Skilled Nursing Services
At Mercy Center

Skilled Nursing Services
The Skilled Nursing Unit of Mercy Center completes the program of care offered by the Sisters of Mercy. Licensed in 1991, this 59 bed skilled nursing unit provides compassionate, loving care to the most frail of our population.  Our facility uses a multi-disciplinary approach to health-care including:
  • Nursing
  • Social Services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Pastoral Care
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Respite Care

Our Skilled Nursing Rooms

  • There are private and semi-private rooms in the Skilled Nursing Unit. The cost differs slightly. A private room may not be available upon admission but the staff will do their best to accommodate a resident’s wishes as soon as possible.
  • Residents are encouraged to bring personal effects what will add to their comfort. Residents can personalize their living area with pictures, knick-knacks, etc. Hanging pictures is permitted but we ask that our maintenance team provide assistance with this task.
  • Since rooms are fully furnished, furniture items must be pre-approved. Throw rugs or carpeting are not permitted for safety reasons.
  • Open flames and space heaters are prohibited by state law
  • Televisions are provided for each resident with basic cable service. Free Wi-Fi is also provided.
  • Each room has a phone with internal access and the ability to receive calls.  There is a monthly fee for making local and long distance calls from the room along with voice mail service. There are phones in the halls from which local calls can be made at no charge.

No appointment is necessary and you may visit any time Monday through Friday between the hours of 7am to 2:30pm.

Additional Services

  •  In order to assure a full complement of medical services are available to you, we have agreements for the following services:
    Physician’s servicesX-ray Service
    Pharmacy ServiceHospital Service
    Consulting DentistLaboratory Service
    Therapy ServiceTherapy Service
    Consulting Optometrist

    The fee for any other outside service provided is determined by the provider of the service and the insurance carrier, the fee is NOT the responsibility of Mercy Center Nursing Unit.
  • A hair salon is available five days a week.
  • Laundry may be done by our staff for an additional monthly charge.
  • Mercy Center provides transportation to medical appointments for a small fee, and maintains contact with doctors and other healthcare providers; however, it is highly recommended that a family member be present for the appointment.
  • Activities are regularly scheduled. Each resident receives a calendar monthly.Liturgy is available six days a week.  Non-Catholic services are scheduled by the Pastoral Care department monthly.

Schedule of Charges

Daily Room Rates:  Effective January 1, 2020
Private RoomShared bath$340.00
Semi-PrivateTwo beds, shared bath$330.00
Daily room rates for medicare and medicaid residents include:
Room and BoardLaundry Services
Nursing ServicesTransportation for medical reasons
Personal care items for routine hygiene, which include the following stock items:
ShampooComb/Brush
ToothpasteMouthwash
ToothbrushDenture Powder
TissuesSkin Lotion
Sanitary NapkinsAdult Clothing Protectors
Disposable Razors
Daily room rates do not include the following items and services.  The resident will be charged if he/she requests the following:
Private telephone/telephone services
Personal reading material
Social events and entertainment outside the scope of the regular activities program
Transportation which cannot be defined as medically necessary or is not part of the scheduled activities program
Sanitary Specialized therapeutic services (speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy and psychological services, etc.)
Privately hired nurses / aides / companions
Snack foods and beverages not supplied by Mercy Center Nursing Unit
Personal clothing (except gowns supplied by Mercy Center Nursing Unit)

If a MEDICARE or MEDICAID resident prefers (rather than needs) and requests a special brand or product other than that supplied by Mercy Center Nursing Unit, the facility may only charge the resident the difference between the cost of the brand generally provided by the facility and the cost of the brand the resident requests, if the facility chooses to provide the requested brand.

A resident cannot be charged for any service or item he/she did not request.

These standard charges are applicable for all residents of mercy center nursing unit:
Hair SalonWash and/or Set$17.00
Wash and/or Cut$19.00
Permanent or Color$45.00
Transportationper trip (for round trips of 20 miles or less)$15.00
additional mile (each)$.50
PhoneExternal Phone Service$25.00
Laundryper month$20.00
The following items will be billed based on the type of service provided, duration of service, and/or number of units supplied:
Physical TherapyOccupational TherapySpeech Therapy
Durable Medical EquipmentPharmacyDiagnostic X-Ray Services
Clinical Laboratory TestingAmbulance
Medical Supplies (considered non-routine as dictated by Medicare - urology, wound care, etc.)
Surgical Dressings, Splints, Casts, and Other Devices
Prosthetic Devices such as colostomy (and other ostomy) bags and necessary accoutrements required for attachments
Pneumococcal Pneumonia, Influenza Viruses, and Hepatitis B Vaccines

These charges may be covered by your insurance.  A detailed charge listing may be reviewed in the Business Office during regular business hours.

All of these areas work together to ensure the best possible care for our residents.

Skilled Nursing Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an appointment to tour the facility?

No appointment is necessary and you may visit any time Monday through Friday between the hours of 7am to 2:30pm.

Do you have a Dementia/Alzheimers unit?

No, however, we do admit residents with varying degrees of Dementia and Alzheimers and the admission would depend on our ability to provide quality care for that resident. That would be assessed during an admissions interview.

Do you have private rooms available?

There are both private and semi-private rooms on the Skilled Nursing unit. That is not a guarantee of availability at the time of admission but we do our best to accommodate the wishes of the resident as soon as possible.

What is your admission process?

First, the application must be filled out completely. If the applicant is in the hospital or another skilled nursing facility please have them fax the medical records for review by the admissions committee. Hospital records allow us to determine if the applicant qualifies for skilled nursing and if we can provide the appropriate level of care. If the applicant is at home, once the application has been received, we will schedule a visit to determine the level of care necessary.

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