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We are here to provide guidance.

At NHC Pulaski, we understand that there are many factors - physical, financial and emotional - that may need to be considered when making life-changing care and medical decisions for you, a loved one or a patient.

If you or someone you know is in need of inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing services or is interested in our respite or long-term care options, our Social Services team can answer any questions you may have. We will be happy to provide you with information on the admissions requirements as they relate to each of the different levels of care that we offer and will work with you to determine the most appropriate level of care for you or your family member. We will provide you with information regarding room availability and placement options.

Cost and Benefits

At NHC Pulaski our daily room rates are very competitive with those of Assisted Living, Home Health and Private Sitters, particularly when you consider the inclusive services such as recreation, dietary offerings, social services and 24-hour licensed nursing care.

We are certified to accept patients with Medicare, private insurance, managed care, private funds and Medicaid. The Social Services department will work with you to explain all financing options available to you.

Available funds sources include, but are not limited to:

  • Medicare: Medicare is the federal program that will pay for a nursing home care for those who are needing a skilled level of care after a 3 day hospital stay. Skilled care is best described by the type of care you need due to a hip fracture or stroke - therapy on a daily basis, or skilled nursing services daily.

Medicare is limited in the number of days it will pay for nursing home care - up to 100 days. Medicare pays 100% for the first 20 days (after the 3 day hospital stay and only if skilled care is needed), beginning on day 21-100 there is a daily co-payment required with Medicare. Most Seniors have a Medicare Supplement policy. Medicare supplements will pay in conjunction with Medicare. Once Medicare stops paying for care, most supplements will not continue to pay. You may view more information by going to: The Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare: medicare.gov

  • Private Insurance: A number of Medicare supplement insurance policies will cover the coinsurance amount that Medicare does not pay for up to 100 days, and some policies offer extended benefits past the 100 day benefit period.
  • Managed Care Insurance: From time to time, we receive referrals for a patient who has commercial insurance. NHC Pulaski has a case manager who ensures that each patient is receiving the appropriate level of care by working with their insurance company on a weekly basis to keep them informed about the progress of each patient. The most common Managed Care policies that we work with are Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare and Medicare Part C which is also known as a Medicare Advantage Plan.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid is a state/federal welfare program which pays for certain health services and nursing home care for older, or disabled, people with low income or have limited assets. Most often, eligibility is based on ones' income and personal resources. For more information, please click on the following link: Medicaid

Long Term Care Insurance

Long term care insurance is a good alternative to prepare in advance for skilled nursing and rehabilitative needs. Depending upon policy coverage selected, long term insurance may pay up to 100% of the costs of your care.

Our social workers will communicate with patients and their families throughout the patient's stay. When the patient's level of care changes, we continue to assist with the discharge planning and other options available. These options may include home, assisted living or transitioning into the center's long term care unit.

Our social services team is here to ensure that you and your family is well informed from admission to discharge. We have established strong relationships with area hospitals, home health agencies and other health organizations in our community to ensure that an appropriate continuity of care is provided to each patient.

Learn more about NHC Long-term care insurance.

If you would like more information on current room availability, wait-list status or other information, please call us at (931) 363-3572 and talk with our Admissions Coordinator or a Social Worker.

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