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Cedar Bridge

About Us

Cedar Health has been offering “Rehab to Home” services in the building for some time, but when MMS Healthcare bought the building in November 2014, our owner, Mike Steinkruger, saw a need for Skilled to Home wing. Skilled to Home services are your bridge from nursing home to home, thus Cedar Bridge was created. Our Cedar Bridge offers spacious suites with private bathrooms and kitchenettes for a more “home like” feel.
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Pricing

Medicare pays up to 100 days of skilled therapy, as long as you remain qualified. The first 20 days are covered at 100% and may begin being used at the hospital. Days 21-100 have a skilled co pay amount. This amount is patient responsibility, but may be paid by a supplemental insurance if you have one.
Private pay rates apply for non-skilled patients.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I bring with me?
We ask that families bring one weeks’ worth of clothing, labeled with resident’s name.
What payment resources are available
Private Pay, Long Term Care Insurance, Medicare Part B and Medicaid
What can my loved one bring with them?
To make each room feel as much like home as possible, we encourage residents to bring personal items with them when moving into our home. We do not limit any kind of furniture in resident rooms unless it invades the space of the resident's roommate or poses a safety hazard to other residents, visitors or our employees. Many of our residents have brought their own recliners, end tables, plant stands and television sets.
How often can I visit my loved one?
Our home is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and you are always encouraged to visit. However, it's important to consider your loved one’s special needs -- for medications, rest, medical treatment, etc. -- when planning your visits. There is no limit on visiting hours for family members and friends, but we have found the most convenient hours for residents are between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Can I bring food in or eat with my loved one?
Our home is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and you are always encouraged to visit. However, it's important to consider your loved one’s special needs -- for medications, rest, medical treatment, etc. -- when planning your visits. There is no limit on visiting hours for family members and friends, but we have found the most convenient hours for residents are between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Can I bring food in or eat with my loved one?
Check with the nursing staff or dietary manager because many of our residents must follow a special diet for health reasons. Anytime you bring in food from home, be sure to store it in an air-tight container. Also, plan to arrive at mealtimes or snack times, when the food can be eaten, because our nursing homes have very strict guidelines for storing perishable food.
Is cable TV and phone available?
Each resident has cable access available in each room and is included in the daily rates. Residents may have private telephone service in their rooms, but the expense of the connection and the monthly bill is charged to the resident.
Who schedules and transports for appointments
When your loved one has an upcoming appointment the nurse will contact the family and discuss different options. The facility has a transportation coordinator to help meet the needs of your loved one and coordinate the transportation in the resident’s best interests.
What happens in case of emergency?
Depending on the situation we will contact the responsible party listed in the residents chart. If unable to contact, we will take necessary steps to ensure your loved ones safety and continue to attempt to contact family. It is our primary focus to have families involved and understand the different needs of your loved one’s care.
How do my loved ones clothes stay separated while being laundered?
We ask that all your loved one’s items to be marked with initials. Please check with nursing staff before marking clothing to make sure that another person with the same initials. Please remember when buying new clothes while your loved one is in our care to continue to mark new outfits as they are bought.
Can I bring medicine from home
Please do not bring medication from home. With State of Iowa regulations we are not able to accept medications from home. They have to be brought by our facilities pharmacy.
Can family participate in activities and events?
We encourage families to come and be a part of all our activities. You can request a monthly Activities Calendar to be sent to your home or e-mail. When family fun nights are scheduled we announce on our website and quarterly newsletter.
What types of therapy do you provide?
Northern Iowa Therapy offers Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. Cedar Home will follow recommendations given by Northern Iowa Therapy to help maintain your mobility.
Can my loved one continue seeing their family doctor
Yes we encourage the use of personal physicians. They know the needs of their patients better than anyone. In most cases the physician must be local.
Are food preferences offered at meals
We think you will give our food service an excellent rating. Great food and menus, daily. The family or your loved one can choose what they would like to eat for each meal daily. Family is always welcome to join us for meals at a price anyone can afford. Advanced notice is always appreciated. We’ll even set up a private dining area for residents and their guests.

Admission Process

To qualify for skilled to home, you need a minimal 3 day acute hospital stay.
Inquire with Director of Resident Services.
Request paperwork be sent form hospital to Director of Resident Service. Please see your hospital discharge coordinator.
Admission team will discuss the needs of you or your loved one to see if we can provide required services. Director of Resident Services will be in contact with you when a decision has been made.
On the day of admission, you or your loved one wil need to complete admission paperwork with Director of Resident Services. Please bring identification, any insurance information, and power of attorney or conservatorship/guardianship paperwork (if applicable).

Contact Cedar Bridge

Call Us
641-228-1612
Address
807 5th Street
Charles City, IA 50616
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