What should I look for when visiting a Rehab Facility?

You should look for cleanliness and the staff should be friendly.  Look for a facility which has a specially designed and separate rehab unit.


What is skilled nursing / sub acute rehab care?

Sub acute care is comprehensive inpatient care designed for someone who has an acute illness, injury, or exacerbation of a disease process. It is goal oriented treatment.   Sub acute care is generally more intensive than traditional nursing facility care and less than acute care; it requires treatment plan for a limited time period (several days to several months), until the condition is stabilized or a predetermined treatment course is completed.


Will I get assistance for my discharge?

Our Social Services department discharge planner will help you to arrange for your return to home, ALF or a Long term care facility.  The discharge planner will work with therapy and you to decide the safest discharge plan to meet your individual needs and goals.

What Amenities are available?

• Two rehab Gyms
• Therapy Available 7 days a week
• In room Bathrooms and Showers (Showers available in most rooms)
• Individual Telephones and Televisions in rehab rooms
• Private rooms Available
• Free Wi Fi
• Barber and hairdresser services are available on-site, by appointment for your convenience.


What activities are available?

You may participate in the many recreational activities which are posted and announced each day.


How are meals served?

Meals are served in our Main dining room, the Harbor Café, or privately in your room.  We also offer assisted dining rooms to provide care to those with special dining needs.  Guest meals are available at a nominal cost.


If I am admitted will I have papers to sign?

Be prepared to sign admission forms. These include a financial screening performed with our financial counselor. If you need help, have your representative, power of attorney, or family member available to work with us prior to your admission. If you have advanced directives, bring them with you so we may make copies for our records. Bring all Medical Insurance cards so we may verify your insurance and make sure you have coverage. Please include any commercial insurance cards/plans you have such as: Medicare Part D, Medicare A & B, Medicaid, Blue Cross, AARP, HMO, PPO’s, etc.


Can my family member stay overnight?

Semi-private rooms can not accommodate overnight visits.  Private rooms are equipped for overnight visits and can be requested from admissions office.


What should I bring for my Rehab Stay?




Comfortable slacks (6 pair) Dentures, Eye Glasses and Hearing Aids
Cotton Shirts (8 pair, long or short sleeves) Adult briefs (available through facility & covered by Medicare & Medicaid)
Robe (1) Toothbrush and toothpaste or tablets to clean dentures
Pull over house gowns (7) Hair brush/comb
Dresses (buttoned down) & Slips Cosmetics
Pantyhose or knee highs (2) & Bras (3) Razor (electric if desired)
Afghan/Lap blanket Perfume or cologne
Underwear & Socks (10 pair) Deodorant, lotion, powder
Shoes (house slippers or tennis shoes, Please no Slippers) Plastic clothes hangers (20)
Night gowns (patients may use hospital gowns provided by facility) Personal items from home (pictures, stationery & pens, books, mementos) 

IMPORTANT: All items must be marked. Clothing labels are available through facility. An inscription appliance is available to use.  Please ask housekeeping to assist you. All furnishings and electrical materials must be inspected by maintenance with fire safety codes.  Please notify your nurse or Social Services when bringing in these items after admission.


Helpful links:

www.medicare.gov: Medicare website.
Floridahealthfinder.gov: AHCA Agency for Health Care Administration Nursing home guide.
http://myflorida.com: The official Florida Website.
http://ombudsman.myflorida.com: Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program