Resources/FAQ

Have questions?

Sorting through the options when considering how best to care for someone can be challenging. Here are a few frequently asked questions when looking at facility care such as a nursing home or options for care at home.

Our mission and commitment toward providing high quality care in a Christian environment drives the direction and decision making of Assumption Community. We truly embrace the principles of Christ’s teachings and have formed a supportive, family like community for our clientele and staff.

Yes, the only requirement is that you/they use our facilities bed. We encourage loved ones to make their stay here as home-like as possible.

Yes, it is a small fee of $20 a month and we provide the phone at no additional cost.

No, Assumption Court and John Paul Apartments are an Independent Housing with Services Facility. Tenants may live in the apartment completely independent and add on services as needed.

Inquiring tenants are added to the waiting list at the time the completed application is submitted to the Housing Departments. When the inquiring tenant name reaches the top of the waiting list, they will receive a call to be offered a unit. If they refuse the unit they go back to the bottom of the waiting list to work their way back to the top.

Home healthcare can be covered through a variety of sources if your care is medically necessary. Payer sources include: Medicare (traditional Medicare pays 100% of the cost for home healthcare if you are 65 years of age or older and homebound or permanently disabled), Medicaid, Managed Care and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) companies, worker’s compensation insurance or private pay.

The individual has a condition due to an illness or injury that restricts his or her ability to leave their place of residence except the aid of supportive devices such as crutches, canes, wheelchairs, and walkers; the use of special transportation; or the assistance of another person; or if leaving home is medically contraindicated. The individual does not need to be bedridden to be considered “confined to the home.” However, the condition of the patient should be such that there exists a normal inability to leave home and consequently, leaving home would require a considerable taxing effort.

Services offered in your home may include nursing (RN/LPN), therapy (physical, occupational, speech) Home Health Aid for personal care and home making. Services are determined by assessment completed in your home, along with a written order from your physician.

We have Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies that provide treatment for all types of injuries including: joint replacement, stroke, balance issues, cardiac rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery and many more.

We accept all major medical insurances including: Medicare, motor vehicle insurance, and worker’s compensation. You can contact our business office and they will be able to verify your insurance prior to starting therapy.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Discrimination is Against the Law

Assumption Home, Inc. complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Assumption Home, Inc. does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

Assumption Home, Inc.:

• Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:

○ Qualified sign language interpreters

○ Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)

• Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:

○ Qualified interpreters

○ Information written in other languages

If you need these services, contact Leah Peterka, Licensed Social Worker.

If you believe that Assumption Home, Inc. has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way

on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:

Leah Peterka, Licensed Social Worker

715 1st St N

Cold Spring, MN 56320

Office: 320-348-2321

Fax: 320-685-7044

peterka.leah@assumptionhome.com

You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Leah Perterka, Licensed Social Worker is available to help you.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at:

https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf

Or by mail or phone at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

200 Independence Avenue, SW

Room 509F, HHH Building

Washington, D.C. 20201

1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)

Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html

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