Skilled Nursing Care - Lutheran SeniorLife
Lutheran SeniorLife has brought compassionate, supportive and innovative skilled nursing care to seniors for over a century. Our wide range of specialty services include:
Skilled Nursing is the most important expression of our ministry and our promise of an abundant life. Today we offer a wide range of specialty nursing care services, including respiratory care, wound care, intravenous care, physical and occupational therapy, Alzheimer's care, home care and more.
What distinguishes Lutheran SeniorLife from other senior care providers is our dedicated staff of caregivers. Lutheran SeniorLife staff's workplace longevity rivals the highest levels in the senior care provider community, not only suggesting a depth of experience in their specialties, but describing the special bond and caring connection among the staff that is surpassed only by that of our senior's own family.
It is our faith-based mission that drives the deep and personal commitment to nursing that is reflected in the nurturing touch we share every day with each and every senior in our care. And it's a standard of care that's evident even in the smiles shared by the staff and those they care for.
Respiratory and Ventilator Services
Lutheran SeniorLife provides this region one of its most experienced and comprehensive respiratory care programs in subacute and long term care. Our team of licensed respiratory therapists, available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, operates under the medical supervision of a board certified pulmonary physician. Our respiratory care program, tailored to the patient's needs, may include the following services:
- Patient/family education
- Relaxation and breathing techniques
- Oxygen therapy
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Tracheotomy care and weaning
- Bipap/CPAP therapy
- Ventilator weaning
- Chronic ventilator care
Patients may have a variety of conditions that require services including:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Chronic bronchitis
- Cardiac and neurological conditions
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Respiratory infections
- Sleep disorders
The respiratory care program also can provide care for individuals frequently hospitalized for chronic lung problems or those who experience shortness of breath that interferes with daily activities or the means for self care.
Specialized Medical Services
For seniors who have been discharged from the hospital, but may not be prepared to return home, Lutheran SeniorLife can provide the specialized nursing care you need to make the best recovery possible. At St. John Specialty Care Center and Passavant Retirement Community, a goal-oriented treatment approach is implemented to help the patient transition to the best setting, based on their needs. Our skilled multi-disciplinary team is comprised of nurses, physicians, therapists, social workers, dieticians, clergy, and others. By integrating medical, respiratory and rehabilitative services and employing caring, experienced and skilled health care professionals, Lutheran SeniorLife is able to provide the highest quality of care to seniors.
Our range of specialized medical services includes:
- Wound management
- Post-surgical complications
- Multi-system disease
- Enteral nutrition
- Intravenous (IV) management
- Pain management
- Neurological management
- Palliative care
- Dementia management
- Pulmonary/respiratory management
At Lutheran SeniorLife, our interdisciplinary team develops a plan of care that monitors the progress and treatment of the patient's condition throughout recovery. This team coordinates the plan of care with the patient's physician, specialists and family to help assure effective and efficient delivery of care to result in the best possible outcome. Additionally, our continuum of care enables patients to progress through various stages of recovery without needing to transfer from one location to another.
Most importantly, our faith-based ministry is the foundation of our quality of care. We recognize that our patients' faith and spiritual values add a powerful complement to medical care, so our professional staff includes chaplains who minister and provide spiritual guidance to our residents, patients and their families when they are not feeling their best.