Frequently Asked Questions

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General
Independent Living With Assistance
Long Term Care
Skilled Rehabilitation
Respite Care

GENERAL

Q: Do you offer private or semi-private rooms?
A:
All 95 rooms in the Logan Acres Care Center are private. Some of the rooms have there own bathroom but the majority share it with of neighbor of the same gender.

Q: May I bring personal items from home and is there anything I should leave home?
A:
Yes! Since Logan Acres Senior Community is your “home away from home”, we encourage you to bring items that will make your stay a pleasurable experience. However, since space in your room may be limited, you may wish to be selective with the items you bring. Some examples of suggested items include pictures or photo albums of family, a favorite blanket or pillow, and books or small collectibles that may bring joy during your time of healing. Examples of things that you may wish to leave home include fragile or irreplaceable family heirlooms and original copies of important financial or legal papers

Q: Can I receive mail at Logan Acres Senior Community?
A:
Yes! We will promptly deliver mail within twenty-four (24) hours of delivery by the postal service. We will also assist in the delivery of outgoing mail to the postal service, except when there is no regularly scheduled postal delivery and pick-up service. It is our pleasure to assist any Guest who needs assistance with reading their mail or in writing letters. (Back to Top)

INDEPENDENT LIVING WITH ASSISTANCE

Q: Do you utilize service tiers to determine the monthly cost?
A:
No, The Homestead utilizes a flat rate for our service charge. We believe this provides a no-nonsense approach to the services we have to offer. Residents are free to utilize as many or as little services as they want without worrying how much it might change their monthly cost.

Q: Are pets allowed?
A:
Yes, pets are allowed as long as they meet the criteria within our guidelines.

Q: Can I smoke or consume alcohol at The Homestead?
A:
Logan Acres Senior Community is a smoke-free campus. However, alcohol consumption is allowed as long is it falls within the limits set in our resident agreement.

Q: Do you take Medicaid vouchers?
A:
No, we currently do not take Medicaid vouchers. (Back to Top)

LONG TERM CARE

Q: Does Medicare pay for long term care?
A:
No, Medicare does not pay for long term care.

Q: How do I pay for long term care
A:
In general, long term care is paid privately by the resident or by Medicaid. Please contact our admissions office for more information about our current rates. For more information about various payment options please see the Medicare website at http://www.medicare.gov/LongTermCare/Static/PayingOverview.asp

Q: What is Medicaid?
A:
Medicaid is a state program that helps senior citizens afford long term health care. You apply for benefits through the local Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Please feel free to contact our facility if you unsure where our local JFS office is located.

Q: How do I qualify for Medicaid?
A:
To qualify for Medicaid, an individual must pass a means test in which his/her income and assets are reviewed. The income and asset thresholds vary from state to state. For Medicaid applicants with a surviving spouse, the spouse will be allowed to keep certain assets such as a house and automobile and continue to receive income up to a limit.

The practice of transferring assets to children or friends in order to qualify for Medicaid is illegal. States are required by federal statute to look back 5 years from a Medicaid application date to determine if assets have been transferred.

Q: What happens to my Social Security check when I’m covered by Medicaid?
A:
Your check would be applied to the cost of your stay. You retain $40 of that money for personal items. Example: Your SS benefit is $560 per month. $40 goes to you for personal use; $520 goes to the facility.

Q: How do you handle dining for long-term care residents?
A:
Three meals a day are provided as part of the daily/monthly charge to the resident. All meals are provided in the dining hall on the wing in which the resident resides.

Q: How active are your long-term care residents?
A:
Activities are provided daily in the morning, afternoon, and evening. We also have an Logan Acres bus that takes residents into the community for various activities. (Back to Top)

SKILLED REHABILITATION

Q: What is the difference between skilled rehabilitation and long term care?
A:
In general, skilled nursing is for residents who require physical, occupational, or speech therapy after a hospital stay in order to regain the abilities that were present prior to hospitalization. The desire of the resident is to return home when he/she has met their specific goals. Long-term care is a variety of services that includes medical and non-medical care to people who have a chronic illness or disability and whom necessitate around the clock nursing assistance. More information can be found at: http://www.medicare.gov/LongTermCare/Static/Home.asp

Q: What does Medicare cover for skilled rehabilitaiton services?
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It will cover skilled nursing. “Skilled” means: health care given when you need skilled nursing or rehabilitation staff to manage, observe, and evaluate your care. Examples of skilled nursing include physical therapy, changing a sterile dressing, or IV therapy. Care that can be given by a non-professional staff is not considered skilled care. Medicare does not cover the cost of cable, phone, beauty shop, or additional costs related to outings through the Activities Department.

Q: How long will Traditional Medicare (Part A) pay?
A:
Coverage is up to 100 days as long as the resident is making progress toward their therapy goals. Days 1 through 20 will cost you $0. Days 21 through 100 will have a copay that changes from year to year. Beyond 100 days, you will be required to pay the full amount charged by the facility. If you are covered by a Medicare Advantage plan you will need to check with your insurance company to determine the details of their skilled nursing coverage.

Q: If I stay 100 days in the care facility, will Medicare cover the cost?
A:
As long as you are termed a “skilled” patient, Medicare will cover the cost. Once the skilled status is terminated, you are responsible for the cost no matter how many days you’ve been in the care facility. You will receive a letter stating that you are no longer eligible for skilled nursing status. This is generally referred to as a “cut letter”.

Q: What kind of coverage do I have if I’m on a Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan?
A:
If you get your Medicare coverage through an insurance company such as Anthem or Humana your coverage is dependent upon the plan you are enrolled in. Not all plans are the same. We will notifiy the resident prior to admission what his/her skilled nursing benefit is, but we encourage all residents to learn about their benefits prior to admission from an agent for insurance representative. (Back to Top)

RESPITE CARE

Q: What is respite care?
A:
Respite care is appropriate for individuals who live independently at home but under the care and watch of a family member or close friend. Logan Acres Senior Community can provide a temporary home for the individual in the instance when the caregiver is unable to provide the necessary support for a short period of time. We can provide these services either at the Logan Acres Care Center or at The Homestead, our new independent living with assistance facility. We will help you determine which facility is right for the individual.

Q: How much does respite care cost?
A:
Respite care is paid privately under the current daily room and board rate. Medicare and Medicaid do not cover respite care. Please contact our admissions office for more information about this service. (Back to Top)