Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I learn more about the community events, places to stay, and other helpful information about the community of Clay Center?

We invite you to visit the Clay Center Chamber of Commerce website for more information about the community.

What should mom or dad bring with them for a comfortable rehabilitation experience at Medicalodges Clay Center?

Depending on the planned length of stay we suggest bringing clothing sufficient for seven to ten days of apparel changes.  Please consider seasonal weather conditions and subsequent outdoor events.  Keep in mind; comfortable, loose fitting clothing ensures ease in changing as well as optimum benefit for participation in therapies and activities.

Is there assistance available for a resident if they would like to return home but still need a little help?

In some locations, Medicalodges offers Community Care Connections in-home services to provide assistance with such tasks as errands, housekeeping and personal care.  These services may help persons to return home more quickly.

Our Social Services Department is available to meet with residents and family members to discuss options available for in home support services.

Are the Gran Villas Residential Care suites furnished?

Each Gran Villas Residential Care Center is designed to create a home.  Our centers are not too large, just right in size to create camaraderie and fellowship without crowding.  Gran Villas are pleasing in décor, and one can find the feeling of being at home in the atmosphere.

Each resident furnishes their own suite, and has access to a private phone line in their room as well as cable TV.  Each Gran Villas is designed to allow for privacy in each residents own suite.  Commons areas are planned to enhance interaction, so residents can make new friends and enjoy social time together.

What are the eligibility requirements for Medicare Part A in a skilled nursing center?

  • He/she must have a Medicare card that reads “Hospital Insurance”
  • Physician must certify that the resident needs skilled care on a continuing basis.
  • A minimum of 3 consecutive days (not counting the day of discharge) must be spent in a hospital for no longer than 30 days prior to entering the skilled nursing facility.
  • The need for skilled care must relate to the reason for hospitalization.

What is paid for under Medicare Part A while in a skilled nursing center?

  • Semi-private rooms
  • Meals
  • Nursing services
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Medication
  • Supplies and medical equipment