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❏ What improvements were made to the quality of life for residents in the last year?
❏ What are the plans for future improvements?
❏ How has the nursing home responded to recommendations for improvement?
❏ Who does the group report to?
❏ How does membership in the group
❏ Who sets the agendas for meetings?
❏ How are decisions made (for example,
by voting, consensus, or one person makes them)?
Note: Compare the quality of the nursing homes you’re considering. Your local Ombudsman can help you with this or you can start online by visiting https:// pare/search.html.
Visit again
It’s a good idea to visit the each facility you are interested in a second time. It’s best to visit on a different day of the week and at a different time than your initial
visit. Staffing can be different at different times of the day and on weekends.
Moving In
❏ What is the process for moving in? ❏ Is there a needs assessment or initial
evaluation done to assure the resi- dent receives appropriate care and services?
❏ What happens to the resident’s room during a temporary hospital admission?
❏ Ask for Resident Rights information.
Moving Out
❏ Does the facility assist with locating an appropriate care setting?
❏ What is the facility’s policy and proce- dure for evictions?
If the transition to a skilled nursing facility is more eminent, options might be more limited, but they still remain. Even with a transfer directly from the hospital, whether for a short-term rehab or for a long-term stay, you do not have to choose the first option presented. You can request another if it is available.
If transitioning to skilled nursing is
the next step having the necessary information can make the transition a bit easier. Admission requirements may vary based on the resident’s funding source but generally the resident will need to provide:
• A physician order for nursing home
• A history and physical.
• A pre-admission screening for behav-
ioral health services.
• An assessment of the resident’s risk for
Tuberculosis (TB).
If the resident is Medicaid eligible or applying for Medicaid, the nursing home must also conduct a nursing facility
level of care determination to assess the resident’s functional ability for Medicaid to pay for nursing home care.
If you run into challenges the Om- budsman may be able to help you. For more information please call the Michigan Ombudsman toll-free number at 1-866- 485-9393. More information can be found on their website a
434 West North Street, Jackson, MI 49202
Located 1 mile from I-94 and 1.5 miles from Allegiance Hospital, our newly renovated subacute rehabilitation and skilled nursing center provides a truly warm and homelike setting for individuals recovering from surgery and illness.
Distinguished by Our Patient-Centered Care
Our outstanding Subacute Program features:
                        • Daily Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
• Expansive Rehab Gym with Cutting-Edge
• Individualized Care Plans
• Comprehensive Discharge Planning &
Post-Discharge Follow-up
Park Place Assisted Living is a non-profit
affordable senior living community which includes assisted living, respite care and memory care services. At Park Place Assisted Living, we bring heart and authenticity to each relationship, embracing purpose, vitality and independence for everyone.
• Memory and Specialized Care
• Respite and Short Term Care
• Income-based Program for Qualified
Residents with Financial Challenges
4222 S. Westnedge | Kalamazoo, MI 49008 | P: 269.388.7303 | F: 269.388.4226 |

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