A hospital-based skilled care program is a comprehensive inpatient program for the individual who has had an acute event (medical or surgical) as a result of an illness, injury or exacerbation of a disease process.
This is a level of care that requires the daily involvement of skilled nursing or rehabilitation staff. Examples of skilled nursing facility care include intravenous injections and physical therapy. If you qualify for coverage based on your need for skilled nursing care or rehabilitation Medicare will cover all of your care needs in the facility, including help with activities of daily living.
Includes private room, meals, skilled nursing and rehabilitative services (physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and respiratory therapy) and other services and supplies.
Medicare Eligibility Criteria
For referrals to Union General Hospital, please follow the following steps:
For any questions about patient transfer, please contact one of the following:
Jessie McLelland, RN
Darra Jung, RN, CCRN
Director of Nurses
Tammi Anderson, LPN
318-368-9751 ext. 7356