The Department of Nursing is under the direction of a qualified nursing administrative staff. The ultimate responsibility for the functions of the Nursing Department rests with the Director of Nursing (DON). The nursing staff and the interdisciplinary care team in conjunction will develop a plan of care with your attending physician.
The Nursing Department makes certain that qualified nursing personnel are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to the administrative staff and professional nurses, each nursing unit is staffed with appropriate numbers of Certified Nursing Assistants. Staffing patterns and unit assignments are based upon the level of care required by the patient, and consistently exceed regulatory guidelines.
Your room is equipped with a call bell system. You are encouraged to use your call bell to request assistance when needed. Increasing and maintaining your independence is a vital component of your care. Our focus is, and will always be, on promoting your optimal level of functioning.
A comprehensive interdisciplinary care plan is developed to meet your specific needs shortly following admission and periodically thereafter. You, your family, and/or your responsible party are encouraged to attend the care conference meetings at which time the care plan, as well as other issues such as expectations, are discussed. These meetings provide a formal opportunity to ask questions of those staff directly involved in your care. Communication will be sent to your family and/or responsible party to notify them of the date and time of the conference. You will be invited to attend the care conference. In the event your family members are unable to attend scheduled meeting times, arrangements can be made for telephone conferencing.
Our comprehensive rehabilitation therapy programs include:
These therapies support the transition from hospitalization to home. Each rehabilitation program is custom tailored to meet the unique needs of the individual with the goal of restoring function and help you reach the highest level of independence.
We offer skilled short-term rehab to assist those who, after a hospital stay, are in need of a sound rehabilitation program before returning home. Our comprehensive rehabilitation program includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, post-surgical care, IV therapy and a host of other rehab services that are designed to support the transition from hospitalization to home.
The goal of our Therapeutic Recreation Department is to provide a stimulating variety of recreational programs on an individual, small and large group basis. Programming includes musical entertainment, games (trivia, bingo, cards bingo etc.), exercise, gardening, craft projects, movies, pet therapy, intergenerational activities, and community outings. The Director of Therapeutic Recreation plans a monthly schedule of activities, programs and special events. Calendars are distributed to your room and are also posted on every resident unit. Our therapeutic recreation staff determines activity interest by completing an activities assessment for each new resident. This assessment is a tool, which staff utilizes to develop individualized programs for residents.
The Social Services department is comprised of full-time, professional, and educated Social Workers who are available to provide direct clinical and supportive services to both you and your family. The primary role of the Social Worker is to aid you in realizing your highest level of social and emotional functioning in your new environment, considering your current physical and cognitive status. Social workers are accessible to help meet family needs through a supportive relationship, but also through counseling services.
In addition to assisting you and your family and addressing the various concerns or problems that may arise, the Social Service Department staff also:
Respite Care offers families options for planning worry free short-term admission for loved ones if you want to plan a vacation, unexpected events occur, and even trial runs if considering long-term residency.
Hospice and Palliative services are available to support residents and families during this most sensitive time. One of the primary goals of our end-of-life care is to assist the individual to remain as pain-free as possible while maintaining personal dignity. Pastoral care support is also a fundamental part of this program to address spiritual needs.