Frequently Asked Questions

Knowing the Facts…

When looking for a nursing facility for a loved one, St. Patrick’s Residence Nursing and Rehabilitation understands that you will have a lot of questions. You will want to know the types of care available, the costs involved and the services we offer before making your decision.

Being Well Informed…

We’ve compiled a list of the questions that we are most frequently asked. We hope this will be helpful and address any of your questions or concerns. Our goal is to clarify for you what can be overwhelming and confusing. St. Patrick’s Residence wants you to be well informed and give you the peace of mind of knowing you’ve made the decision that is best for you and your loved one.

  1. What types of care are available at St. Patrick’s Residence?
  2. What is the cost at St. Patrick's Residence?
  3. Do you require a deposit upon admission?
  4. What licenses and certifications does St. Patrick’s possess?
  5. What services are available to residents and their families?
  6. Is there a waiting list for St. Patrick’s?
  7. Where is St. Patrick’s Residence located?
  8. Will Medicare pay for a nursing home stay?
  9. Will Medicaid pay for a nursing home stay?
  10. Can I continue to be seen by my personal physician while I’m at St. Patrick’s Residence?
  11. How can I get more information about St. Patrick's Residence?

1. What types of care are available at St. Patrick's Residence?

St. Patrick's Residence offers the following levels of care: 

Intermediate I (1-West) 24-hour intermediate nursing care and supervision, 3 meals-per-day, snacks, housekeeping, non-personal laundry service, medication administration,  social services consultation, full activity program and restorative rehabilitation program. Medicare Part A and Part B services offered on all units.
Intermediate II
Receive the Intermediate I services with additional assistance from Certified Nurse Aides.
Intermediate III
(3-West, 3-East)
Receive the Intermediate II services with training to serve the dementia care needs of these residents. These residents also receive additional activities programming.
Intermediate IV
(2 East)
Receive the Intermediate II services and serve the more medically complex needs of residents.                                                     
Skilled Nursing
Receive 24 hour skilled services under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and all Intermediate services.
 Medicare A The 2016 Medicare Part A Coinsurance rate is $161.00 per day.

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2. What is the cost to live at St. Patrick’s Residence?

The basic daily charges for room and care as of January 1, 2016 are:

Intermediate I
Private:  $282.00
Semi-Private: $252.00

Intermediate II

Private:  $282.00
Semi-Private: $252.00

Intermediate III
(3-West, 3-East)

Private:  $282.00
Semi-Private: $252.00

Intermediate IV
(2 East)
Private:  $282.00
Semi-Private: $252.00                                                                 
Skilled Nursing Private: $300.00
Semi-Private: $270.00
Medicare A The 2016 Medicare Part A Coinsurance rate is $161.00 per day.

Medicaid Residents requesting a private room will incur a $30 per day room charge. Certain services, such as telephone, barber and beauty shop services, pharmacy, outpatient x-ray, therapy, and lab tests, are not included in the basic room rate.

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3.  Do you require a deposit upon admission?

A $150.00 Administration Processing Fee is required on day of Resident's admission.

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4. What licenses and certifications does St. Patrick’s possess?

St. Patrick's Residence is licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Health and is certified by Medicare and Medicaid.

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5. What services are available to residents and their families?

St. Patrick’s offers many services and amenities to our Residents and their families, including:

  • Served by the Carmelite Sisters
  • Short-Term Rehabilitation Care
  • Alzheimer and Dementia Care
  • Hospice and End-of-Life Care
  • On-Site Chapel and Dedicated Pastoral Staff
  • Daily Mass and Rosary
  • Medicaid and Medicare Licensed
  • 24-Hour Nursing Staff
  • Long-Term Care
  • Nursing Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Dietary and Nutritional Counseling
  • Social Service Department with Master’s Level Service Consultation and Auxiliary Staff
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies
  • On-Site Eye, Dental, Podiatry and Audiology Clinics
  • Full Activity Schedule with Wheelchair-Accessible Bus
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Coffee Shop and Gift Shop
  • Daily Happy Hour
  • First Floor and Rooftop Gardens
  • Dedicated Volunteers

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6. Is there a waiting list for St. Patrick’s?

At times there may be a waiting list of several days, months or longer depending on the level of care needed. Our admission selection process is based on a number of factors including  the date an application is received by our Admissions office and the availability of a room based on the healthcare needs of a resident. Availability may be checked by contacting our Admissions Department.

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7. Where is St. Patrick’s located?

We are located on the west side of Naperville, convenient to the intersection of Interstate 88 and Illinois Route 59. Please Click Here to see our map for directions.

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8. Will Medicare pay for a nursing home stay?

To qualify for Medicare’s skilled nursing benefits, an eligible beneficiary must meet specific criteria: admission must be within 30 days of a 3-day hospital stay (not counting the day of discharge), the attending physician must certify that the skilled care is medically necessary, and the skilled care must be related to the condition for which the beneficiary was hospitalized. Even for those who meet the criteria, Medicare’s skilled nursing benefit is short-term, covering 20 full-pay and 80 coinsurance days for each continuous period in which care is needed. Medicare does not pay for custodial or intermediate care in a nursing home, even if the nursing home is a Medicare-certified facility. Medicare’s nursing home coverage is limited to medically necessary skilled nursing and rehabilitative care following a hospital stay.

 The Official Government Site for People with Medicare has more detailed information  about how Medicare relates to long-term care. Section 3 of the publication  Medicare Coverage of Skilled Nursing Facility Care explains the skilled nursing benefit, how skilled nursing differs from custodial or intermediate care, the criteria for coverage, how benefit periods are determined, and other aspects of Medicare coverage in nursing  homes. See also the Medicare links and contacts below.

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9. Will Medicaid pay for a nursing home stay?

In contrast to Medicare, most Medicaid programs including the Illinois program will help pay a portion of the costs of long-term care for eligible recipients. Medicaid is a federal/state assistance program in which eligibility depends on demonstrated need. Applicants must prove that they are within the income and asset levels set by the state in  which they are applying. Benefits toward the cost of nursing home care are available as long as the recipient continues to be within those asset and income levels.

See the Illinois Department of Health Care and Family Services website for specific information on the Illinois Medicaid program.

Medicare and Medicaid Resources On-Line:
Toll-Free Telephone Numbers:

Social Security Administration:
TTY:  1-800-325-0778

DHS Family Community Resource Center in DuPage County
Family Community Resource Center
Phone: (630) 530-1120
TTY: (630) 530-1135
Fax: (630) 834-5947

TTY:  1-877-486-2048

*** The final determination of eligibility in the Medicare or Medicaid programs is determined by those federal or state agencies. ***

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10. Can I continue to be seen by my personal physician while living at St. Patrick’s Residence?

Your personal physician needs to complete the credentialing process to be able to continue as your physician. They must also be willing to follow the guidelines set forth for Nursing Homes. You may be seen by one of the several doctors with whom we do have affiliations. 

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11. How can I get more information about St. Patrick’s Residence?

 Feel free to contact our Admissions Director at (630) 416-6565 if you have additional questions, or if you would like to schedule a tour.

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