Long Term Care Admission
What does long-term care mean?
Long-term care residents require custodial and/or skilled nursing care for an indefinite period of time. These residents may have a goal to return to their home or to another facility that suits their needs, or they may wish to make Brookside Care Center their home.
A long-term care resident agrees to pay for services utilizing one of the following payment methods: private pay (utilizing savings, investments, pension funds, and Social Security); private pay with a supplement from a long-term care insurance policy or Medicaid/Title 19.
A long-term care resident may qualify for Medicare Part A or Medicare Part B coverage for skilled nursing services such as rehabilitation or wound care, but Medicare limits that coverage to 100 days per benefit period and a resident must meet defined criteria. Visit Medicare’s website for further information about this program.
Long-Term Care Admission Policies and Procedures
- Complete the long-term care preadmission application (PDF), including an accurate representation of financial assets, liabilities, and income and return it to the Admissions/Marketing Coordinator with copies of the following documents: Medicare Card and Health Insurance Card(s).
- Upon admission to Brookside Care Center, copies of all legal documents such as the Power of Attorney (health care and finance), Living Will, and Guardianship will be required.
- Brookside Care Center does not accept individuals enrolled in the Family Care/Community Program.
- Applications for long-term care will no longer be accepted for a placement that is anticipated more than 6 months into the future.
- Brookside Care Center is a Kenosha County facility. Therefore, privilege for admission is given to Kenosha County residents.