Working closely with the rehabilitation team of physicians, nurses and therapists, our dietitian ensures that all nutritional needs are met. They also work directly with patients and families to:
- Help them understand any new diet restrictions or needs
- Identify food preferences
- Answer any nutrition-related questions
Care assistant work collaboratively with the entire interdisciplinary team. They know the patient’s specific care plan and current goals, so they can provide optimal care.
They are supervised by a team of Registered Nurses and have an in-depth understanding of skin care, infection control, restraints and their usage, urinary care, mobility and lift devices.
Care assistants perform a variety of clinical duties, including:
- Taking vital signs
- Performing EKGs
- Assisting with dressing, bathing, using the toilet, transferring and walking
Our activities coordinator plans and executes diversional activity programs for patients and families. These activities typically take place in the evening and are open to everyone; the schedule is posted on the unit on a weekly basis.
Our coordinator tailors activities to meet the unique needs of our current patient population. We are always open to activity requests from patients and families. If necessary, we will modify activities or use assistive equipment to enhance independence and enjoyment.
The activities coordinator also works with each interdisciplinary team to identify leisure interests and activities and attempts to incorporate them into a patient’s rehabilitation whenever possible.
This can be a difficult time for patients and families. Our professional chaplains and spiritual care volunteers are available to address any spiritual and religious needs, help them cope, improve their health and strengthen their spirits.
Our spiritual care staff provide a reassuring presence, compassionate intervention and spiritual or religious resources for those of all faith traditions or no faith tradition.
Worship opportunities are available every week, as are Communion, Sacrament of the Sick and other blessings. The chaplain can celebrate good news with patients and families, provide care when they are lonely or afraid, support them as they make health care decisions or provide prayers and encouragement. They will also contact a patient’s clergy person, if necessary.