NURSING CARE

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MEDICAL

When the resident is admitted to Alaska Gardens, a multidisciplinary team works with the resident to establish a comprehensive plan of care. The plan includes the establishment of long and short range goals aimed at helping the resident to maximize their potential. The team will typically include the medical director, the attending physician, the director of nursing, staff nurses, certified nursing assistants, a resident care planner, rehabilitation coordinator, recreational therapist, the social services coordinator and a dietary supervisor. Each member of the team and the department they represent becomes active in treating the resident in coordination with the total individual plan of care.

Alaska Gardens provides a “subacute” level of care for residents transitioning from the hospital or extensive services for an indefinite period of time. Innovative nursing techniques and equipment, as well as extensive in-service education, assure our staff’s competence in the newest concepts and trends in medical care.

Our specialties include:

I.V. Therapy

Wound Care

Oncology

Rehabilitative Services

Pain Therapy

Terminal Care

“Alaska Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation provides extended-stay nursing care to seniors with varying levels of disabilities. We tailor our care to each resident and are committed to provide the highest levels of care and service.”

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DIETARY

The highest standards of nutrition are maintained at Alaska Gardens. Attractive, therapeutic diets are provided under the direction of a licensed (registered) dietician.

Dietary services also include evaluation of individual needs for nutritional supplements, adaptive equipment or placement in our progressive feeding programs.

Residents are encouraged to enjoy meals in our beautiful dining room. In-room service is also available. Arrangements can be made for families or friends wishing to dine with resident guests.

Holidays and special occasions are celebrated with special meals and theme decorations.

These may include:

Outdoor Barbecues and Picnics

Wine and Cheese Parties

Silver Teas

Birthday Celebrations

Cultural Cuisine

Holiday Banquets

RECREATION

The Recreation Therapy Department provides a full range of programs aimed at meeting the needs of each resident. The department is under the direction of a certified therapeutic recreation specialist, who is directly involved in the care planning process. An assessment is done to determine individual needs and interests and offers residents appropriate therapeutic programs.

These may include:

Music Therapy

Sensory Stimulation Classes

Pet Therapy

Community Outings

Reminiscing Groups

Food Committee

Intergeneration Programs

Men’s Group

Games

Entertainment and Educational Programs

Special Events and Parties

Diners Clubs

Women’s Group

Cooking Classes

Art and Craft Programs

Church Services (We offer varied services inside our facility)

Our activity center is equipped with a full kitchen, a gardening center, artist’s easels, and other specialized equipment to provide residents with the opportunity to pursue leisure activities of their choice.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Our Social Services Department educates the resident and family members about the transition into life at Alaska Gardens. This includes on orientation to the facility for both the resident and family members. A variety of services are available.

For the Resident:

Individual and Group Counseling

Specialized Support Group

Cultural and Religious Considerations

Liason to the Community

Resource Materials (books, etc.)

For the Resident:

Counseling (or consultation)

Support Groups

Educational Offerings