Our specialized Horizon Program is geared for Residents with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementias. This secured environment has been created to motivate, soothe and offer support to Residents, decreasing agitation and increasing socialization. A beautiful enclosed courtyard enables Residents to enjoy fresh air and the outdoor gardens.
If you or your loved one is interested in coming to SSBS for Sub Acute Rehabilitation or Long Term Care, our admission team is here to assist you. Our admission team will work with you to determine if our facility can meet your needs. If you are interested in applying to SSBS, we require a completed application (located for download below), a Patient Review Instrument, and a Screen. Call to schedule a tour of our facility today!
Our Social Services department works with other members of the clinical care team (Nursing, Dietary, Recreation and Rehabilitation) to ensure our Residents/Registrants are treated as unique individuals.
Social Services meets with Residents/Registrants and their families to gather information related to personal histories, recent living situations, mood and cognitive abilities in order to help our caregivers deliver the most appropriate services. They also provide support for Residents/Registrants experiencing difficult transitions and can arrange for counseling services, if needed, in addition to providing education and support to families and caregivers.
Whether you are looking for rehabilitation or long-term care, San Simeon by the Sound offers:
- Experienced, professional Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses on duty around the clock
- Well trained and caring Certified Nurses Aides
- Effective physical, occupational and speech therapy programs
- Nutritional services under the direction of a Registered Dietitian and produced by a dedicated dietary staff
- Lively and varied social activities under the direction of a Certified Activities Director
- Caring social services, including advocacy, counseling and insurance and benefits assistance
- A clean, well maintained, recently renovated environment
Is there a waiting list?
The availability of beds is hard to predict. San Simeon has a very dynamic rehabilitation program with people coming, getting better and leaving all the time. So, beds for short-term rehabilitation are frequently available. There may be a wait for a private room or a specific unit. Submitting an application is always recommended. Applications can be reviewed and kept on file until an appropriate bed becomes available. Applicants can be notified at that time and the admission process completed.
What is required to apply?
Three forms are needed to complete the application package: The application, a Patient Review Instrument or PRI (which provides current medical condition information) and a Patient Screening Instrument (which confirms the need for skilled nursing services). The applicants, or their designated representative, are responsible for submitting the application. PRIs and Screens are submitted by referring hospitals and facilities. Applicants living in the community can obtain PRIs and Screens through a certified home healthcare agency or other qualified evaluators.
How long does the application process take?
A complete application package can be reviewed very quickly. A determination is usually made the same day a complete package is submitted. Once an application is approved, arrangements for admission are begun immediately, but arrangements can be made to hold a bed as well.
What methods of payment are accepted?
San Simeon by the Sound is a certified Medicare and Medicaid facility. Private funds, private insurance, long-term care insurance and some healthcare maintenance organization policies are also accepted.
What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?
Medicare is a federally sponsored insurance available to people over sixty-five or disabled for at least two years. It may cover an admission to San Simeon by the Sound after a hospitalization and on doctor’s orders. Coverage is limited to up to 100 days.
Medicaid is a state and federal program that provides medical care to people who cannot afford it. If the eligibility criteria are met, it may pay for long term care at San Simeon by the Sound and it may cover some expenses related to short-term rehabilitation not covered by Medicare.
Is there an Alzheimer’s or dementia unit?
The staff at San Simeon by the Sound is well trained and experienced in caring for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our Horizons program is an activities program specifically designed to engage and orient people with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
When are the visiting hours?
There are no set visiting hours. San Simeon by the Sound wants to make it as convenient as possible for family and friends to visit Residents. For a very minimal charge, arrangements can be made for guests to share meals with Residents. We do ask that guests be considerate of other Residents.
Short Term Rehabilitation
Residents choose San Simeon because of our long history of caring and our reputation for successful patient recovery. When requiring short term rehabilitation from an injury, surgery or illness following hospitalization, patients come to San Simeon for intensive physical, occupational or speech therapy prior to returning home. With individualized treatment plans, patients regain their strength, mobility, confidence and independence and are often able to return to their own home in just a few weeks.
Unique & Exciting Activities
Therapeutic recreation programs offer Residents diverse activities and opportunities. Activities include music therapy, art classes, adult education, gardening, computer classes in the Resident computer room and pet therapy. Trips to the beach and waterside restaurants offer breath-taking views of Gardiner’s Bay from Orient Beach State Park. Religious services and beauty parlour services are available on a weekly basis.
Residents at San Simeon by the Sound enjoy the variety of Dining-on-the-Go, alternating between one of our two beautiful dining rooms or on the outdoor patio (weather permitting). Culinary staff serves a range of deliciously prepared nutritious meals each day, including freshly baked breads. Menus are developed by our licensed dietician and customized for each resident based on medical condition and food preferences. Recipes are approved by the resident dining committee and include many cultural specialties. Barbeques, holiday dinners and parties offer mouth-watering favorites for residents and their families
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease by the Alzheimer’s Association
1. Memory changes that disrupt daily lives
2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure
4. Confusion with time and place
5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
6. New problems with words and speaking or writing
7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
8. Decreased or poor judgment
9. Withdrawal from work or social activities
10. Changes in mood and personality
If you or someone you care about is experiencing any of the 10 warning signs, please see a doctor to find the cause. Early diagnosis gives you a chance to seek treatment and plan for your future.