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Cherry Ridge Skilled Nursing Facility

Skilled Nursing Facility

5980 Cherry Ridge Road
Bastrop, LA 71220
Ph: 318.281.6933
Fax: 318.281.1734

Cherry Ridge Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Care

What is Skilled Care?

It is health care given when you need skilled nursing or rehabilitation staff to manage, observe and evaluate your care. Medicare covers certain skilled care services that are needed daily on a short term basis, up to 100 days.

Skilled care requires the involvement of skilled nursing or rehabilitative staff in order to be given safely and effectively. Skilled nursing and rehabilitation staff include:

Registered Nurses

Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurses

Physical and Occupational Therapists

Speech-language pathologists

A Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility is one that has staff and equipment to give skilled nursing care and/or skilled rehabilitation services and other related health services. Cherry Ridge is a dual certified Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Facility.

Why would I need skilled nursing or rehabilitation care?

You get skilled nursing care to help improve your condition or maintain your current condition and prevent it from getting worse.
You get skilled rehabilitation care to help improve your condition within a predetermined time period; or set up a maintenance program designed to maintain your current condition and prevent it from getting worse.

Skilled care helps you get better, function more independently and/or learn to take care of your health needs.

When will Medicare cover skilled care?

• You have Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and have days left in your period available

• You have a qualifying hospital stay. This means an in-patient hospital stay of 3    consecutive days or more in an acute hospital setting

• You enter a skilled facility within 30 days of leaving the hospital

• Your physician has decided that you need daily skilled care. It must be given by, or under    direct supervision of, skilled nursing or rehabilitation staff

• You receive these skilled services in a facility that has been certified by Medicare

• You require skilled services for a medical condition that was treated during a qualifying 3-    day hospital stay or started while you were receiving Medicare-covered skilled care.

How long does Medicare cover my skilled care?

  Medicare uses a period of time called a benefit period to track how many days of skilled care benefits you use and how many are still available. A benefit period begins on the day you start using a hospital or skilled nursing facility benefits under Part A of Medicare.
  Your benefit period ends when you have not been in a skilled care facility or a hospital for at least 60 days in a row or you have not received skilled care for at least 60 days in a row.
  There is no limit to the number of benefit periods you can have. Once a benefit period ends, you must have another 3-day qualifying hospital stay and meet Medicare requirements to get another 100 days of skilled care benefits.
  You may look on the internet at www.medicare.gov to read or print booklets or other information about Medicare and related topics.