Golden Living Center – Pell City
510 Wolf Creek Rd North
Pell City, AL, 35125
Golden LivingCenter – Pell City
About Our LivingCenter
Welcome to Golden LivingCenter – Pell City. We are a skilled nursing facility located in Pell City, AL, less than 10 minutes from St. Vincent’s St. Claire Hospital.
We offer both long- and short-term care with services ranging from physical, speech and occupational therapy to wound care, as well as care for those in the intermediate stages of dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
At Golden LivingCenter – Pell City, we understand the importance of maintaining lifelong hobbies and interests. Residents may enjoy beautiful Logan Martin Lake, located nearby, or participate in a variety of onsite activities and community outings.
Residents of our Alzheimer's Care Units will experience a beautifully designed and secure area that helps manage the behaviors associated with dementia and maintain cognitive and physical functionality, so the individual can live with respect and dignity.
Skilled Nursing Care
For a Medicare eligible beneficiary, Medicare Part A coverage pays for a semi-private room, meals, nursing services, rehabilitation services, medications, supplies and durable medical equipment for up to 100 days. For the first 20 days in a nursing home, Medicare covers 100 percent of skilled care. From Day 21 through Day 100, the resident must pay a daily co-insurance rate.
Patients who are eligible for the services covered under Medicare Part B will be responsible for an annual deductible plus 20 percent of the total charges for services such as occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy, as well as medical supplies.
For those Medicare beneficiaries with Part B coverage, Medicare helps pay for medically necessary physical, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology services when a doctor or therapist:
- Sets up the plan of treatment
- Periodically reviews the plan to see how long the patient will get therapy
You can receive your outpatient services from a participating:
- Skilled Nursing Facility
- Home Health Agency
- Rehabilitation Agency
- Public Health Agency
You can also receive these services from a Medicare-approved physical or occupational therapist, in private practice.
When a Medicare-eligible patient receives services from a Medicare-approved hospice agency, Medicare will pay for the services and supplies directly related to the patient's hospice diagnosis.
The following services, which are directly related to the patient's hospice diagnosis, are covered:
- Doctor care
- Nursing care
- Drugs for pain relief and those related to the terminal illness
- Counseling services for the patient and family members
- 13-month berevement counseling for family members
The following medical supplies, which are directly related to the patient's hospice diagnosis, are covered::
- Hospital beds and routine mattress changes
- Walkers, canes and crutches
- Respiratory equipment
- Patient lifts
- Shower/bath chairs
- Bedside commodes
- Catheters, syringes, dressings and latex gloves
- Incontinence supplies
Long Term Care
Medicare doesn't generally pay for long term care, or for help with activities of daily living including eating, bathing, dressing, and using the bathroom.
However, all states provide long term care services for individuals who are Medicaid eligible and qualify for institutional care.