Miller Nursing Home & Ventilator-Dialysis Specialty Unit
Miller Nursing Home is a Medicare and Medicaid approved 107 bed licensed long-term care facility; we also house a separate 50-bed ventilator-dialysis unit. Our nursing home shares a campus with a 25-bed critical access hospital that can offer residents immediate access to diagnostic and acute care services. If a resident requires rehabilitation after an illness, a multi-disciplinary team of experienced staff develops a custom plan to help meet the patient's goals.
The multidisciplinary team at Miller Nursing Home includes board-certified physicians; mid-level providers, RNs, wound care specialists, a dietician, LPNs, CNAs; respiratory, speech, physical, and occupational therapists. We set goals supporting each resident's needs, following acute illness or injury or initial admission from home.
Our facility received a 5-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is their highest rating. This status indicates "much above average" on their scale and takes into account health inspections, staffing, and quality measures.
Need to refer a patient with long term ventilator and/or dialysis needs?
Seeking care for your family member who has long term ventilator and/or dialysis needs?
Amenities for All Residents, Nursing Home and Ventilator
Activities and entertainment
Flat Screen televisions with cable in each room
On-site social workers
Specialty mattresses to promote wound healing
Onsite podiatry, dental and psychiatric services
Personal laundry service
Ventilator Unit & Dialysis Care
In 2010, our facility became the second long-term care facility in Georgia to open a ventilator unit. Continuing to improve our services, in 2015 Miller Nursing Home became the first nursing home in Georgia to offer in-house peritoneal, or hemodialysis, to ventilator dependent residents. Our primary focus is to keep ventilator-dependent patients close to family and friends as they proceed through their course of treatment.
Portable positive pressure mechanical ventilators with a nine hour battery back up
Pulse oximetry monitors
Endtidal CO2 analyzers
Constant monitoring of a patient's oxygen saturation and ventilator performance via an audible, redundant external alarm system located throughout the specialty unit.
Admission Criteria for Ventilator-Dialysis Unit
Following are the eligibility requirements for individuals seeking placement who require mechanical ventilation:
Have a health condition that requires close medical supervision defined as 24 hours a day of licensed nursing care along with specialized services or equipment
Require mechanical ventilation greater than six hours a day for more than 21 days.
Have tracheostomy with the potential for weaning but require mechanical ventilation for a portion of each day for stabilization.
Require pulse oximetry monitoring to check the stability of oxygen saturation levels.
Require respiratory assessment and daily documentation by a licensed respiratory therapist or registered nurse.
Have a physician's order for respiratory care to include suctioning as needed.
Require tracheostomy care at least daily
Admission from hospitalization or other location shall be demonstrate two weeks of clinical and psychological stability including applicable weaning attempts prior to transfer.
A completed DMA-6 and a Level 1
Financial & Admission Information
We accept Medicare an Medicaid, including Medicaid pending; we also accept many private insurance plans based on pre-authorization. Additionally, a brief application, submitted by the patient, family member or POA, must be completed prior to acceptance.
We know the process of managing the financial aspect of health care can be intimidating, so we provide a team to help patients and family members understand and complete the required paperwork prior to admission.
Have Questions or Need to Learn More? If you or a loved one is considering our facility, please contact our team via phone or email. We will provide guidance for getting started along with any information we need from you.