Q: How much does a Nursing Home Cost?
A: The average cost for a year is $130,000 to $140,000 in New Jersey (Private Pay).
Q: How much money can a resident have before they are approved for Medicaid?
A: A resident must have $2,000 or less before Medicaid will approve, however, the application process should be started immediately.
Q: How much money does a resident receive each month for Personal Needs?
A: Every Medicaid resident receives $35.00 a month from their Social Security Check. Private residents are responsible to make arrangements with the Business Office for deposits into their personal needs account. All personal needs money is maintained in the Business Office and is accessible to the residents at any time.
Q: How much does Medicaid pay?
A: All Medicaid residents are responsible only to pay their Social Security Check amount and any Pensions the resident may have, and Medicaid will pay the difference of the balance.
Q: What happens if a resident goes to the hospital?
A: If the resident is a Medicaid resident, Medicaid residents are to have a 10 day bed hold but the facility receives no money from Medicaid for the bed hold, If the resident is a private or Medicare Part A resident, they have the option to hold the bed privately at the private daily rate.
Q: What happens after the 10 days of bed hold ends?
A: The resident has the option to then hold the bed privately at the private daily rate.
SHADY LANE HOME
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
|Question:Answer:||How many beds do you have?60 Beds total; 50 semi-private and 10 private|
|Question:Answer:||What is the cost?The daily rate for a semi-private room is $375.00 and $400.00 for a private room.
|Question:Answer:||Does Medicare cover long-term care?No. Long-term care is not covered by Medicare benefits. Payment methods for long-term care include private pay, Medicaid, and certain long-term care insurance policies.
|Question:Answer:||Is there a long-term care waitlist?Yes. Individuals must submit a completed application to be considered for the waitlist. A physician must complete and sign the physical form attached to the application. Individuals who are currently in a medical or nursing facility should request a referral packet from that facility and submit it in place of the physical form.
|Question:Answer:||Where/how can I get an application?Applications are available at the Front Desk. Upon request, they can be mailed, emailed, or faxed.
|Question:Answer:||Does Shady Lane Home have a Website?Yes. We are listed on the Gloucester County Improvement Authority’s website: gcianj.com
|Question:Answer:||Do you offer tours?Yes. Tours can be scheduled or unscheduled.|
|Question:Answer:||Do you have a Dementia unit; memory unit, assisted living; or a locked unit?No. Shady Lane Home utilizes a Wander Guard system as needed.|
|Question:Answer:||Do you have your own physicians:Yes. Dr. Eric Kruger, Medical Director; Dr. Joseph Conti MD; Dr. Master, Psychiatrist; Dr. Appel, Psychologist; Dr. Gotchel, Podiatrist;
Dr. Haney, Optometrist; Dr. Dunoff, Dentist; Audiologist, Total Hearing
|Question:Answer:||How often are patients seen by a physician?Long-term care patients are seen by the physician a minimum of once per month. Short-term rehabilitation patients are seen a minimum of once per week. Additional doctor’s visits occur as medically necessary.
|Question:Answer:||What are the facility’s operating and visiting hours?We are a 24/7 facility. Visiting hours are 8:00a to 8:00p.|
|Question:Answer:||What is the patient-to-staff ratio?
|Question:Answer:||What is your current CMS (Center for Medicare/caid Services) rating?Currently, Shady Lane Home has a 4 out of 5 STARS rating. For additional information, see www.cms.gov.|
|Question:Answer:||Do you provide activities?Yes. Shady Lane Home has a Therapeutic Recreation Department. A variety of activities are planned and implemented monthly for our residents.
|Question:Answer:||Who does the laundry?The family chooses whether they would prefer to do the laundry or have Shady Lane Home do it.
|Question:Answer:||Does Shady Lane Home provide televisions and phones:
|Question:Answer:||Does Shady Lane Home offer short-term-rehabilitation?
Short-term or sub-acute rehabilitation, please have the hospital Social Worker contact: Michelle Baylor (Administrator), ext. 1019; Sherry Faulkner (DON), ext. 1419; and Lisa Sirisky (Social Worker – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only), ext. 1406.