Frequently Asked Questions

We always welcome visitors. We recommend visiting between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. If you have a special circumstance, please speak with the charge nurse on duty so alternate visiting hours may be arranged

Although we do not have a formal policy stating visitation guidelines, we suggest using the common areas of the facility to meet with your loved one. If it is not possible to visit in one of the common areas, we suggest a limit of one to three people in a resident room at one time.

Absolutely. We encourage families to bring their children to visit loved ones at Beachside.

We would love for your family pet to come visit. Please remember to clean up after them and take the proper safety measures at all times. All pets should be kept on a leash.

Physicians generally see patients upon admission and once every 30 days thereafter. However, our nursing professionals are in constant contact with all of the physicians that visit the facility. Some insurance companies require that physicians visit more often. Check with our nursing staff for further information.

Patients may have a leave of absence only with MD authorization, which can be arranged through nursing staff. The resident or responsible party upon arrival and departure must sign the LOA (leave of absence) book, located at the nursing stations.

 

Definitely. Mail is delivered to patients personally on a daily basis except for weekends and holidays.
Beachside Nursing Center
Attn:                    Room No.      
7781 Garfield Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

 

For the safety and welfare of all patients and staff, Beachside Nursing Center is a non-smoking facility. The designated smoking area is the patio.

We always want our patients to be comfortable; if space permits, small personal items from the resident’s home are always welcome.

Bed linens, hospital gowns, and towels are provided and laundered by the facility. If you would prefer to do laundry for your loved one please inform the charge nurse/social services designee.

We have a beautician available Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm. Please contact the front desk to set up an appointment. Payments for all services are make in advance or at the Beauty Shop during the appointment.

Free parking is available in the parking lot. Please observe all posted city parking signs. Avoid parking in spaces specifically reserved for the handicapped, employees, and physicians.

Consistent with the provision of special diets, always consult with the nursing staff before bringing food to patients. Any food kept in the resident room must be in properly sealed containers.

We recommend approximately five changes of clothing and a pair of comfortable rubber-soled shoes. All articles should be washed, clearly labeled with the resident’s name in permanent ink, and entered into the patient’s personal inventory log in the medical chart. Other personal items should be marked or engraved for identification. We advise that patients do not keep valuable jewelry or large amounts of cash in the facility. Please ask the nurse to update the inventory list every time a new item is brought into the facility.

LADIES
Dresses
Pants
Blouses (with front snaps)
Socks/Nylons
Walking Shoes (non-skid soles; velcro)
Undergarments
Nightgown/Pajamas
Robe
Sweaters (with large buttons)
GENTLEMEN
Shirts (button down suggested)
Pants
Belts/Suspenders
Socks
Walking Shoes (non-skid soles; velcro)
Undergarments
Pajamas
Robe
Electric Razor

Personal Laundry:  There is no charge for personal laundry, however families who wish to do their loved ones laundry must bring in a plastic hamper for dirty clothes and ensure laundry is done at least once a week in order to comply with state hygiene regulations.

Clothing and Laundry Tips:  All personal clothing is washed in an industrial washing machine at a temperature of 180-degrees. Make sure your loved one's clothing is appropriate for washing and drying in these hot temperatures. Clothing that requires cold or warm water or special care is subject to damage and fading. All clothing must be labeled.Please label the clothing with the resident name, NOT the room number or initials. Mark clearly and in large letters on the inside neckline or waistband. All items must be marked including socks, shoes, and other personal items.

 

Beachside Nursing Center has a vibrant atmosphere with dynamic, individualized activities that match the capabilities and needs of patients and their guests. We also have active resident and family councils as well as volunteer programs. Scheduled activities include: music, fitness activities, religious meetings, outside entertainment, games, gardening, field trips/outings, and volunteer involvement. If you would like to arrange something special or have suggestions and ideas for individual or group activities, please inform our Activities Director. We welcome and encourage involvement from family and friends.

Suggestions and recommendations for changes in the facility rules may be submitted in person or in writing to Beachside Nursing Center administration.

This is largely determined by the doctor’s orders and the type of coverage your loved one has. Generally speaking, most HMO’s authorize up to one hour a day of therapy—split between the different disciplines. Medicare generally provides for up to two and a half hours a day depending on the orders of qualified professionals. We also provide therapy up to seven days a week for our patients.

Patients must have a Medicare card that reads ³Hospital Insurance.² They must also be admitted to the facility with a physician order within 30 days of a three consecutive night hospital stay. Generally, during the first 20 days of care, Medicare will pay 100%. For days 21-100, a daily co-insurance rate is required. Medicare does not cover skilled nursing fees over 100 days.

Financial & Insurance Questions

Patients must have a Medicare card that reads “Hospital Insurance”. They must also be admitted to the facility with a physician order within 30 days of a three consecutive night hospital stay. Generally, during the first 20 days of care, Medicare will pay 100%. For days 21-100, a $161.00 daily co-insurance rate is required. Medicare does not cover Part A skilled nursing fees over 100 days.

Participating Insurance Companies

  • Medicare
  • Private Pay
  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield
  • Greater Newport Physicians IPA
  • Secure Horizons
  • Blue Shield 65
  • VA

Private Room Rates

ACCOMMODATION    DAILY  RATE
Skilled Nursing Care $400/day semi-private room
  $300/day 3-bed room
   

Daily rates include room and board; three meals per day served in the main dining or rehabilitative dining areas, tray service plus snacks – special diets upon physician order; daily assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), i.e., dressing, bathing, ambulation, personal hygiene and needs; daily housekeeping service; bed and bathroom linens (less incontinent care linens); administration of medications as prescribed by either attending/alternate physician; 24-hour supervision by licensed Nursing personnel (R.N. or L.V.N.) and Certified Nursing Assistants; assistance with feeding; planned activities, recreational and occupational programs; drug regimen review; social services consultation; discharge planning and referral service; and furnished rooms in accordance with State and Federal regulatory agencies.

PLEASE NOTE:  The daily room rate does NOT include the following: Physician visit charges, dentist visit charges, medication and sundry items, resident care medical supplies and materials, incontinent care supplies/linens, special physician ordered therapies such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, diagnostic tests, and other specialized care procedures, etcetera..