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1 WHAT IS LONG- TERM CARE? Long- term care is a range of services and supports you may need to meet your health or personal needs over a long period of time. Most long- term care is not medical care, but rather assistance with the basic personal tasks of everyday life, sometimes called Activities of Daily Living, such as: Bathing Dressing Using the toilet Transferring (to or from bed or chair) Caring for incontinence Eating WHAT ARE NURSING HOMES? Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities (SNF), provide a range of services, including nursing care, 24- hour supervision, and assistance with Activities of Daily Living. They also offer rehabilitation services such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy. You may only need nursing home services for a short period of time for recovery or rehabilitation after a serious illness or operation. Or you may need longer stays because of chronic physical health problems or cognitive problems (e.g., memory loss) that make it necessary for you to have 24- hour care or supervision. WHO NEEDS LONG- TERM CARE? You need long- term care when you are not able to complete personal care or other daily activities on your own. This is most often the result of a chronic illness or disability. In some cases, the illness or disability may include memory loss, confusion, or disorientation, sometimes called cognitive impairment. This can be the result of conditions such as Alzheimer s disease. (*Source: National Clearinghouse, Long Term Care Information, Department of Health & Human Services)

2 PAYING FOR CARE: MEDICARE: Under certain limited conditions, Medicare will pay some nursing home costs for Medicare beneficiaries who require skilled nursing or rehabilitation services. To be covered, you must receive the services from a Medicare certified skilled nursing home after a qualifying hospital minimum stay of 3 days for a related illness or injury. You will need to verify certification with each facility. MEDICAID: A State and Federal program that will pay most nursing home costs for people with limited income and assets. Medicaid will pay only for nursing home care provided in a facility certified by the government to provide service to Medicaid recipients. You will need to verify certification with each facility. Please check Medicaid eligibility with the Nebraska Medicaid office by calling (Omaha) or online at About half of all nursing home residents pay nursing home costs out of their own savings. After these savings and other resources are spent, many people who stay in nursing homes for long periods eventually become eligible for Medicaid. MANAGED CARE: This plan will not help pay for care unless the nursing home has a contract with the plan. If the home is approved by your plan, learn if the plan also monitors the home for quality of nursing care. MEDICARE SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE: This is private insurance. It's often called Medigap because it helps pay for gaps in Medicare coverage such as deductibles and co- insurances. Most Medigap plans will help pay for skilled nursing care, but only when that care is covered by Medicare. Some people use employer group health plans or long- term care insurance to help cover nursing home costs. LONG- TERM CARE INSURANCE: This is a private policy. The benefits and costs of these plans vary widely. For more information on these plans, contact the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). It represents state health insurance regulators and has a free publication called "A Shopper's Guide to Long- Term Care Insurance." COUNSELING AND ASSISTANCE: SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) has counselors who might be able to answer your questions about how to pay for nursing home care, the coverage you may already have, or whether there are any government programs that will help with your expenses. Nebraska SHIIP office phone number is or (Omaha). (Source: Medicare.gov, Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare)

3 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN TOURING A NURSING HOME Touring nursing home facilities in person is an essential part of finding the right facility for your loved one. Many people recommend making multiple visits during your decision making process. For your first visit, make an appointment with the admissions director to tour on a weekday. Late morning and midday hours are usually the best times to get a feeling for the day- to- day operations of a home. Watch out for homes with bad smells, residents who are strapped into wheelchairs and staff who seem to ignore the residents. One of the most important things you can do is to talk to the residents and ask how they're doing. Above all, trust your instincts; first impressions matter. WHAT TO ASK: As you visit the nursing home, be sure to ask the admissions director a lot of questions. Don't worry about taking up their time. Verify any information you were told over the phone. Is the facility a non- profit or for- profit? What types of care do they offer? Is the facility certified by Medicaid and Medicare? What is the average length of stay? What are the qualifications of the staff in the therapy department? Ask what makes this nursing home different from others. Does the facility include family members in resident care plans? Ask for recent state inspection survey results. The report should be dated within the last 9-15 months. Compare the number of deficiencies cited to the state average. If the facility has received a citation in a particular service area, be sure to ask questions about this area. Beware of choosing a facility with a very high number of deficiencies compared to other facilities in the area and the state average. (Source: A Place for Mom) SOURCES FOR NURSING HOME COMPARISONS: homes SELECTING A NURSING HOME CHECKLIST CAN BE FOUND AT: A- Nursing- Home.pdf NEBRASKA LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM The Nebraska Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, a program of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, is composed of staff and volunteers who advocate for and on behalf of individuals residing in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen seek to resolve residents' concerns and improve their quality of care and quality of life. EASTERN NEBRASKA OFFICE ON AGING OMBUDSMAN, call

4 This list was compiled from the State of Nebraska Roster of Long- Term Care Facilities, Department of Health & Human Services. The Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging does not recommend any particular facility. This list is for informational purposes only. DOUGLAS COUNTY BROOKESTONE MEADOWS REHABILATION AND CARE CENTER LIFE CARE CENTER OF ELKHORN 600 BROOKESTONE MEADOWS PLAZA HOPPER STREET ELKHORN, NE ELKHORN, NE BRIGHTON GARDENS OF OMAHA BROOKESTONE VILLAGE 9220 WESTERN AVENUE 4330 SOUTH 144 STREET OMAHA, NE OMAHA, NE ACCEPTS MEDICARE DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH CENTER FLORENCE HOME 4102 WOOLWORTH AVENUE 7915 NORTH 30 STREET OMAHA, NE OMAHA, NE GOLDEN LIVING CENTER GOLDEN LIVING CENTER 5505 GROVER STREET 4809 REDMAN AVENUE OMAHA, NE OMAHA, NE GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY- MILLARD IMMANUEL FONTENELLE HOME DEAUVILLE DRIVE 6901 NORTH 72 STREET OMAHA, NE OMAHA, NE LIFE CARE CENTER OF OMAHA MAPLE CREST CARE CENTER 6032 VILLE DE SANTE DRIVE 2824 NORTH 66 AVENUE OMAHA, NE OMAHA, NE

5 (DOUGLAS COUNTY CONT D) MONTCLAIR NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER NEBRASKA SKILLED NURSING & REHABILITATION 2525 SOUTH 135 AVENUE 7410 MERCY ROAD OMAHA, NE OMAHA, NE OLD MILL REHABILITATION OMAHA NURSING CENTER 1131 PAPILLION PARKWAY 4835 SOUTH 49 STREET OMAHA, NE OMAHA, NE QUALITY LIVING INC RIDGECREST REHABILITATION CENTER 6404 NORTH 70 PLAZA 3110 SCOTT CIRCLE OMAHA, NE OMAHA, NE ACCEPTS MEDICAID ROSE BLUMKIN JEWISH HOME SKYLINE NURSING AND REHABILITATION 323 SOUTH 132 STREET 7350 GRACELAND DRIVE OMAHA, NE OMAHA, NE ST JOSEPH VILLA NURSING CENTER THE AMBASSADOR OMAHA 2305 SOUTH 10 STREET 1540 NORTH 72 STREET OMAHA, NE OMAHA, NE THE LIGHTHOUSE AT LAKESIDE VILLAGE THE REHABILITATION CENTER OF OMAHA ARBOR STREET 910 SOUTH 40 STREET OMAHA, NE OMAHA, NE GOLDEN LIVING CENTER- VALHAVEN 300 WEST MEIGS STREET VALLEY, NE

6 SARPY COUNTY EASTERN NEBRASKA VETERANS HOME HILLCREST HEALTH & REHABILITATION SOUTH 40 STREET 1702 HILLCREST DRIVE BELLEVUE, NE BELLEVUE, NE GRETNA CARE CENTER HILLCREST COUNTRY ESTATES 700 HIGHWAY GRAND LODGE AVENUE GRETNA, NE PAPILLION, NE HUNTINGTON PARK CARE CENTER PAPILLION MANOR 1507 GOLD COAST ROAD 610 SOUTH POLK STREET PAPILLION, NE PAPILLION, NE WASHINGTON COUNTY CROWELL MEMORIAL HOME GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN HOME 245 SOUTH 22 STREET 2242 WRIGHT STREET BLAIR, NE BLAIR, NE CASS COUNTY LOUISVILLE CARE CENTER GOLDEN LIVING CENTER 410 WEST 5 STREET 602 SOUTH 18 STREET LOUISVILLE, NE PLATTSMOUTH, NE THE NEBRASKA MASONIC HOME 1300 AVENUE D PLATTSMOUTH, NE

7 DODGE COUNTY PARKVIEW HOME DUNKLAU GARDENS ND STREET 450 EAST 23 STREET DODGE, NE PREMIER ESTATES OF FREMONT NYE LEGACY HEALTH & REHABILITATION CENTER 2550 NORTH NYE AVENUE 3210 NORTH CLARKSON NYE POINTE HEALTH & REHABILITATION CENTER HOOPER CARE CENTER 2700 LAVERNA STREET 400 EAST BIRCHWOOD DRIVE HOOPER, NE BIRCHWOOD MANOR GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY- SCRIBNER 1120 WALNUT STREET 815 LOGAN STREET NORTH BEND, NE SCRIBNER, NE

8 The Veteran s Administration (VA) may assist with the cost of Nursing Home facility placement at the following listed facilities. Please check with the Veteran s Service Officer in your county regarding eligibility. DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH CENTER GOLDEN LIVING CENTER 4102 WOOLWORTH AVENUE 5505 GROVER STREET OMAHA, NE OMAHA, NE GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER- MILLARD ARBOR MANOR DEAUVILLE DRIVE 2550 NORTH NYE AVENUE OMAHA, NE UPDATED 08/2015

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