There’s no guarantee that a SNF bed will be available when you’re discharged from the hospital, if you need more skilled nursing care after your hospital stay. In such a case, talk with admissions at Koester Pavilion or SpringMeade Health Center about holding a bed for you.

To qualify for this, you must meet certain requirements under Medicare Part A. For instance, have days left in your benefit period, have a qualifying hospital stay, and your doctor determines that you need daily skilled care – among other requirements.