Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve done our best to answer common and frequent questions to better serve you. If you have a question not listed here, feel free to contact us via phone or email and we will do our best to answer your question.
What is the admission process?
Can I keep my doctor?
Do I have to sell my house?
What is the average length of stay?
What is your staff to resident ratio?
Does an in-house resident get precedent for availability prior to someone on the waiting list?
What is the difference between Independent Living and Assisted Living?
Assisted Living is a specific licensure, which Bourbon Heights does not currently have. It allows individuals to live in a setting and receive additional services, such as help with medication administration and bathing. These services are usually an add-on service for an additional charge when needed by the individual.
What is Personal Care?
What is the difference between Nursing Beds and Nursing Home/Rehabilitation Beds?
Does Medicare pay for my stay at a Nursing Home?
Under certain circumstances, Medicare may pay for a portion of your stay at a Nursing Home. To qualify for Medicare benefits, an individual must have an inpatient hospital stay for 3 nights and have a skilled need while at the Nursing Home. Skilled needs include extensive therapy (Physical, Occupational, and/or Speech Therapy), significant wound care treatment, or care of newly placed feeding tube. Custodial care or routine needs, including dementia care are not considered skilled services. If an individual meets the needs to qualify for Medicare, then Medicare could help cover expenses for up to 20 full days and 80 additional days with a copay for a total of up to 100 days if continued skilled needs are necessary. See Medicare website for additional information www.medicare.gov.
How do I apply for Medicaid?
You can apply for Medicaid at your local office for The Department of Community Based Services. The caseworker will need to review three (3) months of bank statements, current income verification (Social Security or pension), life insurance policies, IRAs, Stocks, Bonds, and property information.
To apply for Nursing Facility Medicaid, a resident must be in a Medicaid certified bed and qualify financially, however there are other types of Medicaid that an individual could apply for prior to the nursing facility stay, including community based waiver services, spend down, and Medicare savings plan. See Kentucky Medicaid website for additional information: https://www.chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dms/Pages/default.aspx.