At the highest level of care, United Methodist Communities provides around the clock nursing home services for frail or medically complex residents. These services allow for a graceful transition from our assisted living programs within the same overall community.
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.
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 United Methodist Communities’ residents. The Shores offers long term nursing home care in a setting that provides custodial and skilled nursing care and treatment from licensed nurses 24 hours a day.
Sometimes individuals may require skilled nursing on a temporary basis due to an injury or illness however it is most appropriate for individuals with complex and potentially serious medical conditions including:
- wound dressings
- breathing rehabilitation
- tube feedings
- those with rapidly changing health status’
- those with persistent health issues which cannot be managed at home.
Administering Nursing Home Care
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.
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.
The Shores Long-Term Nursing Home Care
The difference found at The Shores revolves around the quality of our Nurses and associates, our Christian, non-profit mission, and our commitment to providing an “Abundant Life”. To find out more about the supportive and compassionate nursing services offered at the Shores we recommend scheduling a personal visit. Contact us today!