FAQ


What is Skilled Nursing?

Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation centers are health care facilities that are licensed and regulated by the State in which they operate. These facilities offer either short-term or long-term care and sometimes both to those with temporary or permanent health problems too complex for home.

The Medical Resort specializes in short-term rehabilitative care only and is not a nursing home.

The Resort at Texas City offers both short-term and long-term care and is considered a traditional nursing home.

What services are provided at The Medical Resort & The Resort at Texas City?

  • Nursing
    • Carries out medical orders from the physician as well as providing nursing care
  • Physical Therapy
    • Focuses on strengthening large muscle groups (anything from the waist down) Walking / Sitting / Standing / Stairs etc.
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Focus is on improving fine motor skills (anything from the waist up) Ability to hold eating utensils/brushing hair & teeth etc.
  • Speech Therapy
    • If necessary, focus is on speech improvement or swallowing ability (typically needed after a patient has suffered from a stroke)
  • Respiratory Therapy
    • Focus on ventilator weaning and ventilator management for patients who require mechanical ventilation due to complex conditions such as pulmonary disease or other respiratory conditions. 

What insurances do we accept?

The Medical Resort accepts all major commercial insurance policies, Medicare replacement plans, and Traditional Medicare.

The Resort at Texas City accepts several commercial insurance policies, Medicare replacement plans, and traditional Medicare for patients needing short-term skilled nursing, as well as nursing home Medicaid for patients needing long-term care.

What are my Traditional Medicare benefits?

Traditional Medicare covers up to 100 days in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF). Days 1-20 are covered at 100%. Days 21-100 require payment of a $161.00 copay. Copays may be covered completely or partially by secondary supplemental insurance policies and Medicaid.

What do I do if my insurance policy is not in-network?

It is possible that you may have out-of-network benefits. This is something that our admissions staff regularly checks for and can help you with. We can request single case agreements with your insurance in some cases.

How long do our patients stay?

The Medical Resort offers short-term care for patients in the post-acute setting. The average length of stay is bellow 20 days. Each length of stay is unique to each patient and depends on your medical needs.   The Medical Resort does not offer long-term care.

The Resort at Texas City offers both short-term skilled nursing care as well as long-term care.

What do I do when I am ready to leave The Medical Resort?

The Medical Resort and The Resort at Texas City offer discharge planning from a trained Social Worker/Discharge Planner to assist you (or your loved one) when you are ready to discharge from our facility. Our Social Worker/Discharge Planner will help you prepare to return home and work with your insurance provider and or Medicare to obtain any necessary equipment you may need after returning home.

Is the Medical Resort part of any Preferred Provider networks?

The Medical Resort is part of the Memorial Hermann Preferred Provider Network as well as Houston Methodist’s Medicare Shared Saving Program (MSSP). The Medical Resort is part of Memorial Hermann Hospital Systems’ and Houston Methodist’s Accountable Care Organization (ACO). As part of these ACO’s, we work closely with Memorial Hermann and Houston Methodist to ensure patients receive higher quality care at reduced costs.

What if I am Unavailable to tour the facility?

The Medical Resort and The Resort at Texas City employ full-time Clinical Liaisons who are available to meet you in person at the hospital. Our team of Clinical Liaisons are knowledgeable about the types of care we can provide, the admissions process, and other important information you will need to know before selecting a Skilled Nursing Facility. This team is intended to serve as a resource to patients, patient families, and hospital professionals considering temporary placement with a Skilled Nursing Facility.