Nursing Services

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Our highly skilled nurses provide the best quality care. Their skills are only half the picture. Each nurse is a gentle and caring person, with genuine concern for each resident.

The following skilled nursing services are available at Western Slope Health Center:

  • Onsite Medical Director coordinates and improves medical services
  • Director of Nursing oversees all aspects of healthcare within the facility
  • Individualized resident care plan treatments
  • IV therapy (Including medications and Total Parenteral Nutrition, CAD pump)
  • Dementia care
  • Advanced wound care
  • Respite stays
  • Enteral feeding program
  • Catheter care
  • Colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy care
  • Off-site dialysis
  • Nutrition & hydration programs
  • Medication management & education
  • Diabetic management & education
  • Restorative nursing
  • Pain management
  • Hospice program
  • Bowel & bladder programs
  • Model environment for nurse training
  • In-house, on-going continued learning courses and CNA training programs
  • Audiology Services
  • On staff registered dietitian
  • Laboratory testing and X-rays
  • RNs on duty 24 hours per day
  • Respiratory management and BiPAP
  • Transportation services

Restorative Nursing Program

At Western Slope Health Center we seek to maximize the quality of life for our long-term care residents who require a specialized restorative program. This service is, of course, included in the room and board fee. The therapy team and nursing staff develop individualized treatment plans for resident care in the areas of:

  • Ambulation
  • Range of motion
  • Activities of daily living
  • Positioning and alignment
  • Skin integrity and wound management
  • Contracture management
  • Bowel and bladder training
  • Rehabilitative and social dining
  • Strengthening and restraint reduction
  • Weekly and monthly height and weight monitoring

Dementia Care

Our nurses work with the client’s family to create a comfortable environment including simple routines and visual cues as a positive substitute for diminishing mental processes.

Diabetes Management

Our experienced nurses provide help with all aspects of managing diabetes including:

  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Insulin administration and tracking
  • Exercise planning
  • Menu planning
  • Education for residents and families

Dining Experience/Nutritional Care

We offer an extended menu formulated by our culinary team and delivered in a fine dining atmosphere.  Our goal is to provide meals and supplements to meet specific dietary and therapeutic needs, according to physician orders, with regular nutritional assessments from our registered dietician.

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