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Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the questions our patients and families ask most often are answered below. If you have other questions, please call (256) 232-3461.

  • Will I have my own TV? Cable? Wi-Fi?
    Each room comes with a Wi-Fi, television, and cable.
  • What insurance plans do you work with?
    Medicare, Medicaid, HMO’s; please contact our business office for specifics as we are currently expanding our network to include more plans.
  • How long will I need to stay in rehab?
    You can stay as long as you receive a skilled service. If your skilled service is therapy, you can stay until you achieve your goals, have returned to your prior level of functioning, or have stopped making progress.
  • What kind of clothing do I need to bring for rehab?
    You’ll need comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Here are some suggestions: 5-6 pairs of slacks (elastic waistbands are best), 5-6 tops (less buttons are best), rubber-soled shoes (tennis or walking shoes), 6 pairs of socks, 2-4 changes of nightwear, 3 bras, slippers or house shoes with non-slip soles, warm sweater or jacket, grooming articles (toiletries…shampoo, deodorant, etc.)
  • Do you have private rooms?
    Yes; we offer private and semi-private rooms.
  • Can my doctor take care of me while I am at rehab?
    Doctors are encouraged to follow their own patients here as long as they are credentialed by Limestone Nursing and Rehab Center to participate.
  • What’s the difference between skilled nursing and assisted living?
    Skilled nursing facilities offer 24-hour-a-day health care by licensed professionals for individuals who need help with multiple medical and personal care needs.
  • When may family and friends visit patients in the Champion Rehabilitation Center?
    We request families and friends call for available visiting times.
  • Who does my laundry?
    We do laundry for long term care, but we do ask that family take care of laundry for short-term stays.
  • Is there therapy on the weekends?
    Yes, there is therapy half a day on Saturday. No therapy on Sundays.
  • Does Medicare cover Short Term Rehabilitation charges?
    Seniors can qualify for Medicare coverage of inpatient rehabilitation services for up to 100 days in a qualifying stay, which means that rehabilitation must begin within 30 days of a hospital stay of at least 72 hours duration.
  • Will Medicare pay for my rehab stay?
    Yes, you are eligible to use your Medicare skilled nursing benefits under Medicare Part A following a qualifying hospital stay, a long as a skilled service (such as therapy) is being rendered.
  • How much will my supplement pay?
    This depends on your insurance plan. If you admit under Medicare Part A, Medicare will cover 100% of your costs for your first 20 days. After that point, the amount of your daily co-pay will depend on the amount covered in your specific insurance plan.
  • Can family and friends dine with patients in the group dining room?
    Yes, guest meals are available for a nominal charge. Please call ahead to allow the dietary staff notice of the need to prepare extra meals.
  • Who pays for my medications?
    Your medications are covered during your skilled nursing or short-term rehab stay.
  • When is it time to consider a nursing home for my loved one?
    If medical and personal care needs have become too great to handle at home due to a chronic disease or recent hospitalization, it may be time to consider long term care.
  • What community services are available to assist seniors who live independently?
    Our community has quite a few resources to support independent living among our seniors. For example, agencies like Meals on Wheels and the Council on Aging help meet needs for nutrition and transportation. In addition, companion services and home health providers may provide in-home assistance. The Champion Rehab Social Services Coordinator helps families gather the appropriate information for each patient and assists them in the transition.
  • What do patients need to bring from home?
    Because our focus is on returning our patients to their homes after rehabilitation, our rehab wing is set up so that you do not have to bring anything other than personal items, toiletries, and comfortable clothing suited for continued active therapy sessions. Some patients also like to bring photographs and books or other materials for their leisure time.
  • What if the patient still isn't able to live on their own after Short Term Rehabilitation?
    Though a 21-to-100-day course of inpatient therapy allows most patients to regain their strength and stamina, some patients are unable to improve enough to return to independent living. The family has options in such cases. For example, private pay arrangements may be considered for additional therapy, or patients may easily transfer into the Limestone Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for Long Term Care and restorative nursing care.
  • Can the patient leave the facility for brief outings or visits?
    Medicare eligibility requires that patients remain at the rehabilitation center during the entire course of treatment. Other payors requirements may vary.
  • How much therapy will I receive?
    This is determined upon admission after you are evaluated by therapy and have established goals, but most receive therapy twice a day up to 3 hours a day.
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