Preparing for Admission
The admission process requires that important information be gathered from the patient. All information is considered private and will be held in the strictest confidence.
This information includes but is not limited to:
- Name, address, phone, e-mail (an I.D. is required, see Red Flags Policy)
- Gender, date of birth
- Type of insurance
- Social security number
- Medical condition, physician
- Admission questions required by Medicare
Important information will be provided to patients upon admission. For the patient’s convenience, Skyline has created an Admissions Packet which is given to newly admitted patients and includes the following documents as well as other information:
- Patient Rights and Responsibilities
- Visitation Policy
- Tobacco Free Services Information
- Chaplain Services Information
- Life/Fall Safety
- Quality Hotline
- Nondiscrimination Policy
- Notice of Privacy Practices
- Financial Assistance Information Sheet
Since we cannot be responsible for personal items, we strongly encourage you to leave all items of value at home or with a family member.
Television is available in all patient rooms and are managed by your pillow speaker control, which also controls the light above your bed. Ask your nurse if you need assistance.
Every room features a telephone for our patients’ personal use. Simply follow these operating instructions:
Local Calls: Wait for a dial tone and then dial “8” to get an outside line. Dial the number you wish to call.
Long Distance Calls: Wait for the dial tone, dial “8” for an outside line, then dial “1” = area code = the number you wish to call.
A public phone is available outside the Emergency waiting room.