Taking care of people in our community with respect and dignity has been Guardian Care’s Mission for 63 years. First, as a hospital for people of color, during a time of segregation in Orlando, and beginning in 1964, a Skilled Nursing Facility. (To see Guardian Care’s 63-year journey, click on history.)
MISSION: To provide our Residents with high-quality skilled nursing and rehabilitation services in a manner that recognizes the value of human dignity at all stages of life.
CORE VALUES: Our guiding principle is “Do the right thing every day”. This message is communicated from our Governing Board, down to every Facility employee, physician, consultant, vendor, and regular volunteer contracted with our facility; with a zero-tolerance for non-compliance.
Guardian Care has never said no to a Senior, whose needs we can meet, based upon payor source. As a result, the stay of 80 to 85% of our Residents is paid by Florida Medicaid. Although we appropriate the Medicaid Program, the amount it pays our facility per day is roughly equivalent to the cost of a night in an Orlando, hotel, that provides no additional services.
Medicaid does not always allow us to do as much for our Residents and Staff, as we want to and still keep the business side going. You can help us do more now and keep Guardian Care’s Mission going into the future, by giving to The Guardian Care Foundation.
To contribute to the Guardian Care Foundation, please contact us. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
THANKING AND CELEBRATING OUR HISTORY MAKERS
Since 2013, Guardian Care Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Guardian Care Foundation, has Sponsored an Annual Event Celebrating Our History Makers.
Over Guardian Care’s 63-year history, it has been an oasis for our Community, first, as a hospital where they were welcomed and cared for with dignity and respect, and later as a skilled nursing center that not only understands but celebrates our rich history and culture.
Many times, in its 63-year history, Guardian Care may have ceased to exist, if not for the help and support of many in our Community. So, it is our honor each year to recognize and thank them for being an integral part of Guardian Care’s history and helping to ensure this wonderful institution continues to be a valued part of our Community.
At Guardian Care, a team of certified professionals delivers your care with knowledge, compassion, and consistency. Our team are from diverse backgrounds and speak multiple languages
Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
We are staffed around the clock, with licensed nurses, providing skilled nursing care and services to residents whose care requires continuous monitoring.
We contract a full team of licensed therapists providing on-site physical, occupational and speech therapies utilizing state-of-the-art equipment.
Adult Day Healthcare
Guardian Care Day Healthcare Center for Seniors offers medical monitoring with licensed personnel, mid-day meal and snacks, and a variety of therapeutic recreational hobbies and programs.
At Guardian Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center we understand nursing home placement can be a difficult decision for a Senior who knows they need more care than they can receive at home, or a child or other family member helping them to make the decision.
Rest assured you have come to the right place. Julien Thomas, MSW, our Director of Admissions, above right, is here to answer your questions and provide you with recommendations during your onsite consultation. Tours are available by calling or you can simply stop by.
We recommend when you visit to bring copies of the following items:
Social Security Card
Once you arrive at our location, our compassionate staff will make you feel at home. We spend time during your visit learning more about the potential patient and share with you how we can help them through recovery or stabilization.
Frequently Asked Questions - Medicare Part A
MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING COVERAGE UNDER MEDICARE PART A
WILL MEDICARE PAY FOR A SKILLED NURSING STAY?
Medicare Part A offers coverage for inpatient stays at a hospital and a certified skilled nursing facility.
As a Medicare Part A beneficiary how do I qualify for admission to a skilled nursing facility “SNF”?
MEDICARE PART A REQUIREMENTS: A. Prior to applying for admission to a skilled nursing facility, you must have had a 3-midnight qualifying stay in an acute care hospital. This means you were admitted to the hospital in a patient bed (not just observed in the emergency room) for three consecutive midnights or more.
If you’re not able to be in your home during the COVID-19 pandemic or are otherwise affected by the pandemic, you can get SNF care without a qualifying hospital stay.
B. A doctor completes a form, required by the state and federal government, Form 5000-3008 stating you need daily skilled care which must be given by, or under the direct supervision of a skilled nursing staff and or licensed therapists. If you are in a SNF for rehabilitation only, your care still is considered daily even if these therapy services are only offered 5-6 days a week.
How long will my stay be covered by Medicare?
The chart below shows for days 1 – 20, Medicare Part A will pay for all services; however, at day 21 – 100 days, you must pay a copayment amount set each year by Medicare. For 2021, that amount is $185.50. (If you have a Medicare Supplemental Plan, in addition to your Part A, it may cover the co-payment amount. We will be happy to check this out for you when you call.
Skilled Nursing Facility (per benefit period)
While Medicare covers up to 100 days of skilled nursing care if you continue to meet Medicare’s daily skilled need requirements, our goal is always to help you return to your highest level of independence as soon as possible.
DAYS 1 THROUGH 20
All services covered
DAYS 21 THROUGH 100
*Daily co-payment of $185.50
AFTER 100 DAYS
WHAT IS A BENEFIT PERIOD?
A benefit period begins the day you are admitted as an inpatient in a hospital or SNF. The benefit period ends when you have not gotten any inpatient hospital care (or skilled care in a SNF) for 60 days in a row. If you go into a hospital or a SNF after one benefit period has ended, a new benefit period begins.
What is skilled nursing care?
Skilled care is nursing and therapy care that can only be safely and effectively performed by, or under the supervision of, professionals or technical personnel. It’s health care given when you need skilled nursing or skilled therapy to treat, manage, and observe your condition, and evaluate your care.
Medicare-covered services include, but are not limited to: • Semi-private room • Meals • Skilled nursing care • Physical therapy (if needed to meet your health goal) • Occupational therapy (if needed to meet your health goal) • Speech-language pathology services (if they're needed to meet your health goal) • Medical social services • Medications • Medical supplies and equipment used in the facility. • Ambulance transportation (when other transportation endangers your health) to the nearest supplier of needed services that are not available at the SNF. • Dietary counseling
If I want to come for a tour to talk about admission to your facility, what should I bring with me?
FIRST OF ALL, IT WOULD BE OUR PLEASURE TO PROVIDE YOU A TOUR OF OUR FACILITY AND ANSWER ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.
WE ASK THAT YOU BRING WITH YOU THE FOLLOWING:
• Proof of Medical Insurance, including Medicare Part A Card • Social Security Card • Medicare or Medicaid Card • State Driver's License or Photo ID Card
Opening February 2021
Guardian Care is a 104-bed skilled nursing home facility located on 13 acres on the corner of John Young Parkway and Church Street, just minutes away from downtown Orlando. On the property is also a Adult Health Day Care, and a Rehabilitation Center
In February 2021, two of three phases of a redevelopment plan initiated in 2012, will be completed: A new, state of the art, 104-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, to replace the existing facility; and Guardian Care Day Healthcare Center for Seniors; an adult day health care center licensed to care for up to 45-guests per day.
Address: 350 S John Young Pkwy, Orlando, Florida 32805