Skilled Nursing costs are covered by Medicare if the stay is for post-acute rehabilitation (usually following an injury or illness requiring a minimum of three overnights in the hospital, for up to 100 days). Medicare monitors progress and may stop paying if it is deemed that the patient can no longer improve by staying at the SNF.
Senior Placement Services
No Service Fees
Find Senior Living and Care Options
Senior Care Authority has the expertise to help you identify and access all available options in independent living, assisted living and memory care in Winston-Salem and surrounding areas. We offer:
- No-cost assessment to help you find appropriate individualized senior living when you or your loved one can no longer care for themselves at home.
- Evaluation to match you or your loved one to the best option and tour the communities with you
- Assist with the paperwork and help identify other potential payer sources
- Offer guidance and reassurance throughout the entire process
- Assist with the move and follow up to assure continued satisfaction
Our personalized, face-to-face assistance can help relieve some of the stress and overwhelm during this difficult transition - our expertise and compassion will help lighten the load for you and your family.
Elder Care Consulting
Service Fees May Apply
Get individualized assistance with your loved one
Sometimes families just need more help. Decisions and transitions for an aging loved one can be so challenging! We can help with:
- Exploring in-home care options
- Caregiver selection
- Facilitation of meetings with family members
- Access to valuable resources
- Life transition services including the best choice for independent living, assisted living, memory care or skilled nursing care
- Assistance with move management including downsizing, preservation of life-time memories, and setting up your new home.
- Accompanying your loved one to medical appointments and reporting back along with regular visitations with a loved one to provide you with peace of mind.
Top 10 signs your loved ones may need senior care
Increased falls or risk of falls
Wandering from home
Wearing the same clothes multiple days
Frequently forgetting to take medications
An unsafe/unclean home
Difficulty with one or more activites of daily living such as bathing, preparing meals, toileting.
Need for nighttime supervision that cannot be met by in-home caregiver.
Repeating questions and multiple phone calls with the same questions.
Not eating or drinking fluids regularly
Unsafe behavior (leaving the stove on, exterior doors opened)
We Do The Homework For You
Our process is aimed at relieving you of the stress and confusion in finding the right care needs.
In our initial conversation, we will seek to get a comprehensive understanding of your elder care needs, answer your questions and set up a time to meet with you.
We meet with you personally and present the senior living alternatives that provide the safety, care, and comfort you expect and that meet your location and affordability requirements.
After identifying the providers that will meet your needs, we schedule tours and accompany you to each community. Once your selection is made, we can assist with the paperwork and arrangements for moving.
We will follow up with you to ensure that the location chosen is meeting the care, comfort, and safety needs of your loved one. We are always available to answer any questions you might have free of charge.
About Cathryn Petit
Growing up with an older sister with Cerebral Palsy, Cathryn knew at a young age she would spend her life dedicated to helping and serving others. With a long career as a Registered Nurse, she has been able to do just that. After working in various clinical settings, Cathryn is now using the skills she acquired in her nursing career, especially her case management skills, to assist the aging population and their families in making important life decisions and assuring gentle transitions to more supportive living communities.
"When I felt a calling to start my own business, I knew it would need to be a business where I could continue to help and serve others. I researched many senior service providers and determined the dedication shown by Senior Care Authority in serving others with the utmost quality best fit my purpose".
As someone who believes in fiscal soundness in health care, Cathryn obtained her MBA degree from Walden University and served as a director of a non-profit agency that assisted the uninsured in obtaining much needed health care. Through this position, Cathryn built strong partnerships with various types of health care providers and facilities. This role has also prepared her for locating and evaluating the best resources to fit her client’s needs.
Cathryn looks forward to assisting you and your family in what may be the most difficult time you have ever faced. Her expertise and gentle caring can assure the best experience possible in finding a solution that works for everyone.
Cathryn feels very blessed in having two sons, a daughter-in-law, a grandson and granddaughter.
Cathryn is always happy to help with all the necessary services related to assisted living facilities or residential care home for your loved ones in Winston-Salem area. You can see assisted living facility reviews in North Carolina on her corporate page.