FAQs & Resources

The decision to move into a senior care facility can be a difficult and stressful situation. That’s why Inspira Health Group is here to help ease your mind and help make the decision as easy as possible.

Take a look at these important factors to consider when choosing care for yourself or your loved one.

My loved one needs senior care, but I don’t know what to do. Where do I start?

It’s one of the toughest conversations to have with a loved one. That’s why our admissions staff provides free assessments and long-term care planning consultations to advise on the appropriate level of care needed, payment, and which of our facilities best suits your needs.

Direction Home, an area agency on aging, can also help, working closely with you to facilitate nursing home placement and waiver programs.

How do I pay for my stay?

We’re here to help walk you through this process.

  • First, our admissions staff reviews your care needs.
  • We will then look at the best payment methods for you and what you may be eligible for through your insurance. Inspira Health Group accepts most insurances and Medicaid.
  • We will provide you with a financial questionnaire to assess Medicaid eligibility, insurance coverage, or private pay. If you're Medicaid eligible, we have an application and checklist for you to complete.
  • If desired, our social workers and admissions department can refer you to an estate planning attorney to help you implement a plan and ensure asset protection.
Our goal is to help make this process smooth and as stress-free as possible for you.
Do you accept Medicare or Medicaid?

Yes! And we’re here to assist you in applying for Medicaid and its programs like PASSPORT, Home Care Waiver, and Assisted Living Waiver. We’ll help make sure your family takes advantage of the appropriate and available programs so you’re not paying more healthcare costs than you should. Plus, we’re here during a resident’s stay, and even after discharge to another level of care.

Are the rooms and bathrooms private?

Many of our locations offer private rooms with bathrooms for our residents. Please contact the location you would like to find out availability.

What’s the food like?

We have a great selection of high-quality foods available to meet our residents’ nutritional requirements and eating habits. The meals and snacks are all carefully prepared to cater to an individual’s dietary needs and restrictions. Food-related issues are considered when serving our residents, including nutritional needs, difficulty swallowing, allergies, medication interaction, exercise levels, and more.

What is your staffing ratio?

We are always staffed according to state guidelines. Each of our five locations is generally overstaffed or staffed far beyond the state minimum guidelines and requirements.

Do you offer a high level of care?

Yes. Depending on the facility, we offer in-house hemodialysis, ventilator care, wound care, long-term post-acute care, short-term and long-term rehabilitation, long-term care, and memory care. See more about the services we offer.

How do I pick a long-term care provider?
  • Find a location that is convenient for you to visit, so you can maintain a close relationship with your loved one
  • Make sure the appropriate level of care needed is provided
  • Make sure you’ll be getting high-quality care by looking at state surveys and star ratings
Can I see my own doctor?

Any doctor is welcome to see you in our facility, as long as they’re credentialed. Each facility also has a medical director who will visit you.

Do you have specialized services, resources, and equipment?

Yes, we do! Each of our locations has its own specialty to suit the needs of our residents while maintaining small-town values. Some of the services we offer include:

  • A state-of-the-art therapy gym for one-on-one rehabilitation session sessions, daily exercises classes, and more
  • Ancillary services such as eye, dental, audiology, and podiatry services
  • Ventilator care unit with in-house respiratory therapists
  • Tracheostomy services
  • Respiratory services
  • Transportation to health appointments outside of the facility
  • University Hospitals Post-Acute Quality Network (PAQN)
  • On-site hemodialysis
  • Advanced wound care
  • IV therapy
  • On-site laboratory and x-rays
  • Post-surgical care
  • Cancer recovery
  • Dieticians
  • Therapy animals
  • On-site coffee shops and beauty salons
  • Day lounges
  • And so much more

Check out your desired location to see what resources, services, and equipment are available.

Do you have a lock unit for memory care?

Elmwood offers a lock unit as part of their memory care services.

Canterbury, Carroll, Caprice, and Calcutta have defined memory care programming and space, but without lock units.

What kind of activities do you offer?

No matter your location, Inspira Health Group has activities to suit the needs of our residents. From theme days and weekly outings to therapy animals, family nights, cooking clubs, and more, there’s something for everyone. Plus, some of our locations offer on-site coffee shops and beauty salons, a bocce court, and fire pits for added convenience and fun. Check out your desired location to see what’s available.

For those in memory care, we are happy to offer the ground-breaking Adele Court—Alzheimer’s and Dementia Enhanced Living Environment. Adele Court is designed to provide a peaceful, homelike atmosphere. Residents also benefit from activities like:

  • Our Music & Memory Program
  • A holistic approach called Compassionate Touch, which combines skilled touch with compassionate presence to enhance quality of life for those in the later stages of life
  • Opening Minds through Art (OMA), an award-winning, evidence-based, intergenerational art-making program.
How is Inspira Health Group different from traditional nursing homes?

Unlike an increasing number of senior care providers owned by private equity or other non-local entities, Inspira Health Group is locally owned and operated by members of the community. What’s more, our president and partners have worked “in the trenches” as former nurses and use their familiarity to bring only the best experiences to each of our residents and their families. Our locations truly feel like home, so much so that our own employees have loved ones as residents. And we’re at the forefront of senior care, using advanced medical technologies to implement the latest in world-class care.


Have another question?

Our team is here to help. Feel free to reach out and learn more about Inspira Health Group.

Our Senior Care Facilities

Five community-based facilities under one network of care.