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Choosing the Right Level of Care 

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A Guide to Brentwood Services

Need help choosing the right level of care for an elderly loved one? There are many options available, designed to meet an array of needs, but it can be hard to decide which senior living option is best.  

Find the Perfect Fit 

At Brentwood Health Care Center, we offer different levels of care for seniors, and we want to help you find the perfect fit. We’re a family-owned company, with more than 30 years of experience providing care for seniors. We lead with compassion and treat our residents like family. We offer four senior living options, ranging from short-term to long-term care, including rehabilitation, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care.  

To help you make a decision, we’ve prepared this guide to choosing the right level of care for seniors.  

Short-Term vs. Long-Term Care for Seniors 

Most senior health care centers provide either short-term care, long-term care or both.  

Short-term care:  

  • Typically follows an injury, illness or medical procedure  
  • Provides medical attention and rehabilitation (if needed) to help return someone to independent living  
  • Is sometimes referred to as post-acute care 

Long-term care: 

  • Offers life in a community with on-site medical support 
  • Provides more help with daily living  
  • Can include memory care for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia 

At Brentwood, we have both short-term and long-term care options for seniors. 

Rehabilitation at Brentwood 

Who needs rehabilitation: Anyone who has had an illness, injury or surgery and needs therapy to regain mobility or speech skills.  

We offer a full range of rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech therapies. We have both in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation. For in-patient rehabilitation, Brentwood suites feature flat-panel TVs and cable, open windows with a seating area and bathrooms with granite countertops.  

Benefits of rehabilitation at Brentwood: 

  • Every patient has a personalized plan, designed to meet their specific needs 
  • Skilled therapists assist patients as they regain skills, using a variety of equipment such as weights, balls and stairs 
  • We have a full kitchen to practice everyday tasks 
  • Patients use the latest technology, including Biodex equipment, which provides low-impact exercise to help primary muscles, promote natural movements of gait, improve balance, increase agility and develop muscle tone 

Skilled Nursing at Brentwood 

Who needs skilled nursing: Anyone who needs more comprehensive medical care, administered by medical professionals, in an in-patient setting.  

If you want a caring, comfortable place for a loved one to receive skilled nursing care, our personalized health care and unique amenities make us the perfect choice.  

Benefits of skilled nursing care at Brentwood: 

  • We provide specialized care, 24/7, from compassionate nursing professionals 
  • Our skilled care trained staff can administer frequent medication, provide assistance with daily living and monitor health conditions 
  • We offer a wide range of activities and events (such as classes in history, travel, spirituality, sports, TV and film and more) 
  • Residents enjoy our on-premises salon, cooked-to-order food and bird sanctuary 

Assisted Living at Brentwood 

Who needs assisted living: Assisted living allows seniors to be part of a thriving community, while having skilled nursing care when needed.  

The Reserve at Brentwood is our assisted living community. We’ve provided high-quality care to our residents for more than 30 years. Your loved one can stay active and social in a safe environment, while receiving any needed therapies, medical assistance and help with daily living.  

Benefits of assisted living at The Reserve at Brentwood: 

  • We offer a personalized patient approach, with dignified assistance, so seniors can enjoy their favorite activities 
  • With multiple levels of care, we can accommodate residents’ changing needs 
  • All our meals are cooked-to-order by our resident chef 
  • Our staff works hard to provide a variety of entertainment options for our residents, to give them a lively social community 
  • Residents can get help with tasks such as showering or getting dressed, if needed 

Memory Care at Brentwood 

Who needs memory care: People with Alzheimer’s or dementia need the benefit of specific memory care. Memory care offers a safe environment and specially trained staff. 

The memory care unit at The Reserve at Brentwood is a smart, securely designed unit that is unique to the area. Our caregivers understand your specific challenges and needs.  

Benefits of memory care at Brentwood: 

  • Our program is designed to lower stress and enhance involvement in activities 
  • We have one of Northeast Ohio’s best memory care facilities, with round-the-clock care 
  • Snoezelen therapy, an internationally recognized program for memory care patients, offers a multi-sensory environment to stimulate the brain and reduce anxiety 
  • Our secure facility offers calming elements throughout the layout 
  • Meaningful activities help stimulate residents’ minds and cater to their individual interests and hobbies 
  • Colorful color schemes are selected specifically for this type of patient 
  • Unique amenities such as a spa room make this a relaxing haven for memory care patients 

Does Insurance Cover Short-Term or Long-Term Care? 

If you’re seeking care for an elderly loved one, you might wonder if insurance covers short-term or long-term care.  

Typically, Medicare covers the first 20 days of rehabilitation, and then for days 21 through 100, Medicare pays 80% of the cost. The rest of the cost can be covered by supplemental insurance, private insurance or Medicare Advantage plans. 

Medicare and private pay insurance will usually cover short-term skilled nursing care.  

For long-term care, we accept a variety of insurances, including long-term care insurance and Veterans Affairs benefits. 

Tour Our Facilities 

The best way to find out if Brentwood is a good fit for your needs is to take a tour, meet our staff and see our facilities firsthand. Brentwood offers award-winning care, from our family to yours. If you are unsure of the level of care needed for your loved one, Brentwood offers a complimentary assessment to determine the level of care needed.   

Contact us today