Transferring to our center
When you come to our community, whether you’re being discharged from a hospital or coming directly from your own home, the State requires that we receive the following:
A Medical History and Physical Examination Report
The admitting physician must complete these documents, and they must be current—completed not more than five days before your admission or on the day of admission.
A Chest X-Ray Report
You must have had a chest x-ray taken within the 90-day period prior to admission. Upon admission, we will administer a two-step Mantoux test.
Admission or Transfer Orders
These must be signed by your own physician and must include current medication (prescription) orders and any other special orders for care.
List of Current Medications
Agreement of a Physician to Visit You
Your physician must agree to visit you, in our community, as often as required by regulation or by your condition. If your physician cannot do this, our director of nursing or medical director will arrange physician coverage for you.
Level Examination Criteria
This determines whether an applicant to a nursing community is mentally ill or mentally retarded. If you are determined to be mentally ill or mentally retarded, the State must determine - before you are admitted - whether, because of your physical and mental condition, you need the level of service provided by a nursing community, and whether you need active treatment for the mental illness or retardation.
When you transfer to our community, you should also bring any of the following that apply to you:
- Your Medicare card
- Your insurance card
- Your Social Security number
Atrium admits, provides nursing care to, and accommodates all residents without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, or physical or mental handicap, pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.