Restorative Nursing Program
We provide 24-hour skilled care and rehabilitation services in a comfortable and friendly environment.
The following skilled nursing services can be provided:
- Medical Director coordinates and improves medical services
- Director of Nursing oversees all aspects of health care within the facility
- Individualized resident care plan treatments
- IV therapy
- Dementia care
- Wound care
- Respite stays
- Enteral feeding program
- Catheter care
- Colostomy Care
- Off-site dialysis
- Ileostomy Care
- Nutrition & hydration programs
- Medication management & education
- Diabetic management & education
- Restorative nursing
- Pain management
- Hospice program
- Bowel & bladder programs
- Model environment for nurse training
- In-house, on-going continued learning courses and CNA training programs
Restorative Nursing Program
The therapy team and nursing staff develop individualized treatment plans for resident care in the areas of:
- Range of motion
- Activities of daily living
- Positioning and alignment
- Skin integrity and wound management
- Contracture management
- Bowel and bladder training
- Rehabilitative and social dining
- Strengthening and restraint reduction
- Weekly and monthly height and weight monitoring
- Provide meals to meet specific dietary and therapeutic needs, according to physician orders. Please inform the dietary supervisor in advance regarding all substitute menu requests.
- Oral supplemental diets are available
- Regular nutritional assessments from our registered dietitian
- Vegetarian and kosher diets are available upon request
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Our experienced rehabilitation team is committed to the quality of care for our residents. Patients are empowered through individualized programs to reach goals of increased independence. Patient families are also encouraged to participate in therapy sessions.
Physical therapy focuses on identification, prevention and rehabilitation of individuals with physical impairment and/or pain. Following evaluation, the physical therapist develops an individualized treatment program. The goal is to safely achieve or surpass the prior level of functional independence. The therapist duties can include:
- Increase strength and mobility in the entire body
- Increase motor control for a patient who has suffered a stroke
- Improve coordination, balance and the ability to walk following orthopedic surgery
- Improve overall strength conditioning, range of motion and endurance following hip or knee replacements
- Pain management
- Teaching proper body mechanics to prevent injury
- Promoting safety awareness for the well being of the resident
- Wound debridement
- Providing prosthesis and amputation treatment
Our occupational therapists use task directed activities in the treatment of our patients whose ability to function has been impaired by illness, injury or normal aging.
Therapeutic activities assist our patients in adapting to their social and physical environment by helping them master tasks essential for daily living. Our occupational therapists may work with our patients who have debilitating arthritic conditions or those with difficulty bathing, dressing and other activities of daily living. They assist our patients with impaired vision and/or hearing to function well in their environment.
Treatment goals may include:
- Functional independence- eating bathing, toileting, homemaking, cooking
- Maintenance of wellness- dressing, grooming
- Prevention of further disability - home assessments and modifications, adaptive equipment
- Increasing safety awareness - energy conservation techniques, body mechanics
Our speech therapists provide a continuum of services including assessment, education and treatment for language, voice, articulation and fluency disorders. Our treatment programs are directed towards improving communication skills and safe swallowing. We re-train patients who struggle with comprehension, memory, processing and expression abilities. We also instruct the patient or the caregiver in the techniques ranging from head positioning, to promoting safe swallowing at a slower rate, to clearer speech. We also teach patients how to compensate if they cannot be re-trained to their prior level of performance.
Patients admitted to the facility that are receiving nutrition partially or exclusively via a gastrostomy tube are evaluated for their potential to return to solid foods as appropriate.
Speech therapists work to restore the following abilities:
- Improving speech and voice clarity
- Increasing comprehension and verbal expression
- Improving chewing and swallowing ability
- Maximizing cognitive language skills, like memory, problem-solving, and abstract reasoning
- Patient and family/caregiver education and training for managing ongoing difficulties with communication, cognition, and swallowing