Skilled Care

Skilled Nursing is a recovery solution for individuals who are not doing well enough to go home after hospitalization. It is also a solution for families who have a loved one that needs more time to heal after surgery or hospitalization but no one to provide needed support in their home. The goal is to use nursing, physician support and therapy to improve the patien’ts ability to function independently so he or she can go back to thriving at home.

As a general example, a knee or hip surgery patient is generally seen by Physical and Occupational Therapy 5 to 7 days a week. Treatment times average 50 minutes per discipline based on the resident’s tolerance level and physician need.Treatments include intervals of lower extremity exercises and all mobility activities as well as activities of daily living retraining and pain management. For hip patients, this includes training facility staff on weight bearing tolerance and safety precautions for each individual patient.

Orders vary dependent upon specific physician requests. The nursing department works in cooperation with the therapy department to integrate the goals of therapy with the patient’s clinical goals to maximize safety and progress of the patient.

Choosing a Facility

Families will want to choose an environment where the patient will enjoy staff, activities and feel comfortable. Families often prefer a location close to home or work.

Caring For Seniors

Wit and wisdom are some of our elders most valuable traits, but their health situations can become complex in spite of their knowledge on life. Having facility care means having several professionals to notice health changes and behaviors that can indicate needs or disease changes.

What to Bring for Admission

You will typically need to find the following items from the list below to prove income, asset and resource qualifications: Medicare Card Medicaid Card Social Security Card Private and/or Long Term Care Insurance Cards Birth Certificate Photo ID, Drivers License or Passport Guardianship Documents Power of Attorney Advanced Directive