The following is designed to provide a general timeline and framework for the steps involved in admission to Solheim. Your sales counselors are here to help you and are readily available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the admissions process.
1. You will need to complete and provide to your sales counselor a completed admission application with the following supporting documentation:
- Pre-placement Appraisal: This provides a general and informal overview of the applicant's health information and is meant to be completed by the applicant and his/her responsible party
- Current account and income statements that support the assets/income you listed on the confidential financial information form included in the application (bank, pension, investment account statements)
- Healthcare/Financial durable power of attorney documents
- Driver's license or State ID card
- Health insurance card(s)
- Medicare card
- Trust agreement and/or long-term care insurance policy (if applicable)
- $500 admission application fee
2. Visit your physician to complete and/or perform the following items:
- Physician's Report: Ask your primary care physician to complete and return this form to Solheim. Information should be completed within 3 months of your move-in date to Solheim and the completed report is needed to schedule your meeting with Solheim's Director of Nursing.
- PPD Test for Tuberculosis: This test should be performed within 1 month of moving into Solheim. It can be administered by your doctor's office and the results can be read 48-72 hours later. It can also be performed at a local Minute Clinics.
- If the PPD test results are positive, Solheim will accept a chest x-ray along with a statement from your physician verifying that you don't have tuberculosis. Due to California state regulations, Solheim cannot accept a chest x-ray unless the results of the PPD test are positive.
- Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST): This form lets the Solheim team know your health directives and requires your physician's signature.
3. When your application materials and health forms from Steps 1 and 2 have been completed and returned to Solheim, we will schedule a visit with Solheim's Director of Nursing to review the health information you and your physician provided. This meeting typically takes place at Solheim. However, a home visit is also possible.
- Your sales counselor will work with you to arrange a time to meet with Solheim's Director of Nursing.
- You will need to bring a list of all current prescription and OTC medications. You may also bring the actual items with you if that's easier.
When all application, financial and medical paperwork has been completed and approved, your sales counselor will work with you to set a move-in date and a time to sign your admission contract. You will also be able to select finishes for your apartment to be completed before move-in. Your sales counselor can provide information on resources to assist you in packing and moving.