Resident Care

At Colby Health and Rehab, a leading Kansas senior care facility, we are dedicated to the wellness and enrichment of our residents. We commit ourselves to making your transition as pleasant as possible by providing comforting, nurturing support and quality medical care. These questions and answers can help you to get a better understanding of how we take care of our residents.

What is the admissions process at Colby?

We have a straightforward admissions process that involves the following steps:

  • Referral for admission into the facility.
  • Doctors Orders.
  • Assessment. An assessment is done either in the hospital or at your home. If you are coming from the community, just give us a call.
  • Verification of Insurance. At Colby Health and Rehab we will assist you in verification and give you information on applying for Medicaid.

Once our review is complete and you are accepted, we will be able to receive you into Colby Health and Rehab to help you with your short- or long-term care.

Upon admission, a full application packet will be completed with the resident, family, or Power of Attorney/Guardian.

Call us today for Admissions or assistance at (785) 462-6721.

Is there a waiting list?

We do not maintain a waiting list. Our services are provided on a first come, first served basis.

What role will my primary care physician and specialists play during my stay at Colby?

Your primary care physician will play a large part in assisting you in deciding if a skilled rehabilitation stay is right for you. They will need to complete a history and physical that the rehabilitation center will use to guide them in their individualized care planning process. Much like a hospital, this history and physical will also assist the attending physicians at the rehabilitation center in making medical recommendations for your care. At any time during your stay you or your responsible party may make arrangement for you to be seen at your primary care physician's office.

Will my family members be allowed to participate in the rehabilitative process?

It is always recommended that you get involved in the care of your loved one. In most nursing facilities, you are invited to attend the resident's care plan meetings, which are designed to keep the family informed and involved.

Should you see a change in your loved one, make sure you bring it to the attention of the nurses. When information is shared with the professional staff, better communication results and solutions are easier to find.

What sorts of activities do you have at Colby?

While residents are allowed to make their own schedules, Colby Health and Rehab offers various scheduled activities daily and throughout the month. There are scheduled outings into the community, religious services provided by area houses of worship, trivia games, Wii activities, arts and crafts, and many other activities. Activities at our Community are planned to increase socialization, independence, critical thinking and to enhance the rehabilitation experience.

What are your visitation hours?

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. We welcome children as visitors as long as they are accompanied by an adult. 

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