Our professional interdisciplinary team consists of outstand physicians, nurses, therapists and social workers. We work together with our clients to develop an individualized plan of care that meets their unique physical, emotional and social needs.
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Many of our clients come to Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center with specific restorative goals that will permit them to return to the community or a lower level of care.
Core services to our short-term residents are similar to those of our long term clients. However, from their admission into the facility, a team approach to discharge planning begins and continues throughout the client’s stay. When the time comes to leave NRNC, short term clients and their families have skills, assistance, and resources for a successful return to community life.
- Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies
- Patient and family education
- Home screening
- Facilitation of home care, equipment acquisition, or alternate level of care placement
Summary of Admission Criteria:
For those patients who have experienced an acute illness or injury, NRNC is an important first step in the continuum of recovery.
Clients usually remain in NRNC for a relatively short period of time – several days to several weeks, until their condition is stabilized and manageable in the home, or a predetermined treatment course is completed.
NRNC’s short term program is tailored to meet each individual’s need in a professional and caring manner. Our approach is “holistic,” meaning that we coordinate treatment to meet all of an individual’s wellness needs, physical, emotional, and social needs. Working as a partner with the client, NRNC provides intensive rehabilitation services.
Clients are expected to achieve significant practical improvement by attaining those functional goals established by NRNC’s interdisciplinary team. Active participation on the part of the client is required and involvement of interested family members or friends is strongly encouraged.
Clients who would benefit from the short term restorative services at NRNC are those who:
- Have experienced a recent debilitating illness, and have the medical potential to benefit from short-term rehabilitation, such as stroke or orthopedic surgery
- Have a progressive chronic illness that requires training or retraining in adaptive techniques before returning home
- Have been recently discharged from an acute care setting and require additional skilled nursing care and/or retraining before returning home
- Have post-surgical conditions and require further medical/nursing intervention, or who need to learn self-care procedures for managing in the home
- Have a reduction in self-care abilities and/or mobility due to a recent acute event
- Have a new disability that complicated an existing disorder
- Have multiple impairments that individually do not present a significant problem but in combination result in a significant disabilities
- Require pain management
- Require wound management to facilitate the wound healing process
Individuals considered for admission to NRNC usually meet the following criteria:
- Individuals with medically manageable conditions who meet the skilled care criteria as determined upon review by the Admissions Committee; and
- with a realistic discharge plan that has been agreed upon by the patient and the family prior to admission to or shortly after the time of admission.
Rehabilitative Conditions Include:
- Total Hip and Knee Replacements
- Post Fracture
- Cerebral Vascular Accidents (stroke)
- Cardiac Conditions
- Neurological Disorders
- Neuromuscular Disorders
- Amputations (Prosthetic Training)
- Multiple Trauma
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Nebulizer Treatments
- Wound Care
- Ostomy Care
- Enteral Feedings
- Patient and Family Education