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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.

In accordance with Federal law and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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