Sometimes a few days in the hospital isn’t quite enough to recover from surgery, a stroke, or another medical event. If you need a little rest and rehabilitation before you head home, your doctor may recommend that you stay in a skilled nursing community. You’ll have access to the expert care, support, and advanced medical resources you need to get back on your feet in a community environment that feels like home. Long-term skilled nursing care is also available for those who require nursing care on an ongoing basis.
What Is Skilled Nursing?
Skilled nursing care combines medical support with a home-like environment and community amenities. At The Gables on Pelham, we offer both short-term care (focused on recovery and rehabilitation) and long-term care. Our trained care team provides a wide selection of healthcare services, and our staff is available 24/7 to ensure residents’ comfort and safety.
Perhaps you’ve undergone joint replacement surgery or experience a stroke, and now you require physical therapy before you can return to your home and usual routine. Or maybe you’re confronting a chronic health condition and could benefit from round-the-clock care. Whatever your situation, our skilled nursing community provides the healthcare resources you need – including physical, occupational, and speech therapy – in a comfortable, supportive environment. Our friendly, talented staff is here to help you throughout your journey to wellness, whether you require short-term rehabilitation or a long-term stay.
The Two Types of Skilled Nursing Care
Our short-term care program is designed to provide temporary care following surgery, an illness, an accident, or some other medical event. We provide round-the-clock, licensed nursing care and a variety of therapies to help residents return to normal life as soon as possible.
We offer the following therapies:
- Cardiac care
- Orthopedic care
- Stroke recovery care
- Pulmonary care
- Wound care
- Diabetes care
- Transplant care
- Nutrition therapy
- Pain management
- Intravenous therapy
We also provide long-term care for residents who require 24/7 nursing care on an ongoing basis and access to physical, occupational, or speech therapies. In our warm and welcoming environment, we aim to ensure your loved one is as comfortable as possible.
Skilled Nursing Services
Each patient has unique needs and circumstances, so we provide a comprehensive range of advanced medical resources to ensure that all of our patients receive the quality care they need and deserve. We offer round-the-clock care, on-site rehabilitation professionals, assistance with daily activities, and staff members trained to support residents’ recovery. Beyond medical care, we offer a variety of amenities and services, including numerous daily events, a quality dining program, entertainment options, and housekeeping.
The following services are available:
- Post-surgical care
- Medication management
- Pain management
- Wound care
- Oxygen therapy
- Continence care
- Catheter care
- Colostomy care
- Nutrition and hydration programs
- Diabetes care
- Cardiac care
- CVA/stroke care
- Infectious diseases
- Joint replacement/fracture care
- IV therapy/TPN/antibiotic management
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Orthopedic rehab
- Neurologic rehab for stroke, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s
- Fall prevention program
- Dysphagia/swallowing program (VitalStim)
- Adaptive/assistive equipment
- Activities of daily living retraining
- Home assessment/visit for a safe discharge
- Balance and vestibular therapy
- Registered nurse
- Licensed therapists
- Licensed practical nurse
- Certified nursing assistants
- Registered dietician/nutritionist
- Healthcare administrator
- Medical director
- Healthcare liaison
Additional Services & Amenities
- 24-hour licensed nursing care
- Individualized care plans and transition support
- Resident and family care meetings
- Daily activities and programs
- Daily housekeeping and laundry service
- Emergency call response in every room
- Private or companion accommodations
- Fine dining with heart-healthy options
- Spacious, comfortable common areas
- Beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds
- iPads and Wi-Fi for individual engagement
- Art, technology, and music programs
What Life Looks Like in Skilled Nursing
Are you imagining an old-fashioned nursing home right now? A bland, depressing environment? Bored residents and unappetizing food? Throw away those misconceptions! Instead, picture a warm and joyful environment, smiling staff members, high-quality dining, a fun-filled social calendar, an engaged community, and round-the-clock nursing care. Residents are equipped with all of the tools they need to thrive, including specialized medical treatments and an attentive care team.
With our community of passionate caregivers cheering you on, you might return to good health sooner than you expect. And before you know it, you’ll be back to living the life you love.
How to Support Someone in Skilled Nursing
Moving to a new place can present challenges, so it’s often helpful when friends and family members stop by to say hello and offer encouragement to residents. If your loved one is going through rehabilitation or receiving long-term care, recognize that you may play an important role in their health journey. Warm, compassionate social connections promote psychological well-being and may further healing and recovery.
The Gables on Pelham invites all friends and family members of residents to stop by and spend time with their loved ones as often as possible. Not only will you bring a smile to your loved one’s face, but also your presence will contribute to the community’s warm and welcoming atmosphere, which helps all residents feel more at home.
Common Questions About Skilled Nursing
How will I travel from the hospital to The Gables on Pelham?
What will happen when I arrive at The Gables on Pelham?
Will my medications be at the community?
Do I pay for my medications while I am there?
What if my physician won’t come to The Gables on Pelham?
When will my therapy begin?
What if I am too weak to participate in my therapy?
What type of clothing should I bring with me?
How will my family stay informed about my progress?
Will I have access to a computer?
What activities are available during my stay?