FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding admissions and everyday life at Lakeview. As you can see, we take attention to detail and patient comfort very seriously.
Q. What is Subacute Care?
A. Subacute Care is a comprehensive, cost-effective and outcome-oriented approach to care for patients requiring short-term, complex physical or medical rehabilitation from a physician-directed interdisciplinary team. Subacute programs typically are utilized as an alternative to prolonged hospitalization or as an inpatient alternative to an acute care hospital stay.
Q: Is it necessary to provide financial information for a short-term admission?
A. No. Lakeview does not require any private financial disclosure for a short-term stay.
Q. Can I have someone admitted over the weekend?
A. Yes. Patients can be admitted to Lakeview 7 days a week.
Q. What if the patient does not stay in the hospital for at least 3 days prior to admission? Will the insurance carrier still provide reimbursement?
A. Since most managed care companies do not require a 3-day hospital stay prior to admission, there is a very high likelihood that your carrier will provide full reimbursement.
- Q. Can patients only be admitted from a hospital?
A. No. A patient may also be admitted to Lakeview from acute rehab facilities, or right from home.
Q. How soon after a referral can a patient be admitted to Lakeview?
A. Patients can be admitted to Lakeview within four hours of referral.
Q. Does Lakeview require payment from the patient prior to insurance carrier reimbursement?
A. No. Lakeview bills insurance carriers directly
Q. Will insurance be accepted at Lakeview?
A. Since Lakeview holds contracts with most insurance companies,
there is an excellent chance that we are contracted with your carrier.
Q. Can people tour the facility prior to committing to Lakeview?
A. Yes. Lakeview offers a complete facility tour to all decision-makers involved in the admission.
Q. Does Lakeview have a dedicated subacute unit?
A. Yes. Lakeview has maintained a proud tradition of leadership in subacute care for over two decades.
Q. Does Lakeview have an Alzheimer's unit?
A. No. Lakeview has chosen to dedicate itself to excellence in subacute care and rehabilitation.
Q. Do Lakeview subacute patients need to share television sets with other patients?
A. No. Private televisions are provided.
Q. How long does it take for telephone service to be provided?
A. Immediate phone service is provided for Lakeview patients.
Q. Are rehabilitation services limited to specific days?
A. No. Lakeview offers rehabilitation services seven days a week.
Q. What if a patient requiring outpatient rehab does not have transportation to Lakeview?
A. Not only does Lakeview offer transportation to rehab outpatients, but in many instances this service is complimentary.
Q. What about respiratory services?
A. The Lakeview respiratory staff is on duty 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
Q. Is oxygen available to patients in their rooms?
A. Yes. Oxygen, suction, and air piped directly into subacute rooms.
Q. Is a patient's private physician welcome to continue to provide care while the patient is at Lakeview?
A. Absolutely. With proper credentialing, your doctor is encouraged to continue providing care while at our facility.
Q. Are grooming services available for patients?
A. Yes. In fact, Lakeview offers an on-site barber shop and beauty parlor.