Q. What is the difference between the two units in Meadowbrook?
A. Assisted Living is for persons that need a little extra help with activities of daily living such as bathing, meals, medication assistance, yet still enjoy their independence.Skilled Care is for persons that need more assistance with their activities of daily living whether they are recuperating after a recent surgery or illness, or have a chronic condition and need more nursing care and assistance.
Also located at Clark-Lindsey is our Renewal Therapy Center. Physical, occupational and speech therapies are available. An expanded therapy gym and new therapy nature walk along with exceptional staff combines to make our therapy services unique. For those recovering from an illness or surgery with the goal of returning home, Renewal offers private Medicare rooms. Therapy services are available on an inpatient or outpatient basis.
Q. Does Meadowbrook accept Medicare payments?
A. Yes, Meadowbrook is Medicare certified and residents may be eligible to use their Medicare Part A and B benefits.
Q. Does Meadowbrook accept Medicaid payments?
A. No, Meadowbrook is operated as a private facility and is not certified to receive Medicaid payments. A resident financial disclosure is required as part of the application process.
Q. Do I need a physician’s order to be admitted to Meadowbrook?
A. Yes, you do need a physician to provide orders for admission to Meadowbrook and to continue overseeing your care while residing in Meadowbrook. Our Social Services staff can provide additional information regarding the requirements by physicians and a list of physicians that routinely come here.
Q. Is staff available 24 hours a day?
A. Yes, a Licensed Nurse is on duty at all times to supervise your care, and Certified Nurse Assistants provide much of your daily care.
Q. How and when are meals served?
A. Meadowbrook offers Resident Choice Dining. Meal times are open from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. for breakfast; noon to 1:15 p.m. for lunch; and 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. for dinner. Whether you choose to go through the buffet or prefer to be waited on by staff, you will have a variety of hot entrees, side dishes, salads and desserts from which to select. Your family and friends are always welcome as guests for meals. There is a nominal charge for the guest meals which will be reflected on your monthly statement. You may also reserve a room for a special event and have it catered by our dining services department.
Q. What is included in the daily rate?
A.Room and board, basic nursing care and general toiletry items are included in the daily rate. Items that are individual to you, such as medications, oxygen, supplies, therapy services, etc., are not included in the daily rate.
Q. Do you offer therapy services on site?
A. Yes, therapists are available to provide physical, occupational and speech therapies when ordered by your physician, and, when eligible, your insurance will be billed for the therapies. The Renewal Therapy Center at Clark-Lindsey offers private rooms, a new expanded physical therapy gym and a new occupational therapy room. We also provide a Therapy Nature Walk, integrating the outdoors as part of our therapy services. Physical, occupational and speech therapy services are available five days a week, Monday through Friday. Arrangements may be made for therapy services on the weekend if warranted by your condition.
Q. May I use my own pharmacy to get my medications?
A. We do have a contracted pharmacy, but we understand that some insurances require that you obtain your medications from a specific pharmacy. If you have questions related to obtaining medications from another source, please talk with the Director of Health Services or the Social Services Director.
Q. Is cable television available?
A. Yes, each room has basic cable service which is included in your daily rate.
Q. Is telephone service available in my room?
A. We recognize many have a cell phone and do not require additional phone service. Land-line telephone service is available. A fee may apply for this service. Contact our health services coordinator for details.
Q. Is transportation to my medical appointments provided?
A. Meadowbrook Health Center does provide transportation in a wheelchair accessible van to medical appointments on a limited basis at no charge.
Q. Is laundry service provided?
A. Meadowbrook provides laundry service for the linens provided (sheets, blankets, bedspreads and towels). Laundry facilities are available on-site for use by you or your family at no charge. If you would like to contract laundry services for personal clothing items, Meadowbrook has an arrangement with a local laundry service for your convenience. Contact our health services coordinator for more information or to arrange for laundry service.
Q. Do residents have an opportunity to discuss and give input on relevant issues?
A. Yes, the Resident Council is a group of residents who meet monthly to discuss issues surrounding their residency, such as food, activities or other relevant issues. All residents are encouraged to attend and participate.
Q. Who do I go to if I have further questions?
A. Please contact Meadowbrook Social Services to answer any further questions that you may have. They can be reached by phone at 217-344-2144.