Bear Creek FAQs
Competent, Compassionate, Affordable Care.
How much will it cost?Bear Creek accepts payment from Medicare, Medicaid and most major Insurance companies. Amounts (if any) that you will need to pay out of pocket vary widely. Please check your insurance policy for company specific information, or contact Case Manager Ronda Miller for more information.
What should I bring for my stay?Clothing: Comfortable outfits (enough for 7 days). Pants, shirts, underwear etc. Since the building is normally very cool, a sweater is also recommended. Also, please bring comfortable well fitting shoes, hearing aides, glasses, dentures etc. All personal belongings should be clearly marked with patients name and logged on the personal inventory list provided by the nursing department.
What are the visiting hours?Bear Creek does not have specific visiting hours, we only request that you be respectful of other residents and guests. For safety purposes, front doors are locked at 8PM, please use the back door after 8.
Can I bring a pet to visit?Non vicious, non threatening and properly immunized pets may visit, but must be approved with administration before the first visit. Service dogs are always welcome.
Does my Dr. come here and how often will he visit?Many local doctors in the community, will also visit their patients who come to Bear Creek. For specific information regarding your doctor, please speak with Admissions Director Zach King. Doctors are required to visit once every 30 days, however most physicians visit more frequently.
Do you have a Dr. in house?While Bear Creek does have a Medical Director on call 24/7, he is not physically at the facility consistently. Registered/Licensed nurses are available at all times, and should you need to see your doctor, they will contact him to make arrangements.
Can I eat a meal with my loved one? Absolutely! Guest meal tickets are available from the receptionist at the front desk at a cost of $4.00 each.
Can I bring food for my loved one?Due to specific diets, it is very important to check with the on duty nurse before bringing food to your loved one. A refrigerator is provided at each station for storage, however please be sure that the name of the patient and the date are clearly marked on the item.
My loved one is going to be long term. Do I need to provide furniture?All furniture is provided by the facility. Family pictures or personal items to make your loved one feel more at home are always welcomed! Please check with the maintenance department before bringing in any electrical items or additional furniture.
Is there a phone in the room?Not all patient rooms are equiped with telephones. For the rooms that are not, there is a mobile phone at each station that can be taken to the room to speak with your loved one. If you wish to have a phone installed, please make arrangements with the Wayne Martin, director of maintenance services.
Does my loved one have a television?Every bed also has a television. Cable television is also provided free of charge.
What about internet service? Bear Creek has free wi-fi throughout the building.
What kinds of activities do you have?We offer many activities throughout the day and week. Each morning, coffee and current events updates are served in the activity room. Various bus trips to the mall or movie theater are also popular. Please refer to the monthly activity calendar for details, or speak with Activities Director Carolyn Johnson.
Still wondering about something?Please feel free to give our admissions team a call at: 727-863-5488 and they'll be happy to answer any and all of your questions regarding the Bear Creek Nursing Center.