When you need nursing assistance or rehabilitation to treat, manage and evaluate conditions that are too complex or serious for home care or assisted living, skilled care at Ringgold County Hospital is a great option. Generally, skilled care is available only for a short time after a hospitalization. To qualify for skilled nursing services, your doctor must order this type of medical care.
Medicare will only cover skilled care when certain conditions are met on a short-term basis (up to 100 days) within a benefit period. Medicare does not cover custodial care, which helps you with usual daily activities like walking, eating or bathing. To coordinate a skilled care stay at Ringgold County Hospital, contact Amy Mobley, BSN, RN, at (641) 464-4410.
In addition to medical care by licensed healthcare providers, patients in skilled nursing care facilities can receive almost any kind of rehabilitative therapy.
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Case management
- Social services