At Allegiant Healthcare, we understand admitting a loved one is a difficult and stressful process. That is why we are here to help with a sincere dedication to enhance the quality of life for residents by committing to core values of communicating expectations, delivering high-quality nursing and rehabilitation services and setting higher standards in resident care.
Admission to Allegiant Healthcare is carefully arranged through our admissions department. We take steps to ensure that all patient needs will be met and a smooth transition occurs.
Our admission process involves meeting with the patient and family members to review the care required and to develop the appropriate Care Plan. Depending on patient needs, each discipline involving Nursing, Nutrition, Therapy, Activities and Social Service is coordinated among our staff. There is a commitment here among our staff is to perform comfort care with compassion around the clock 24/7 along with a registered nurse on call anytime, day or night.
A broad spectrum of information about the patient is taken into consideration relating to medical data, diagnosis, level of function, personal history, religious preference and interests. Our team focuses on the health and well-being of our residents in creating and providing the most comfortable environment possible.
Due to the very real risk of medical identity theft, we take precautions to help protect your medical identity. This includes requiring our admissions staff to request photo identification of the patient at the point of admission. Please be understanding of our staff when they ask you for ID, as it is part of the process to help protect your medical identity. You should also be proactive in guarding and protecting your insurance card number, Medicare number and Social Security number.
During the admission process, we will ask you to identify one contact person. This person will be the individual contacted for discharge planning in the event of any change in condition or if the patient is unable to give consent for special procedures. In an effort to protect the privacy of our patients, we will only give out patient information to the designated contact person. Please help us by letting other family members and friends know who the contact person is.
Allegiant offers care and support for those patients who want to regain strength and achieve their prior level of functioning following hospitalization or surgery.
Together with our medical director and specialty healthcare team we develop and individual plan of treatment to help our short-term patients return quickly and safely to their highest possible level of functioning.
Short-term care for patients may be needed for a few days or weeks, or any length of time necessary.
Allegiant long-term care services provides much more than just assistance with daily personal tasks that may have become challenging due to an ongoing medical or physical condition, disability, illness or injury. We strive to create a comfortable, engaging and stress-free environment with many of the comforts of home. It is our commitment to focus on enhancing each individual’s quality of life, so he or she can enjoy the simple pleasures that every day brings.
Documents In Order To Complete Admissions
Patients will need the following items with them on admission day:
- Insurance cards so that we can copy and verify the accuracy of our information for correct billing.
- Any important papers such as a Health Care Directive, Power of Attorney (POA), Living Will so that we can make a copy and include with the patient’s Medical Record in the event we need to follow your directive.
- A photo identification and proof of the patient’s current address so that we can verify and support the protection of your identity.
- Copy of any financial Advance Directive such as a Durable Power of Attorney for Financial decisions.
Common Types of Information in Advance Directives
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
Information about who you want to make healthcare and treatment decisions on your behalf when you cannot make them yourself. This person is known as your surrogate decision-maker (or your “Attorney-in-Fact”).
Durable Power of Attorney for Mental Health Care
Information about who you want to make decisions on your behalf specifically for your mental healthcare and treatment needs. Generally, if you do not name someone to make decisions specifically for your mental healthcare and treatment needs, the person(s) named as your surrogate decision-maker(s) for your general healthcare and treatment needs can make these decisions on your behalf.
Living Will Declaration
Information about your preferences for life-sustaining treatments and end of life care if you are in a terminal condition, a persistent vegetative state, or a state of permanent unconsciousness from which you will not likely recover.
Clothing, including robe, gowns and slippers are a patient’s responsibility. A patient is also asked to supply their clothing during their stay.
Personal Items need to be limited to clothing and personal care items. If there is an item that will make the patient’s stay more comfortable, please discuss this need with the charge nurse.
We suggest that patient’s keep no more than $5.00 in their room for small purchases. We are not responsible for lost money or other valuables brought into patient rooms.
An important concern are eyeglasses and dentures. Please store these items in a safe place when not in use. The nurse will provide each patient with a special dentures box. Please do not wrap eyeglasses or dentures in a tissue or leave them on the meal tray. Allegiant Healthcare cannot be responsible for lost eyeglasses or dentures. If a patient looses something, please notify the nurse for assistance. Found articles are maintained for 30 days.
Drugs and Medications
Drugs and Medication should not be brought into our facility, including vitamins or herbal supplements. If the patient’s physician writes an order to bring in home medications, the nurse will discuss this with the patient or patient’s representative. Alcohol or tobacco products of any kind are not permitted.
Of course no firearms, ammunition, knives or other weapons are allowed on the premises.