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How do I get started?

Admission Process

Our friendly staff provides assistance every step of the way for residents who decide to make Florence Hand their home. Potential residents receive a referral from hospital staff, family, friend, or other interested parties to begin the admissions process.

An initial assessment is conducted to evaluate the resident’s needs. Results of the assessment help in creation of a written care plan. Residents eligible for Medicare receive the initial assessment and then are reassessed after five days and 14 days, then again at 30, 60 and 90 days. Residents requiring long-term care receive quarterly assessments and can be assessed with a change in condition.

Residents receive a written statement that outlines resident rights and responsibilities upon admission. Residents also receive a detailed contractual agreement that clearly discloses healthcare, accommodations, personal care and supportive services; all fees, and admission and discharge provisions.

At Florence Hand Home, all beds are classified as skilled and are charged at a fixed rate. We participate in Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, long-term care and private insurance programs.

Contracts may be terminated for non-payment. Consideration of refunds and/or transfers is handled on a case by case basis. Unfortunately, there are no private or corporate programs available to help cover the costs and Medicaid is the only government supported option.

Medicaid Information

Long-term care coverage is not provided by Medicare. A portion of a resident’s stay may be covered for a time after a qualifying hospital stay under the Medicare Skilled Nursing Benefit; however, this benefit is limited.

Most residents in the nursing home are covered by Nursing Home Medicaid. There is an application process that we will be glad to assist you with. Click here for information on applying for Georgia Medicaid.

Some individuals pay private pay room rates for room and board. Please contact our business office for current room rates.

Long-term care insurance policies may cover a portion or all of the room charges.

For more information, call (706) 845-3256.