308 Sherman Ave Ellsworth, MN 56129
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General Questions

While we encourage potential patients and their families to come visit us to have questions answered, here are the most frequently asked questions.  If you have additional questions please use the contact us form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Skilled nursing homes provide the highest level of care for seniors outside of the hospital. They are designed to provide 24-hour healthcare by licensed staff. In addition to 24-hour supervision, some of the services Parkview Manor provides are meals, social and recreational activities, and assistance with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, etc.).
While skilled nursing homes provides the highest level of care for seniors outside of a hospital, assisted living is best for seniors who need some help with bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming, and eating, but do not require 24-hour healthcare..
Parkview Manor’s skilled nursing care may be a good choice if both medical and personal care needs have become too great to handle at home or in another senior living community. This may be due to a recent hospitalization or a chronic illness which has gradually been worsening. If your loved one needs a higher level of care temporarily after a hospitalization, but it’s anticipated you will be able to return home after a period of time, short-term care is also available at Parkview Manor.
Parkview Manor provides a bed and bedding, a nightstand, and a dresser. However, to make it feel more like home, we encourage residents to bring personal items, such as family photos, a familiar bedspread, and any special knickknacks. It is also suggested that residents have at least five to seven full changes of clothing, sleepwear, jackets, gloves, and caps (appropriate for the season). If possible, visit Parkview Manor before your loved one moves in so you can see the physical layout, size of the room, amount of closet space, and any furniture that are included.
Parkview Manor also requires copies of Social Security, Medicare and any other insurance cards, Power of Attorney or Guardianship/Conservator forms and Health Care Directives.
Yes, under certain circumstances. If a patient has been in the hospital for three consecutive days within the last 30 days prior to nursing home admission, they would qualify. However, the patient upon entering the nursing home must have a skilled need as defined by Medicare. If both conditions are met, Medicare will pay the first 20 days in full and from day 21 to 100, the patient will be responsible to pay a co-pay (unless the patient has secondary insurance which will cover; check with your health insurance provider). If at any time during these 100 days the skilled service ceases, Medicare may no longer cover the stay and payment either becomes private pay or Medicaid (if eligible).
The cost is determined by what level of care an individual requires. An assessment will be done on your loved one following admission to determine their level of required care. In addition, residents are responsible for paying for their own doctor visits and subsequent costs medications and therapies (if not covered by Medicare).
Yes! Parkview Manor offers a variety of different activities to accommodate as many of our residents as possible. Some activities include bingo and other games, church services and devotionals, bus outings, live music, and much more!
Yes! Residents who are able to get in and out of a vehicle can continue to enjoy outings with family and friends and are encouraged to do so. Residents are free to come and go, just as if they were in their own home or apartment!
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