Skilled Nursing

Skilled Nursing PictureAt White River Lodge, you’ll notice something very different – something conveyed by the smallest of things, like a hug, a touch and a smile. Whether it’s our nurses, certified nursing assistants or any other staff, we expect that these “little things” become commonplace. We want you to know this is simply a part of what we consider caring for the whole person. By combining these little things along with the skilled care of our nursing staff, we’re able to care for the social, recreational and nutritional needs of our residents, to help them feel both medically and emotionally secure.

As individuals age, the need for skilled nursing oversight increases with the onset or continuation of certain medical conditions. Under the care of a treating physician, nursing homes provide skilled nursing services by licensed nurses on a 24/7 basis. Common nursing treatments and procedures are connected to conditions related to diabetes, wound care, pain management, medication management, stroke and cardiac care, and intravenous feeding assistance, among many more.

Skilled nursing services can often be confused with what assisted living communities offer, but a comparison of the two environments highlights the differences. Nursing homes rely heavily on the skilled expertise of licensed nurses to carry out the treatment orders from each resident’s physician. In contrast, assisted living communities provide assistance with daily living activities. Nursing homes are needed when one’s health has declined to the point where skilled nursing oversight is necessary throughout the day and night. This is true whether the time needed for skilled care is short or long-term, paid for by Medicare, Medicaid (Medical Assistance), insurance or privately.

Testimonials

“I could not have placed my loved one in a more homelike setting than White River Lodge. The staff treated her with kindness and extended the same courtesy to me and my husband when we visited and truly made all of us feel loved. Feeling of family really does describe White River Lodge. It is a beautiful and clean facility that offers exceptional care and I knew right from the start she was in the right place. I did shop around prior to her placement there and never once thought I had made the wrong decision. I am so thankful for this facility and I highly recommend this facility to anyone whether it be for a long-term stay or a short-term stay for rehab!”
Christina H.

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