The Benefits of Skilled Nursing
Thank you for considering utilizing skilled nursing services at English Oaks for your path to recovery. It is the goal of our highly skilled staff to maximize your recovery potential and get you back to your lifestyle as quickly as possible. In addition to 24-hour skilled nursing care, we provide a comprehensive program of therapy services including physical, occupational, and speech therapy. We offer intensive stroke, cardiac, and orthopedic rehabilitation and have achieved impressive outcomes as a result of our state-of-the-art programs and equipment.
Skilled nursing care has changed greatly over the past few years. At English Oaks, we specialize in getting you back on your feet and back into your home. In fact, many of the skilled nursing patients admitted to our facility recover and are discharged back into their homes and other community settings.
We have wonderful staff in our facility, including Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, and Certified Nursing Assistants to carry out your physician’s orders. Nursing supervisors are available on both day and night shifts. Your medications, labs, and follow-up doctor appointments will be facilitated by your nursing team.
Choosing the Right Skilled Nursing Facility
Choosing the right skilled nursing facility is vital to the health and well-being of your loved one. When you are ready to begin the process of finding the right nursing facility, call facilities in your community to arrange for representatives to show you around and answer your questions. You can use our email addresses located in the Contact section to contact our facility administrator and admissions directors. As you walk around the facility, use all of your senses. Are the rooms, lounges, and dining areas clean and well kept? Do you smell any bad odors indicating that the facility’s housekeeping and patient care are not up to par? Note that sometimes heavy air fresheners may be substitutes for conscientious care and maintenance. Try to visit around lunch or dinner. Meals are very important to the medical and social well-being of patients. Food should be attractive, diverse, and well prepared, and staff members should assist those who need help eating.
It is often useful to have a list of questions so you won’t forget any important factors. You can use the following Nursing Home Checklist for this purpose and add any personal issues that are important to you. Bring this to each facility you visit, and take notes for comparison. Set aside time with your loved one and other family members to review the different offerings. Check with staff as to their availability should there be any questions post-visit.
Click link to download: Nursing Home Checklist