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FAQs

1. Are you a non-profit organization?
2. What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?
3. Do we have an appropriate activity program?
4. What is the difference between independent living, assisted living and nursing home?
5. Do we offer therapy services?
6. What do our grounds look like?
7. Do we have a hairdresser?
8. Will we meet dietary requirements?
9. Does Webster at Rye provide dental care?
10. Do we offer private rooms?
11. What insurances do we accept?
12. Do we provide transportation to appointments and will we pick up admissions from the hospital?
13. Who is our medical Director?
14. How often does the doctor visit?
15. Do we have separate units for skilled and long term care patients?
16. Do we have WiFi?
17. When are visiting hours?
18. Do you have dining rooms?
19. Do we accept Residents in our Assisted Living Community who have dementia?
20. Is there a waiting list for Assisted Living?
21. Do we have a physician on staff for Assisted Living?

Are you a non-profit organization?
Yes. Webster at Rye is owned and operated by the Rannie Webster Foundation, a charitable non-profit foundation registered with the New Hampshire Department of Charitable Trusts as a 501 (c)(3) organization.

The Rannie Webster Foundation was established at the bequest of Rannie Webster who, after a disabling horseback riding accident, recognized the need for a place of rest and recuperation in the Rye area, near loved ones and old friends.

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What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?
Medicare Part A pays for short-term placement in a certified skilled care facility where therapy services (such as physical, speech or occupational) are provided in-house on a daily basis, as well as other services (i.e.: nursing care, nutritional services, IV Therapy, etc.) Once an individual meets his/her maximum potential according to pre-determined Medicare standards, Medicare stops payment.

Medicaid is available for financially eligible individuals and pays for long-term care where an individual receives twenty-four hour nursing care, assistance with activities of daily living, nutritional services, medication administration and certain other medically related services. Medicaid will also cover the cost of an individual's prescription medications.

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Do we have an appropriate activity program?
Both the Nursing Home and Assisted Living Community have full-time activity staff and offer a wide variety of programming designed to meet an individual's physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.

Our activity staff seeks to know each individual's interests and hobbies so an appropriate activity program can be planned that will be both therapeutic and enjoyable.

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What is the difference between independent living, assisted living and nursing home?
Under Assisted Living regulations, a facility must provide assistance to an individual with activities of daily living; however, the person providing assistance is not required to be a licensed healthcare worker. Additionally, a licensed nurse is not required to be in-house more than eight hours a day. However, at Webster at Rye, we provide twenty-four hour care by licensed staff. The payment source for Assisted Living is usually private resources.

A Nursing Home will provide more services than Assisted Living and requires licensed staff to be on duty twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The payment sources for a Nursing Home are an individual’s private resources, Medicaid or Medicare (if the facility is certified as skilled care) and long-term care insurance. Webster at Rye accepts all these payment sources.

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Do we offer therapy services?
Webster at Rye is a certified by Medicare Part A as a skilled rehabilitation facility and provides in-house services including physical, speech and occupational therapy on a daily basis as ordered by a Resident's physician. Outpatient therapy (with physician referral) is also available for individuals in the greater community.

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What do our grounds look like?
Whether you are looking at one of our many perennial gardens, taking a leisurely stroll along our nature trail or simply enjoying fresh herbs in your meal, you will soon see that we take the utmost pride in our appearance. A full-time groundskeeper is hard at work outside making sure that every little detail is perfect and that we are decorated appropriately for each and every season.

Click here to view photos of the grounds.

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Do we have a hairdresser?
Webster at Rye has a beauty salon on premises in which a wide variety of services are offered. Our licensed beautician is available weekly by appointment only.

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Will we meet dietary requirements?
Upon arriving at Webster at Rye, individuals are met by a member of the Dietary Department to discuss the individual's food likes/dislikes, allergies or any other special dietary requirements. Appropriate meals and alternatives are then prepared daily by our experienced chefs under the guidance of our registered dietician.

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Does Webster at Rye provide dental care?
Webster at Rye is pleased to announce that Dr. James Manning will be our new Dental Consultant. Dr. Manning has nearly 40 years' experience providing dental services to the senior population and hospital dentistry at both Frisbie Memorial and Huggins Hospital. With the facilities available at Webster, residents will receive excellent levels of treatment that have always been the hallmark of Webster at Rye.

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Do we offer private rooms?
Yes, Webster at Rye offers both private and semi-private rooms.

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What insurances do we accept?
Webster at Rye has contacts with the following insurance providers: Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim and Martin’s Point.

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Do we provide transportation to appointments and will we pick up admissions from the hospital?
Yes, transportation to appointments is available and can be scheduled through the nursing department. We respectfully request that a family member accompany or meet the Resident at the appointment. Transportation fees may also apply.

We will pick up admissions free of charge from the hospital providing that it is medically safe to do so. In advanced medical cases, the hospital or discharging facility will determine the most appropriate transportation and make the necessary arrangements.

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Who is our medical Director?
Our new medical director is Dr. Keenan Al-Hojerry.  Check back soon for more detailed information!

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How often does the doctor visit?
Our Medical Director is in the facility and sees Residents three to five times each week.

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Do we have separate units for skilled and long term care patients?
Although every effort is made to keep our skilled Residents together, there is no separate unit as each of Webster at Rye’s nursing home beds are duly certified as either long-term care or skilled rehabilitation.

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Do we have WiFi?
Yes, a WiFi connection is available at Webster at Rye for Residents and their guests.

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When are visiting hours?
Although visitors are welcomed at any time, we strongly encourage you to call ahead and schedule your visit around a Resident’s therapy schedule. For the health and safety of our Residents, it is important and necessary to maintain these therapy routines and these appointments will not be rescheduled simply because the Resident has company.

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Do you have dining rooms?
Our nursing home has a dining room for independent Residents and a separate dining room for those Residents needing supervision and assistance. Our Assisted Living Community has its own separate dining room. For both sides, meals can be delivered to a Resident’s room based on medical and nursing needs. Guests can be accommodated in any of our dining rooms or in the privacy of a Resident’s room.

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Do we accept Residents in our Assisted Living Community who have dementia?
Yes we do. Three different levels of care are available within our Assisted Living Community and often the support systems in place are enough to allow Residents with some form of dementia to successfully live in an Assisted Living Community. A medical screen will be conducted before admission to determine the appropriateness of an individual and Residents with dementia are also monitored on a regular basis to ensure that they can remain safe in this environment. If a Resident’s dementia progresses beyond the scope of Assisted Living, we will work with both Resident and family in transitioning to the next level of care.

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Is there a waiting list for Assisted Living?
Yes, there currently is a waiting list for apartments. Individuals on our waiting list can expect routine phone calls from our staff updating them on availability status and providing additional care management and support during this time of transition.

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Do we have a physician on staff for Assisted Living?
No. Residents are encouraged to keep their own personal physician while they are living at Webster at Rye as he/she knows them best. Our staff is in constant contact with a Resident’s physician and, if a Resident needs to be seen, transportation to and from appointments is readily available.

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