Our Expertise. Your Recovery.
We understand that an illness or injury is disrupting to your daily life. Whether you are recovering from a medical procedure, joint replacement, fracture or hospitalization, our goal is the same as yours—to help you recuperate quickly and return home as soon as possible.
When injuries and illnesses happen, you may need additional recovery time after your hospital stay in order to return home safely and successfully. Franciscan Ministries’ Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation services are here to support you and help you regain and reach your fullest potential so that you can get back to the life and things you love.
Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation
Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation is called by many different names such as: “short-term rehab,” transitional care” “extended care” or “post-acute care.” Whatever the name, it is a wonderful option for individuals who need extra time to heal before returning home after a surgery or hospital stay. This type of care is designed to provide compassionate care and therapy to seniors recovering from orthopedic joint replacement, fractures, stroke, heart attack or cardiac surgery and many other conditions.
What does “Skilled” mean? The term “skilled” is defined as care delivery above and beyond what can be normally provided in the home. This includes 24-hour monitoring and nursing care, physical, occupational, speech therapies, social services and the overseeing physician working collaboratively. Our highly-trained team of geriatric nursing specialists and therapists work together to help you achieve your recovery goals.
In this care setting, rehabilitation is a large part of the recovery process. Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapies can be provided up to 3 hours for an average of 5 days and up to 7 days a week. Each person is evaluated upon admission and the intensity of therapies provided will be determined by the abilities and conditions of the recipient.
How Long Does it Last? The length of stay in this care setting is determined by the diagnosis and recovery plan for each individual. We start the discharge planning process on Day 1 and meet daily to discuss the progress on each person. We are very motivated to supporting you and helping you achieve your recovery goals so that you can return to home and live the life you love. However, this may take 1 week or longer depending on the medical complexity of the individual.
How is it paid for? Skilled rehabilitation is covered under traditional Medicare Part A, Medicare Advantage and many private insurances. The length of coverage varies from person to person depending on the diagnosis and care plan. Traditional Medicare A coverage is 100% for days 1-20. On day 21, the coverage is 80% and the remaining 20% is likely covered by a secondary insurance or responsible party. As a courtesy, our billing professionals verify and validate insurance coverage for our Franciscan guests. However, you will always want to check with your insurance provider to determine the exact details of your skilled benefit.
Raising the Bar in Recovery
Franciscan Communities have raised the bar in rehabilitation and short-term recovery. In addition to state of the art technologies, updates and renovations as well as clinical specialties in bone & joint, cardiac, stroke and pulmonary conditions, we are committed to our guests and their families to have a phenomenal experience while recovering.
Our team of experienced and licensed health care professionals provide a comfortable and healing environment to help you recover. We work directly with your physician to ensure your needs are being met, each step of the way.
Some of the rehabilitation services and amenities we offer throughout our communities include:
- Private or semi-private accommodations, including your own bathroom
- Peace of mind with 24-hour emergency call system and security monitoring
- Paid utilities, excluding internet and telephone
- Three delicious, full-service meals daily, along with snacks and refreshments throughout the day
- Community living areas and picturesque grounds to enjoy the outdoors
- Spiritual reflection opportunities and daily Mass in our onsite Chapel
We offer rehabilitative services and skilled nursing care at the following communities:
- IL – Chicago – St. Joseph Village of Chicago
- IL – Lemont – Franciscan Village
- IL – Lindenhurst – The Village at Victory Lakes
- IL – Wheeling – Addolorata Villa
- IN – Crown Point – St. Anthony Village
- IN – West Lafayette – University Place
- OH – Parma – Mount Alverna
Outpatient rehabilitative services are also offered at many of our locations.
For more information about Franciscan Ministries’ skilled nursing care, contact us today!