Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to many of the most common questions people have about selecting a health care facility can be found below by clicking on the appropriate category then clicking on a specific question. If you can not find the answer to your question, please feel free to contact us.

1. Assisted Living

Can I keep my current doctor?

Yes, but you may need to see him/her outside of the facility.  There are a limited number of doctors who will come into the Assisted Living to see patients.

How can I pay for an Assisted Living apartment?

The primarily accepted payor sources are Private Pay (when the client covers all of the costs) and through Long-Term Care Insurance benefits.  The Medicaid Waiver program is available.  Please call and speak with Courtney Skaer, Director of Social Services at 330-364-4436 to inquire about this program.

How much does it cost to put my name on the Independent Living or Assisted Living Waiting List?

There is NO cost associated with being on either waiting list - no cost to have your name added, and no cost to have your name maintained on the list.

How soon can I move into Assisted Living?

Those already living at Park Village, either in the Nursing Home or in Independent Living, have first priority when an apartment becomes available.  When it is determined that no current residents are ready to move into the available apartment, individuals on the waiting list will be contacted. 

What do we bring when moving into Assisted Living?

We want a client's apartment to feel as much like home as possible.  Therefore, we encourage families to bring in their own furnishings from home.  In addition, supplies for their kitchenette, wall hangings, and knick-knacks will give the apartment a much better feeling of home.  We supply twin bed linens and bath towels if needed, and toilet tissue.  All other personal items are the responsibility of the client.

When do I pay for any additional services?

If you use additional services (i.e. Century Tub Bathing), you will be charged for these services on the next month's bill. 

When is the right time to move to Assisted Living?

There are a variety of factors that go into making this decision.  The biggest reason people choose to move in is their level of independence is compromised.  Many of our clients come to us because they simply cannot or do not desire to live alone any longer.  The three most common areas that are concerns are:

1. The client is not taking their medications as prescribed by their doctor.

2. They are not eating right.

3. They lack daily socialization and feel alone.

Park Village specializes in addressing these concerns and provides an environment that is both safe and secure.

2. Independent Living

Can I keep my current doctor?

Yes, but you must go to his/her office for appointments. 

How can I pay for an Independent Living apartment?

Independent Living clients pay privately for their apartment.  Medicaid Waiver is not available for these apartments. 

What do we bring when moving into Independent Living?

We want a client's apartment to feel as much like home as possible.  Park Village schedules and shares the cost of professional movers.  We encourage clients to bring as much of their favorite furnishings and personal belongings that will reasonably fit in their apartment.  Kitchen supplies, wall hangings, and knick knacks should all be included when moving.  Many residents bring their vehicles. 

When is the right time to consider moving to an Independent Living apartment?

The majority of our clients come to us from their own homes and are still living in the community.  Most of our clients simply need a "watchful eye" as they continue to live independently.  Clients gain a much higher level of safety and security because they have a 24-hour wireless remote call system and a trained professional staff to respond.  Our Personal Attendants check in on our clients daily.  Additional services in Independent Living are purchased if the client chooses.  Meals and laundry services are the two most popular optional services.

3. Nursing Home

Can I keep my current doctor?

Maybe.  There are a limited number of doctors who conduct rounds at Park Village.  If your current doctor does not see patients at Park Village, you must switch to one of the physicians who rounds here, while under our care.   

Can my family member have a private room?

Yes.  A total of 68 private rooms are available between our Dover and New Philadelphia campuses.

How do I pay for my stay in the Nursing Home?

In the Nursing Home, multiple payor sources are available.  Residents may pay privately or with the assistance of Long-Term Care insurance coverage.  Depending on qualifying factors, Medicare and Medicaid programs are potential resources.  Please contact Courtney Skaer, Director of Social Services at 330-364-4436 with any questions regarding these programs. 

What does Medicare cover for skilled care?

For days:

1-20                Medicare pays 100% of the cost of covered services.

21-100            Medicare pays all but a daily co-pay.  The co-pay is your responsibility.***

100+              Medicare does not cover any charges.  You are responsible for the full cost of services.


*** If you have a Medigap (Medicare Supplement Insurance) policy with the Original Medicare plan, your costs may be different or you may have additional coverage. 

What is "skilled care"?

This is a level of care that requires the daily involvement of skilled nursing or rehabilitation staff.  Examples of skilled care include IV needs and Physical Therapy.  The need for custodial care (such as help with activities of daily living, like bathing or dressing) cannot qualify you for Medicare coverage in a skilled nursing care center.

4. General

Are there Park Village employees available to go to appointments with my family member?

No.  Park Village does not provide a staff member to accompany residents for outside appointments.

Can I bring my family pet to visit my family member?

Smaller pets are permitted to visit our residents, but must remain on a leash.

Can I smoke while I am staying at Park Village?

Park Village is a smoke-free facility.  However, there are designated smoking areas, outside of the facility, available to residents and their families. 

Does Park Village provide transportation?

No.  However, there are community resources available that will transport residents to and from appointments.  These resources include the following: SEA, Horizons, and the Tuscarawas Senior Center.  Smith Ambulette is also available on a limited basis. 

How much does it cost once I have selected a room or apartment?

There is no down payment or deposit required to hold a room or apartment.  Your first charges will be sent to you as the first month's rent, as we bill a month in advance. 

If I have any other questions, who do I contact?

For questions pertaining to our Dover Campus, please contact Courtney Skaer, Director of Social Services  - Dover, at 330-364-4436.  For questions pertaining to our Southside New Philadelphia Campus, please contact Penny Howard, Director of Social Services - New Philadelphia, at 330-364-4437.

What information do I need to bring to help complete the admission process?

Please bring the following information with you to assist with the Admission Paperwork:

Advanced Directives: copies of a living will, durable power of attorney, DNR

Billing Information: name, address, and phone number of contact person

Insurance Information: copies of insurance card, Medicare and Social Security cards

Privacy Information: a list of persons to whom medical information may be given

Prior Dates of Rehab Services: a list of prior nursing home and/or rehabilitation services within the past 12 months that were covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or insurance funding

What is Medicaid's "Look-Back Period"?

The "look-back period" begins with the "look-back date" and ends with the "baseline date." The "look-back date" is a date up to 60 months (5 years) prior to the baseline date." The "baseline date" is the first date upon which the individual has both applied for Medicaid and was placed in a long-term care facility or applied for services through a waiver or PACE.

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a health insurance program that is jointly funded by the state and federal government, which is available to individuals and families with low incomes and resources.  Medicaid acts as a secondary payor source to other health insurance resources, including Medicare.  Medicaid covers inpatient hospitalizations, short-term skilled nursing facility stays, extended and long-term care stays in a nursing facility, home health, hospice, physician visits, outpatient tests, therapy, medications, certain supplies and equipment, and many other services.

What is Medicare Part A?

Sometimes referred to as "Hospital Insurance,", Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and some home health care.

What is Medicare Part B?

Sometimes referred to as "Medical Insurance," Medicare Part B covers certain doctors' services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and preventative services. In certain circumstances, Part B covers the cost of Physical Therapy services.

What is Medicare Part C?

Medicare Part C is sometimes referred to as the "Medicare Advantage Plans."  A Medicare Advantage Plan is a type of Medicare health plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide you with all your Part A and Part B benefits. Medicare Advantage Plans include Health Maintenance Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations, Private Fee-for-Service Plans, Special Needs Plans, and Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans. If you're enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan, Medicare services are covered through the plan and aren't paid for under Original Medicare. Most Medicare Advantage Plans offer prescription drug coverage.

What is Medicare Part D?

Medicare Part D is sometimes referred to as the "Prescription Drug Plan."  Part D adds prescription drug coverage to Original Medicare, some Medicare Cost Plans, some Medicare Private-Fee-for-Service Plans, and Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans. These plans are offered by insurance companies and other private companies approved by Medicare. Medicare Advantage Plans may also offer prescription drug coverage that follows the same rules as Medicare Prescription Drug Plans.

What is Medicare?

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease. Medicare is split into 4 different parts, which help to cover the cost of specific services.

What makes Park Village different?

Park Village has been family owned and operated since 1952.  The O'Donnell family and their staff of health care professionals take great pride in providing services that our community has come to expect and appreciate.  We provide 24-hour nursing care and a management staff who are involved in assuring that the highest quality standards are met. 

When should I apply for Medicaid?

Given the amount of time the application process can take, it is recommended that you assess your funds and begin the process while you have approximately 6 months of funds to maintain a private pay status.  Please contact Courtney Skaer, Director of Social Services at 330-364-4436 with any further questions regarding the application and eligibility.