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M.M. Ewing Admissions

We appreciate your interest in M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center. Because the admissions process to a skilled nursing facility can be difficult to navigate alone, we've provided some commonly asked questions that may help with the process.

Frequently Asked Questions

The first step is to contact M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center’s Admissions Office by calling (585) 396-6021 or by email at ccc.admissions@thompsonhealth.com. At this time the Admissions Team will discuss the specific needs of the applicant. The course of the application process depends on whether the applicant is applying from the community (i.e., home, assisted living facility) or from a hospital.

The best way to obtain an application is to click here to download a copy.  If you are unable to download an application or if you need assistance completing the forms, please call the Continuing Care Center’s Admissions Office at (585)396-6021. Applications may be returned in person, by mail, or faxed to (585) 396-6026.

Prior to admission a Patient Review Instrument (PRI) and Screen will need to be completed. 

PRI is an acronym that stands for Patient Review Instrument. This is a standardized health assessment required by New York State prior to an applicant being admitted to a skilled nursing facility. The PRI must be completed by a qualified health care provider trained to perform the assessment.

If applying from a HOSPITAL, the PRI and Screen will be completed by the hospital. If applying from HOME, you must contact a local nursing agency to complete the PRI and Screen.

Applicants living in Ontario County should call:

Lifetime Care
(585) 214-1000 or (800) 562-1650

Applicants living outside Ontario County should contact a nursing service in their county of residence.

To set up a tour, call the Admissions Office at (585) 396-6021. We will be happy to answer your questions and provide a tour.

After the PRI, Screen and application are received, the Continuing Care Center’s Admissions team will review the applicant’s medical needs, insurances, and financial resources.

The Medical Review process is performed by a registered nurse who evaluates and determines the applicant’s care needs and activities of daily living (ADLs) to ensure the health care professionals at the Continuing Care Center can meet those needs. Standardized medical assessments are either faxed to the Continuing Care Center by a hospital or a physician.  For some complex cases, an on-site interview and record review is necessary.

The Financial Review process is completed by the Continuing Care Center’s Admissions Coordinator, who evaluates the type of insurances and payor source available. The evaluation process may also include a face-to-face or telephone interview with the applicant and/or designated representative.

Activities of daily living are:

Bathing – washing oneself by sponge bath or in either a tub or shower, including the task of getting in or out of the tub or shower.

Dressing – the ability to put on and take off all items of clothing and any necessary braces, fasteners or artificial limbs.

Eating – the ability to feed oneself by getting food into your body from a receptacle (such as plate, cup or table) or by a feeding tube or intravenously.

Transferring – the ability to move into or out of a bed, chair, or wheelchair.

Toileting – the ability to go to and from the toilet, get on and off the toilet, and perform associated personal hygiene.

Continence – the ability to maintain control of bowel or bladder functions; or when unable to maintain control of bowel or bladder function, the ability to perform associated personal hygiene (including caring for catheter or colostomy bag).

The Continuing Care Center has 3 service lines (Dementia Care, Long-Term Care, and Skilled Rehabilitation Care). After the medical and financial reviews have been completed, the applicant may be considered for an available appropriate bed based on the applicant's individual needs.

Applicants coming to the Continuing Care Center must have an approved payment source.  Medicare and private insurance may cover a post-hospital stay following a qualifying hospital stay. However, this coverage is limited and is not a long-term care payment option.  Long-term care payment options are private pay resources, long-term care insurance and Medicaid.

If an applicant does not have active Medicaid prior to admission to the Continuing Care Center, the Admissions team will review the applicant's financial resources to determine eligibility to apply for Medicaid at time of admission or if the applicant needs to use private pay resources before being eligible to apply for Medicaid. The Admissions Coordinator will provide information regarding the Medicaid application process.

At the time of admission the new resident will be assigned to the Continuing Care Center’s medical team, which includes both physicians and nurse practitioners.
Resident Application

Download a copy of the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center Application

Application