Frequently Asked Questions
When are the visiting hours?
Visiting hours are 8am – 8pm.
Is there a limit to the number of people who can visit at one time?
Can I bring my children to visit?
Can I take my loved one home for a visit?
Where should I park when I come to visit?
Can I bring in my loved one’s favorite food?
Can I bring a family pet to the facility?
How often will a physician or health professional visit?
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.
Can my loved one receive mail?
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
What articles of clothing should I bring?
Blouses (with front snaps)
Walking Shoes (non-skid soles; velcro)
Sweaters (with large buttons)
Shirts (button down suggested)
Walking Shoes (non-skid soles; velcro)
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.
How often will the Rehabilitation staff work with my loved one?
Our rehabilitation staff will work with our residents 7 days a week in accordance with doctor’s orders. We treat as often as prescribed by the physician coinciding with insurance approval.
Is there someone who provides haircuts?
Is there any private space available to use?
Is smoking permitted in the facility?
For the safety and welfare of all patients and staff, Beachside Nursing Center is a non-smoking facility. The designated smoking area is on the center patio.
My loved one has a favorite chair that I’d like to bring to the facility. Can you accommodate this?
We always want our patients to be comfortable; if space permits, small personal items from the resident’s home are always welcome.
Will I be required to do my loved one's laundry?
Bed linens, hospital gowns, and towels are provided and laundered by the facility. If you prefer to do laundry for your loved one’s personal clothing items, please inform the charge nurse/social services designee.
Will my loved one have telephone access?
Private phone access is available to every resident. Unlimited local and toll-free calls can be made from resident phones. An unlimited number of phone calls from any incoming area code (national or international) can be received at the resident phones. Patients can bring in their own phone and simply plug it into the phone jack next to their assigned bed or a phone can be provided by the facility at no extra cost.
Will my loved one’s room have a television?
All of the rooms already have free cable television in them but if you would like to bring in your own television from home, please consult with our maintenance director to ensure proper placement according to county fire codes.
What kinds of activities are planned for the patients?
Beachside Nursing Center has a vibrant atmosphere with dynamic, individualized activities that match the capabilities and needs of our residents. 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, Lulu Young. We welcome and encourage involvement from family and friends.
Can the rules be changed?
Suggestions and recommendations for changes in the facility rules may be submitted in person or in writing to Beachside Nursing Center administration.
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 daily co-insurance rate is required.
Participating Insurance Companies
We also accept the following:
- Blue Cross
- Johan Mear
- Physicians Network
- Hills Physicians Network
- United Healthcare
- Brown & Tolland
Private Room Rates
The following room rates have been set by Beachside Nursing Center.