What Is Long-Term Care?
It is often a difficult decision for families to place a loved one in a long term-care facility. When a person is living with a physical disability, chronic illness or memory loss such as dementia, it is best for them to receive professionally delivered care.
Long-term care is much more than providing medical care. Our services help individuals accomplish “Activities of Daily Living,” such as bathing, dressing, eating and getting around. If a member of your family has become unable to perform everyday tasks and needs round-the-clock supervision, trust the staff at Avon Health Center to provide those services.
Our Approach to Long-Term Care
We believe that your loved one should live a life at the highest quality possible. The long-term residents at Avon Health Center receive skilled nursing care and other services in an environment that is nurturing and friendly. Residents and families can expect:
- Wholesome and tasty meals
- Clean living and recreational spaces
- Visits from family and friends as frequently as they would like
- An abundance of recreational activities
- The option to have pets visit
- Religious services
Meet Our Nursing Staff
Avon Health Center has one nurse on duty for every 30 residents. Additionally, the complete nursing staff consists of registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs), mostly with experience in long-term care. RNs and LPNs have fairly similar job descriptions, yet RNs have a greater scope of practice in terms of the services they can provide to our residents. RNs and LPNs can:
- Pass medications
- Perform certain medical treatments, including respiratory
- Are CPR certified
- Monitor vital signs
- Observe and assess skin or wound issues, nutrition, pain and neurological problems
- Supervise the certified nursing assistants
The nursing staff works closely with attending physicians and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to provide the highest quality care for our residents. Each unit also has a group of certified nursing assistants to help with daily care activities. These include:
- Oral care
- Vital signs
- Monitoring of meal intake
- Bowel and bladder activity
- Assistance with recreational activities
The goal of our facility is for residents to maintain as much independence as possible. To accomplish this, we encourage them to do as much as they can on their own, while keeping their safety in mind at all times.