FAQ / Family Resources

Frequently Asked Questions / Family Resources

How will I get to the facility?
  • Either the hospital can arrange for ambulance transport, the family can bring the patient from the hospital, or the facility bus (if available) can pick the patient up from the hospital and bring them to the facility.


What should I bring with me?
  • It is best to bring 5-6 changes of clothes, well-fitting shoes, night wear, and any other personal items that you may need. Each room is private, so there is plenty of storage for personal belongings. It is not necessary to bring medication or mobility devices such as a wheelchair or walker.
How many days a week will I have therapy?
  • The amount of therapy needed is dependent on the patient and their health needs. The therapy department will work in conjunction with the doctor to determine the appropriate amount of therapy for each patient’s recovery needs.  Upon admission, we provide a therapy evaluation.  This evaluation helps us to build a customized care plan for the patient.
Are pets allowed?
  • Yes. Four-legged visitors are allowed to visit.  However, you must provide an updated vaccination record before the pet visits the facility.


How long will I have to stay?
  • The length of stay varies for each person based on their healthcare needs. Our facility works with the doctor involved to ensure the patient is able to be discharged to home safely.  We conduct care plan meetings during the patient’s stay to keep everyone involved updated on progress.
May my family visit?
  • Yes, guests are always welcome. We actually encourage family and friends to visit! However, we do not allow overnight guests.  This ensures that patients are getting the rest needed for their recovery process.
What is meant by a three-night hospital stay?
  • If the health condition of the person requires that they be in a hospital for three nights, and they have Medicare as their primary insurance, they then become eligible to use their benefit for skilled nursing days in a rehab facility.

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Online Family Resources

Choosing a nursing home can be a challenging decision.  When patients, families, or loved ones are trying to find the facility that is the best fit, we encourage them to  look at ratings through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).  CMS is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that oversee many federal healthcare programs.

Nursing Home Compare through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The 5-Star Rating System through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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Providence Health Care
1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary of-the-Woods, Indiana 47876
(812) 535-4001

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