Q. How does one get admitted to New Vista Nursing and Rehab?
A. Requirements for admission include a need for nursing care or rehabilitation. A PRI (Patient Review Instrument) assessment, medical information, application for admission and assessment of payment source are all required.

Q. Is there a waiting list?
A. Yes, but we are usually able to accommodate most admissions within a few days.

Q. How do I pay for nursing home care?
A. Medicare and private insurance may cover short term or rehab stays following a qualifying hospital stay. We also accept long-term care insurance, self-paying applicants, and Medicaid paid stays.

Q. What is your daily rate?
A. As of January, 2007, the self-pay rate is $265 for a semi-private room and $275 for a private room.

Q. What is your staff to resident ratio?
A. We provide 24 hour nursing care and are staffed above the New York State and national averages. Our mandatory staffing policies ensure all residents receive the care they need. Visit the "nursing home compare" site on the Internet at www.medicare.gov for more information.

Q. What other services do you offer?
A. Consulting pharmacists, podiatrist, neurologist and dental services are provided on site. Daily leisure activities and religious services are available. Beauticians offer a full range of services to residents for a nominal fee.

Q. What about end of life care?
A. Hospice services are available to terminally ill residents and their families. Services are provided in collaboration with Lifetime Care and paid for by Medicare.

Q. Can I take a tour of the facility?
A. Tours are welcome between the hours of 10 and 4, Monday through Friday. Please call Ileana Hernandez, Admission Director at 1-973-484-4222 X106 for an appointment.

Q. What does Medicare Cover?
A. For eligible residents needing skilled nursing care, Medicare Part A coverage will pay for a semi-private room, meals, nursing services, rehabilitation services, medications, and supplies and medical equipment for the first 20 days. From the 21st day to the 100th day, the resident will pay a daily co-insurance rate. After 100 days, Medicare no longer pays. If a resident has coverage under Medicare Part B and is eligible for the services provided, he or she will be responsible for 20 percent of the total charges for some of the following services: occupational therapy, speech therapy and physical therapy along with medical supplies. 

Q. How is eligibility for Medicare Part A benefits determined?
 
1. The resident must have a Medicare card that reads hospital insurance.
2. The resident's physician must certify that the resident needs skilled care on a continuing basis.
3. A minimum of three consecutive days (not counting the day of discharge) must be spent in a hospital no longer than 30 days prior to entering the skilled nursing center.
4. The need for skilled care must relate to the reason for hospitalization.

Q. What is your staff to resident ratio?
A. Most states set requirements for staff-to-resident ratios; therefore, the numbers vary nationwide. We base our staff-to-resident ratios on factors such as the acuity level of our residents, the layout of the building and the number of residents under our care.  

Q. What are your visiting hours?
A. Visiting hours are between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. 

Q. What types of activities are offered?
A. Activities such as parties, movies, exercise classes, musical programs, religious services and craft classes are offered on a daily basis. Outings to local attractions and community and cultural events are also offered. 

Q. Is cable television available?
A. Hookups are available for cable service in resident rooms. 

Q. Are beauty/barber shop services provided?
A. Yes, most of our facilities offer beauty/barber shop services. 

A. Can I bring furniture from home?
A. Yes, we encourage people to add personal touches to their room by bringing mementos from home. However, items must comply with the center's fire and electrical codes. 

A. How often is laundry done?
A. Laundry is cleaned daily with a 24-hour turn around.  

Q. Can family members dine with their loved ones at the center?

A. Yes, family members can dine at the facility for a minimal charge. Guest meal tickets can be purchased from the receptionist.  

Q. Can family members take their loved one out of the center for outings?
A. Of course, residents are encouraged to go on outings. If an overnight stay is planned, however, please inform the center and inquire about any policies regarding overnight stays.


 
I would recommend New Vista to any one who is looking for a friendly, loving and caring Rehab facility.
- Erin C.
I like it here at New Vista because we are like one big family.  The staff treats us with dignity and respect and makes us feel at home.
- Thomas B.

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