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Seeking placement at a long-term care facility is often a difficult decision. Many times families just want to be prepared for future placement and need information to aid them in the direction they need to take. Placement is often temporary as a resident builds strength enabling independent living.
Regardless of you or your loved one's needs, Oakview will make every effort to make this transition as smooth as possible. You may download Oakview's Pre-Admission Packet, which includes required forms. If you are a resident that lives at home, in assisted living, or in an AFC home, and would like your name put on our waiting list, please download and return Oakview's Admissions Application. Feel free to e-mail or phone the Facility with your questions or concerns.
The following procedures or information are required for placement:
- Physician's Request & Pre Admission Screenings
These forms are to be completed by the family physician or the attending physician who is requesting admission of a resident to the Facility. The request form must be completed with all medical information pertinent to continuity of care for the resident and then mailed or presented in person to the Resident Admissions Coordinator. Often referrals are communicated by the discharge planner in the hospital to the Admissions Coordinator. Inquires can also be made by a family member or guardian and the individual's name will be put on a waiting list. The attending physician should be notified by the person making the inquiry of their concerns and intentions to look for nursing home placement.
- To Accompany Resident at Time of Transfer or Admission
To accompany the resident at the time of transfer or admission, the Facility must have in it's possession a copy of the complete physical examination report, a summarized medical history and a confirmation of a recent chest x-ray (one taken within the last 3 months) as well as a written report of the most recent laboratory work (CBC, tine test, and UA). If done, we would appreciate receiving the VDRL report and information as to where they last had their pneumovac. A pre-admission screening for Mental Health purposes is also required.
- When a Resident is to be Transferred
When a resident is to be transferred from an Acute Care Hospital or a different nursing home to our Facility, it is the responsibility of the transferring facility to contact our Admissions Coordinator prior to the transfer. The hour, the date of transfer and transportation requirements will be pre-arranged and agreed upon between the transferring facility and admitting facility. This applies not only to new admissions, but re-admissions as well. The transferring facility, whether it be an acute care hospital or nursing home, shall have the responsibility to notify the next of kin or the party responsible for the resident's affairs regarding the transfer to our Facility. A copy of a completed transfer form prepared by the transferring facility must be submitted for approval prior to the transfer.
- When a Resident is Admitted
The original completed transfer form must accompany the resident at the time of transfer. The transfer form needs to contain all pertinent medical information requested on the form. The transfer form, when completed in it's entirety, provides the admitting facility sufficient information and will act as a temporary plan of care. This is a priority. Medicaid, Medicare, and other third party payor identification cards must also accompany the resident.
- Personal Items
All of the resident's personal items must be clearly labeled and marked with the resident's name prior to bringing them within the facility. Clothing is to be marked with a permanent laundry marker in an inconspicuous place. The facility will then re-mark such items with their labeling system. Future items are to be left at the nurses' station in a labeled bag. Items will be labeled and provided to the resident. Un-marked items may make it impossible to identify ownership.
Every effort is made to accommodate each resident's individual needs. Personal photos, bedspreads and a reasonable sized chair are all encouraged and welcome, any other furniture items must be approved by the facility to assure proper code restriction allowance.
Oakview Medical Care Facility is prepared to admit residents seven days a week and twenty four hours a day. However, due to financial and related staffing constraints, a complete admissions packet must be received and approved prior to admission.
- Discharge Summary
If possible, a discharge summary should accompany the resident, or at least be mailed to the Facility within 30 days following admission.