There are steps to be admitted to long term care facilities that each new resident must take. 

  1. Speak with your health care provider:
    • ​If you're in the hospital your doctor is recommending skilled nursing, rehabilitation, or long term care, communicate your choice of facility to your case manager or social worker planning your discharge.
    • If you're coming from home or assisted living, make an appointment to visit your primary doctor. 
    • We need updated health information from the last 10 days to get an accurate snapshot of your health situation.
  2. ​Speak with your family. 
    • ​​Get a Power of Attorney for Health and Property if you don't already have one.
    • Let them know your wishes.
    • Encourage them to tour or check out our website.
    • Ask them to help you gather necessary items like clothing, toiletries, and any entertainment devices you may want (TV, radio, tablet, laptop).
    • Ask them to help you manage your affairs and change your address if needed.
  3. We'll Evaluate Your Information
    • ​​As with any facility, not every potential resident is a great fit. We'll need to check your medical status, compliance with treatment, and criminal background.
    • If you have private insurance, we may need to ask them for authorization to accept you.
  4. ​Transfer Date
    • ​​We'll set a transfer date to bring you from home or facility to us.
    • Transfer depends on your health. Some people can have family take them. Others get transferred by van or ambulance.
  5. Meet the Team
    • Our team will be anxious to meet you when you get here.
    • Make sure to let them know about any preferences for food, activities, or anything else we can do to make your stay more comfortable.

Stephenson Nursing Center

Therapy, Wellness & Long term care

Local Transportation available

Admissions Process

Admissions Process

Civil Rights Policy

The Stephenson Nursing Center complies with Section 001 of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which provides that:

"No person in the United States, shall on the ground of race, color, or nation origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. The Stephenson Nursing Center also complies with Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act on that we do not discriminate on the basis of handicap, in accordance with Paragraph 84.8 (A) of the regulations."