At Highland Care Center, 24 hour skilled nursing is provided by our highly trained Registered Nurses (RN’s) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) whose focus is specifically rehabilitation. The nurses, alongside the Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA’s), understand the individual needs of each resident, and have a common goal of returning the patient back to their prior level of independence.
All nurses are specialty trained to provide wound care, and under the direction of a wound care specialist physician, are able to heal even the most difficult of wounds in a minimal amount of time.
Teaching is another huge part of the nurse’s daily routine. By working with the resident and their family, we help them to learn about the different aspects of their loved one’s care, such as medication management or diabetic teaching so that they may be cared for in the less structured environment of the home and be successful upon discharge. Our low patient to nurse ratio allows the nursing staff more time with each of the residents giving them all the individualized care catered to their specific needs.
All staff at Highland is trained to look at the whole picture of each resident so we may provide the best care, both emotional and physical, so the patient may heal more quickly. We also hope to give the patient the motivation to reach a higher level of functionality than they had even prior to hospitalization.
Our nurses are also well qualified to care for those in the end of life in a very dignified and respectful manner, which puts both the patient as well as their family members at ease. We offer counseling and explanations to the family so they can be more prepared to help their loved one and each other in their time of need.
Our Skilled Nursing Department has the experience and training necessary to provide the highest quality care in a variety of services including, but not limited to