Nursing Care Services
Skilled nursing care often refers to the care provided to a patient by licensed nurses during a short post hospital stay at a skilled nursing facility. Our licensed nurses are available 24 hours a day to care for patients requiring treatment for intravenous therapy, tube feeding, daily medication management and training, monitoring and treatment of changing health status, complex wound care, and more.
Rehabilitative nursing care often involves working with a patient to teach them how to monitor, manage and live with their diagnoses. This includes medication management teaching, wound care teaching, feeding tube management, and helping to provide a general layman’s understanding of diagnoses.
Intermediate nursing care refers to care provided to patients, usually referred to as residents, who reside in the facility for a short respite stay or on a longer term basis. These residents receive all of the same benefits of 24 hour licensed nursing care as above mentioned, but often don’t have the rapidly changing health status as someone just discharging from a hospital.
Wounds can have many degrees of severity. Scarlet Oaks has a team of nurses and therapists who focus on the healing of wounds, whether acquired during a surgery or procedure, general skin breakdown, or from an infection. Our team is able to provide a variety of treatments, and are constantly assessing the healing process and brainstorming the best way to comfortably, safely and quickly heal a wound. This includes negative pressure wound care and IV therapies. Please refer to our rehabilitation page for additional information on how our therapy team is involved with this care.
Sometimes with advanced Alzheimer’s or other memory related illnesses, it is important to have a smaller, less stimulating environment. Scarlet Oaks has a unit specially equipped to work with residents who need a more relaxed, calm atmosphere. We are able to meet the needs of residents who may wander, be resistant to care, and need a structured setting to allow for the safest, secure and caring home.