.
   scenic views from the windows, nor will you miss the
   friendly staff, ready and available to meet your needs. Mercy
   St. Theresa offers a full social event calendar, all levels of care,       R
                                                                          	29 	 osedale	Manor
   and departments ready to serve you.                                        4250 Glenn Ave.
                                                                              Covington, Ky 41015
28 oak hills nursing and Rehabilitation Center                                (859) 431-2065
   4307 Bridgetown road                                                       Rosedale Manor, a not-for-profit organization, has been
   Cincinnati, oH 45211                                                       a vital part of northern Kentucky for more than 45 years.
   (513) 598-8000                                                             The current facility was built in 1992, situated on seven
   Oak Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a skilled                   acres of beautifully landscaped grounds providing services
   nursing and rehabilitation facility that opened its doors in               to 240 residents. Our facility has 60 personal care beds, 120
   2007. Located in the Bridgetown area, Oak Hills Nursing                    intermediate care beds, and 60 Medicare certified skilled
   and Rehabilitation Center offers quality care to patients                  beds. Our professional rehabilitative department provides
   on a short- and long-term basis, as well as respite stays.                 physical, occupational and speech therapy to give each
   Our multi-disciplinary staff provides specialized medical                  resident the individualized care they need to achieve their
   services for those in need of post-surgical care, wound care,              goals. Personal care residents can enjoy their independence in
   rehabilitation services, and skilled, as well as intermediate              a continuum of care setting, secure in knowing that nursing
   nursing. Oak Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is                    care is available if needed 24 hours a day. The goal of our
   proud to offer the Oak Hills Express rehabilitation program                entire staff is to personally care for, and professional serve,
   that provides the intensive short-term rehabilitation often
                                                                              each of our residents. In other words, “Our Residents Come
   required following a hospitalization from an injury, illness,
                                                                              First.” If you are ever faced with the difficult decision of
   or surgery. The mission of Oak Hills Express rehabilitation
   program is to restore patient’s mobility and function. The                 placing your loved one in a nursing home, Rosedale Manor
   in-house rehabilitation team strives to achieve independence               warmly invites you to visit at your convenience.
   for their patients, improve quality of life, and enable them to
   return home and resume leading successful lives. If someone
   has fallen ill or is considering elective surgery that might           13 Scarlet oaks Retirement Community
   require rehabilitation as part of their recovery process, please          440 Lafayette Ave
   consider Oak Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for                  Cincinnati, oH 45220
   short-term rehab, where “the quickest way from here to                    (513) 861-0400
   home is the Oak Hills Express.”                                           FX: (513) 861-4407
                                                                             www.Scarletoaksretirement
                                                                             Community.com
12 otterbein Retirement Living Communities
   585 N. Sr 741                                                              Scarlet Oaks offers a full continuum of care in the historic
   Lebanon, oH 45036                                                          Gaslight District of Clifton. We offer spacious, affordable
   (513) 933-5471 or (877) 933-5471                                           independent living one & two bedroom apartments, assisted
                                                                              living options with medication administration, respite stays,
   Otterbein enjoys a rich heritage and has been dedicated to
                                                                              health care center specializing in rehab, physical, speech
   providing quality services since 1912. As a not-for-profit
                                                                              and occupational therapy, activity calendar, onsite banking,
   organization, Otterbein has earned a solid reputation as a
   trusted and valuable resource in the community. All who live               café, beauty/barber shop, chapel, transportation, small pets
   at Otterbein share their own talents, interests and dreams                 welcome. Medicare & Medicaid accepted. No entrance fee.

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                             Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Long-Term Care & rehab Facilities

                             Preferred Provider directory
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	30 	 errace	View	Gardens                                                  32 	 ellington	Manor
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    3904 North Bend road                                                      2923 Hamilton mason road
    Cincinnati, oH 45211                                                      Hamilton, oH 45011
    (513) 481-2201                                                            (513) 863-0360
     Located in the heart of Cheviot, Terrace View Gardens is                   Wellington Manor is located convenient to I-275, I-71 and
     an 82-bed facility that reflects a strong desire to create an              I-75 just off the Butler Regional Highway. An affiliate of
     architectural design that is compatible with the community                 Carington Health Systems, our professional caring staff will
     in which it exists. It shows four terraces and stone accents of            give your loved one the care they deserve. With over 35 years
     earlier styles. Built only five years ago, the interior with larger        of experience in long term care, Wellington Manor offers
     windows and terraces to the outside, allow our residents to                planned recreational trips and activities, a secured Alzheimer/
     experience the outdoors no matter what the season. Our                     Dementia unit for those with memory loss, post subacute
     interior offers a feeling of warmth that radiates from the                 and ventilator care, IV/TPN therapies, licensed dietary and
     200 year old antique mahogany woodwork highlighted in                      social service staff, in-house rehabilitative therapies and
     the dining rooms and chapel. The mantel, paneling and                      beautiful outdoor porches and patios. As a 70-bed facility,
     carved flower inserts bring to mind the Old World European                 Wellington Manor feels “just like home.” We are Medicare
     craftsmanship found in the greater Cincinnati area. Located                and Medicaid certified and accept managed care programs
     minutes from downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky                     and insurance upon review. If you’re looking for long or
     just off I-74 and I-275, Terrace View Gardens can offer                    short-term care for someone you love, Wellington Manor is
     just the care and environment your loved one deserves. An                  just what you’re looking for. Call us for a personal tour with
     affiliate of Carington Health Systems, we offer experienced                our admissions department
     management staff that delivers 24-hour professional
     nursing care, planned daily activities, recreational outings,
     rehabilitative therapies, restorative programs and a secured          33 Woods edge Pointe
     “life skills” unit for Alzheimer/Dementia care for those                 1171 Towne Street
     experiencing memory loss. Take the opportunity to                        Cincinnati, oH 45216
     experience Terrace View Gardens. Call our admissions                     (513) 242-1360
     department for a tour today.

31 tri-County extended Care
   5200 Camelot drive
   Fairfield, ohio 45014
   (513) 829-8100
   Fax (513) 699-4607
     Tri-County Extended Care Center provides personalized
     care, respecting the wishes of the residents while promoting
     a high quality of life and preserving each resident’s dignity.
     We are committed to providing services that assist our
     residents to maintain their highest possible level of function.
     Our interdisciplinary team coordinates a plan of care to
     help residents obtain their goals. Memory Impairment Unit:
     Providing a comprehensive program for individuals suffering
     from Alzheimer’s type disorders and/or brain impairments.
     Rehabilitation Unit: Our goal is to provide quality therapy
     services to improve strength, range of motion and teach
     skills to develop function. Services provided at Tri-County
     Extended Care include:
     •	Skilled	&	Intermediate	Nursing	Care
     •	Memory	Impairment	Unit
     •	Sub-Acute	Rehabilitation	Services
     •	Restorative	Nursing
     •	Full	Outpatient	Therapy
     •	Activities	&	Social	Services
     •	Respite	Care
     •	Special	Diets
     •	Beauty	Salon/Barber

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                  Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky
                  Provider Locator map


3    atria highland Crossings                   27     Lincoln Crawford nursing and
                                                       Rehabilitation
4    atria northgate Park
                                                 2     Mercy	Community	at	Winton	Woods
5    atria Summit hills
                                                 8     Mercy	Franciscan	Schroder
14   avalon by otterbein at Clearcreek
                                                 9     Mercy	Franciscan	Terrace
15 Avalon	by	Otterbein	at	Middletown
                                                10     Mercy	Franciscan	at	West	Park
17   Batavia nursing Care Center
                                                11     Mercy	St.	Theresa
18   Carmel	Manor
                                                28     oak hills nursing and Rehabilitation
19   Clermont nursing Care Center                      Center

6    Colonial heights and Gardens               12     otterbein Retirement Living
                                                       Communities
20   Cottingham Retirement Community
                                                29     Rosedale	Manor
21 east Galbraith health Care
                                                13     Scarlet oaks Retirement Community
22   Glencare Center
                                                30     Terrace	View	Gardens
23   Glen	Meadows
                                                31     tri-County extended Care
24 harmony Court
                                                32     Wellington	Manor
7    hawthorn Glen Senior Living
                                                33     Woods edge Pointe
1    healthSouth northern Kentucky
     Rehabilitation hospital

25   heartland of Woodridge

26   the home at hearthstone




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 LONG	TERM	ACUTE	
 CaRe hoSPitaLS –
 LtaChS
                                                                                                             megan walker mSN, rN
                                                                                                                    Lynn Hyde, rN




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           hat is a long-term acute care hospital?                      	     F
                                                                            •		 acilitate	 and	 attains	 insurance	 approval	 and	
           It is a special classification of hospital recognized              certification for your inpatient stay at CCH.
           by the federal government for facilities that meet           	     H
                                                                            •		 elp	coordinate	you	hospital	length-of-stay	with	your	
required specifications, including maintenance of an average                  physician and insurer.
length of stay of at least 25 days per patient and meeting              	     C
                                                                            •		 oordinate	 transfer	 to	 other	 facilities	 as	 needed	 or	
all conditions of participation as an acute care hospital                     coordinates your discharge to your home.
with regard to administration and basic hospital functions.             	     C
                                                                            •		 oordinate	 Home	 Health	 and	 Home	 Care	 Services	
Patients that are admitted to LTACHs still require acute                      and necessary medical equipment.
care but on a longer term basis than an acute care hospital             	   •	Utilize	community	resources	for	individual	needs.	
can provide. LTACHs bridge the gap between Acute Care
Hospital Care and Home or Rehab.

LTACHs serve patients who have:
                                                                                CARDINAL HILL
	 •	Complex	Medical	Conditions	                                                 SPECIALTY HOSPITAL
	 •	Cardiac	Conditions	                                                         Long Term Acute Care
	 •	Respiratory	Infections	and	Disorders	
	 •	Ventilator	Dependence	and	Weaning
	 •	Trach	needs                                                                                                    Cardinal Hill
	 •	Complex	Post-surgical	Conditions	                                                                              Specialty Hospital
	 •	Hem	dialysis/	Peritoneal	Dialysis                                                                              is a 33 bed long
	 •	Long-term	IV	Antibiotic	Therapy	                                                                               term acute care
	 •	Wound	Care	Needs	                                                                                              hospital specifically
    R
	 •		 ehabilitation	Capability	with	Complicated	Needs	                                                             designed to meet
	 •	PT/OT	and	Speech	Therapy	Needs                                                                                 the needs of
	 •	Nutritional	counseling                                                                                         medically complex
                                                                                                                   and rehabilitation
while under the care of an LTACH a professional                                                                    patients requiring
case manager will be available to:
                                                                                85 N. Grand Avenue                 an average length
    S
	 •		 erve	 as	 the	 communication	 link	 between	 you,	 your	
                                                                                Ft. Thomas, KY 41075               of stay of over 25
    family, your physician and the staff.
	 •		 ork	 with	 you	 and	 the	 interdisciplinary	 team	 to	
    W                                                                           859-572-3880                       days.
    enhance your care and your overall satisfaction while in                    www.cardinalhill.org
    the hospital.
    I
	 •		 dentify	obstacles	and	conflicts	with	your	care	delivery	
    and resolves them with the interdisciplinary team.                           Cardinal Hill Specialty Hospital is part of the
                                                                                 Cardinal Hill Health Care System and is located
    C
	 •		 oordinate	care	plan	meetings	to	outline	your	specific	
                                                                                 in Fort Thomas, KY.
    care needs and your progress towards discharge.

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                                        alzheimer’s
                                        & Dementia

C
        aring for a parent or loved one with Alzheimer’s is an       medications, physical or speech therapy, wound care, or tube
        extremely challenging experience for families. There         feeding.
        is no general answer to what type of care is best—
the appropriate level of care, preferred location, and budget        The attitude of management, directors, and staff
all need to be considered, along with the families’ personal         greatly influences the establishment and development of
preferences.                                                         specialized settings for Alzheimer’s/dementia residents. Does
                                                                     the staff demonstrate compassion, affection and kindness
As soon as a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s/dementia is received,          toward residents? Notice the interaction between staff
planning should begin for proper care for the Alzheimer’s            and residents—do they call residents by name? Does the
resident throughout all stages of the disease as it advances.        marketing person point out special features and programs
Each stage of the illness requires different levels of care and      designed for Alzheimer’s/dementia residents and adequately
support. This Road to Recovery guidebook will help you               answer questions that arise? Are there specialized activity
identify the facilities that provide the specialized care required   programs for these special needs residents?
by Alzheimer’s/dementia sufferers. Family physicians, the
Alzheimer’s Association, hospital discharge planners and             State and local laws are established to protect residents
social workers are also good sources for guidance.                   and to assess the quality of care provided by each facility.
                                                                     Standards of care include such things as special diets if ordered,
Once specific facilities are targeted, begin calling these           good grooming, and correct dispensing of medications. State
facilities to learn more about financial arrangements,               survey certificates are often posted. Ask what sort of rating
availability of beds and the various levels of care offered by       the facility received from its last state review. Ask for a copy
each long term care community. Make appointments to visit            of their “Residents’ Bill of Rights”. Ask what provisions are
several facilities to find out more about their history and          in place for residents’ safety and to prevent wandering. Are
philosophy.                                                          good housekeeping practices obvious?
                                                                     Coping with the behavioral problems and difficulties of
For those who are very early in the disease, certified assisted      Alzheimer’s residents requires special skill and training,
living services might be adequate for a time. However, it is         understanding and patience. The staff should be adept at
important to remember that no medication administration              handling the depression, confusion, and emotional instability
or nursing functions can be provided by any assisted living          that often accompany Alzheimer’s Disease. Inquire about
facilities. For those more advanced in their Alzheimer’s/            staff training and longevity.
dementia, a licensed personal care community is likely more
appropriate.                                                         Specialized planning, structured environment and
                                                                     activities are all important to the quality of life for the
In a personal care setting, the resident receives licensed           Alzheimer’s patient. Since Alzheimer’s/dementia is a
nursing services, medication administration, and assistance          progressive disorder, can the facility provide a smooth
with activities of daily living such as meal preparation,            transition from one level of care and service to another?
dressing, and housekeeping. Intermediate care is required            Also look for facilities that develop specialized care plans
for those who need custodial care and/or assistance with             for residents, encourage continued family involvement, and
walking, eating, bathing, toileting or other daily activities.       provide educational opportunities as well as support groups
Skilled care provides twenty-four hour nursing care, and             for its Alzheimer families.
is for any resident who has critical care needs such as IV

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                           acute
                           Rehabilitation
T
          here are a variety of situations Rehabilitation facilities take              “Family Teaching” stay can usually be
          in which rehabilitation may                                                  arranged. This stay will focus solely on
          become necessary after a          an extremely personalized                  teaching the caregiver how to care for
hospital stay. If your therapy needs are
extensive and cannot be met effectively
                                           approach to focus on those the patient at home, and arrange all
                                                                                       needed services and equipment.
in a home-health care setting, your          skills necessary to regain
physician may suggest a rehabilitation                                                 How do I choose an acute
facility.     Rehabilitation       centers        functioning ability.                 rehabilitation hospital?
offer an entire team of specialists,                                                   •	 Determine	if	your	insurance	policy	
including physicians, rehabilitation                                                   covers this type of care.
nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech •	 Bed	availability	may	limit	your	choices.
therapists, social workers, dieticians, chaplains, recreational •	 Take	a	tour	of	the	facility.
therapists, and psychologists. This allows the facility to take •	 Ask	to	see	a	typical	schedule	(the	professional	standard	is	
an extremely personalized approach to focus on those skills        minimum 3-5 total hours of therapy daily).
necessary to regain functioning ability, both on an in-patient •	 Determine	 if	 emphasis	 is	 placed	 on	 integrating	 your	
and out-patient basis.                                             family into the rehabilitation process.
                                                                •	 Identify	the	variety	of	professionals	available	to	you	and	
what criteria must I meet to be admitted?                          your family and ask if the facility offers a “team approach”
Each Acute Rehab facility will have its own criteria that must     to your care.
be met prior to admission. In general though, your medical
condition must be stable as determined by your physician. what certification should I look for?
There must be reasonable expectation for you to improve An Acute Rehab Program should maintain accreditation
with acute rehab services. You must be willing and able to from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
participate in 3 to 5 hours of therapy a day. A physician Organizations (JCAHO). Programs may also have additional
and/or admission coordinator from the rehab hospital must Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
evaluate and approve the admission.                             (CARF) Specialty Accreditations in the area of brain injury,
                                                                spinal cord injury and outpatient rehabilitation.
If a patient is not a rehab candidate, but the family/
caregiver is determined to take the patient home, a two-week
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                                              medicare, medicaid, and Private Pay


                                	Frequently
                                asked
                                Questions
A
         fter one selects the proper level of care a loved one   program will pay the full cost of your first 20 days in a
         needs, the next step is determining how to pay for      nursing home. The next 80 days, you will be responsible for
         those services. Will it be from your savings or from    a daily rate of $133.50 for the nursing care in a semiprivate
         something like elder care insurance (long term care     room with Medicare making up the difference. This rate
insurance)? Any nursing facility you are considering should      usually increases each year on January 1.
conduct an assessment to help you make this determination
and to explain the individual facility’s rate structure.         what services are provided under medicare Part A?
                                                                 While you are in a nursing home under Medicare Part A, the
One should plan for long-term care the way one plans for         following services are covered:
retirement. In today’s nursing facilities, forty percent of      •	      semiprivate	room
those admitted are sent home after a rehabilitating stay. But    •	      pharmaceutical/	medical	supplies
that doesn’t change the fact that 24-hour medical attention,     •	      physical,	occupational	and	speech	therapies
plus food, shelter, and programming offered in a nursing         •	      routine	nursing	care
home, no matter how short or long the stay, is a costly
proposition for the average taxpayer. Quality nursing home       when is medicare coverage discontinued?
care costs $50,000 a year on average, and can quickly devour     If you stop receiving skilled care or if you fail to make
a person’s savings. What payment sources are available for       progress from the skilled nursing care being given, the
people needing long-term care services? There are five types     Medicare Utilization Review Committee may discontinue
of financial coverage for nursing home costs: Medicare,          your Medicare coverage in the nursing home. This is not
Medicaid, Private Insurance, Personal Funds and Long Term        the nursing home’s decision. The decision is made by the
Care Insurance.                                                  Medicare Utilization Review Committee.
medicare Part A                                                 medicare Part B
This portion of the Medicare program pays for both              This portion of the Medicare program must be purchased
hospitalization and some nursing home care.                     through a deduction from your Social Security earnings.
                                                                You will know the coverage is in force if the words “Medical
Nursing Home coverage is provided if you meet strict Insurance” are typed on your Medicare card.
medical criteria, i.e. daily skilled care as well as what What services does this type of coverage pay for?
other criteria?                                                 •	Physician	services
•		 You	must	be	hospitalized	three	consecutive	days	(the	day	 •	Ambulance	Services		
    of discharge is not counted) within the last 30 days prior •	Laboratory	Services
    to admission to a skilled facility.                         •	Physical,	occupational	and	speech	therapies
•		 The	 physician	 must	 verify	 that	 your	 treatment	 and	
    intensity of care meets the Medicare criteria for skilled what am I eligible for if I have this type of coverage?
    nursing home care.                                          The Medicare program under Part B pays 80% of reasonable
•		 The	Medicare	Utilization	Review	Committee	must	verify	 charges for the above services. The person is responsible for
    your need for skilled care both before and after admission. 20% of the bill plus the values of the annual deductible, if
                                                                not previously paid.
If I meet the above criteria, what type of coverage am
I eligible for?                                                  medicaid
If you meet the above criteria and are admitted to a nursing     Eligibility is determined by resources, income and medical
home, you may be eligible for up to 100 days of coverage         necessity. Medicaid assists eligible patients with the monthly
available under the Medicare program. The Medicare               cost in a nursing home for both skilled and intermediate
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care. The patient’s monthly income minus $40 – $52 per                  •	 Verification	of	Income–a	copy	of	your	monthly	check.
month for personal use, is applied to the monthly cost of the           •	 Bank	 statements–from	 the	 three	 months	 preceding	 the	
nursing home. Medicaid adds to the amount the patient has                  present month.
as income, to reach the total amount required by the nursing            •	 Records	of	Other	Accounts	–	bank	record	of	Certificates	
home.                                                                      of Deposit or other special accounts.
                                                                        •	 Life	Insurance	Policies.
what resources can I have and still be eligible for                     •	 Burial	Policies	–	copy	of	the	policy	and	cash	value.
medicaid?                                                               •	 Birth	Certificate	or	proof	of	birth.
The resources of a person applying for Medicaid as well as              •	 Other	 documents,	 if	 applicable–	 	 marriage	 certificate,	
their spouse are considered. The spouse who remains at home                proof of mortgage, etc.
may keep a minimum monthly cash allowance of $1,750.
Depending on allowable expenses this amount can increase                NOTE: Coverage in each state may vary.
to a maximum of $2,739 per month. The maximum cash
resources cannot exceed $109,560 (2009 allowance).                      Private Insurance
                                                                        Some insurance plans may cover a portion of nursing home
How does medicaid define resources?                                     costs. Your policy will indicate the extent of your coverage
Resources are defined as cash money and any other personal              or you may wish to call your insurance agent or company
or real property that person or couple owns. Resources may              benefits manager to discuss details. The social worker can
include, but are not limited to: checking accounts, stocks              assist if you are uncertain about whom to contact.
& bonds, certificates of deposit, automobiles, land, burial             Will the nursing home bill me or the insurance company?
reserves, life insurance policies, and savings accounts.                Some nursing homes will not bill private insurance
                                                                        companies directly, but ask for payment from the patient.
what resources are exempt and not considered in the                     Reimbursement is provided to the patient from the insurance
medicaid eligibility determination?                                     company.
•	 $1,500	–	$2,000	(for	use	by	the	nursing	home	resident)
•	 The	home,	if	the	applicant	has	been	in	a	nursing	home	less	          Personal Funds/Private Pay
   than six months or if the home is occupied by a spouse,              If you do not qualify for Medicare/Medicaid benefits, you
   dependent or disabled child, or a sibling with an equity             may enter any nursing home on a private pay basis. If
   interest who has lived in it for at least a year                     you intend to pay privately for nursing home care, please
•	 One	vehicle,	regardless	of	value                                     notify the social worker who will assist you with transfer
•	 The	cash	surrender	value	of	the	nursing	home	resident’s	
   life insurance policies if the face values of all policies total     arrangements.
   $2,000 or less
•	 An	irrevocable	pre-burial	contract	and	burial	plot                   Long Term Care Insurance
•	 A	 trust	 established	 by	 will	 or	 someone	 other	 than	 the	      Long term care insurance can be purchased to cover the
   nursing home resident or spouse                                      cost of a nursing home and occasionally home health care
•	 	Any	resource	not	available	to	the	nursing	home	resident             not covered by the Medicare program. Policies are sold
                                                                        individually as well as through employers. Since most
when can medicaid coverage be jeopardized?                              nursing home patients need custodial rather than skilled
If resources are transferred 60 months or less prior to the             care, (usually covered by Medicare), long term care insurance
Medicaid eligibility application month, it is presumed                  can be a good buy depending upon the particular policy and
that the transfer of resources was for the sole purpose                 the age of the insured. Policies may vary by restrictions, type
of establishing Medicaid eligibility. The Department of                 of care, method of payment and length of coverage, making
Human Services does investigate transferred resources. If               them difficult to compare.
the transferred resources are found, approval for Medicaid
benefits could be jeopardized.                                          does medicare Cover Ambulance Services
                                                               Medicare Part B covers limited ambulance transportation
Income                                                         to nursing facilities and hospitals. Ambulance transport is
The monthly income of the person applying for Medicaid only covered when transport by any other vehicle would
may not exceed the cost of one month in a nursing home. endanger the patient’s health. Medicare pays for transport
Income is defined as money received from statutory benefits,
(social security, VA pension, Black Lung benefits, and to the nearest qualified facility. If a patient chooses to go
Railroad Retirement benefits), pension plans, rental property, to another facility when a closer facility exists, Medicare
investments or wages for labor or services.                    will make payment based on transport costs to the closer
                                                               facility. Air ambulance is covered by Medicare in only the
what documents are necessary when applying for most severe circumstances. If a patient is transported by air,
medicaid?                                                      and land transport would not have posed a significant risk to
•	 Social	Security	Card                                        their health, Medicare will pay only the land ambulance rate.
•	 Medicare	Claim	Card                                         The patient will be responsible for the difference. Medicare
•	 Health	Insurance	Card–the	amount	of	the	premium	and	 does not pay for transportation to a doctor’s office or other
   method of payment.                                          routine healthcare services.


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medicare Part A          Hospital insurance covered services per benefit period. Dollar amounts reflect 2009 pricing.




medicare Part B         Medical services per benefit period. Dollar amounts reflect 2009 pricing.




                                                         LoCaL attoRneyS
   Jennifer G. Anstaett........................... 513-621-2100               Dennison Keller ................................. 513-792-2292
   Maureen Callihan .............................. 513-530-5050               James Keys....................................... 513-349-1678
   Elizabeth Corr ................................... 513-561-7755            Janet Pecquet ................................... 513-621-2100
   Bruce Favret...................................... 513-871-8076            Mark Reckman .................................. 513-852-6000
   Greg French ...................................... 513-641-4692            Lewis Seiler ....................................... 513-852-6087
   Mary Jane Hery ................................. 513-533-0888              Scott Slovin ....................................... 513-579-1414

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ohio medicaid




Kentucky medicaid




2009 medicare Prescription drug Plan (medicare Part d)

     Benefits                                           •			Available	to	all	people	with	Medicare.
                                                        •			Pays	for	about	half	your	drug	costs.
                                                            A
                                                        •				 lmost	1	in	3	people	will	qualify	for	extra	help	paying	for	their	drug	
                                                            costs .
                                                        •			Protects	you	against	ever	having	very	high	drug	expenses.
                                                        •			Pays	for	brand-name	and	generic	drugs.


     you pay                                            Medicare	Prescription	Drug	Coverage	cost	will	vary	by	person	and	plan.	
                                                        Cost	can	include	a	monthly	premium,	a	deductible	not	to	exceed	$295,	
                                                        and	a	co-pay	or	co-insurance	(a	percentage	of	the	total	cost	of	the	drug).		
                                                        The monthly premium, deductible and co-pay/co-insurance will vary
                                                        depending on the plan selected . Participants will generally pay co-pays/
                                                        co-insurance	until	they	reach	$2,700	in	total	drug	coverage	and	enter	a	
                                                        period	referred	to	as	the	“coverage	gap.”	During	this	time	the	partici-
                                                        pant	will	pay	100	percent	of	his	or	her	prescription	drug	cost	until	the	
                                                        maximum	out	of	pocket	expense	of	$4,350	is	reached	(100	percent	cover-
                                                        age	after	max	out	of	pocket	is	met).		There	are	plans	available	with	some	
                                                        coverage	during	this	“coverage	gap”.		For	more	information	on	enroll-
                                                        ment and plans please visit www .medicare .org .


     Points to ponder                                     M
                                                        •		 onthly	premiums	range	from	$12.30	to	$70.72,	with	avg	premium	at	
     when considering a plan                              $37/month
                                                        •	Plans	have	different	pharmacies
                                                        •	Each	plan	has	its	own	list	of	covered	drugs
                                                          L
                                                        •		 ate	enrollment	fees	(after	May	15,	2009)	are	approximately	1%	of	
                                                          your	premium	for	each	month	you	delay.


     Enrollment                                           O
                                                        •		 nline	at	http://www.medicare.gov;	call	the	plan	directly,	or	call	
                                                          1-800-MEDICARE




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what to look for.
Nursing Home Checklist




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                               Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Long-Term Care & rehab Facilities

                               Comprehensive Provider directory

                      CINCINNATI	HOMES
Arbors at Milford ..........................................(513) 248-1655     Harrison Pavillion ..........................................(513) 662-5800
Archbishop Leibold .......................................(513) 281-8001       Heartland at Oak Pavillion ............................(513) 751-0880
Atria Mallard Cove .......................................(513) 772-6655       Heartland of Maderia ...................................(513) 561-4111
Atria Northgate Park.....................................(513) 923-3711        Heartland of Mt. Airy ....................................(513) 591-0400
Batavia Nursing Home ..................................(513) 732-6500          Hillebrand Nursing Center ............................(513) 574-4550
Bayley Place..................................................(513) 347-5500   Hillendale Healthcare Center ........................(513) 868-2266
Blue Ash Nursing and Rehab Center .............(513) 793-3362                  Home at Hearthstone ...................................(513) 521-2700
Brookwood Retirement Community..............(513) 530-9555                     Hyde Park Health Center ...............................(513) 272-0600
Burlington House ..........................................(513) 851-7888      Ivy Woods .....................................................(513) 251-2557
Carlisle Manor ..............................................(513) 746-2662    Judson Village and Care Center ....................(513) 662-5880
Cedar Ridge Health Campus .........................(859) 234-2702              Kenwood Terrace Nursing Home ...................(513) 793-2255
Cedar Village ................................................(513) 336-3147   Knolls of Oxford ............................................(513) 524-7990
Chesterwood Village .....................................(513) 777-1400        Lakeridge Villa ..............................................(513) 729-2300
Clermont Nursing and Conv. Center .............(513) 831-1770                  Liberty Nursing Center of Riverside ..............(513) 471-8667
Clifton Care Center .......................................(513) 281-2464      Liberty of Middletown ..................................(513) 422-5600
Clovernook ...................................................(513) 605-4000   Liberty/Matrix of Oxford ...............................(513) 523-6353
Cottingham Retirement Com. .......................(513) 563-3600               Lincoln Crawford ..........................................(513) 861-2044
Courtyard at Seasons ....................................(513) 984-9400        Llanfair Retirement Community ....................(513) 681-4230
Dobbins Nursing Home .................................(513) 553-4139           Loveland Healthcare Center..........................(513) 605-6000
Dual Manor Health Care Center ...................(513) 961-2853                Madeira Nursing Center ...............................(513) 561-6400
East Galbraith Nursing Home .......................(513) 793-5222              Maple Knoll Village .......................................(513) 782-2400
Eastgate Health Care Center.........................(513) 752-3710             Marjorie Lee Retirement Community..............(513) 871-2090
Franklin Ridge ...............................................(937) 746-3943   Meadbrook Health Center ............................(513) 489-2444
Garden Manor Extended Care ......................(513) 424-5321                Meadows Health Care Center .......................(513) 851-8400
Garden Park Health Care Center ...................(513) 751-4900               Mercy Franciscan at Schroder .......................(513) 867-4100
Glencare Center ............................................(513) 961-8881     Mercy Franciscan at West Park......................(513) 451-8900
Glendale Place Care Center ..........................(513) 771-1779            Mercy Franciscan Terrace ..............................(513) 761-9038
Golden Age Retirement ................................(513) 281-1922           Mercy St Teresa .............................................(513) 271-7010
Harmony Court .............................................(513) 351-7007      Mercy St. Teresa Center ................................(513) 271-7010


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Montgomery Care Center .............................(513) 793-5092               Atria Highland Crossing ................................(859) 341-0777
Mount Notre Dame Health Center ................(513) 821-7448                    Atria Summit Hills .........................................(859) 331-5951
Mountaincrest Nursing and Rehab ...............(513) 662-2444                    Baptist Convalescent Center .........................(859) 581-1938
Mt. Healthy Home.........................................(513) 931-5000          Bishop William A. Hughes Pavilion ................(859) 655-0123
Mt. Washington Care Center.........................(513) 231-4561                Bridgepoint Care and Rehab.........................(859) 371-5731
Oak Hills Nursing and Rehab ........................(513) 598-8000               Carmel Manor...............................................(859) 781-5111
Otterbein Homes ..........................................(513) 696-8567         Cedar Ridge Health Campus .........................(859) 234-2702
Pleasant Ridge Care Center ..........................(513) 631-1310              Edgemont Health Care..................................(859) 234-4595
Residence at Salem Woods ...........................(513) 231-8292               Florence Park Care Center ............................(859) 525-0007
S.E.M. Haven Health Care .............................(513) 248-1270             Gallatin Health Care .....................................(859) 567-4548
Scarlet Oaks Retirement Community ..............(513) 861-0400                   Garrard Convalescent Home .........................(859) 581-9393
St. Margaret Hall ..........................................(513) 751-5888       Golden Living - Vanceburg ............................(606) 796-3046
Sunrise at Finneytown ..................................(513) 729-5223           Grand Haven Nursing Home .........................(859) 234-2050
Sunrise Manor ..............................................(513) 797-5144       Grant Manor .................................................(859) 824-7803
Terrace View Gardens ...................................(513) 481-2201           Highland Spring of Fort Thomas ....................(859) 572-0660
The Anderson ................................................(513) 474-6200      Laurel Creek Health Care ..............................(606) 598-6161
The Lodge Care Center .................................(513) 677-4900            Madonna Manor...........................................(859) 341-3981
The Victoria ...................................................(513) 631-6800   Maysville Nursing and Rehab .......................(606) 564-8835
Three Rivers Bursing .....................................(513) 941-0787         Rosedale Manor ...........................................(859) 431-2244
Triple Creek Retirement ................................(513) 851-0601           St. Charles Care Center .................................(859) 331-3224
Twin Lakes ....................................................(513) 719-3550    St. Luke Hospital - East .................................(859) 572-3535
Twin Towers ..................................................(513) 853-2000     St. Luke Hospital - West ................................(859) 212-4302
Twin Towers ..................................................(513) 853-2000     Village Care Center .......................................(859) 727-9330
Victory Park Nursing Home ...........................(513) 351-0153              Villasprings of Erlanger Health Care Center ..(859) 727-6700
Village Care Center .......................................(859) 727-9330        Woodcrest Manor .........................................(859) 342-8775
Wellspring Health Care Center .....................(513) 948-2339
Wellspring Health Center ..............................(513) 948-2308
Western Hills Care Center .............................(513) 941-0099
Woodland Manor Nursing Home ..................(513) 523-4449


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