This is a facility you may be utilizing at some point. Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care provides Specialist Dental, Chiropody (foot care), and Audiology (hearing) Services for the City of Toronto Homes for the Aged.
If the nursing home resident needs:
this is probably where you will go. Unless they can still be transported easily and you can accompany them to their own dentist or wherever they need to go. I have taken all of the information below from the package you get about Baycrest Centre. This package is dated up to December 2002 (although I received it April 2003) so I'm really not sure of the charges anymore but I'm giving you what I have so you have some idea.
Any and all appointments to Baycrest must be booked through the Nursing Office at the nursing home and if an appointment must be broken, they require 48 hours notice of cancellation or they charge you $30.00 for that missed appt. For more information about Baycrest you can always call them yourself at (416) 785-2500 extension 2635. This phone number goes to the Liason Secretary of outreach services. It's also where you call for billing inquiries.
Be aware, there are charges for these things. Very little these days are covered under O.H.I.P., even for the elderly. Below you will find a breakdown of some of which is offered and what to expect in billings.
DENTAL CARE PROVIDED:
Keep in mind that dental services of any kind are not covered under O.H.I.P. On Admission Day to a nursing home you will be given a package of 13 papers concerning the Baycrest Centre. It will explain all fee's and additional fee's. BE SURE TO READ IT ALL. That way you won't be hit with any suprise costs. And remember, there's a charge to transport the nursing home resident to Baycrest of $20.00 as well.
AUDIOLOGY SERVICES PROVIDED:
An initial hearing assessment is covered by O.H.I.P. If a hearing loss is identified, a follow up rehabilitation assessment and possible hearing aid prescription appointment will be made. This service IS NOT covered by O.H.I.P., and will be billed at a rate of $40.00 per 30 minute session.
Please be sure to read all these materials provided as well.
CHIROPODY SERVICES PROVIDED:
There fee's for this service up to December 31st, 2002 are:
The nursing home staff will do routine nail care.
Once again, keep this package from Baycrest in a safe place where you can refer to it as needed. There is a lot of information in it and you'll need it to look up charges and such.
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