About The Monarch

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Our Mission

At The Monarch, we affirm the cycle of life.  We care for the dying, give solace to the grieving, and educate the community.

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The Monarch by Eastmont is part of the Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association.  The NHPCA is a statewide partnership to improve the quality of life for all Nebraskans who have chronic conditions or are near the end of life and to support the various communities who care for them.

Who We Are

Our Community

The Monarch is a six bedroom home licensed as an assisted living facility specializing in end-of-life care.   We are not-for-profit and non-denominational.  We are inclusive; we celebrate diversity and welcome individuals of all faiths or origins.

The Monarch is owned and operated by Eastmont, a Life Plan community offering comprehensive senior living services and an affiliate of Transforming Age.  Eastmont provides independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation, and long-term care.

Our Location

The Monarch is located on the northwest corner of 78th Street and Pioneers Boulevard.  Our address is 4201 South 78th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska.

What Makes us different

Hospice and palliative care experts

Our trained professional staff will provide nursing care  to meet the patient and family needs.  The Monarch typically provides two staff members per each shift to  care for six patients.  As universal workers, we adapt our schedule to correspond with the patient’s routine and care needs.  Since opening in June of 2003, The Monarch has cared for hundreds of patients ranging from infants to those over 100 years of age.

The environment

The Monarch provides a beautiful, homelike environment with space for family and friends to gather.  All of our private patient rooms are fully furnished with an electric bed, specialty mattress, a recline and lift chair, TV with DISH Network provided, a small table and chairs, and a sleeper sofa for guests to stay in the room.  Each room  has their own private bathroom with a handicapped accessible shower.  The Monarch is also able to pamper the patient with a relaxing whirlpool bath if they desire. 

Collaboration

We partner with all the area hospice agencies.  The Monarch staff are the 24 hour care givers following the hospice plan of care.  We recognize and honor personal goals and strive to exceed expectations by listening and responding. 

Family and friends are always welcome

We care for the patient receiving hospice services but we also care for the family.  The Monarch welcomes and encourages family and friends to stay with their loved  one during this difficult time.  Our spacious rooms and our homelike public spaces can accommodate family and friends.  Whether it is preparing a special meal in our kitchen, barbecuing on one of our patios, visiting with friends in the living room, or watching young children  play in the playroom, our home is your home.

Meals and food service

Our kitchen is always open!  Appetites and food preferences change.  The Monarch staff prepares and serves most meals onsite when the patient wants to eat. Even if the patient has a craving at 2am, we will do our best to meet this need. 

How much does it cost?

At The Monarch we provide specialized care to those who are facing end-of-life.  We accept:

  • Private pay patients.  This is an all-inclusive daily rate.  We do not have care levels or care charges.  At The Monarch we do not require an upfront fee or deposit.  
  • Some private insurances bundled through the hospice agency if the patient has an inpatient benefit.  This typically applies to those who are under the age of 65 and have group health insurance through an employer.
  • Benevolent Care.  Part of our mission at The Monarch is to provide end-of-life care at a reduced rate or at no cost to those who have exhausted their resources.  The need for benevolent care is great so we can only offer this to a limited number of people per  year based on the amount of funds we are able to raise every year.

Remember that if the patient has Medicare coverage, the hospice component (hospice agency and its services)  is provided as a Medicare benefit.  Most private insurance plans offer some hospice benefits. 

Some people have a long-term care insurance policy. We would be happy to help you submit any claim  information to the policy company.  The daily benefit from the insurance company is assigned or given to the owner of the policy.

For more information

You and your family are welcome to tour The Monarch at any time.  You do not need an appointment.  Just come when your schedule allows. 

You can also contact Beth Nelsen RN, CHPN, Health Care Administrator at (402) 489-6591 (work), (402) 610-0121 (cell) or email at bethn@eastmonttowers.com.