Miller

Nursing Home

Specializing in long-term
ventilator and dialysis care.

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Family / Caregivers

Are you a family member or caregiver to someone who needs long term ventilator and/or dialysis care? Call us or click the button to request more information about how Miller Nursing Home can help you and your loved ones. Watch our video to learn how Miller Nursing Home provides extraordinary care to residents.
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Miller Nursing Home & Ventilator-Dialysis Specialty Unit

Overview

Miller Nursing Home is a Medicare and Medicaid approved 107 bed licensed long-term care facility; we also house a separate 60-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.

Amenities for All Residents

  • Rehabilitation gym
  • Activities and entertainment
  • Flat Screen televisions with cable in each room
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site social workers
  • Specialty mattresses to promote wound healing
  • Outdoor courtyard
  • Onsite podiatry, dental and psychiatric services
  • Phone access
  • Beauty shop
  • Personal laundry service

Financial 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.

Ventilator Unit & Dialysis Care

Overview

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.

Core Services

  • 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