Community Memorial Hospital

Community Memorial Hospital is a 25 bed Hospital and Swing Bed Facility located in Turtle Lake, North Dakota. The Community Memorial Hospital is equipped with Emergency Room, Physical Therapy capabilities, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Lab, Radiology, Home Care and Hospice, Adult Day Care and Respiratory Care.

The Emergency Room has 24 hr coverage by: Dr. M. Denise Guanzon, Curt Kroh, PA-C, Rick Hofferber, RNP and Deb Barber, FNP.

Additional services offered through the hospital are: Ultrasounds, Bone Densities, CAT Scans and nuclear medicine. These services are accomplished through a mobile unit and require a physician order.

Mammography services are offered through the Garrison Hospital or Through Trinity Mobile Unit from Minot, ND. Appointment may be made by calling Northland Community Health Care at 448-9225.

Telemedicine allows a patient who is referred to a specialist by their doctor to visit with the specialist via telemedicne rather than driving to the appointment in person. Appointments can be scheduled through Sandi Helgeson at the hospital at 448 2331, extension 202.

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Located in this beautiful, quiet, rural community of ours, we offer safe, worry-free living in a supportive, Christian atmosphere. CMH is proud to offer this important resource as an alternative to nursing homes. This is our Hospital with Alternative Living in our Hometown and we would like to see our community and the area communities use it. We give lots of Love and Excellent Care!

We like to think of our Swing Bed Program as an Alternative Living arrangement when a person is unable to live alone any longer.
We have advanced and expanded our services to meet our communities needs. We offer care by a kind and caring staff for as long as you need to stay...5 days, 5 weeks, 5 years or as long as you want. Our commitment is to provide community based care in a homelike, family atmosphere.
Our professional staff provides qualities of skill, compassion, and patience. We want you to feel safe and comfortable while you stay with us.

Our goal is to help people remain as vigorous and active as possible by providing all the comfort and privacy you have in your own home, and yet no longer have to worry about cooking, cleaning, laundry, mowing lawn or shoveling snow.
Our services include 24 hour Nursing, Emergency Room, Dietary, Doctor Visits, Lab and X-ray, Daily Physical Therapy, Active Therapy, Social Services, Cardiac Rehab, Laundry, and Housekeeping. Local Medical and Dental Clinics are just across the street with willing and able staff to take you to your appointments. If you need hospitalization, you're already here and do not have to leave the facility. If you need specialized services from a larger facility, our staff will make the necessary arrangements in accordance to you and your families wishes.

There are no limits on visiting hours. Residents are encouraged to go out of the facility with friends or relatives as their condition permits. If a Resident should go out on a pass for a 24 hour period or more, there are no room charges while the Resident is away.
Our Activity Department plans a calendar of events that include physical social, spiritual, and emotional experiences for all Residents. Family members are encouraged to participate in the activities offered.
The Social Services Department is available to help the Resident and family with any concerns relating to admission, residence, or discharge planning.

We are blessed with many dedicated volunteers who provide such services as reading to Residents, special music, friendly visiting and assisting with recreational and religious activities.

Each room has a phone and cable TV. Mail is delivered daily. Hair care is available by a professional hair stylist on a weekly basis by appointment.

Every effort is made to give a new Resident extra personal attention during the initial adjustment period. Residents are encouraged to play an active role in their care.

There are four different types of payment for Alternate Living (Swing Bed) just the same as for nursing home care. They are:

Private Pay - the most common, which is "out of pocket."

Nursing Home Insurance - some nursing home will pay for Alternative Living (Swing Bed) just the same as for nursing home care.

Some private insurance policies will also pay for Alternative Living care.

Medicaid - this is medical assistance through Social Services of McLean County or whichever county a person lives in. They have qualifying criteria that must be met before they will pay for a stay at Alternative Living. The most common need is when a person needs help 60% or more of the time with at least three activities of daily living. We refer to these activities as ADLs which would be toileting, eating, transferring (process of moving from bed to chair or toilet), and ambulating (process of getting around home, with or without wheelchair, walker, or cane)

Medicare - Medicare has strict guidelines for payment. A person must be hospitalized for medically necessary inpatient hospital care for three days, not counting the day of discharge, and be eligible for Part A benefits in the month of discharge. After the Three day hospital stay, Medicare will pay for up to 20 days of Alternative Living if a person needs further skilled care for the same condition that required hospitalization. medicare will pay a co-payment for another 80 days of skilled care. If the Resident has supplemental insurance, this will sometimes cover the Resident's share of the co-payment. Remember, this is for skilled care only. the skilled services must be ordered by a physician, require the skills of technical or professional personnel such as registered nurses, physical or respiratory therapists, be needed by the Resident on a daily basis, and be provided by a skilled facility certified by Medicare.

The daily room charge is the same no matter what payment system is used. We know change can be difficult, but we know most of us would rather stay in our own community even if we aren't able to be in our own home.

Contact us at 701-448-2331

Community Memorial Hospital, 220 5th Ave, Box 280, Turtle Lake, ND 58575-0280


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