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Residents exercising at Kingswood Senior Living Located in Kansas City, MO.

Senior Health Services in Kansas City, MO

Kansas City is home to world-class health care, and our community is proud to carry on that tradition with a full continuum of on-site medical care in our Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Providing residents access to a range of health care services, our Health & Rehabilitation Center offers Long-Term Skilled Nursing Care, Short-Term Rehabilitation services, and Respite Care. These senior health services are delivered by highly trained staff who are attentive to individual needs and wishes.

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Exceptional care when you need it.

From Long-Term Skilled Nursing Care to Short-Term Rehabilitation and Respite Care, Kingswood delivers around-the-clock care in a homelike setting. Our hands-on approach to care is complemented by a number of special programs, including music and aquatic therapies, touchscreen interactive software and a therapeutic harp seal robot called Shirley.

Exceptional care options offered when you need them.

From Long-Term Skilled Nursing Care to Short-Term Rehabilitation and Respite Care, Kingswood delivers around-the-clock care in a homelike setting. Our hands-on approach to care is complemented by a number of special programs, including music and aquatic therapies, touch-screen interactive software, and a therapeutic harp seal robot called Shirley.

Kingswood Health Services FAQ

We know that health services can be confusing to many, and that often, more questions arise as you learn more. We’re here to help you with some answers to common questions about skilled care, rehabilitation for seniors, Medicare and more.

Who needs rehabilitation?

Older adults who are recovering from a medical condition, injury or a hospital stay often spend some time in rehabilitation. This can be short-term or long-term, and often includes a range of services and amenities as well as expert care from a team of professionals.

What therapy services are available in rehab centers?

Kingswood offers a range of senior rehab services. From physical therapy provided by dedicated and caring physical therapists and occupational therapy designed by occupational therapists to help seniors get back to the life they love, to speech therapy services that enhance communication and aqua therapy to provide exercise with ease, our team is ready and waiting to help guide older adults on their journey.

What is physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Similar to physical therapy, physical medicine and rehabilitation help to restore functions as a result of an illness or disorder, potentially maximizing independence and quality of life; but they also provide Electromyography (EMG) therapy and injections performed by physiatrists.

This differs from physical therapy in the way that physical therapy focuses mainly on exercise to enhance balance, movement, flexibility and stretching. These functions are taught by physical therapists.

Does Medicare pay for skilled nursing?

Medicare parts A, B, C and D cover certain kinds of care. If you meet certain requirements, Medicare may cover care in a Skilled Nursing Facility up to 100 days in a benefit period.

According to Medicare.gov, for days 1-20, you’ll pay $0 coinsurance per day. For 21-100, you may pay up ot $194.50 coinsurance per day. Beyond that, you’ll need to cover all costs.

What qualifies a patient for skilled nursing care?

Medicare.gov shares that a qualifying inpatient hospital stay, a doctor’s decision that a senior needs daily skilled care, and some other requirements may qualify you for skilled nursing. Visit the article for more details here.

Does Medicare pay for respite care?

For Medicare to pay for respite care, certain conditions must be met. According to Medicare.gov, those who are choosing hospice care may qualify for respite care.

The article states that you may pay 5% of the Medicare Approved Amount for inpatient respite care and may have to pay for room and board if you live in a facility for hospice care.

The article also states that depending on whether or not the hospice team determines that you need short-term inpatient or respite care services that they arrange, Medicare will cover your stay. A small copayment for the respite stay may need to be paid, however. For more details, click here to read the article.

How many hours of respite care are you allowed?

Five days in a row maximum, only in a hospital or skilled nursing facility under certain requirements. You can also get respite care more than once, but only on an occasional basis, according to the article.

Here for you in the home you love.

Kingswood is here to provide support for residents and future residents, but we’re also here to provide families and friends with information and support as well. To learn more about our services and what we offer, visit our Family Resources page or contact us today.

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