A Helping Hand on the Path to Independence
Many people find they need some level of medical or rehabilitative care, just not the intense level of services traditionally provided by hospitals. In these situations, the staff of St. Elizabeth’s skilled nursing facility is expertly trained to help you on your way back to maximum independence by providing your medical care, as well as meeting your social, emotional, religious and recreational needs.
All skilled nursing care at St. Elizabeth is directed and managed by our professional staff, featuring nursing teams who specialize in geriatric, rehabilitative and restorative care. Throughout your stay, we also will work closely with your family to help you on your path to wellness.
We take an interdisciplinary approach to your care, with a team of professionals which includes:
- Activity staff
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech pathologists
- Social workers
- Respiratory therapists
Our goal is to help the whole person heal. And, we’ll work together with you and your family to accomplish that task through a care plan that is geared specifically to your unique needs, both here at St. Elizabeth and after you return home.
How Long Will I Stay?
The skilled nursing staff works diligently to get you on the road to independence through rehabilitative and restorative services that will help leave our care as soon as is safely possible. The actual length of your stay with us, however, depends on many interrelated factors, including your health, your response to treatment, and your physician’s recommendation.
How Often Will I See the Doctor?
You can expect a visit from a physician at least every seven days, or more often if necessary. Likewise, if your doctor requests, consultations can also be arranged with a dentist, podiatrist or ophthalmologist. Fees for your doctor’s services are billed separately though and payable directly to the physician.
What Should I Bring for My Stay?
In skilled nursing, we’re always working toward your independence and return home, so we want you to be dressed comfortably. So, you might want to bring sweat-suits and sneakers, as well as a comfortable robe, pajamas and slippers.
If you choose, we can provide you with a hospital gown, but we provide all your bed linens. You should bring your own toiletry items, including baby powder, shampoo, lotion, deodorant, combs or brushes, denture supplies, toothpaste, a toothbrush and mouthwash.
When Can My Loved Ones Visit?
Visits from loved ones are tremendously important to your physical and emotional health, so your visitors are welcome here. That includes children, as long as they’re accompanied by an adult.
We do ask that visitors with colds, sore throats or other contagious ailments stay home until they are no longer experiencing symptoms, since we don’t want to expose our recuperating patients to any illnesses which might cause them setbacks on their road to wellness.
We also remind all visitors to value patients’ privacy. If a door is closed, please knock, and try to keep our area as quiet as possible.
We look forward to seeing you.