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. Here are a few examples of when skilled nursing care is needed: - Rehabilitation Care due to Fractures or Joint Replacements - General Wound Care - Acute Medical Conditions - Interim Medical Care Following a Hospital Stay - Respiratory Care - Parkinson’s Care - Terminal Illness Care (in Cooperation with Hospice) - Stroke Recovery - General Rehabilitation due to Weakness or Physical Decline - Diabetic Rehabilitation We customize each resident’s care plan to reflect the individual’s needs and preferences. As a resident’s condition progresses, our staff will assist with the transition as they move through the different care levels.

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. Carriage Hill of Bethesda is proud to have received a consistent 5-star annual rating that embodies our approach to skilled care.

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 Carriage Hill Bethesda is also in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield. If you do not have Medicare you may be able to utilize your BCBS benefits if an authorization for services is obtained prior to admission. If you are seeking residential long-term skilled nursing care, you may be able to use your long-term care insurance benefits to pay for all or part of your care needs at Carriage Hill.

What are some of Carriage Hill Bethesda's Clinical Services & Amenities?

Carriage Hill Bethesda provides many 1st-Class Services & Amenities, including: - Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy 7 Days/Week - Stroke Rehabilitation - Cardiac Rehabilitation - Vital Stim Therapy for Dysphagia or Swallowing Disorders - Joint Replacement Therapy - Oxygen Services - Physician Services - Dementia Care and Cognitive Staging - IV Hydration and IV Antibiotics - Artificial Nutrition - Pain Management - Hospice Care - Palliative Care - Social Services - Dietician Services - 24-Hour Nursing Care - Incontinency Care - Activities and Social Programs - Large Private Rooms with Hospital Beds - Bright and Spacious Common Areas - Wi-Fi Enabled - Flat Screen Cable Television - In-Room Phone - Linen, Laundry, Barber, and Beautician Services We offer much, much more so please give us a call to learn more about our community!