Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation
When skilled nursing rehabilitation is necessary, it’s our goal to help you reach your goal of getting home safely and as quickly as possible.
Our experienced team of professionals coordinate with your doctor or our medical director, while focusing on you as an individual. With your specific needs in mind, we develop a plan of therapy, including physical, occupational, and speech therapy, and recovery that’s designed to help you heal sooner and get home safely and as quickly as possible.
Long-term care includes a variety of services for people who cannot care for themselves for extended lengths of time. Under the guidance of our Medical Director, long-term care is provided at Wyandot County Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center by licensed nurses, State Tested Nursing Assistants, and interdisciplinary staff.
When you or your loved one can no
longer be cared for in the home-setting, our long-term care facility offers
around the clock services by our team of healthcare professionals. Physical,
occupational, and speech therapies are also available to ensure our residents
function at the highest level of independence as possible. The setting is home-like,
cheerful, and secure to ensure the highest quality of life is maintained for
you or your loved ones.
Our rehabilitation program is designed for those striving to restore functional abilities lost due to stroke, cardiovascular difficulties, orthopedic surgery, and other debilitating medical conditions. Programs are person-centered and vary in frequency and intensity and include physical, occupational, and speech/language therapies. Our goal is to return our participants home safely with the skills they need to continue their life at their highest level of independence.
Physical Therapy focuses primarily on independent mobility, regaining strength and balance, using proper body mechanics, and energy saving techniques to better perform mobility tasks.
Occupational Therapy promotes independence with daily living activities such as bathing, eating, dressing, self-care, and home management tasks. Participants gain strength and coordination while learning to conserve their energy.
The goal of Speech/Language Therapy is to increase functional communication, cognitive skills, and teach safe swallowing by introducing diet modifications and individualized feeding techniques.
At Wyandot County Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, our rehabilitation program offers the opportunity for our rehab team to assess, evaluate, and set goals directly with the residents and families. We monitor our rehabilitation outcomes and use the data to consistently improve our services. In-home assessments are performed by the therapy team prior to discharge to ensure a safe transition back to home.
include: rehabilitation screenings, fall prevention, restraint reduction,
restorative nursing, contracture management, incontinence programs, custom wheelchair
positioning and mobility, walking ability programs, muscle retraining,
compensatory strategies, use of communication and devices, cognitive and
swallowing assessments, adaptive training equipment, and splinting.
While it’s natural for caregivers to allow their own needs to get pushed aside, it’s important for them to have a break from their responsibilities to properly care for themselves.
This is where senior respite care can make a difference in a caregiver’s life. Respite stays are an option for those who need respite care services for elderly friends or family on a short-term basis. This allows home caregivers the ability to travel, start a new job, recuperate from an illness, or pursue other interests. Many find respite stays are the perfect option for recovery from surgery or hospitalization.
Should a short stay require extended care, we can accommodate that, too. We carefully examine the needs of our respite guests and provide the level of care required to make their stay comfortable and enjoyable. Family members leave with the confidence that their loved one is safe in a caring community.
When residents reach the final phase of their life with an emphasis on comfort rather than cure, there is no better place to receive end-of-life care than Wyandot County Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility.
In conjunction with local Hospice service providers, our facility is responsive to resident and family needs, providing symptom management and emotional support while ministering to their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs, as well as to those needs of their loved ones. Hospice offers life, and neither quickens nor postpones death.
County Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center coordinates with Hospice to
provide our residents the opportunity to spend the remaining months of life’s
final journey in familiar surroundings…alert and free of pain…among the people
and things they love.
We are dedicated to making this possible.
Music & Memory
Being Music and Memory Certified, Wyandot County Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center’s Music and Memory program brings joy into the lives of the residents. Music and Memory enables those struggling with dementia or other cognitive impairments to reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories. Residents who are not struggling with dementia are part of the program as well. With the help of many amazing volunteers and the Activity Department, music revives the soul and brings songs of joy to our hallways.
Wyandot County Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center’s program gives residents a personalized digital music player, such as an iPod, filled with tunes from their formative years created by our staff and family members. Ongoing musical memory research has shown positive results:
- Residents are happier and more social.
- Relationships among staff, residents, and family deepen.
- Everyone benefits from a calmer, more supportive social environment.
- Staff regain valuable time previously lost to behavior management issues.
Interested in helping with Wyandot County Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center’s Music and Memory program? Donate a new or used iPod or an iTunes gift card.
Please contact Vicki Charlton, Director of Community Involvement & Activities, for more information.
Keeping our residents involved in stimulating activities and interesting events is one way we promote healing and recovery. The Activity Director, Activity Aides, and Resident Calendar Committee, made up of our residents, collaborate ideas to design activities not only to honor residents’ preferences and needs, but also to engage the mind, body, and spirit.
Activities might include:
- Indoor and outdoor gardening
- Entertainment, including live music and dance performances
- Games including activities for cognitive stimulation, discussing current events, and Bingo
- Culinary skills, including baking cookies and making jelly
- Spiritual reflection and religious services
- Exercise programs
- Community involvement
The evidence is clear that a mixture of physical activity, intellectual challenge, socialization, and spirituality contribute to a fulfilled life, and we recognize that.
Monthly calendars highlight events available for residents, volunteers, family members, and the community. While visiting at Wyandot County Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, make sure you pick up the monthly Activities Calendar available in our newsletter, or check out our activities calendar to see what fun things our residents are doing!
Other Amenities Offered:
- Private and semi-private rooms available
- Personalized rooms
- Spiritual support and weekly worship services
- 24-hour admissions
- Therapy offered seven days a week
- Televisions with WatchTv Cable in each room
- Free WiFi
- On-site social workers
- Specialty mattresses to promote wound healing
- 360care health services:
- Phone access
- Advance-Licensed cosmetology staffed beauty/barber shop
- Housekeeping and personal laundry service
- Shopping trips
- Beautifully landscaped outdoor sitting areas, courtyard, and parabola with firepit
- Comfortable sitting areas and lounges
- Restaurant-style dining offered three times a day with enhanced menu choice
- Choice of pharmacy and doctor