“Thank you all for making mom’s life as warm and tolerable during her final year and a half. Truly you have all fashioned an amazing care facility. Special thanks to the Sisters of Mercy Who live out their mission so well.”
Skilled Nursing Unit
No appointment is necessary and you may visit any time Monday through Friday between the hours of 7am to 2:30pm.
No, however, we do admit residents with varying degrees of Dementia and Alzheimers and the admission would depend on our ability to provide quality care for that resident. That would be assessed during an admissions interview.
There are both private and semi-private rooms on the Skilled Nursing unit. That is not a guarantee of availability at the time of admission but we do our best to accommodate the wishes of the resident as soon as possible.
First, the application must be filled out completely. If the applicant is in the hospital or another skilled nursing facility please have them fax the medical records for review by the admissions committee. Hospital records allow us to determine if the applicant qualifies for skilled nursing and if we can provide the appropriate level of care. If the applicant is at home, once the application has been received, we will schedule a visit to determine the level of care necessary.
You must be able to walk freely within your room and to your bathroom without assistance. The use of walkers is welcome.
Yes. We have Personal Care Assistants who will assist you.
The rooms are fully furnished as well as having a wall mounted flat screen TV.
You can use your Doctor or you have the opportunity to have the Facility Medical Director see you here.
While the nursing staff at Mercy Center Personal Care will assist you in obtaining and administering your medications, the responsibility for their cost remains yours
We have a medical transportation department that can schedule your transportation needs to and from your appointments.
We give you the option of having breakfast served to you in your room each morning, but then would like for you to visit the self-serve or waiter/waitress dining rooms for other meals.
The rooms are all private with a twin bed, locking night stand, and dresser, desk, a desk chair, a recliner and 3 lamps.
You will be provided a key to your room for your security.
We provide all residents a wireless call system button which you can press to alert the staff that you need assistance.
Yes. We have an Activities Department that provides activities each day, featuring live entertainment, crafts, music therapy, games, holiday entertainment, memory fitness, and exercise therapy.
Yes. We provide licensed Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapy.
While we do accept insurance, decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.
Our Physical Therapy team restores function for individuals who have experienced neuromuscular or skeletal dysfunction. Individualized therapeutic treatment may include:
- Training in mobility, gait stability, posture and positioning
- Exercise programs to increase muscle function, coordination, and endurance
- Joint and soft tissue mobilization
- Pain Management
Our Occupational Therapists assist with adapting their social and physical environment. They enhance functionality through:
- Education and training in areas such and dressing, bathing, eating, and grooming
- Activities for memory, orientation, and cognitive integration
- Adaptive techniques or equipment to overcome physical disabilities
- Strengthening and coordination exercises
- Exercises to reduce the effects of arthritis or other conditions to maintain normal joint movement
Our Speech Therapists address communication and swallowing dysfunction. Treatment plans are designed for individual needs such as:
- Recovery of speech, language and memory skills
- Verbal and non-verbal communication including programs for the hearing impaired
- Oral muscle functioning and strength required for speaking and swallowing
- Appropriate diet recommendations