Care suites are in assisted living communities and residential care homes offering advanced care, similar to skilled nursing. Most care suites include a hospital-style bed and feature amenities of dining, housekeeping, activities, and personal assistance.
Care suites provide care 24 hours a day / 7 days a week by an LPN and / or RN and have a high staff-to-resident ratio including:
• hospice services
• medication administration
• oxygen management
• prescription delivery
• RN case management
You might select a care suite after a rehabilitation stay, following being discharged from a hospital, or by physician referral from your home or assisted living. Upon admission, an RN assessment is completed to confirm that the care suite can meet your specific care needs. Care suites vary in the advanced medical cares they offer such as bariatric care, coumadin management, wound care and wound vac, tube feedings, IV and push meds, and diabetes care. Some communities allow short-term stays and others prefer long-term residents.
Paying for care suites:
Care suites are typically paid for privately as a monthly rent that covers room and board, meals, housekeeping, and amenities. Other advanced medical services necessary to the resident may be reimbursed by their Medicare Part B benefit. If the resident is transitioning into a care suite following a 3-day minimum inpatient hospital stay, the Medicare reimbursement for room and board will not apply. The RN case manager will assist each resident through this process. Some communities do accept CADI and / or Elderly Waiver.