How do I schedule a tour of the facility?
Please call us at (715) 652-2103 and ask for the Admissions Department. Feel free to schedule a tour or drop by to see our facility at your convenience. We would be happy to assist you! We accept tours and admissions 24/7.
What will a stay at your center cost me?
If you are a Medicare recipient and have a 3-day qualifying stay in the hospital, Medicare will pay the first 20 days at 100%. Days 21-100 are covered at 80% with a 20% co-payment to be covered by a supplemental insurance policy, private funds, or Medicaid. *Please note that Medicare coverage is based on medical necessity and/or progression in therapy services.
If you have commercial insurance or a Medicare Replacement/Advantage plan, we must verify benefits and, many times, obtain a pre-authorization. Please speak to someone in our Admissions or Business Office for any questions that you may have regarding your coverage.
If someone is not eligible for coverage under insurance, then the cost of the stay would need to be covered by Private Pay funds or Medicaid. For questions about this, please speak to someone in our Admissions or Business Office.
Is a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) similar to a hospital?
No, a SNF is not like a hospital. Many people enter a SNF following a hospital stay because they need continued therapy and nursing care, but at a slightly lower level of acuity. SNF’s try to be more home-like so that people can feel more comfortable as they recover. There are usually more community areas where residents and families can relax and visit. Residents can fill their days with therapy sessions and scheduled activities. Meals are often eaten in a Dining Room as opposed to in the room like in the hospital. This provides a great opportunity for socialization among our residents. A stay in a Skilled Nursing Facility is a transition between the hospital and home.
How do I know who to speak to if I have questions or concerns?
Upon admission, initial paperwork will be filled out and many questions that you may have will be addressed at that time. Within 72 hours of admission, a 72 hour meeting will be conducted. This meeting will be attended by members of our Interdisciplinary Team consisting of representatives from Nursing, Therapy, Dietary, Activities and Social Services. At this time, they will communicate the anticipated plan of care for the resident and educate you on their roles in care.
What types of items should I bring for a stay at Bethel Center?
We suggest 5-7 days worth of seasonally appropriate clothing including loose fitting tops, pants/shorts, undergarments, non-skid socks nightgowns/pajamas, a pair of slippers, and a pair of walking shoes. We also suggest bringing at least one light-weight jacket or sweater. Personal items such as pictures are welcome; however, we encourage you to keep anything of great monetary value at home. We also suggest bringing dentures, hearing aids and eyeglasses.
What types of activities do you offer?
We offer a variety of activities that cater to multiple levels of resident abilities. We take pride in our activities programs for our commitment to providing quality, meaningful daily and special activities for our residents in group settings and on a one-on-one basis. Please see the Activities Director for a current activities calendar.
Are religious services offered?
Yes, our facility offers non-denominational and special services on Sundays and throughout the week. Please see the Activities Director for a current activities calendar.
Do you have designated visiting hours?
To accommodate the schedules of our resident's families, our visiting hours are flexible. However, if visiting after 8:00 p.m. you will need to utilize the door bell for entrance. The main doors are locked for security purposes after this time.
Do you allow pets to visit?
We recognize the therapeutic benefits of pets and welcome their visits to our facility. Pet owners are asked to provide updated immunization records of their pets and must keep them on a leash at all times. Pets are allowed in common areas and resident rooms. However, they are not allowed in the Dining Room.
Can we take someone out of the center for an outing?
If a resident is medically stable, then, yes, we encourage outings with families and friends! Keep in mind that our short-term residents are here for rehabilitation and nursing services, so outings should not disrupt therapy sessions or specialized nursing treatments. We encourage you to limit outings to no more than four hours due to medication administration and treatment schedules. When you are taking a loved one out, you must notify their nurse and sign them out at the Nurse’s Station. You will also have to sign them back in upon your return. This ensures an accurate head count for safety and continuity of care reasons.
Are there nurses on duty 24 hours a day?
Yes, mandated by the State Department of Health, there are nurses on duty 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
What is your staffing to resident ratio?
The State Department of Health has baseline standards to regulate our staffing. This ratio varies based on the facility’s census as well as the amount and type of care needed by each resident.
How much therapy does each resident receive at your center?
The amount of therapy a resident receives is based on their specific clinical needs. Based on our professional assessments, we design a plan that is right for each resident. Physical, occupational and speech therapies are available daily. Therapy services may be provided up to seven days per week per physician order.
Who determines when someone can discharge home?
Based on initial evaluations and weekly progress reports, our interdisciplinary team made up of Nursing, Therapy, Dietary, Activities and Social Services will work to determine discharge goals. As discharge nears, Social Services will assist with all discharge planning needs including home health services and specialty equipment as needed. The facility's interdisciplinary team works closely with the resident's attending physician to ensure all steps have been taken for a successful discharge.
When is the right time to consider a stay in a skilled nursing facility?
A skilled nursing facility is a place where people who have everyday medical needs are able to live comfortably under the supervision of medical professionals, either for a short or extended period of time. Upon discharge from a hospital or the development of a medical condition, you should speak with your doctor or a member of your health care team in order to determine whether residence in a skilled nursing facility is the best option for you.
Why move to a skilled nursing facility, instead of remaining in the hospital?
Hospitals are designed to treat patients who have a severe medical problem that can only be treated in a hospital. Skilled nursing facilities offer a more cost-effective, specialized environment designed to cater to residents’ individual lifestyle needs in addition to their medical needs. Skilled nursing facilities provide a more comfortable place to live and recover than a hospital, where the focus is on more intense medical treatment.
Why is Bethel Center the best choice for me or my loved one?
Bethel Center is a not-for-profit facility that puts its residents first. Each resident has access to a wide variety of therapies and an individualized care plan designed to speed recovery and restore independence. Bethel also offers quality dining, social activities, and other amenities. We strive to create the most comfortable, enjoyable place to live while also providing the security of 24-hour medical care. Please see our Care/Services/Amenities page for a list of medical and ancillary benefits that accompany a stay at Bethel Center.
Who pays for the skilled nursing facility care?
There are many different payment options for a stay at a skilled nursing facility, depending on your individual circumstances. Our team will help you and your family determine which option is appropriate for you. If you are eligible for government assistance through Medicaid or Medicare, our team will assist you with the application process and help ensure that you receive those benefits. If you are not eligible for government benefits, insurance or payment using personal funds may be the appropriate path for you.
Will my long-term care insurance pay for the skilled nursing facility?
Long Term Care Insurance is becoming more common, but coverage for care depends on your individual policy. Our experienced admission and social work staff will be happy to review your insurance policy and help determine whether and to what extent your policy will provide coverage for your stay.
How does Bethel’s status as a not-for-profit benefit me?
As a not-for-profit, Bethel Center’s resources are focused on the wellbeing of our residents and the good of the community, not on maximizing profits. There are no owners or shareholders to answer to, so every decision is made in the best interest of the people living in our facility.
How will I be transported from the hospital to Bethel Center?
One of our community liaisons will come to the hospital to discuss your transition to Bethel Center. He or she will coordinate with you and the hospital to arrange transportation to Bethel Center. With our own bus, we can timely transportation.
Can I come to Bethel Center even if I do not live in the Arpin area?
Absolutely! Bethel is open to residents from all over the country. We regularly have people come from across Wisconsin and from the Twin Cities to stay with us.
Can I access Bethel Center’s state-of-the-art therapy services if I am not staying in the facility?
Yes. Bethel also offers its therapy services on an outpatient basis. Whether you are at home, or receiving services at an assisted living community, Bethel Center’s award willing therapy staff would be honored to provide you with its services.
What is Medicare?
Medicare is a federal health insurance program; designed for people ages 65 and older, certain people with disabilities under the age of 65, and dialysis patients. It helps cover inpatients care in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and other institutions under Part A. Under Part B, outpatient services, physician’s services, and medical supplies and equipment may also be covered. Our team of social workers will help you determine whether you are eligible for payment assistance from either Medicare program. For more information regarding Medicare and its components, please go to http://www.medicare.gov/