Skilled Nursing Care Unit
The skilled nursing care unit provides care to those patients who no longer require acute hospitalization, but are still in need of certain skilled services for a short period of time. These services may include, but are not limited to, physical, occupational, or I.V. therapy.
In order to participate, a hospital must meet Medicare’s federal certification standards in all areas of the patient’s care plan including nursing services, rehabilitation services, patient activities and discharge planning.
The physician will visit about once a week to monitor the patient’s progress. In addition, patients are reviewed weekly by the interdisciplinary care team. The conference is open to the patient or their designated representative should they desire to attend. The conference time and location can be obtained by asking the Discharge Planner or Activity Coordinator.
Patients who have reasonable rehabilitative potential, meet admission criteria, and no longer require acute care may qualify for the program. If the physician feels a patient’s condition meets the criteria and that he or she would benefit, the patient will be informed of their eligibility. Should they agree to participate; the nurse will explain patient rights and answer questions prior to admission. A handbook will be provided upon request.
- Private Rooms, meals and linens
- Physician and nursing services
- Rehabilitative services
- Social services and activities
- Dietary Services
- Emergency dental services
- Volunteer and chaplain services
- Radiology, laboratory, respiratory therapy, physical therapy and other ancillary services as needed.
The physician, nurse and interdisciplinary care team will collaborate to assist the patient in developing an appropriate discharge plan.
Extended Care Unit
The Extended Care Unit provides intermediate care to private pay individuals who need assistance with daily living activities, including bathing, dressing, and eating meals. It is available for short-term or long-term care. Expenses are paid twice monthly.
Extended Care Unit patients must be under the care of a physician at the Family Medical Center.
The Extended Care Unit is overseen by Missy Wells, RN, Med/Surg Coordinator.
The Extended Care Unit has its own full-time Activity Coordinator, Marilyn LeFever.
- Private room
- 24-hour nursing care
- Weekly linen changes (or as needed)
- Daily assistance with bathing & other hygiene activities
- Housekeeping services
- Monthly check of weight & review by the dietitian
- Monthly physician visits unless more visits are required
- Daily meals, which can be taken in the activity/dining room or in the patient's own room
- Daily activities in the activity room
- Local telephone calls
- Cable television
- Opportunity to go on outings with family and friends
- Prescriptions available through the PCH Pharmacy or resident's own pharmacy delivered to the PCH Pharmacy - cost for medications is not covered by the extended care rate
- Other PCH services are available, some of which are billable to the patient's insurance.