Admissions can be accepted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We accept many forms of payment, including Medicare, Medicaid, most Private Insurances, Managed Care Contracts and Private Pay (payment can be made by cash, check, money order, MasterCard, Visa, and ACH Wire Transfers).
Admission day can feel very stressful for residents as well as families. We strive to make the admissions process as seamless and comfortable as possible. It is helpful to bring the following information upon admission to ensure a smooth transition:
• Medicare and/or Medicaid Card
• HMO or gapfiller insurance card
• Living Will and/or Power of Attorney
• Emergency contact information
• Funeral home information/burial information
Though we provide a clean, home-like environment, our residents find comfort in having some personal belongings. We suggest bringing personal articles such as: comfortable clothing (several days worth), photographs, plants and books to enhance personal comfort. Please label personal belongings, if possible.
Our staff is ready to assist you in making this nursing center experience as easy as possible. We encourage you to discuss your concerns, fears and questions with our Admissions Department. Many times we find questions answered and fears lessened when you can speak with a center representative prior to admission. Our admissions staff will continue to provide support to residents and families after the day of admission.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, source of income, physical disability, national origin, marital status or any other protected class under federal, state or local law in the use, occupancy or delivery of services to our residents.
Services are on a case by case evaluation and may not be provided at all locations. Click on the service to find out how CommuniCare can help you.
Our ‘World Class’ team is dedicated to providing individualized care and services to those residents who choose to make our home their home. Our team of caring nurses, physicians and specialized activities staff offer experiences that enrich each day.
Safety, security, socialization, maintaining individuality and dignity, as well as promoting independence, are the goals that inspire the staff providing daily care. Our long term care units provide:
• Admissions welcomed 24 hours a day/seven days a week
• Medicaid application assistance
• Financial/insurance consultation
• Private* and semiprivate rooms
• Delicious meals and snacks
• Life Enrichment Activities 7 days a week
• Social services
• Licensed dietitian
• Laundry services
• Discharge planning
• Transitions to multi-levels of care
• Therapies: physical, occupational and speech therapies
• Specialized wound care
• Consulting psychologist and psychiatrist
• IV antibiotic therapy and IV therapy for hydration
• Tracheostomy care and post-transplant care
• Gastronomy and nasogastric feeding
• Podiatry, dental and vision care
• Hospice care, including pain management
* Private rooms may or may not be available.
Please discuss with our Admissions Coordinator.
For some individuals, aging means an active time of independence. For others, it means a time of decreased functioning and increased dependence. We offer to help take the worry out of your decision.
Our centers provide a combined housing, personal care services, and nursing and health care in an environment that promotes maximum independence, privacy, and choice for residents who prefer not to live alone and don’t require 24-hour care. Residents may receive help with one or more activities of daily living (ADLs)—eating, dressing, bathing, transferring, and toileting—along with meals, laundry, housekeeping, and recreation. We provide a variety of other services available to residents allowing energies to focus on the enjoyment of living rather than what often times become the challenge of daily functioning. Our environment is designed to be welcoming and homelike while supporting the physical, emotional, and intellectual needs of our residents. The choices begin with living accommodations designed for those who would prefer privacy as well as those who don’t care to live alone.
Our nurses can administer medications, tests and record blood pressure and other chronic conditions, serve as a liaison with physicians and other health professionals and schedule doctor appointments.
We are conveniently located on the same campus as our nursing centers, enabling residents to easily access physical, occupational and speech therapy as the need arises. As requirements change and long-term care concerns need to be addressed, our center represents a natural transition within a familiar environment.
We offer specialized programming for individuals in need of post surgical recovery, physical medicine and/or rehabilitation/skilled medical services.
Meeting Individual Needs with the Highest Quality:
Our centers acts as a step between hospital and home. We offer a continuum of care designed to meet the individual needs of each of our residents. We weave an interdisciplinary high-tech approach between our array of specialized programs so that residents can make a smooth, quick transition back into the community.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
• physical therapy
• speech therapy
• occupational therapy
• respiratory therapy
• professional social work staff
• case management
• assessment and arrangement of home services
Skilled Medical Services
• wound care management
• tube feeds, including G-tubes and J-tubes
• cancer care
• diabetes management
• pain management
• pulmonary care/cardiac recovery
• resident education in self care
• intensive IV therapies
• renal disease services
We provide Respite Care for caregivers who may need a vacation or some time away. Our program gives family caregivers “time off” so they can resume care giving, refreshed and rested. Call it a well-deserved vacation. Please call and arrange dates through our Admissions Department as soon as you know you have a need.
Program Features Include:
Length of Stay: The length of stay can range from 3 to 28 days. Longer lengths of stay can be arranged if needed.
Pre-stay Arrangement: The resident must have a recent physical examination and a TB skin test prior to admission. Our Admissions Department can assist you in arranging these if needed. In addition, our Medical Director will follow the resident’s care, unless other arrangements are made with the individual’s personal physician.
What is Included in the Cost of the Stay:
• Private* or semi-private room
• 24-hour nursing care
• Daily planned activities
• Three meals and snacks
• Local phone calls
• Private rooms are available only at certain CommuniCare locations
What is Not Included in the Costs of the Stay:
• Prescription drugs
• Access to Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies
• Medical and Personal Supplies
Checklist of Items To Bring With You:
• Clothes for three days, including night clothes and bathrobe
• A few personal mementos, to make the stay feel more like home
• Television or radio, if desired
• Personal care items such as: hairbrush, comb, soap, hand lotion, makeup, toothbrush/toothpaste, deodorant and tissues
• Afghan, blanket or comforter for bed
• Phone numbers of doctors, nearest relative and location where family can be reached
• Copy of Medicare Card, Social Security Card and any additional insurance cards
• Copy of Living Will, DPOA-HC or POA
* Private rooms may or may not be available.
Please discuss with the Admissions Coordinator at the facility.
If short-term rehabilitation is essential…you’ll be looking for a place where caring professionals are committed to getting residents back to work, or back to home Our goal is to enable residents to return to their highest level of functional ability and to get them home. We recognize that it is people who make the difference. We provide a skilled team of physical, respiratory and occupational therapists and speech language pathologists to facilitate and expedite the rehabilitation process. Our focus on helping the resident goes well beyond the traditional therapist/resident relationship. All levels of center staff are involved in maximizing the resident’s care.
Maximize the resident’s capabilities to move and function independently within the environment using a variety of tools, techniques and equipment. Some of our centers now use the Wii Gaming System to help with balance, functional mobility, hand/eye coordination, reflex responses and enhancing memory.
Restore the resident’s ability to adequately perform self-care, work related, social and leisure activities. Expertise provided for those with memory, problem solving or attention deficits.
Improve neurologically impaired resident’s ability to communicate and to treat swallowing disorders.
We offer all residents comprehensive discharge planning, including family meetings and home evaluations. Our therapists, prior to discharge, take the resident to their home to determine safety issues, equipment needs and to provide a smooth transition to their home.
We offer activity-based Alzheimer’s care with an innovative approach to caring for residents with dementia. In a quiet, social, home-like environment, our highly trained team of caregivers consists of everyone who comes into contact with the resident. Staff and residents feel comfortable and enjoy being with one another.
Flexible schedules allow for individual residents to function at their own pace in keeping with their former lifestyle, preferences and activities. Each event or interaction with staff, volunteers, relatives and other residents provides a meaningful learning experience to all residents, enabling them to continue their daily living habits with interest and meaningful success. Each individual will be involved in a variety of new activities and favorite old ones to provide the resident the ability to engage in social ritual, the ability to access early life memories, a sense of general well-being, a feeling of accomplishment and the basic desire for interpersonal communication A sample of activities include:
• One-on-one conversations or interaction
• Helping residents make their beds, dust their rooms, put away their clothes, take a bath or shower, etc.
• Setting tables for meals and cleaning tables after meals
• Going for a walk, watering plants, reading, making crafts, engaging in group activities, etc.
• Celebrating birthdays, holidays, cultural events, etc.
Additional Program Components
• Meals served more often, including a variety of foods prepared to meet individual needs
• Activities that involve one-on-one interactions, group programs or the privacy of doing “their own thing” to meet all goals
• Assessment of the resident’s cognitive abilities and the level of activity that would be most successful for each resident
• Therapeutic sensory group activities Meaningful Activity Reflects
Meaningful Activity Reflects
• A resident’s interest and lifestyle and what is enjoyable to him or her
• Help residents feel useful and provide a sense of belonging
We offer specialized short-term and long-term care for older adults experiencing behavioral and emotional challenges associated with disorders such as traumatic brain injury, organic brain syndrome, non-Alzheimer's Dementia with agitation and psychiatric disorders. Emotional challenges coupled with medical diagnoses may result in a compromised quality of life.
The Beacon Rose Program is the only Long Term Program of its kind.
Beacon Rose Program Features Include:
• Dedicated staff, trained in effective intervention techniques and supported in behavior care management
• Safe, Secure, Home-like environment with secure outdoor access in our "Caring Community"
• Consulting case managers, social workers and psychologists from community providers
• A Social vs. Medical Model
• Our Life Enrichment Coordinator in each program oversees resident activities such as outings and crafts as well as life skill training such as cooking, gardening, spiritual groups, etc.
• Family involvement and education is encouraged
• Consulting Psychiatrists in each program offer:
• Medication evaluation and adjustment
• Individualized behavior treatment plans
• Individual and group therapy
• All potential admissions will be evaluated by the Behavioral Management Director and/or interdisciplinary team
• Individuals must be at least twenty-one years old for admission to the unit
• The resident must have a primary medical diagnosis with secondary psychiatric diagnosis of such severity that long-term placement is indicated
• Pre-admission evaluation involves direct patient assessment and history taking
• Diagnoses may include, but are not limited to: depression, schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar disorders and other related disorders
Come visit our Beacon Rose Behavioral Health Units!
Our center successfully manages residents with chronic renal failure. We are pleased to offer inpatient and outpatient dialysis services for the convenience of the resident, caregiver, physician and community. We specialize in complex resident care issues, with no transportation schedules, and the possibility of returning home and receiving outpatient hemodialysis at the same center with the same staff…seamlessly!
Program Features Include:
Short Term/Post Hospital Care
• Uninterrupted rehabilitation therapy and hemodialysis schedule
• Continuous Peritoneal Dialysis (CPD)
• Shorter rehabilitation stays
• Meal times arranged around the resident’s dialysis schedule
• Continued enhancement of the resident’s quality of life
• Return home with the option to return as an outpatient to the same location and staff
Residential/Long Term Care
• Improved quality of life in a continuum of on-site hemodialysis care
• Hemodialysis care with minimal interruptions of activities in your daily life.
• Rest periods between hemodialysis and other treatments
• Meal times arranged around the resident’s dialysis schedule
Our ventilator care program has a high rate of success in weaning our residents from ventilatory support. We strive to make this a reality for as many individuals as possible.
Our centers provides care for residents who require ventilator care due to an injury, chronic disease or other respiratory and neurological problems. By providing specialized nursing and medical intervention, we are able to assist residents in reaching their highest level of independent function. We strive to wean residents from mechanical ventilators whenever appropriate, thus enabling them to re-establish breathing on their own.
We offer a multidisciplinary approach to the care of the person dependent on mechanical ventilation, whether the resident needs a ventilator temporarily or indefinitely. Our staff is comprised of skilled and experienced professionals who work together to create a personalized and goal oriented interdisciplinary care plan. Individuals on ventilators are closely monitored by both respiratory therapists and nursing 24-hours a day to ensure adequate airway management.
We are dedicated to improving the quality of life and achieving an optimal level of normal functioning for the individual with compromised pulmonary function. Whenever possible, the focus of the ventilator program is to wean the individual from the ventilator and successfully discharge them to home. The interdisciplinary team provides plans to ensure individualized education and restorative therapies that promote medical healing and rehabilitation. A team of dedicated professionals has been assembled to meet each individual’s unique care needs. The individual and his/her family are very important members of the team and we encourage both the resident and family to fully participate, learning to create a new way of life that maximizes each individual’s potential.
Making the decision to place a loved-one in a skilled nursing facility is a difficult one. Our caring staff works with the resident and family to offer support and counseling. With the latest technologies and a staff of skilled, caring professionals and the unique therapeutic community here, we have created a program geared to facilitate success.
The ICF/MR Unit provides a very special place for infants, children and adolescents who are chronically ill, traumatically injured, developmentally disabled, or mentally retarded. We provide the finest in comprehensive medical and rehabilitation services. Our unique blend of expertise and resources helps our residents maximize their potential for functional independence whether at home, in school, the work site, or in the community. Our carefully selected, dedicated staff, with knowledge and understanding, provides a specialized approach to each resident allowing them to maximize their skills and abilities in the least restrictive manner possible.
The ICF/MR Unit applies a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to each individual’s care, blending staff, family, physician and our specialists into one unified team. The Individual Habilitation Plan addresses concerns such as:
• Manual dexterity
• Medical monitoring
• Daily living skills
• Muscle coordination
• Wheelchair adaptation
The Habilitation Plan concentrates on productive living and/or speedy recovery with the opportunity for each child to grow and reach their maximum potential. Our nursing care include:
• Mental retardation
• Cardiovascular disease
• Respiratory disease
• Tracheostomy care
• Terminal illness
• Neuromuscular disease
• Cerebral Palsy
• Seizure management
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Gastrointestinal disease
• Enteral feedings
Our treatment programs are backed by some of the most advanced, technologically sophisticated equipment available. No matter how severe the illness or injury, or how complex the individual’s needs, our dedicated staff will maximize each child’s level of independence and functioning and when possible, quicken their recovery. The rehabilitation program includes physical and occupational therapy, speech/language pathology and audiology.
One of the most important elements in the life of each resident is education and vocational training. The majority of the residents participate in specialized classes dependent upon their age. Any resident who may be too medically compromised, is afforded opportunities to participate in facility-sponsored, in-house early intervention classes. In addition, tutoring and home-based services are also offered. A full-time certified instructor is employed who utilizes a variety of stimulation such as: music, colors, textures, choices and manual dexterity devices. All of this is done in order to prepare each resident to attend specialized community settings.
Our Wound and Skin Management Program:
Our staff is dedicated to treating wounds, including many that have resisted healing after months and even years of traditional treatment. Our nursing staff and wound care specialists have developed a focused program for our residents to include wound healing, resident comfort, cost efficiencies, interdisciplinary treatment and education. Our professional caregivers, specially trained in wound and skin management, will take the time to listen and find out what’s important to each resident and their family.
Types of Non-healing Wounds/Ulcers Treated:
• Venous Stasis
• Collagen Vascular Disease
• Any other wounds that resist healing
Program Features Include:
• 24 hour nursing care with staff trained in wound and skin management
• Physician involvement and support
• Registered Dietician Involvement
• Physical and occupational therapies
• Weekly Interdisciplinary Wound Rounds
• Consultations with community based wound centers when appropriate
• Resident and family education and support
• Continuous assessment and evaluation of treatment
• In addition to traditional treatment options, we offer many innovative techniques and treatment options monitored by experienced staff
Neurological Unit is a unique program designed to meet the need of persons with a neurological injury or illness. This unit offers the specialized care and support that promotes the highest level of independence and dignity. Our nurses and therapists have the knowledge and experience that comes with many years of providing care to this special population. This clinically complex care program focuses on the needs of individuals who have conditions requiring intensive and integrated therapies, along with medical and nursing care. Our program provides a comprehensive range of services to meet the varying needs of these individuals. To ensure the most responsive care delivery, patient needs are routinely assessed, enabling clinically appropriate adjustments to be made when indicated. For those suffering from life-altering illness or injury, or recuperation from an operation, rehabilitation is a dynamic process that can help patients achieve the highest possible degree of independence through a plan of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology.
Transitional Care Unit ispecializes in rehabilitation and the medically complex patient. The primary focus is to enhance healing through a multidisciplinary approach to care. Patients who require more then routine care with intensive therapies and nursing care may need the specialized serves that the Transitional Rehab Unit can provide. We specialize in caring for Clinically Complex patient with prolonged surgery recovery or intensive care. Our Wound Care Program is designed for patients with impaired tissue such as decubitus ulcers and burns, or who are at high risk for complications from amputation. Individual Rehabilitation is designed specifically for each patient requiring therapy utilizing mobility, strengthening endurance, retaining the activities of daily living and dysphasic diagnosis and treatment. Rehabilitation therapy services are most often prescribed for, but not limited to, the following conditions:
• Orthopedic complications
• Major trauma
• Post-cardiac conditions
• Hip/knee replacements
• Head injury
• Degenerative diseases
• Clinical Complex intensive and integrated therapies and nursing care, such as:
• Infectious diseases
• Congestive heart failure
• Cardiovascular diseases
• Pulmonary care and trach treatment
• Multi-symptom complications
• Uncontrolled diabetes and complications
• Wound Care Program:
• Decubitus ulcers
• Arterial ulcers/Stasis ulcers
• Post-operative wounds
• Infected wounds
• Degenerative diseases
Admissions can be accepted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
As our loved ones get older, many of the joys
of life can no longer be experienced. One of
the last opportunities of enjoyment that occur
on a daily basis is the taste and presentation
of food. We at CommuniCare are proud to have
taken a leading stance in the industry for culinary
excellence. Our corporate chef, Chef Fred puts his
heart and soul into the preparation of not only
nutritious food, but a standard of excellence
in both the taste and presentation of food throughout all of our facilities. At CommuniCare we shun using premade foods such as frozen cooked foods and instant potatoes. Our motto is “just like home”,
where the quality of food is home-made and allows
our residents to enjoy their cuisine to its
utmost potential. The true testimony of our excellence in this area is that
during our regional meetings which take place in our facilities, our staff look forward and enjoy being served the facility's food.