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Nursing Care

Just as hospitals have evolved to handle more diverse medical conditions, Golden LivingCenters have broadened their experience to treat individuals facing more complex needs. Our more than 300 facilities are proud of their reputation for striving to provide quality, compassionate care and clinical excellence to every patient who comes through our doors. Upon arrival, patients are assigned a designated care team, which may include a doctor, therapist, nurse, registered dietitian and activities coordinator, who evaluates the patient’s needs and creates a care plan designed to guide their road to recovery.

Our Golden LivingCenters have the staff and technology needed for complicated illness and recovery such as cardiac care, dialysis support, pain management, diabetes care and stroke care.

For more information on specialty conditions, click the links below.

 

 

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Cardiac Care (Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Disease)

Our cardiac care services are available to individuals recovering from a heart attack or bypass surgery, or who may be experiencing abnormal heart rhythms or high cholesterol. In addition, our services are also beneficial to residents with congestive heart failure or heart disease. Our cardiac care services provide nutritional counseling, smoking cessation, psychological interventions, exercise training, physical activity counseling and management of lipid levels, hypertension, weight and diabetes. Check your local facility for availability.

 

Dialysis Care (Kidney Disease)

We offer dialysis support to meet the various needs of dialysis residents whether they are facing temporary or permanent loss of kidney function, or chronic kidney disease. We educate them and their families about kidney disease, associated risk factors and potential lifestyle modifications such as nutritional planning. Through individual treatment plans, we help residents determine a convenient and stress-free dialysis schedule so they maintain their independence and active lifestyle. Check your local facility for availability.

 

Diabetic Care

Diabetic care teaches those living with diabetes the best ways to manage the disease and keep control of their lives. As part of learning how to monitor their blood-glucose levels, residents are given specific diet plans that won't aggravate their diabetes. In regards to greater physical health, they learn improved methods for caring for their feet, gums and eyes, and are shown how to incorporate exercise into their diabetes management program. Check your local facility for availability.

 

Dementia and Alzheimer's Care

Following the guidelines and recommendations of the national Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's Care by Golden Living offers individualized care to all Alzheimer's residents, whether they are at the beginning of the disease or in its later stages. Providing around-the-clock care, our experienced staff is specifically selected for their personal commitment to Alzheimer's residents and for their ability to see that those we care for are our best teachers. Our beautifully designed, and secure, Alzheimer's Care units and homes help manage the behaviors associated with dementia, focusing on the abilities of each individual so that he or she can live with respect and dignity. Understanding that Alzheimer's affects the entire family, we include family members in the caregiving team and help them develop better methods of understanding and communicating with their loved ones.

 

Discharge Planning

When patients are ready to return home, the goal of discharge planning is to help them do so safely. Discharge planning is a collaborative process between the care team and the patient that begins on admission. It involves assisting the patient and his or her family with acquiring the resources needed to be home safely such as medical care, therapy, home health, equipment and supplies, or making contact with community agencies that can provide any additional support, as well as a thorough evaluation of the home environment for safety concerns.

 

Pain Management

Our goal is to alleviate or reduce pain through the use of medical care. When patients have relief from pain, they are better able to focus on other aspects of their health. We incorporate different methods of pain management including the use of medications, and non-medication procedures such as massages, acupuncture, acupressure and therapy. We are proud to have been one of only eight skilled nursing companies selected to participate in the National Pain Collaborative, which emphasizes creative pain-management approaches, such as exercise, physical therapy, music and aroma therapy, hydrotherapy and massage. Check your local facility for availability.

 

Pharmacy Services

Golden LivingCenters use AlixaRx™ as their pharmacy services provider. AlixaRx helps you receive your medications when you need them, right where you need them. By combining board-certified geriatric specialty clinical pharmacists with remote automated medication dispensing technology, AlixaRx delivers a total medication solution. You can expect greater peace of mind, individualized medication management and more face time with your caregivers. 

 

Restorative Care

A restorative plan of care is developed to reflect the resident's goals and is designed to improve wellness and function. The goal is to maintain optimal physical, mental and psychosocial functioning. Our nurses work with each resident to identify activities that negatively affect his or her ability to engage in self-care or increase risk of injury. We also assess range of motion, getting in and out of bed, communicating, and ability to feed or dress oneself. We work with an interdisciplinary team to assess issues and nursing care that can enhance the resident's psychological adaptation to a decrease in function, increase levels of performance in daily living activities, and prevent complications associated with inactivity.

 

Stroke Care

The effects of a stroke vary depending on its severity - patients may experience difficulty walking, swallowing, communicating and performing daily activities. Our stroke (also known as CVA) care services help patients address their unique stroke effects with the goal of regaining independence and returning home. In addition to medical care, stroke patients may be prescribed various physical, occupational and speech therapy regimens to help them regain function and physical coordination.

 

Wound Management

Residents recovering from surgery or extended illnesses may experience complex wounds that need further attention in order to heal properly. Our comprehensive wound care program is directed by a team of professionals who use the latest in wound management techniques and therapies help the resident heal faster. The wound care team works closely with other members of the health care team to prepare a plan of treatment that best addresses individual needs, and we involve the resident and the family in every step of the treatment plan.