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Director: Marc Slavin, RN, BSN
For Information: 620-252-2206
CRMC's Skilled Nursing Unit is intended for patients who are too ill to return to their homes, but too well for acute care received in the hospital.
Many patients require rehabilitation or extended IV (intraveneous therapy) after orthopedic surgery, stroke or prolonged hospitalization. Our professional and caring rehabilitation team is committed to improving the patient's health and well being.
Our team of care providers includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, certified nurses aides, dietitians, pharmacist, and your physician who collaborate to form a plan of care that promotes optimal recovery.
The unit's function is to provide high quality care that will promote the physical, mental and spiritual health of the patient and family. Patients admitted to the unit are no longer classified as acutely ill. The unit primarily services the geriatric population, people with chronic disability or those who need an extended amount of time for recovery. The average patient stay on the Skilled Nursing Unit is 10-14 days. If the patient needs to stay longer than this time, other arrangements will be made. Our unit has 20 total beds with 10 semi-private rooms.
Discharge Planning is started upon admission to the hospital and is continued throughout the stay at the hospital. This process prepares the patient for dismissal and assists them in obtaining community services, if needed upon discharge from CRMC.
These services include :Home Based Community Services
We also Provide, the following:
Patients in the Skilled Nursing Unit do not require a physician's care on a daily basis. However, a physician visits each patient at least every seven days.
The unit includes a common area that is used as a dining room, sitting room and for participation in unit activities. If their condition permits, they are encouraged to eat meals in the dining room rather than their bed. They are also encouraged to dress in street clothes and increase their level of independence.