QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q: WHAT TO DO TO ENTER THE HOME?
A: Prospective resident shall meet the health requirements for the Home. A physical examination at the applicant’s expense, by the applicant’s physician is required. The Home’s physician will then review the application and reserves the right to make the appropriate admission decision.
A: New residents must be ambulatory, continent and capable of caring for themselves, such as dressing and feeding.
A: The Home has two Armenian physicians on call, as well as a psychiatrist, a psychologist and a podiatrist. Residents will be examined by doctors as needed and will have the routine tests as required by the Department of Social Services. When ophthalmologic and dental works are needed appointments are made by the Home’s Case Manager.
A: The resident is responsible for all medical charges. MEDICARE is a health insurance program that helps pay certain hospital costs and medical care after deductibles, coinsurance and / or premiums. The resident is responsible for payment of prescriptions not covered by MEDICARE. This procedure is the same as before moving into the New York Armenian Home.
MEDICARE accepted charges for medical services such us: doctor’s fees, X- ray and Laboratory bills which are covered under Part B are paid by Medicare after the annual deductible of $100 has been met. The remaining 20% of the charges are the resident’s responsibility.
A: Medication, clothing, bathrobe; washcloth, towels, toiletries (as hair brush, comb, tooth paste, toothbrush, shaving articles, cologne, any and all personal items to be approved by the Administrator.)
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