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Health Services

 

Medical Component of Program:

The medical staff at Silverthorne include a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, and Licensed Nursing Assistants.  We provide a customized plan of care that incorporates cognitive, physical and social activities based on the individual's needs and capabilities while promoting independence.  The medical staff work with each client's medical practitioner to provide a continuum of care.

 

The R.N. performs initial and ongoing monthly nursing assessments for each client in the program.  This includes

  • Blood pressure,
  • Heart rate,
  • Heart sounds,
  • Lung sounds and Oxygen Saturation Monitoring,
  • Weight monitoring and
  • a Cognitive and Memory assessments. 
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In addition, more frequent monitoring is provided for those clients requiring closer management, for example Congestive Heart Failure monitoring. 

 

The R.N. also provides:

  • Safe administration of Medications and injections 
  • Monitoring of blood glucose and administration of insulin,
  • Health Screening
  • Wound care and
  • Toe nail trimming. 

 

Our medical staff will work with the clients and families to assure all goals and needs are safely being met.

The Center provides nutritionally sound and appetizing meals and snacks daily which are approved by a registered dietitian and offer provisions for special dietary needs such as, diabetic, cardiac, low salt, puree, mechanically altered, and gluten free diets.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

 

(1)          mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture  Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights  1400 Independence Avenue, SW  Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 

 

(2)          fax: (202) 690-7442; or 

 

(3)          email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider

 

 

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