1. How do we pay for Central Gardens?
Central Gardens accepts private pay, long term care
insurance and Medicaid. If you have any questions please
2. What is included in the monthly charge?
The monthly charge covers you room, cable for your tv,
beauty shop weekly/perms every 3 months, transportation,
activities, meals, personal care assistance and RN
assessments. A telephone in your room is a charge that
is not included.
Can I keep my own doctor?
Dr. Jalal is our medical director but you can use
whatever physician you would like.
3. How will I get to my doctor?
Dr. Jalal makes rounds at Central Gardens every other
month. We provide transportation to medical apts as far
as Cape Girardeau excluding emergencies.
4. Can I have visitors at any time?
Yes this is your home so you are allowed to have
visitors anytime. There are no set visiting hours.
5. Will my medical condition prevent me from coming
to Central Gardens?
To become a resident of Central Gardens you must be able
to make a pathway to safety. You can use a walker, cane
or wheelchair as long as you can get up without
assistance of staff.
6. How will I know when to go to the beauty shop?
Our beauty shop is a licensed with a licensed
cosmetologist. You will a regular time for weekly
appointments with reminders if you would need them.
7. What can I bring for my room?
I encourage your room to look just like your current
home. We will provide a twin bed, night stand and
wardrobe if you want them. If you make it like their
favorite room in their house it would be beneficial for
them. Hanging pictures and bringing hobbies is helpful
too. The rooms are very spacious and will hold a lot of
8. What type of training does the staff have that
will be taking care of me?
All of the staff is CPR certified. There is at least one
staff member at all times certified in administering
medications. There is always a Registered Nurse on call
for any questions that might arise.
9. Can I bath or shower when I want to or will
someone help me?
Every room has their own bathroom, if you are capable to
do your own shower safely then yes you can do it
whenever you would like. If the staff is to assist you
then we place you on a shower list with your preference
of when and how often.
10. What if I want to go with my family what do I do?
You are allowed to leave as much and as often as you
would like. The only thing required is to sign out on a
sheet in the front office.
11. Are there any certain time I have to get up or go
There are certain times that we serve meals and we will
make sure you are made aware of those times. This is
your home so you can decide when you want to go to bed,
we encourage you do to what you are accustom to at your
12. Will everyone have access to my personal details?
The nursing staff will have access to your medical
information but the charts are kept in a locked cabinet
to ensure privacy.
13. What would I do if I had a problem or complaint?
Please tell us any problems or concerns you have because
we are unable to fix it if we do not know there is a
problem. We want you to feel like this is your home and
make you absolutely comfortable as possible.
14. Can I use the telephone?
We have several telephones available for you to use at
15. What happens if I don’t like it?
We do not have a lease to sign so if you do not like
there is no penalty to leave although it takes about 6
weeks to get familiar with your new home. We work really
hard to ensure that your are completely satisfied with