Fees


Affordable Nursing Home in Southern MNWe offer a higher level of social and health care services at a lower cost than traditional medical-model nursing homes.

Prior to admission, Birchwood Cottages will complete an assessment of the resident’s care requirements. The daily fee is tailored to their care requirements. The resident’s fee will rise proportionately as the level of the resident’s care requirements increase.

This fee is reduced for a Semi-Private room. While it may seem that having a roommate is not a desirable situation, there is compelling research that people who have a roommate often sleep better, are less depressed and exhibit fewer signs of isolation and loneliness. In addition, they live longer.

Services included in the daily fee:

  • Free guest meals
  • RN supervision and case management
  • On-going care assessments & care plan developmental revisions
  • 24/7 on-site, specially trained caregivers
  • All meals and snacks each day
  • Monitored building
  • Medication supervision and administration
  • Daily Life Enhancement activity & leisure programming
  • Assistance with all "activities of daily living"

Care Level A

  • Health Care Supervision by a Registered Nurse
  • On-Going Assessment and care plan revisions
  • Escorts and transportation to scheduled medical appointments when needed and staffing permits
  • Verbal cues for dressing, nutrition, grooming, toileting
  • Medication administration for up to 9 meds per day

Care Level B

  • Incontinence management
  • Assist of 1 for cares/transfers/mobility
  • Anti-coagulation/blood thinner mgmt.
  • Crushed medications
  • Wandering
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Medication administration for up to 9 meds per day

Care Level C

  • High risk or history of falls
  • Special diets
  • Unmanageable incontinence
  • Insulin injections
  • Blood sugar testing
  • Assistance with feeding/nutrition
  • Nebulizer treatments
  • Medication administration for up to 9 meds per day

Care Level D

  • 2 Person mechanical lift (Hoyer/EZ Stand)
  • 2 assist for cares/mobility/transfers
  • Resistance to care/difficult/anxious behaviors
  • High risk of elopement
  • Medication administration for up to 9 meds per day

Care Level E

  • Licensed Nursing Services
  • Colostomy Care
  • Catheter Care
  • Wound Care
  • Oxygen management
  • Care for those with MRSA
  • Medication administration for up to 9 meds per day

 


    • Enhanced care-1:1; behavioral and hospice support
      • Daily rate plus 15-minute increment minimum for caregiver support
      • Daily rate plus 15-minute increment minimum for nurse support
    • Outside pharmacy selection and setup: When a resident’s family chooses a pharmacy other than the Cottages preferred pharmacy, medication setup by nurse is an additional monthly fee.
      • Medication Administration
        • Administration of ten medications or more is extra
        • Narcotics Administration is extra
      • Cable in resident's room is an additional monthly fee

The following specialty nursing treatment/services are available as an add on to the daily rate when your care level is A, B or C.

      • Nebulizer Treatments
      • Colostomy Care
      • Catheter Care
      • Wound Care
      • Oxygen management
      • MRSA
      • Hospice coordination

Basic Housing Package Included

  • Private or semi-private companion bedroom
  • Linen and towel service
    - Protected, monitored building
    - All meals and snacks
    - Linen and towel service
  • Personal transportation scheduling (varies by location, local transportation only)
  • All utilities (except private telephone & cable)
  • Community telephone
  • Property taxes & building insurance
  • Maintenance & repair
  • Lawn care & snow removal
  • Housekeeping services

Items supplied by family/individual vendors/private insurance

      • Incontinence products
      • Medications and pharmaceutical services
      • Medical supplies
      • Medical equipment
      • Physical/occupational therapy
      • Nutritional/dietary supplements
      • Aroma therapy/essential oils
      • Waterproof Mattress Covers

The resident's fee is "all inclusive" from a care-related standpoint. Therefore, no additional fees will be applicable if the resident requires additional care services during the month. Appropriate responsible parties will be notified verbally and in writing regarding any change in fees.