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Long Term Care Services & Costs.

Quality Care

At Saunders Medical Center Long Term Care, you’ll find ‘round-the-clock nursing care provided by professional registered and licensed practical nurses, medication aides and certified nursing assistants whose mission is to care for you like family. SMC’s long term care residence offers individualized services to address each resident’s physical, mental and spiritual health. The caring and highly-skilled Saunders Medical Center staff is experienced in geriatric care to assure care that is most responsive to your particular needs.

Our mission is to provide accessible and affordable health care with the

level of quality and compassion that we want for our own families.

Competitive Rates   |   Charges Based on Care Needs

The charges for nursing care and services provided by Saunders Medical Center are established on six levels of care based on descriptions of services evaluated through a detailed and comprehensive assessment completed for each resident upon admission, on a quarterly basis, and/or on a change of condition. In keeping with our mission, the rates are dependent on the specific care needs of each individual resident.

We offer a wide variety of services, and include all routine supplies or needed equipment in the daily rate. In the event special equipment, nursing treatments, or supplies are required, an additional charge is made. These non-routine services, supplies, or equipment may be provided per a doctor’s order, when it is medically necessary or per the resident's or family's request.  Following are the rates effective as of July 1, 2016.

Daily Room Rates

The base room rate is specific to the type of room the resident chooses. An additional amount will be added to accommodate the level of nursing care and services required by each individual resident. Semi-Private means that each individual has their own room, but the restroom is shared in between the rooms. 

Companion Deluxe

(Semi-Private)

Private

(Standard)

Private

Deluxe

$163.00

$170.00

$178.00

            The daily rates for room and routine services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 24-hour nursing and personal assistance
  • Spiritual support and chapel services
  • Social and advocacy services
  • Restorative therapy programs
  • Routine nursing and personal supplies
  • Registered dietitian-designed nutritious meals and snacks
  • Special diet needs (excluding supplements)
  • Individual and group activity programs
  • Medication administration (excluding injections)
  • Housekeeping services
  • Resident care planning
  • Whirlpool bath
  • Wireless internet service
  • Dish TV service

 

 

 

 

Level of Care Daily Rates

Level I: Minimal Assistance..................................................................................................................... $19.00

Resident is able to provide self-care in a protected environment. Resident has ability to perform activities independently or with occasional supervision, but may require assistance with administration of medication and/or bathing.

Level II: Limited Assistance..................................................................................................................... $32.00

Resident requires limited monitoring of specific medical or mental conditions. Resident is independent and requires limited assistance with activities of daily living

Level III: Moderate Assistance................................................................................................................ $42.00

Resident requires moderate assistance with some activities of daily living. Resident may require additional treatments by licensed professionals but can manage many tasks when given the proper encouragement and monitoring.

Level IV: Frequent Assistance.................................................................................................................. $48.00

Resident routinely requires assistance with multiple activities of daily living and some advanced nursing services and/or treatments by professional nursing staff.

Level V: Continuous Assistance............................................................................................................... $58.00

Resident requires continual assistance with most activities of daily living, specific care for confusion or behaviors and complex nursing services and/or treatments by licensed professionals.

Level VI: Extensive Assistance................................................................................................................ $69.00

Resident has a medical condition that requires extensive specialized assessment, treatment, and monitoring by a professional nurse and/or licensed professionals.

Memory Lane Daily Rate....................................................................................................... Additional $18.00

A secure living environment with specialized care for residents needing cognitive and physical function support.

 

 

Special Accommodation Charges

Room Hold

Should a resident require a short hospital stay or an overnight away from the care center, a room hold fee will be charged at the Level I rate for the type of room you occupy.

Transportation Charges

We encourage family to transport residents to and from appointments. The Saunders Medical Center facility vehicle is available for transporting residents if family is unable to make other arrangements.  Transportation will be charged to the resident at 60 cents per mile (minimum charge of $23.00), plus $18.00 per hour per staff member needed for time away from the facility.

Non-Routine Charges

It is our goal to bill most charges as a portion of the room rate, but there are some specific individualized supplies, equipment, and/or treatments that are not considered routine. Non-routine items are provided only if they are medically necessary. The following schedule may not be inclusive of all additional charges:

Home Free Security.......................................................... $36.00 per month

Trapeze................................................................................. $11.00 per month

Safety Alarm....................................................................... $36.00 per month

Walker Rental..................................................................... $10.00 per month

Wheelchair Rental.............................................................. $26.00 per month

Wheelchair Pad/Cushion................................................ $10.00 per month

Alternating Air Mattress........................................................... $6.00 per day

Special Mattress/Pad.............................................................................. Varies

Dietary Supplements...................................................... $2.00 per 8 oz. can

Oxygen Concentrator Rental................................................. $5.00 per day

Wound/Skin Treatments (basic)............................................... $3.00 each

Wound/Skin Treatments (advanced)...................................... $8.00 each

Accu Checks (Blood Glucose Tests)....................................... $3.00 each

Aerosol Treatments (basic)......................................................... $2.00 each

Aerosol Treatments (advanced)................................................. $3.00 each

Injections (basic)............................................................................. $2.00 each

Injections (advanced).................................................................... $5.00 each

Nebulizer Usage................................................................$42.00 per month