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How is skilled nursing paid for?
The cost of skilled nursing varies depending on where you live, what level of care is provided and what type of accommodations you choose. Most seniors do not usually meet their long-term care needs from any one source. Instead a combination of support-private funds, long-term care insurance and government assistance is used to foot the bill. Medicare covers post-hospital, short-term skilled care only-and may not cover the cost of ongoing nursing home care. For low-income seniors who meet eligibility requirements, Medicaid might pay a portion of the cost. For more information contact our billing office. Billing Specialist 216-252-7555
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Who provides the care in a skilled nursing facility?

Before a patient arrives, we put together a team of caring professionals including board certified physicians, nurse practitioners, therapy specialists, and skilled nursing clinicians to create individualized programs, monitor residents' progress and adjust them as necessary.

Our skilled nursing staff consists of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) Registered Nurses (RNs) and State Tested Nursing Assistants (STNAs). Your physician will also work with the clinical team to create your individualized care plan. Additional support staff members are available to provide housekeeping, laundry, maintenance and nutritional services.

The social worker is on site to ensure that each individual is able to maximize their independence, individuality and dignity while obtaining the highest quality of life possible.

The Administrative staff provides direction and support to all team members and manages the daily services.

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What if a resident requires specialized services?

Upon arriving at Aristocrat West, each resident is assessed by our team. Together, we determine what services are required to meet the individual's personal needs. Based on the assessment process our staff will develop a resident care plan, coordinating all health-related and supportive services for each resident. This may include physical, occupational, and speech therapy as well as skilled nursing care. Our team is ready to assist with coordinating additional services when needed.
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How are medications administered?

To learn more about medication management, please click here. 
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Do you offer short-term respite and hospice care?

Aristocrat West offers short-term respite care to suit many purposes from recovery from an illness to experiencing a skilled nursing setting on a trial basis to see if it is right for you.

At Aristocrat West we believe a resident should stay as long as his/her needs can be met. To that end, we support the provision of Hospice Care from a variety of agencies, and can assist you in making these decisions if necessary.

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What sets Aristocrat West apart from other providers?

At Aristocrat West we strive to provide the highest quality of care possible in order to provide the best quality of life for our residents. We work together as team, and always put our resident’s needs first.

 Here at Aristocrat West, we have created an environment that ensures our residents and their families are at ease with the care provided to their loved ones. The longevity of many of our employees shows the dedication and compassion our staff puts forth in their every day work.

We work closely with our residents and put their care needs before all else. We continuously strive to provide the best quality of care possible. If at any time you have questions or concerns, we encourage you to approach any member of our clinical or administrative staff. 

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What is the difference between short-term and long-term and how do you accommodate both?


If your need for a nursing home is for short-term rehabilitation, we cover a range of services to meet your needs (See Skilled Nursing Services for a full list of our care covered needs.) We work with our short-term rehabilitation patients on our newly renovated short-term skilled unit featuring 13 private suites. Each room includes a bathroom, zero-entry shower, flat screen TV, free cable, Wi-Fi access and private phone line. We also offer a 1500-square foot therapy room with state of the art equipment and a “return-to-home” replica environment that prepares residents for their return to the community.

If your need for a nursing home exceeds a short-term stay, we offer a community of long-term seniors looking for a more permanent placement. Here at Aristocrat West we believe it is important to make you feel at home as much as possible. We encourage residents and their families to make accommodations to their room so they feel comfortable and at ease.

Located on the second floor of Aristocrat West is our 20-bed Dementia and Alzheimer’s Unit. This unit is specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals suffering from these memory impairment diseases. The unit offers our residents a secure, protected environment that they can call home.  

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How do I know what type of long-term care I may need?

Start out by communicating with your family and physician and then explore long-term care options in your area. Talk with the professionals that manage these communities.

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How can I get more information?

To receive information about Aristocrat West call us at 216-252-7555 or use our contact us page to send a request for more information. 
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