A skilled nursing center (referred to as a health care center in the SHCS network), is a center that provides comprehensive medical services. Residents at our health care centers often require intensive skilled nursing care and/or therapy on a short-term basis due to surgery or injury. Long-term care opportunities are also appropriate for residents suffering from a prolonged acute illness or chronic disease.
A personal care center is a center that provides a variety of services to residents who may need assistance with activities of daily living including personal hygiene, grooming, bathing and medication monitoring. Our personal care center promotes an atmosphere where residents feel comfortable and at home. Residents often require varying degrees of assistance, depending on their individual health care needs and levels of independence. Residence in a personal care center is often appropriate for individuals seeking long-term assistance after a skilled nursing or hospital stay.
In our health care centers, residents often pay for care through a combination of Medicare and Medicaid and a supplemental insurance. We contract with a number of different insurance agencies so our residents can utilize a variety of payor sources. Our personal care center offers an all-inclusive room rate that residents pay monthly. The option to privately pay is also available at all centers.
Our Personal Care Centers accept the Aid and Attendance benefit offered by the Veterans Administration. Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs for more information.
Throughout the application process, our Director of Admissions will manage your insurance eligibility to ensure that our center is the right fit for you or your loved one.
Short-term stays are available in our health care centers. In fact, many residents enter our centers as part of their recovery after an acute care hospital stay involving surgery or injury.
We accept patients directly from the hospital, home or another rehabilitative setting. Our centers are recognized for employing an extremely successful therapy and rehabilitation program that has allowed many seniors to return home or to another less restrictive setting.
To learn more about admissions into a SHCS center, please refer to the contact information under the centers section of our website.
All SHCS health care centers are Medicare & Medicaid certified.
Yes. The Department of Health routinely evaluates all of our Health Care Centers to ensure that we are complying with state and federal regulations in regard to skilled nursing care. These visits are unannounced and investigate all aspects of our center and patient care practices. The PA Department of Welfare also routinely evaluates all of our Personal Care Centers to ensure that we are complying with state and federal regulations.
Please be advised that for the safety of our residents effective immediately, visitation will be restricted until further notice.
In lieu of visitation, our staff will offer alternative means of communicating with your loved ones via phone calls and keep you updated through our company website and social media pages. We are always available to address any concerns you may have. This directive comes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Management (CMS) in following the mandate issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
For more information on this policy and to see the full letter issued by our company president, Michael P. Kelly, please click here.