Frequently Asked Questions
About Skilled Nursing
- Who is accepted into a Presbyterian Senior Living Skilled Nursing Center?
- Our Skilled Nursing Centers serve current residents of our Independent Living and Personal Care (Personal Care) residences. Most also serve people from outside of our resident community.
- Must I be Presbyterian or a member of a Presbyterian Church to be accepted for admission?
- No. Presbyterian Senior Living communities enjoy the strength and stability of an organization that has served seniors for more than 80 years. Caring for people is not just our job - it's our calling. It is our policy to admit and treat all residents without regard to race, color, national origin, age, ancestry, sex, religious creed, handicap or disability.
- How do I pay for skilled nursing care?
- Many of our communities accept private pay, Medical Assistance, Medicare, and many types of insurance. Use our community finder to create a comparison checklist.
- Visiting my loved one at a long-term care center is difficult. How can I make it more enjoyable and fulfilling for both of us?
- Visitors are very important to our residents, and a well-planned visit can be rewarding for both of you. When visiting a loved one, talk to the staff about the best time to visit. Coach your children on what to expect, and plan an activity such as working on a photo album, writing letters, playing cards or a game, or eating a meal together. If your loved one can manage, plan an activity outside of the Center. Check with the Center on its policy on bringing cherished pets to the facility for visits.
- What makes Presbyterian Senior Living Communities different?
- Presbyterian Senior Living Communities have the strength of a relatively large organization and the financial resources to provide the security that older adults expect from an organization that promises to be there for as long as needed. Our individual communities, however, offer a range of sizes and reflect our commitment to the personal touch. They are places where the staff can know each resident as an individual, and where residents’ likes and dislikes are recognized and accommodated whenever possible. Being not-for-profit gives our organization the freedom to concentrate on the needs of residents first. While for-profit corporations have the dual responsibility of providing care for residents, as well as satisfying the needs of investors, we can remain more sharply focused on meeting the needs of residents. We believe that the ability to express these higher values also enables us to attract employees and volunteers with similar values.