• When are the visiting hours?

    We always welcome visitors. We recommend visiting between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. We just ask that you be respectful of others who might be sleeping if you come in the evening

  • Is there a limit to the number of people who can visit at one time?

    Although we do not have a formal policy stating visitation guidelines, we suggest using the common areas of the facility to meet with your loved one. If it is not possible to visit in one of the common areas, we suggest a limit of one to three people in a resident room at one time.

  • Is there any private space available to use?

    You may reserve the dining room, private dining room, beauty shop, fireplace living room, or conference room for any special event (birthdays, holidays, meals) in advance with activities director.

  • Can I bring my children to visit?

    We encourage children to visit, however, we ask you to alert the charge nurse to anyone visiting the facility under of 12 in case someone is on isolation or has a communicable disease.

  • Can I bring a family pet to the facility?

    All pets should be kept on a leash. We would love for your family pet to come visit. Please remember to clean up after them and take the proper safety measures at all times.

  • How often will a physician or health professional visit?

    Physicians generally see patients upon admission and once every 30 days thereafter. However, our nursing professionals are in constant contact with all of the physicians that visit the facility. Some insurance companies require that physicians visit more often. Check with our nursing staff for further information.

  • Can I take my loved one home for a visit?

    Both long-term and short-term patients may have a leave of absence with MD authorization and insurance company preapproval. This can be arranged through the nursing staff.  The resident or responsible party upon arrival and departure must sign the LOA (leave of absence) book located at the nursing stations.

  • Can my loved one receive mail?

    Definitely. Mail is delivered to patients personally on a daily basis except for weekends and holidays.
    Edgewater Skilled Nursing Center
    Attn: Room No.
    2625 E. 4th Street
    Long Beach, CA 90814

  • Is smoking permitted in the facility?

    For the safety and welfare of all patients and staff, Edgewater Skilled Nursing Center is a non-smoking facility. The designated smoking area is located behind the facility in the smoking patio.

  • My loved one has a favorite chair that I’d like to bring to the facility. Can you accommodate this?

    We always want our patients to be comfortable; if space permits, small personal items from the resident’s home are always welcome.

  • Is there someone who provides haircuts?

    We have an agreement with the beauty shop across the street. Please contact Sylvia Gandara in Social Services to set up an appointment. Payments for all services are to be made in advance or at the Beauty Shop during the appointment. Ignacio Torres, Activities Director, trims the hair of most of the men in the facility at no charge.

  • Where should I park when I come to visit?

    Free parking is available all around the facility. Avoid parking in spaces specifically reserved for the handicapped, and physicians.

  • Can I bring in my loved one’s favorite food?

    Consistent with the provision of special diets, always consult with the nursing staff before bringing food to patients. Any food kept in the resident room must be in properly sealed containers.

  • What articles of clothing should I bring?

    We recommend approximately five changes of clothing and a pair of comfortable rubber-soled shoes. All articles should be washed, clearly labeled with the resident’s name in permanent ink, and entered into the patient’s personal inventory log in the medical chart. Other personal items should be marked or engraved for identification. We advise that patients do not keep valuable jewelry or large amounts of cash in the facility. Please ask the nurse to update the inventory list every time a new item is brought into the facility.

    LADIES
    Dresses
    Pants
    Blouses (front snap recommended)
    Socks/Nylons
    Walking Shoes (non-skid soles; velcro)
    Undergarments
    Nightgown/Pajamas
    Robe
    Sweaters (with large buttons)
    GENTLEMEN
    Shirts (button down suggested)
    Pants
    Belts/Suspenders
    Socks
    Walking Shoes (non-skid soles; velcro)
    Undergarments
    Pajamas
    Robe
    Electric Razor

    Personal Laundry: There is no charge for personal laundry, however families who wish to do their loved one’s laundry must bring in a plastic hamper for dirty clothes and ensure laundry is done at least once a week in order to comply with state hygiene regulations.

    Clothing and Laundry Tips: All personal clothing is washed in an industrial washing machine at a temperature of 180-degrees. Make sure your “loved ones clothing” is appropriate for washing and drying in these hot temperatures. Clothing that requires cold or warm water or special care is subject to damage and fading. All clothing must be labeled. Please label the clothing with the resident’s name, NOT the room number or initials. Mark clearly and in large letters on the inside neckline or waistband. All items must be marked including socks, shoes, and other personal items.

  • Will my loved one have telephone access?

    Private phone access is available to every resident. Unlimited local and toll free calls can be made from resident phones. An unlimited number of phone calls from any incoming area code (national or international) can be received at the resident phones.

  • Will my loved ones room have a television?

    As a courtesy the facility provides a 15 inch flat screen television with 50 Satellite channels to each resident. We also have community televisions located in the dining room and conference room for public viewing, equipped with Dish Network. Since many of our residents have early to bed desires, we request that all residents consider the comfort rights of their roommates by keeping their TV’s and radio volume to a minimum volume past 10:00 p.m. or use headphones.

  • What kinds of activities are planned for the patients?

    Edgewater Skilled Nursing Center has a vibrant atmosphere with dynamic, individualized activities that match the capabilities personal hygiene of patients and their guests. We also have active resident and family councils as well as volunteer programs. Scheduled activities include: music, fitness activities, religious meetings, outside entertainment, games, gardening, field trips/outings, and volunteer involvement. If you would like to arrange something special or have suggestions and ideas for individual or group activities, please inform our activities director. We welcome and encourage involvement from family and friends.

  • How often will the Rehabilitation staff work with my loved one?

    This will depend on each individual’s needs and diagnoses. Most rehabilitation eligible patients work with their Physical and Occupational Therapists five or six days per week.

  • Financial & Insurance Questions

    Medicare patients must have a Medicare card that reads “Hospital Insurance”. They must also be admitted to the facility with a physician order within 30 days of a three consecutive night hospital stay. With doctor and insurance indicated skilled need during the first 20 days of care, Medicare will pay 100%. For days 21-100, a $161.00 daily co-insurance rate is required though may be covered by secondary insurances, including Medicaid. Medicare does not cover Part A skilled nursing fees over 100 days.

    Participating Insurance Companies

    • Medicare
    • United Healthcare
    • Blue Cross/ Blue Shield PPO
    • Worker’s compensation
    • Other insurance provider contracts may be available or arranged

    Private Room Rates

    PLEASE NOTE: The daily room rate does NOT include the following: Physician visit charges, dentist visit charges, medication and sundry items, resident care medical supplies and materials, incontinent care supplies/linens, special physician ordered therapies such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, diagnostic tests, and other specialized care procedures, etcetera.

     

Financial & Insurance Questions

Patients must have a Medicare card that reads “Hospital Insurance.” They must also be admitted to the facility with a physician order within 30 days of a three consecutive night hospital stay. Generally, during the first 20 days of care, Medicare will pay 100%. For days 21-100, a daily co-insurance rate is required. Medicare does not cover Part A skilled nursing fees over 100 days.

Participating Insurance Companies

  • Anthem
  • Molina
  • NW Physicians Network
  • Tricare (out of network as primary)
  • United
  • Secure Horizons
  • Veteran’s Affairs

 

 

Room Rates

ACCOMMODATION

Skilled Nursing Care

DAILY RATE

$245/day semi-private room

$225/day 3-bed room

$215/day 4-bed room

Daily rates include room and board; three meals per day served in the main dining or rehabilitative dining areas, tray service plus snacks – special diets upon physician order; daily assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), i.e., dressing, bathing, ambulation, personal hygiene and needs; daily housekeeping service; bed and bathroom linens (less incontinent care linens); administration of medications as prescribed by either attending/alternate physician; 24-hour supervision by licensed Nursing personnel (R.N. or L.V.N.) and Certified Nursing Assistants; assistance with feeding; planned activities, recreational and occupational programs; drug regimen review; social services consultation; discharge planning and referral service; and furnished rooms in accordance with State and Federal regulatory agencies.

PLEASE NOTE: The daily room rate does NOT include the following: Physician visit charges, dentist visit charges, medication and sundry items, resident care medical supplies and materials, incontinent care supplies/linens, special physician ordered therapies such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, diagnostic tests, and other specialized care procedures.