Frequently Asked Questions
Does The Oaks provide rehabilitative therapy?
Yes. Physical, occupational and speech therapy are provided at The Oaks. Approximately 40% of our admissions are discharged home or to a more independent living arrangement due to our rehabilitation programs.
Does Medicare pay for long-term care?
Medicare is a program which assists with medical expenses of individuals aged 65 or older, or who may have a long-term disability. Unfortunately in long term care, Medicare only pays for a limited period of time and only for residents that meet certain criteria, such as a three-day hospital stay 30 days prior to admission.
Who is eligible for Medicaid?
Medicaid is based on the medical need and the financial resources of the individual resident. The Department of Family and Children's Service (DFACS) determines Medicaid eligibility.
What are the staffing patterns and staff turnover at The Oaks?
The Oaks staffs at approximately a 3.3 level which is higher than the federal requirement of 2.0 and the state requirement of 2.5. The Oaks employment retention rate is one of the best in the state. The average length of employment is slightly over ten years.
What does nursing home care cost?
It depends upon a number of factors including the resident's eligibility for Medicare or Medicaid. Call Jule Windham at 478-967-2223 ext 0 to discuss your specific financial questions.
Can residents be transferred from other nursing facilities to The Oaks?
Yes, residents can be transferred without any negative financial repercussions or loss of Medicare/Medicaid benefits.
Does The Oaks have private rooms?
Yes. Private rooms are available at between $17.50 & $22.00 per day additional cost.