Frequently Asked Questions
What is Skilled Nursing Care?
Skilled nursing care is a high level of care that can only be provided by a trained individuals such as registered nurses (RNs), physicians, and physical, speech, and occupational therapists. This can apply to those who need long-term ongoing care and to those who need short-term care following a surgical procedure or illness.
What is the Difference Between an Assisted Living Facility and a Skilled Nursing Facility?
Assisted living facilities (ALFs) provide a wide range of services to individuals who want to maintain some level of independence but require support with activities of daily living (ADLs). Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) serve as licensed healthcare residences for individuals who require a higher level of medical care than can be provided in an assisted living facility. Skilled nursing staff consists of LPNs, RNs, and geriatric nursing assistants (GNAs) that are available to provide 24-hour medical attention.
What does CMS 5-Star Rated Mean?
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) developed a 5-star rating system to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily. The system gives a rating for health inspections, staffing, quality measures, and an overall rating.
Will Insurance Cover the Cost of Services at Carriage Hill Bethesda?
Carriage Hill Bethesda is a Medicare certified facility. Medicare may cover the cost of short-term skilled nursing facility care if you have acquired a qualifying 3-night inpatient hospital stay and meet the Medicare criteria for skilled nursing facility care. If qualified, Medicare may cover the cost for up to 20 days at 100%. If more days are needed, Medicare may cover the cost of your care up to the 100th day with a copay of $176 per day at day 21-100. More information can be found on www.medicare.gov.
What are some of Carriage Hill Bethesda's Clinical Services & Amenities?
Carriage Hill Bethesda provides many 1st-Class Services & Amenities, including: