Our goal is to have your stay as comfortable as possible. If a problem or concern should arise, you are always feel free to talk with anyone at the facility about you or your loved one’s care. Our Executive Director is the highest authority on site and is available to address any concerns you might have. If you have a specific issue, please feel free to discuss it with the appropriate department supervisor (Chief Nursing Officer, Director of Culinary Services, etc.) as well as our Executive Director.
All medications must be prescribed by a duly licensed physician and are administered in accordance with the physician’s orders. No medications may be brought to or taken from the center without written authorization of the resident’s physician. If a resident needs to take medication off premises, we ask that reasonable advance notice be given so that it may be prepared.
Although space may be limited, families and friends are encouraged to make the resident’s living space as comfortable as possible. Personal items such as flowers, pictures and other memorabilia are always welcome.
In addition, please bring:
- Personal clothing (day and nightwear)
- Comfortable, non-skid shoes
- Lightweight sweaters
- Personal equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, canes etc)
- Eyeglasses and dentures, if appropriate
Our Social Worker is available to help you decide if any other items are necessary.
There are many decisions that go into the process of choosing a nursing home for yourself or a loved one. It is normal to for the family and the resident to experience some level of anxiety about the move. A life change as important as moving into a nursing home, even for a short rehabilitation stay, should be handled with care and should be made as comfortable as possible. Residents and their family members and friends can make the transition easier by remaining informed and by proactively seeking a caring environment where the resident feels most at home. During the transition, some frustrations may occur while becoming accustomed to the new surroundings.
Here are some suggestions to help ease the transition:
- Family members and loved ones should remain active in your loved one’s life.
- Visit as often as possible and encourage others to visit. Bring pictures and small familiar mementos when you visit.
- Meeting the staff and caregivers and staying involved with the plan of care for your loved one is vital.
- Attend the regular family meetings the facility may hold and become involved in their ongoing events and activities.
- Engage your loved one in conversation about current events to maintain awareness.