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People often ask...
1. What’s the staff-to-resident ratio at Kentmere?
2. Is there high staff turnover?
3. Does Kentmere accept Medicaid and Medicare?
4. Does the facility have specialized services, resources or equipment?
We provide sub acute rehabilitation and nursing care for people who have recently left the hospital and need time to transition before returning to their homes. Our nurses are CPR certified, have had IV training, and are adept at monitoring their patients and responding to their medical needs quickly. Our interdisciplinary team meets to review the care of our sub acute patients very closely as they progress toward their goals. The team at Kentmere provides postsurgical care, orthopedic rehabilitation, wound care and care of chronic diseases like congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and Parkinson’s disease, to name a few.
Our rehab team of physical, speech and occupational therapists do a great job of interfacing with our nursing team and the patients’ families to create specific goals and optimize each person’s function. They communicate often with our families and educate them about how to care for a loved one as they return home, providing home evaluations where appropriate. They feature different modalities such as electric stimulation, ultrasound and diathermy in specific cases. Our spacious rehab gym even has a simulated home kitchen to practice in!
5. What are Kentmere’s infection prevention practices?
6. What is the daily schedule like?
Residents who live here on a more long-term basis settle into a routine of their choosing. Kentmere encourages them to socialize, attend activities, connect with family and friends and have a choice in their healthcare and social decisions. We promote independence and connectedness. Everyone is encouraged to be out of their rooms, take advantage of our salon services, go to the dining rooms and take part in their individual care plan meetings.
7. What types of activities are there? Are there religious services?
8. What are the current visitation policies or restrictions?
9. What if I run out of money?
The key is communication and partnering to work through this process. Please keep in mind that not all facilities accept all insurances and not all accept Medicaid when you have depleted funds. This is an essential subject to inquire about.
10. Do you provide special care for people with dementia?
11. What types of doctors do you have in-house and how often do they visit?
Kentmere has a wound doctor who rounds weekly, a podiatrist who will schedule visits every three months for long-term care residents, a dentist who comes in monthly, a psychiatrist and a psychologist who see people who are prescribed certain medications or require psych services, and a cardiologist who comes as needed. Some appointments – such as orthopedic, dermatology or other specialties – are outside the facility on a consulting basis. Kentmere requires advance notice of these appointments.