The case for peerless and fearless.
Skilled Nursing is for those who need greater care. And when that person is your loved one, you’re thinking greater care means two things: the best you can find, and the rare quality of utterly, absolutely genuine. You want top-tier and sincere. Skillful and heartfelt. Peerless care and fearless caregivers. We can make that case.
First, our Skilled Nursing only comes in one grade. Premium. We deliver vigilant and unwavering support around-the-clock, administered by an exceptional team of licensed professionals, including RNs, LPNs, certified nurse aides and certified medication aides, each following the orders of a caring and qualified physician. To that, we add custom programs that encourage maximum social interaction and preserve dignity. Consequently, we’re the only Medicare 5-Star-rated community in the Bay Area — and 5 stars is the maximum number of stars available.
And second, as in cities and towns all across Texas, there’s a legacy to the way the Methodist Retirement Communites has served. Whether you’re Methodist or not (and you don’t need to be), that legacy of true and selfless care is now our promise: as once, as always. Residents in our Skilled Nursing community are individuals of dignity and beauty. We treat them as we treat the closest and dearest members of our own families. And while we can never replace the care you’ve given your loved one, we humbly invite you to add our sincere care to yours.
Costs, inclusions and access.
The care in our Skilled Nursing is more financially feasible than having similar care delivered in the resident’s home. Skilled Nursing care is charged on a daily basis and is often paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, a variety of supplemental insurance, VA benefits, long-term care insurance or a combination of these, based on the policy. In the greater Houston area, Skilled Nursing rates range from $152 to $231 per day,* depending on the room, services and amenities selected (see below), and the amount and kinds of care provided. Life Care can help manage the costs of Skilled Nursing, and often will deliver substantial savings when compared to obtaining the same care in a stand-alone nursing home.
Services and amenities at The Crossings include meals and snacks, scheduled transportation, worship services, wellness programming, housekeeping and laundry, and a continuum of offerings for ways to avoid boredom, depending on one’s capabilities.
Residents in Independent Living have priority access to higher levels of living, including short- and long-term Skilled Nursing, but the public has access to these residences on a first-come basis. If you’re seeking Skilled Nursing for yourself or a loved one, don’t hesitate to contact us as soon as you can.
* Genworth 2016 Cost of Care Survey
Skilled Nursing FAQ
Skilled Nursing is needed when there’s acute illness not requiring hospitalization, but when home care and outpatient care are inadequate. Some conditions that often require Skilled Nursing include:
- Cardiac failure
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Congestive heart failure
- Parkinson’s disease
- Severe osteoarthritis
- Other major illness
Ordinarily, short-term Skilled Nursing refers to treatment which, when completed, results in the resident returning home. That’s Rehabilitation, a set of services provided under the auspices of the Skilled Nursing area. Long-term Skilled Nursing is for the prolonged treatment of acute illness.
To make the most effective treatment plan ASAP, please provide this information when you come:
- Health insurance, with policy numbers of private medical insurance, prescription plan, Medicare/Medicaid, long-term care insurance, plus vision and dental (if applicable).
- Medical information, with doctor and pharmacy contact, medical diagnoses, allergies and drug sensitivities, health history, and a health event log with hospitalizations, surgeries and major health events (if any).
- Medications, including (for each) the name, dosage, how and when to take it, why it was prescribed, start and stop dates, whether monitoring is required, the doctor who prescribed it and if there are any side effects.
- If you hold the patient’s Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, bring a copy. If you have a copy of their advance medical directives, such as a Do Not Resuscitate order (DNR) or a Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form (POLST), please bring it.