Nursing Services

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Our skilled nursing unit is staffed around the clock with highly skilled nurses providing the highest quality care. Care plans are individualized and patients are seen by a physician twice weekly. After lengthy hospitalization or traumatic injury, care may be necessary beyond the hospital stay. Our skilled nursing unit can bridge the gap between the hospital admission and returning home. Skilled nursing offers an individualized program of care for each patient to achieve the highest functional level possible. The comprehensive care in our warm, nurturing environment encourages recovery and healing that allows the majority of our patients to reach the ultimate goal – to get well and return home.

  • Skilled nursing provides those leaving the hospital after an injury or illness a place to transition before returning home.
  • This transition time allows the patient to build a foundation – making recovery more successful.
  • Our certified skilled nursing unit provides 24 hour medical care and assistance, ensuring optimal progress during the post-acute period.

The following skilled nursing services are available at Elmbrook Home:

  • Individualized resident care plan treatments
  • IV therapy
  • Wound care
  • Dementia
  • Respite stays
  • Enteral feeding/teaching
  • Catheter care
  • Ostomy care
  • Colostomy Care
  • Off-site dialysis
  • Ileostomy Care
  • Nutrition & hydration programs
  • Preventative skin care
  • Medication administration
  • Diabetes management & teaching
  • Restorative nursing
  • Pain management
  • Hospice program
  • Bowel & bladder training
  • Model environment for nurse training
  • In-house, on-going continued learning courses and CNA training programs
  • Psychologist
  • Audiology Services
  • On staff registered dietitian
  • Laboratory testing and X-rays
  • Transportation services

Dementia Care

Our nurses work with the client’s family to create a comfortable environment including simple routines and visual cues as a positive substitute for diminishing mental processes. We do not offer a specialized unit of care for demential patients. We do offer security if needed for this area. Please call to inquire about our services.

Diabetes Management

Our experienced nurses provide help with all aspects of managing diabetes including: blood glucose monitoring, insulin administration and tracking, exercise plan, menu planning, education and more.

Restorative Nursing Program

At Elmbrook Home we seek to maximize the quality of life for our long-term care population, who require a specialized restorative program. Of course, this service is included in the room and board fee. The therapy team and nursing staff develop individualized treatment plans for resident care in the areas of:

  • Ambulation
  • 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

Dietary Program

  • Provide meals to meet specific dietary and therapeutic needs, according to physician orders
  • Oral supplemental diets are available
  • Regular nutritional assessments from our registered dietitian