It is our professional mission to provide the best possible care to the individuals entrusted to out care. It is our privilege to fulfill our motto of “Helping Hands and Caring Hearts“.
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For those individuals with either physical or cognitive deficits who can no longer remain in the community, Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center provides a suitable alternative, in a caring, clean environment.
Services afforded to our long term care clients include;
- 24 Hour Skilled Nursing Care
- Primary Care and Medical Specialty Consultation
- Restorative Therapies, including physical, occupational and speech
- Onsite Dental Services
- Palliative/Comfort Care provide through Niagara Hospice
- Psychological and Psychiatric Counseling
- Social Work Services
- Therapeutic Diets and monitoring
- Activities and Recreation
While no facility can replace the home environment, NRNC strives to approximate it as much as possible. We take seriously our responsibility to provide each of our residents with a meaningful life experience. We encourage participation in the Residents’ Council, where residents have an opportunity to discuss and make decisions about their quality of life. We also value and encourage participation of interested parties in the Family Council and during regularly scheduled care planning and/or discharge planning meetings.
Summary of Admission Criteria:
Long term care services at Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center are for those clients whose medical and nursing care needs cannot be met in a lower level of care. The goal of the long-term program is to help each resident achieve his or her highest level of functioning and to provide the care and services that the resident is unable to provide for him/herself.
Only those individuals whose medical and nursing needs that can be adequately met in a long term care facility will be admitted NRNC. Primarily, those needs include, assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as eating, transferring, and toileting, and have the following conditions or who require the following treatments;
- Wound care
- Decubitus Care
- Respiratory Care
- Diabetes Care
- Enteral Feeding
- Tracheotomy Care
- Stasis Ulcer Care
- Terminal/Palliative Care
- Post CVA (Stroke)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Cerebral Palsy
Residents with other conditions may be admitted if the facility’s clinical staff determines that the individual’s needs can be appropriately met. Medical conditions or treatments not listed in the above categories may be admitted only when authorized or approved by NRNC’s Medical Director, Director of Nursing Services, and/or the Administrator.
Individuals that NRNC cannot consider as candidates include;
- Persons under 16 years of age
- Women with prenatal, intrapartum or postpartum conditions
- Persons suffering from a communicable disease unless a physician certifies in writing that transmissibility is negligible, and poses no danger to other residents/patients, or the facility is staffed and equipped to manage such cases without endangering the health of others
- A person who is respirator dependent
- Persons who manifest behavior or emotional disorder or suffer from alcoholic addiction or substance abuse, unless the facility feels it is capable of adequately and appropriately handing such a resident/patient. Individuals identified and assessed to need nursing facility care shall not be barred from admission or retention solely on the basis that they are also maintained in alcohol or substance abuse treatment programs. A person who manifests such degree of behavior disorder that he/she is a danger to him/herself or others, or whose behavior is so socially unacceptable or disturbing as to interfere with the adequate care or comfort of other residents/patients, shall not be admitted or retained
- A person for whom the facility cannot adequately and appropriately provide care