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Needing Physical Rehabilitation Services in Alabama?
Crowne Health Care has
facilities across Alabama.
Whether you’re recovering from surgery, an injury or a
stroke, Crowne Health Care can help restore function and confidence to your
daily routine. Our highly skilled and dedicated team of therapists will also
work with you to regain your independence and peace of mind. Your recovery is
our top priority, and we’re with you every step of the way.
For over twenty years, Restore Therapy has partnered with
our skilled nursing staff to provide rehabilitative services to our residents.
Whether you need rehabilitation to “bridge the gap” between a hospital stay and
returning home or need comprehensive therapy as a long-term resident, our
professional rehabilitation department is here to strengthen and increase your
mobility. Sometimes, a patient is too ill for home care but no longer needs to
remain in the hospital or in a surgical bed. When that is the case, physicians
order short-term rehabilitation or transitional care in a skilled nursing
Your rehabilitation team, guided by your physician, will
decide which of the following therapies would be beneficial to you:
Physical therapy is a branch of rehabilitative medicine that
uses specially designed techniques and equipment to help patients recover or
improve their physical abilities, including loss of movement, strength,
balance, motion, and more. Physical therapy also helps speed up recovery and
prevents impairments in patients. At Crowne Health Care, our therapists use
state-of-the-art wound-care protocols and pressure-relief techniques to restore
skin integrity and treat advanced bed sores.
Occupational therapy is another branch of rehabilitative
medicine that helps people of all ages with physical, sensory, or cognitive
issues relearn how to perform daily activities. Through the use of assessment,
exercises, and intervention, our occupational therapists help our patients
develop or recover meaningful activities for everyday living, such as grooming,
bathing, dressing, and more. Occupational therapy helps many of our patients
restore their independence.
Speech therapy at Crowne Health Care is a sector of our
rehabilitation services that focuses on improving the patient’s ability to
communicate after speech impairments caused by an injury or illness, like a
stroke or a brain injury. Speech therapy techniques are performed by
speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and include articulation therapy, language
intervention activities, and other methods.
If you qualify for short-term therapy, Medicare may cover
100 percent of your first 20 days in our skilled nursing facility. We also
accept private pay residents, some HMOs, most private insurance policies, and
supplemental or long-term care insurance.
Medical conditions that frequently require transitional care
Our Rehabilitation Department Today
Being injured and losing function in your body can be a
challenge. At Crowne Health Care, our goal is to help our residents overcome
those challenges by helping them achieve the highest level of function and
movement through comprehensive rehabilitation services. Contact us today at
one of our facilities across Alabama to learn more.
Crowne Health Care at crownehealthcare.com
Informed Decisions: Benefits of Professional Senior Living AdvicePosted: February 22, 2024 , in My Care Advisors PodcastFor older adults, few decisions carry as much weight as selecting the ideal Assisted Living Community to meet their needs. With a staggering number of nearly 31,000 Assisted Living Communities across the U.S., the task of finding the perfect match can feel daunting, overwhelming, and emotionally draining.However, enlisting the expertise of a seasoned senior living advisor can help alleviate these burdens. By partnering with a knowledgeable professional who comprehensively understands the continuum of senior care options, tailored to individual needs and preferences, you can navigate this pivotal transition with confidence. Such advisors not only ensure the quality of life for you or your loved one but also offer invaluable support throughout every step of the decision-making process. From clarifying intricate details to providing emotional reassurance, their guidance proves indispensable in securing a comfortable and fulfilling living arrangement for seniors.Click to listen to this episode:Tune in for insights and resources from Tracy Toomer, Certified Senior Advisor and Owner at CarePatrol Collin County-Central.About Tracy Toomer:Tracy Toomer is President and Owner of CarePatrol of Collin County. CarePatrol is the nations largest senior care solutions franchise in the United States. Through more than 200 offices in 35 states, local senior advisors provide a free service in helping families find quality, top-rated assisted living, independent living, memory care, and in-home care.Toomer is a seasoned business executive with more than 25 years of experience in the specialty retail, grocery, restaurant, fitness and now in senior healthcare. In recent years Toomer served as vice-president of operations for the largest Planet Fitness Franchise, with over 168 locations in 14 states. There she built an operations team of seven regional directors and grew from 69 gyms to 168 gyms through two acquisitions and organic growth.Toomer holds a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) designation awarded to qualified, multidisciplinary professionals serving older adults. Tracy is active in the senior community and brings a creditable and important voice to finding safer senior living. Each month, Tracy facilitates mental aerobics at the Wellness center for Older Adults in Plano, Texas.In 2022 Tracy earned the Compassion Ambassador Award from CarePatrol Franchises, LLC amongst her 180 Franchise peers. Her dedication to the families and those living with dementia inspired the Franchisees to do more; to contribute more for a huge segment of their client base.Tracy Toomer is a proud southern California native but currently resides in Allen, Texas with her parents and four-legged brother Bruno. Show/Episode Notes:Learn what the role of a Senior Living Advisor means and some of the services they offerDiscover how working with a Senior Living Advisor can help you navigate the complicated world of Assisted LivingHear about the importance of working with a Senior Living Advisor to avoid potential dangers or hazardsWalk away with tips and tricks from Tracy Toomers past experiences Determine some of the resources available to you and where to find them
An excerpt from Scott Millers presentation, Florida Retirement Guide: Senior Living, Care Options, Family Choices & Future TrendsFrequently Asked Question: Are There Senior Living Communities in Florida That Have All Forms of Care in One Place?Yes, there are senior living communities that have all forms of care in one place. These communities exist on a very limited basis with a pricey model. Its called a CCRC. A CCRC is a continuing care retirement community, which means every level of care is available on one campus except the hospital. You have independent living, assisted living, memory care, and you have skilled nursing all in one environment. Those come in a lot of different shapes and sizes. Westminster Point Pleasant in Bradenton, Florida is an example. Westminster is a large not-for-profit that has CCRCs all over the state of Florida. Very well run model if thats something youre considering. Some of the disadvantages to a CCRC: most of them are buy-ins, which means you have to come up with a pretty good sum of money up front to be able to get in. Now Im going to give you a sticker shock. Those buy-ins can be anywhere from $100,000 to $1 million, and more. The good ones are the not-for-profits. Be leery of for-profit CCRCs. Because if they take that money up front, you want to be sure that that money is being well-invested. That money is there to create a profit pool, to maintain that property, to invest in that property, to reinvest in its residents, but many of the for-profit companies dont do it that way. So if youre ever looking for that environment, look at the not-for-profit first and then know that youre going to be paying some money up front. Now the advantage. If you went to a Westminster community, for example, it costs you maybe $100,000 to $175,000 up front. The communities are to the nines, theyre beautiful, and their care model is incredible. Whats really nice is the money you put up front can be a declining balance back to you or your estate, and it locks in amongst the people that you would pay for as long as you live. And, its much lower than most assisted living communities. So, you could pay $150,000 up front. Theyll take away 2% of that per month. So over the course of 4 years that money goes away. If you only stay 2, half of it comes back to you. You can pay more and theyll guarantee you a 90% rate back over time. The nice part is the cost of living there which they dont call rent, they call maintenance is somewhere between $3,000 and $4,000 dollars a month, all inclusive. You end up in a place where everything is covered. Try to compare the costs of living at home versus in an assisted living environment. Those figures are important when you understand the total costs that go into that particular community. Nobody really knows how much theyre actually paying at home unless they are very, very budget conscious. But, $3,000 a month to be in that environment is very inexpensive when you consider that its three meals a day, seven days a week, your utilities, all of your maintenance, all of the upkeep, anything you could imagine, and full care delivery as you age. And in these communities you can age in place, so if you have to go over to skilled nursing, you dont pay a dime. If you have to go into memory care, you dont pay a dime more. Florida CCRCs are a great option to consider if you are looking for all your senior care in one place.-Scott Miller, CEO of Florida Senior ConsultingDont wait for a crisis! Florida Senior Consulting is here to help you prepare for your retirement journey and find the best senior living communities in Florida, including CCRCs.Call us today at (800) 969-7176 or visit FloridaSeniorConsulting.com to start your journey. The choice should be yours.
For nearly a decade, people with disabilities have had the option to accumulate savings in a special tax-free account without risking their means-tested public benefits. In 2024, the annual limit on how much money one can deposit into these savings vehicles, known as ABLE accounts, will rise, allowing individuals to add up to $18,000 per year.What Is an ABLE Account?Many people across the disability community rely on such government assistance as Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Yet having too many assets to their name can disqualify them from receiving these often critical benefits. For example, in most states, the resource limit to qualify for Medicaid is just $2,000. In 2014, Congress signed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law to help address this issue.Individuals with an ABLE account can save up to a total of $100,000, tax-free, while remaining eligible for public assistance programs. Family members, friends, and others can make contributions to the account, too. The disabled person can then use these funds to help maintain their independence by spending them on disability-related expenses, including assistive technologies, education, transportation needs, vacations, legal fees, and health care.Unlike a special needs trust (SNT), an ABLE account can be opened by the individual with the disability. This offers them considerably more control over the account funds compared with an SNT. Starting in 2024, the annual limit on contributions to ABLE accounts will be $18,000, up from $17,000 in 2023. Through the end of 2025, ABLE account owners who work can contribute their employment income to these savings vehicles even beyond the per-year deposit limit. (Learn more about these rules under the ABLE to Work Act.)The idea for these accounts derived from the concept of a 529 college savings plan. Similar to a 529 plan, funds in an ABLE account grow tax-deferred over time. In addition, each state administers its own ABLE account program.To qualify, you must meet the Social Security Administrations strict definition of disabled. You also must have incurred your disability before age 26. (Note that the age cutoff will shift to age 46 come 2026. According to estimates, this age adjustment will result in roughly 6 million more individuals becoming eligible to open these types of savings accounts.)Why Open an ABLE Account?People with disabilities are among those most at risk for financial disaster. According to research, just 10 percent of people of working age who are living with a disability are financially healthy.ABLE Accounts, or 529A accounts, can serve as a form of future financial support for these individuals. Yet the vast majority of those who could benefit from these accounts remain unaware of them. As of 2022, 8 million people were eligible for this type of account, yet a mere 120,000 had one in place.Get Support With ABLE Accounts To learn more about setting up this type of savings account, consult with Ashley Day Special Needs & Elderly Law at 251-277-3377.
Cedar Chase Independent Living is an 18 unit apartment complex for individuals looking for an affordable, safe and comfortable place to live. We are not only for senior citizens but for any mature individual. Those living alone can enjoy companionship, activities and good neighbors. Many of our Cedar Chase residents are active with their community, friends and church members. They come and go as they wish. The reasonable monthly fee includes all utilities except cable television and telephone. Cable costs are much less than they would be in a house and there are no hookup fees. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, including a washer and dryer. Residents enjoy weekly bingo, Bible study,exercise and fellowship, as well as a religious service most Sundays. These activities are offered but the individual chooses participation. Cedar Chase is not part of the nursing home. Living at Cedar Chase entitles you to worry free utility bills, lawn care, security, maintenance and safety during bad weather. We are conveniently located near grocery stores, pharmacies, Monroe County Hospital, doctors offices and banks and are conveniently located behind Englewood Health Care Center.Utilities except phone and cable television included in rentGroup rate for cable televisionIndividually heated and cooled apartmentsMeals availableCompanionshipBarber/beauty shopPlanned activitiesDoors secured at nightPlenty of privacyWeekly housekeepingPark your car near your doorLocated near doctors offices, Monroe County Hospital, grocery stores and banksLocated behind Englewood Health Care Center
At Evergreen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, our skilled nursing and physical rehabilitation facility is family-owned and committed to quality care and providing an environment of privacy, independence, and personal attention. We are a federal and state-licensed 61 bed facility providing skilled nursing services and rehabilitative services.We aemploy qualified and professional RNs, LPNs and CNAs. We are continuously striving to improve patient care through continuing education opportunities for our staff. Along with each resident's attending physician, our team of professionals develops a personalized plan of care tomeet each resident's individual needs. We also offer recreational therapy with social gatherings, movies, arts and crafts, music and exercise fill out event calendar each month.Our Care Services:Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services24-Hour CarePharmacy consulting servicesDietary services and nutrition planningAssistance with Daily LivingPhysical Rehabilitation ServicesPhysical TherapySpeech TherapyOccupational TherapyCardiac Rehabilitation
At Englewood, our skilled nursing and physical rehabilitation facility is family-owned and committed to quality care and providing an environment of privacy, independence, and personal attention. Advanced quality physical rehab care and facilities. Within Englewood, The Cedars Rehabilitation Suites offers specialized physical, occupational, speech, orthopedic and cardiac rehab services for patients who may need short-term therapy. For longer term care, our Englewood facility provides 24-hour skilled nursing care, physician services and registered dietitians who review all diets and nutritional intake. Our facility has been rated a CMS Five-Star facility four years running.You can have your space, or your privacy. At Englewood, we have 45 private rooms. The Cedars Physical Recovery Rehab Suites have 17 suites offering rooms with your own kitchen, living room, laundry room and bathroom. But whether your preference is a private or semi-private room, you'll also delight in activities and friendships that are all part of our unique experience. Whether you prefer an in-room activity or an outing, youll find it here. Our residents can enjoy relaxing on a screened patio with ice cream sundaes, or activities such as shopping trips or fishing excursions.Our Care Services:Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services24-Hour CarePharmacy consulting servicesDietary services and nutrition planningAssistance with Daily LivingPhysical Rehabilitation ServicesPhysical TherapySpeech TherapyOccupational TherapyCardiac Rehabilitation