FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ
  • When are the visiting hours?

    We always welcome visitors. There are no set visiting hours. However, please be considerate of other patients during night hours.

  • Is there a limit to the number of people who can visit at one time?

    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.

  • Is there private space available to use?

    You may reserve the family room for any special event (birthday, holidays, meals) with Social Services or Activities staff in advance. 

  • Can I bring my children to visit?

    We encourage children to visit. However, we ask you to alert the charge nurse if they are under the age 12.

  • Can I bring a family pet to the facility?

    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 must be kept on a leash.

  • How often will a physician or health professional visit?

    Physicians see residents within 72 hours of admission and the minimum requirement thereafter is every thirty days. However, residents here for rehabilitation under Medicare can be seen more often when medically justified. Some physicians utilize nurse practitioners who make visits more frequently. When inquiring, you request a list of physicians that see residents at our facility.

  • Can I take my loved one home for a visit?

    Patients who wish to leave the facility for a short period of time must have written MD authorization, which can be arranged through nursing staff. The resident or responsible party upon arrival and departure must alert the charge nurse and sign the LOA (leave of absence) book, located at the nursing stations.

  • Can my loved one receive mail?

    Definitely. Mail is delivered to patients personally on a daily basis except on weekends and holidays.

    Please address mail to: 


    Lomita Post-Acute Care Center
    Attn:                    Room No.                
    1955 W. Lomita Blvd
    Lomita, CA 90717

  • Is smoking permitted in the facility?

    For the safety and welfare of all patients and staff, Lomita Post-Acute Care Center is a non-smoking facility.  Smoking is only permitted in a designated area outside the building.  Resident who wish to smoke must be supervised and use a fire proof gown.

  • 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 welcomed.

  • Will I be required to do my loved one’s laundry?

    Bed linens, hospital gowns, and towels are provided and laundered by the facility. Please inform our staff if you would prefer to do the personal laundry for your loved one.

  • Is there someone who provides haircuts?

    We have a beautician available on Mondays from 8 am to 4 pm. Please contact Social Services to set up an appointment. Payment for all services is made in advance or at the Beauty Shop during appointment.

  • Where should I park, when I come to visit?

    If the parking lot is full, free parking is available on Lomita Blvd. Please observe all posted city parking signs. Avoid parking in spaces specifically reserved for the handicapped or physicians.

  • Can I bring in my loved one’s favorite food?

    Please always consult with the nursing staff before bringing food to patients as they may be on a special diet. Any food kept in the resident room must be in properly sealed containers and labeled clearly with the resident’s name.

  • What articles of clothing should I bring?

    We recommend approximately five changes of clothing and a pair of comfortable rubber-soled shoes. All articles should be washed, clearly labeled with 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 one’s laundry must bring in a plastic hamper for dirty clothes and ensure laundry is done at least once a week in compliance 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 with the resident's name, NOT the room number or initials. Mark clearly and in large letters on the inside neckline or waistband. Items that must be marked include socks, shoes, and other personal belongings. 

  • Will my loved one have telephone access?

    Every bed has a dedicated phone jack in the room. The facility will provide a phone for a nominal one-time charge, which will have a separate phone number to receive and make calls direct.

  • Will my loved one’s room have a television?

    All rooms have free cable hookups in them. If you would like to bring in your own television from home, please consult with our maintenance director to ensure proper placement in compliance with county fire codes.

  • What kinds of activities are planned for the patients?

    Lomita Post-Acute Care Center has a vibrant atmosphere with dynamic, individualized activities that match the capabilities and needs of patients and their guests. We also have volunteer programs and an active resident council. Scheduled activities include: music, fitness activities, church services, outside entertainment, games, gardening, field trips/outings, and volunteer involvement. Please inform our activities director if you would like to arrange something special or have suggestions for individual or group activities. 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 Lomita Post-Acute Care Center administration.

  • How often will the rehabilitation staff work with my loved one?

    Rehab services are normally provided five days a week, Monday through Friday. In special cases, treatments missed during the week will be done on the weekend.

  • Will Medicare Part A cover my stay in the facility?

    Patients must have a Medicare card that reads “Hospital Insurance.” They must also have a physician order for skilled nursing care and be admitted to the facility 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 skilled nursing fees over 100 days.

Financial & Insurance Questions

Patients must have a Medicare card that reads “Hospital Insurance.” They must also have a physician order for skilled nursing care and be admitted to the facility 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
  • Medi-Cal
  • Private Pay

Private Room Rates

ACCOMMODATION    DAILY  RATE
Skilled Nursing Care $300/Day for a Semi-Private (2 bed) Room
  $600/Day for Private Room
   

Daily rates include room and board; three meals per day served in 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, et cetera.