Testimonials:


"I never thought that I would feel so at home in a nursing home, but Golden Age has provided me with friends, things to do, and now my family is moving in!"

I just want to give props to the staff of Golden Age Care Center.  Our family has been going through a tough trial with both Grandpa and Grandma being ill at the same time.  The caregivers at Golden Age treat my Grandpa as if he was part of their very own family.  I prefer him to be home with us and still hope that's a possibility in the future.  Knowing that he is treated so lovingly warms my heart.  Thank you for all you do.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question:
What is the cost associated with nursing home care?
Answer:
An evaluation of the level of care the resident requires is done within 48 hours of admission. The level of care rate sheet, which determines the daily rate, is part of the admission packet. Statements are mailed by the first of the month to pay in advance for the charges in the upcoming month.
Question:
What documentation will I need to provide?
Answer:

We will need the following cards:  Medicare, Medical Supplemental Card, Pharmacy Card - if the resident is part of a prescription program, Medicare Part D, Social Security Card, and Medicaid card if applicable.

We also need a copy of the Durable Power of Attorney for medical decisions, the Financial General Power of Attorney and Living Will.

In addition to these documents, the new resident will need tuberculosis screening to be administered 48 hours before admission and read by a nurse prior to or on admission. A physical is required as well.
Question:
What are the types of care provided at Golden Age Care Center?
Answer:
  1. Skilled Care: The federal government through Medicare administers the skilled program. Typically the resident qualifying for skilled care requires extensive therapy treatment which Medicare will pay for, but for a limited period of time. In order to qualify for skilled care a resident must have been hospitalized for at least three days prior to admission. Many of our skilled residents return to their own homes after their rehabilitation.
  2. Intermediate Care: The care provided at the Intermediate level is under the direction of a professional nursing staff twenty-four hours per day. The services provided to residents may include assistance with dressing, bathing, feeding, continence care, ambulation, and administration of medications depending on the condition of the resident. Pay for these services may come from the individual, long-term care insurance or Medicaid for those who have depleted their financial resources.
Question:
What are ADLs (Activities of Daily Living)?
Answer:
Bathing, dressing, ambulating, grooming, and eating.
Question:
What about TV?
Answer:
Each resident may bring a television set, but you do not have to go through the cable company. Cable is available to the whole building. Upon entering the nursing home you will be billed for a one-time hook-up fee of $20 plus $10 a month.
Question:
What about medications? Can I bring the prescription bottles that we have at home?
Answer:

No, except for residents receiving VA meds, all other medications are administered using the unit dose system, keeping the process orderly and controlled.

No over the counter meds are allowed (Tylenol, cough medicine, vitamin pills, etc.) We can get these for the resident, but they must be under a doctor's order, properly labeled, and administered by our staff in most cases.

If interested in learning about Veteran Administration medication, contact the Director of Nursing.

Question:
What about furnishing the room?
Answer:

The room comes with a bed, nightstand, and dresser. We encourage families to make the room personal. Bring a favorite chair and family pictures.

What not to bring: Throw rugs, door stops, extension cords, big oscillating fans (tower fans are acceptable), heating pads, no LIVE evergreen arrangements. Also no aerosol cans or sharp objects. Safety first.

Question:
What about a phone in the resident's room?
Answer:
Phone service is a private arrangement between the phone company and the resident’s family member. For short-term stays, you might just consider a cell phone. If the resident does not want a phone, calls can be directed to Golden Age Care Center.
Question:
Do you criminally screen your caregivers?
Answer:
Yes, we do a background check on all employees before hiring.
Question:
Do you accept Long-Term Care Insurance?
Answer:
Many of our residents have long-term care insurance. We work closely with all parties involved to provide the proper paperwork and information required for reimbursement.
Question:
Are worship services provided?
Answer:

Local churches rotate presenting services on Sunday and worship IWC Ingenieur Répliques Montres services are offered at least one additional time throughout the week.

Question:
Are there set hours that I can visit my loved one?
Answer:
Suggested hours are 9 AM to 9 PM, however guests may come at any time. We ask that their visits avoid meal times so that the residents can get proper nutrition. Many families plan their visits around the activities known to be enjoyed by the residents. Families are encouraged to take their loved ones on outings.
Question:
When is staff available and how?
Answer:
Both professional nursing and certified nursing assistants are on duty 24/7.
Feel free to contact us with any other questions you may have.