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 experienced 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
In many cases, the hospital social worker or case manager will arrange transportation and then notify you, your emergency contact, and us. These transportation costs are not covered by Medicare or insurance, but the hospital social worker or case manager can tell you how much you can expect to pay.
Upon arriving, you will be greeted by our friendly care team, who will escort you to your room. During the admission process, you will need to answer some questions about your health status. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible in your new home, so we encourage you to ask questions and share your concerns.
The hospital will send over your medication list, and our admissions nurses will verify the list with your physician and send it to the pharmacy. We also have a limited supply of specific medications on hand in case of an emergency. If you require pain medication, we recommend that you ask for it at the hospital before you transfer to our facility.
If you’re using Medicare or your health insurance to cover your stay in skilled nursing, your medications will likely be covered. If you are paying with private funds using a prescription drug plan, you may have a copay. If you are paying with private funds and don’t have a prescription drug plan, you will be responsible for paying for your medications.
If your doctor doesn’t follow patients to rehabilitation, skilled nursing, or transitional care, we can provide you with a list of several expert physicians to choose from. After you are discharged, you will need to follow up with your primary care physician.
We provide therapy services seven days a week, so you may be able to meet with a therapist on the same day you arrive for an initial evaluation. After the evaluation, our therapy team will begin your personalized plan of care, which determines the frequency and duration of your therapy sessions.
At The Gables on Pelham, our primary goal is to help you recover and return home. We want to see you succeed, so we will tailor your therapy program to your capabilities. We can make adjustments to your plan as needed, so don’t worry if you’re feeling too weak to participate.
Please bring comfortable clothing that is easy to get on and off. We recommend that you bring sweatpants or shorts and sweatshirts or t-shirts for your therapy sessions, as well as rubber-soled shoes for traction. Of course, you will also need essential items like undergarments, pajamas, socks, slippers, and a robe. You’re also welcome to bring any personal care items that you would like to use during your stay.
You and your family are always welcome to discuss your progress and upcoming plans for discharge during care conferences held periodically throughout your stay.
We have computers and free Wi-Fi. You can either use our electronic devices or bring your own.
The Gables on Pelham is a lively community that offers many activities, classes, and events. We offer a variety of group programs for our residents, as well as individual activities, and we encourage all of our residents to participate in campus daily life as much as possible. Not only will it make your stay more enjoyable, but also you might make some lifelong friends.
Our social services director or case manager can help you get the medical equipment you need before the end of your stay. More often than not, necessary equipment ordered by a physician is covered by Medicare or insurance.