Comforting Care: Taking Care of Your Loved Ones’ Needs

 

When a loved one is unable to complete normal, routine tasks, such as being able to shop, do laundry, drive, manage medications, money or make day-to-day purchases, keep house or prepare meals without assistance, it is likely time to consider the additional care a skilled nursing facility can provide.

Hickory Heights specializes in providing short-term rehabilitation and long-term care services in a safe, comfortable, relaxing environment. The facility has a light-filled common area, reading library, and secure, lush outdoor courtyards with large patios and a putting green, and a unique, open floor plan with four distinct halls, each with its own dining hall, kitchen and neighborhood feel.

Residents may enjoy the comforts of home in private or semi-private rooms, which include flat screen televisions, free wireless internet, individual climate controls, daily housekeeping and laundry services, and private telephone connections. Daily activities, including social events and outings, are planned by certified activity directors, and pastoral services and spiritual care are available for residents of all religions. Full-time transportation to and from medical appointments is provided for those who need care off campus.

Respite care, with 24-hour nursing, is available on a short-term basis and includes all the amenities provided to full-time residents.

The short-term rehab center’s team of nurses, therapists and support staff work closely together to develop a plan based on the individual needs of each person. They utilize the latest programs, techniques and modalities for strengthening, balance training, pain reduction, wound healing, and increasing range of motion, and offer their services six days a week. When the goal is to return home, the patient’s prior level of function is a key element that our social services and nursing staff strive to obtain upon admission to ensure a safe transition back to home.

Meals are a vital part in patients’ health and social well-being. Family participation in group activities, meals and celebrating family birthdays and special days is strongly encouraged.

Hickory Heights wants you and your loved one to feel happy, comfortable and safe at the facility. To learn more, log on to hickoryheightshr.com.

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