At the highest level of care, United Methodist Communities provides around the clock nursing home services for frail or medically complex residents. These services are offered in 4 of our full service communities and allow for a graceful transition from our assisted living programs within the same overall community. Long term care of this type is provided through our team of licensed nurses, certified aides and therapists and is broadly referred to as Skilled Nursing.
What is Skilled Nursing?
Skilled nursing comprises the most intensive and highest care level provided to our residents and is providing in the same overall campus as the assisted and independent living residences. Long term nursing home care is offered at at Collingswood in Collingswood NJ, Pitman in Pitman NJ, The Shores in Ocean City NJ and Bristol Glen in Newton NJ. These settings offer custodial and skilled nursing care and treatment from licensed nurses 24 hours a day.
Should I be in A Nursing Home Or An Assisted Living Facility?
Skilled Nursing is appropriate for individuals with complex and potentially serious medical conditions such as wound dressings, breathing rehabilitation, tube feedings, or those with rapidly changing health status’ or persistent health issues which cannot be managed at home or in other settings. Sometimes individuals require skilled nursing on a temporary basis due to an injury or illness.
Some of the more common conditions treated in skilled nursing include post-operative wounds, stroke, injuries, diabetes, infections, Alzheimer’s, cardio-vascular ailments, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, or respiratory ailments.
Additional skilled nursing services include:
- Pharmaceutical and Laboratory Services
- Social and Educational Activities
- Laundry Services
- Limited Transportation
- Personal Care: Bathing, Dressing, Personal Hygiene, Eating, Maneuvering In and Out of Bed and/or Walking, Incontinence
Who Administers Nursing Home Care?
Nursing home care is delivered by skilled nursing personnel who include registered and licensed practicing nurses, certified nursing assistants, and physical, speech and occupational therapists. This team works together cooperatively to promote recovery and manage, maintain and improve functioning and quality of life. At United Methodist Communities care is highly individualized and the patient, their family and their goals and capabilities are a key part of the care plan designed for every patient.
All organizations conducting nursing care are licensed, inspected and regulated by their state’s Department of Health Services; in this case, by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.
Why United Methodist Communities For Long Term Nursing Care?
At United Methodist Communities our difference revolves around the quality of our Nurses and associates, our Christian, non-profit mission, and our commitment to providing an “Abundant Life”. We offer the kind of supportive and compassionate nursing services that can put your mind and the minds of your family at ease.
But to understand what we mean, you really have to come see us. Please schedule your personal visit see the United Methodist Communities difference for yourself.