The nursing team at Prairie Sunset Home (PSH) is dedicated to meeting the physical health, spiritual, social and emotional needs of the residents. While we encourage residents to be as independent as possible, our team is ready and able to provide as much comfort and support as the resident wants or requires. PSH Assisted Living is staffed twenty-four hours a day by certified staff members. In addition, RNs and LPNs are immediately available from the skilled nursing unit. Leadership for the nursing department is provided by: an RN—Director of Nursing; RN—Assessment and Care Plan Coordinator; and RN—Quality Assurance Nurse. The nursing staff is under the direction of Dr. Kevin Bryant, MD, Medical Director.
The mission of the nursing department at Prairie Sunset Home (PSH) Assisted Living is to provide compassionate, competent healthcare and superior customer service for the residents. It is our hope that resident, families and visitors alike will recognize our efforts as “Senior Care with a Difference.” The nursing team will develop, implement and carry out care plans that range from aggressive nursing interventions required for: 1. continued post-operative recovery; 2. stabilized long term care focusing on personal assistance with activities of daily living and maintaining physical function; to 3. Palliative—End of Life care.
Skilled nursing services are grouped into four (4) broad categories:
- Management and evaluation of a resident care plan
- Observation and assessment of resident’s condition
- Resident teaching and training activities
- Skilled nursing services to residents
Some examples of direct skilled nursing services are:
- Application of dressing involving prescription medication and aseptic techniques;
- Administration of Intravenous injections (I.V.s);
- Diabetes education & management
- Enteral feeding (feeding tubes);
- Insertion, sterile irrigation, and replacement of suprapubic catheters;
- Treatment of decubitus ulcers or widespread skin disorder;
- Heat treatments ordered by a physician requiring observation;
- Early post-operative care of a colostomy with other complications.
In PSH Assisted Living we can provide assistance with all the resident’s activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing, grooming, toileting, bathing, eating and transfers (lifting) from bed to chair, etc. Many times it will include administration/assistance with medication, incontinence care, dementia related confusion and many other routine health-related services and treatments.
Palliative—End of Life services are often undertaken in partnership with a Hospice provider of the resident/families choice. When faced with a life-limiting illness, the resident and family may choose to cease ineffective curative treatments and instead focus on comfort, compassion and dignity. The goal of palliative care is to keep the resident comfortable and pain free. Ultimately the resident or family may decide to forego continuing some skilled nursing procedures or re-hospitalization so as to let the process run its course.
All skilled nursing team members work together, cooperating with the resident’s family/responsible party, personal physician and all outside care providers, to ensure that excellent, compassionate, comprehensive high quality healthcare services are provided for the resident.
Senior Care With a Difference