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Cancer Care

Cancer is a chronic disease with intermittent acute episodes resulting in the need for care in various settings including rehabilitation and long-term care. The multidisciplinary team, familiar with the patient’s disease, treatment and prognosis will integrate all aspects of care and will assist the patient through all phases of an exacerbation of disease or chronic disease.
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Cardiac Care

Skilled nursing care and medical treatments are provided to assist in the prevention of complications and improve the rehabilitation of patients with cardiac conditions. Post open-heart surgery patients are monitored closely for incision healing and potential cardiac complications. The multidisciplinary team provides a specially designed program for cardiac care and work together to return the patient to the highest possible functional capacity.
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Renal Care

The multidisciplinary team manages patients with renal failure maintaining ongoing communication with the outpatient hemodialysis center. An interdisciplinary team of caregivers works closely to provide and care for this patient population by maintaining laboratory values within range and ongoing monitoring for disease related complications.
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Diabetes Management

For patients who need monitoring, teaching and treatment for diabetes mellitus, the multidisciplinary team focuses on prevention of complications of diabetes mellitus and realizes that diabetic control is imperative. Our goal is to achieve consistent excellence in the care of diabetes incorporating medical, nursing and nutritional interventions on a comprehensive basis.
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Enteral Nutrition

Enteral nutrition involves the infusion of nutrients into a person's stomach or intestine via tubes placed through the nose or a surgical opening into the stomach. This feeding approach is most often used in patients who are unable to eat independently or who have difficulty swallowing and helps to ensure optimal nutrition and prevention of weight loss and skin breakdown. Enteral nutrition also helps to provide adequate nourishment to the patient, prolonging life and enhancing both comfort and quality of life.
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IV Therapy

Patients are able to complete a course of complex intravenous therapy under the supervision of registered nurses and physicians. In many cases, patients also require additional skilled nursing services such as isolation procedures, and are at risk for other medical problems. On-going infection control monitoring creates an environment in which complex IV therapies can be administered safely and efficiently.
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Hospice Care

The goal of the Palliative Care Program is to help patients and residents achieve the highest possible quality of life throughout every stage of illness. Medical, emotional, spiritual and social needs are at the forefront to help patients and their families through the complex problems associated with serious, life-threatening illness.

Hospice care is available for families and patients needing 24-hour-per-day nursing care and counseling for the terminally ill, pain management and comfort remain paramount. Hospice philosophy recognizes death as the final stage of life and helps patients to continue an alert, pain-free life and to manage other symptoms so that their last days may be without pain or discomfort surrounded by loved ones.
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Pastoral Care

The spiritual needs of our residents are very important to the Good Samaritan Nursing Home Community. The Pastoral Care Department at strives to maintain an atmosphere where multiple faith communities may live, pray, grieve, celebrate and thrive together. Mass, devotions, prayer groups, celebrations and bereavement groups are coordinated by the Pastoral Care team for all faiths.

A full time chaplain, the availability of a priest and lively pastoral care volunteers provide daily support to enhance a living faith for all denominations. Good Samaritan Nursing Home has a chapel and meditation room designed with space to accommodate wheelchairs. We encourage residents, patients, their families and friends, staff and visitors to use our chapel for quiet moments of prayer, devotion and solace. The Pastoral Care staff is dedicated to the emotional, social and spiritual care of the residents, their family and staff. Our main focus is to be aware of and provide evolving spiritual care needs.
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Respiratory Services

Good Samaritan Nursing Home provides services for the treatment of all respiratory problems. The scope of care includes mechanical ventilation, BiPAP and CPAP therapy, bronchodilator therapy, aerosols and humidification therapy,oxygen therapy, tracheostomy care, chest physical therapy, emergency and elective endotracheal intubation, arterial blood gas puncture and analysis and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
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Social Services

The Social Services Department provides psychosocial individualized care and services to attain and maintain the highest physical, mental, psychosocial and spiritual well-being of each resident. Upon admission to Good Samaritan Nursing Home, your social workers will meet with you and your family and assist you in making the transition to Good Samaritan NursingHome. The social worker will facilitate adjustment at the facility as well as in the on-going placement through providing a caring and supportive relationship, and provide for the medical, social and emotional needs of each individual. The social worker will provide assistance with discharge planning and education of community resources and entitlements as needed.

All residents are encouraged to develop and participate in their plan of care and residents right of self determination. Resident and family support groups are available and held regularly.
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Vascular Disease

Vascular Disease: The multidisciplinary team works closely to return the patient to the highest possible functional capacity allowed by his/her vascular diagnosis. Patients with cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, venous disease, lower limb arterial insufficiency and non-healing leg ulcers are provided care in an effort to increase independence and decrease complications of vascular disease.
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Wound Care

Wound Care: The multidisciplinary team is dedicated to the care of patients with surgical, pressure and vascular wounds. This specialized team of professionals provides comprehensive inpatient services for those who require expert care for skin and wound healing. Components of the Wound Care/Skin Integrity Program include specialty dressings, 24- hour attention and treatment, specialized airflow mattresses and tracking and documentation of outcomes.
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