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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of patients go to Hattie Ide Chaffee Home?

About half of our rehabilitation patients come for post-surgical rehab, while the other half need management of medically complex issues. While most of our patients come from area hospitals, we have admitted patients from as far away as Florida and occasionally take patient admissions directly from home, and local assisted living facilities.

What types of services are provided at Hattie Ide Chaffee Home?

In addition to basic nursing services, physical, occupational and speech therapy, Hattie Ide Chaffee Home is proud to have specially trained nurses who are able to provide IV therapy, pulmonary therapy, and wound care.

How are patients admitted to Hattie Ide Chaffee Home?

Many patients are referred to us prior to undergoing elective surgery. Hattie Ide Chaffee Home maintains close working relationships with many hospitals, orthopedic surgeons, and community physicians in the area. Other patients are referred from the hospital when it becomes apparent that they are not yet well enough to successfully return home.

How will I pay for my stay?

Hattie Ide Chaffee Home accepts payment from Medicare and from many other commercial insurance providers. Our Admissions Director and Business Office will obtain appropriate pre-authorizations when needed.

What happens when it’s time to leave Hattie Ide Chaffee Home?

When your doctor and therapists feel that you have maximized your gains and are able to function at home with some independence, our case manager will facilitate your discharge. They will schedule home health care services and order any equipment that you may need and will schedule outpatient therapy if necessary. This is all done in consultation with you and your family.

How long will I stay at Hattie Ide Chaffee Home?

While each individual patient’s length of stay will be different, our average length of stay is 2 – 4 weeks.

If you would like more information, please contact Holli Souza, Admissions Coordinator at (401)434-1520, or email

To print out a preadmission application click this link: preadmission_survey