FAQs

Thank you for your interest in Autumn Woods Health Care Facility. We understand that you have many questions. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not listed here and would like more information, please contact the Admissions Coordinator at one of our facilities.

1) When is Nursing Home Care appropriate for my loved one?

It is helpful to ask the following questions to determine if skilled nursing care is appropriate for your loved one:

  • Can daily needs, such as cooking, bathing, self-medicating be met?
  • Is your loved one requiring more care and attention than you can provide?
  • Has there been an acute injury or illness that your loved one cannot fully recover from?
  • Are there signs of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia?
  • Is your loved one in danger by living alone?
  • Does your loved one require 24-hour care?

2) What should I look for when touring/visiting nursing homes?

It is wise to make an appointment to visit the facility and pay close attention to how the staff greets you, how they interact with the residents and each other, whether there are any odors, if pets and children are welcomed in the building, if outdoor areas are neat and well-kept, and if there are plenty of areas for indoor visiting and socializing.

Families should request a nursing home’s rankings and status. The Medicare.gov website details a five-star ranking system that was created to help consumers compare nursing homes and identify areas in which families may want to ask questions. The ratings are based on health inspections, staffing and quality measures. The information on the site gives families a look at the care provided at each individual nursing home. However, keep in mind that this is only a starting point. We recommend visiting a facility, asking questions and raising any concerns you may have.

3) Who can give me advice on choosing a nursing home?

Speak to your loved one’s physician regarding the clinical outcomes and quality reputation of a facility. Personal experiences from people you know and trust can also be helpful.

4) What is Subacute Rehabilitation, and what types of programs are offered at Autumn Woods Health Care Facility?

  • Subacute Rehabilitation is a specialized form of care, which is specifically designed to meet each patient’s individual needs.  Subacute rehab often follows a pre-planned surgery, such as a hip or knee replacement, or an accident or illness.
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation, which offers continued healing after patients have been discharged from our facilities.
  • Sports Medicine Programs focus on Performance Enhancement and Sport Specific Therapy.

5) What should I bring to rehab?

Patients of Autumn Woods Health Care Facility are often curious about what to bring to rehab.  Whether you visiting us for in-patient or out-patient care, we have the following recommendations:

Clothing:

    • Elastic Waist Slacks
    • Loose T-Shirts
    • Rubber soled shoes or Sneakers
    • Shorts (Preferred wear for knee replacement patients)
    • Sleepwear
    • Sweatshirts
    • Yoga Paints

Additional Items:

    • List of current medications
    • Music listening devices with headphones (recommended)
    • Toiletries

You will NOT NEED to bring any valuables with you, as we have almost everything you will need right at the facility.

6) What takes place during a Memory Care Support Group?

Caring for a loved one with memory loss is a taxing undertaking that often comes with emotional challenges. As a caregiver, it’s essential to learn as much as possible about your loved one’s condition in order to help him or her achieve an optimal quality of life. Support groups provide ways for caregivers to share information and experiences on the day-to-day realities of the disease process. They also serve as vital resources for community programs, pharmaceutical advancements, and therapy options. Above all, Memory Care Support Groups are comprised of individuals who understand what you’re going through and can offer moral support.

7) What type of food is served?

Like our patient-focused model of care, all of our meals take the personal dietary needs and preferences into consideration. Several of our facilities feature multiple dining areas, which offer a homey experience with customized meal options and extended meal times. Fresh food is prepared to order and can be tailored to accommodate personal preferences or dietary requirements.