We have a dedicated staff with a diverse background in multiple therapies. As a small skilled nursing facility, we are able to accommodate our patients in many unique and fulfilling ways.
We focus on the special needs of our patients, uncovering likes and dislikes based on an in-depth patient profile that is gathered with the family. Nutritional needs are always taken into consideration, so we carefully review food allergies, dietary habits, favorites and preferences, always assuring that body weight is monitored and health is promoted.
Families always have access to their loved ones, 24/7. If you ever have a question or concern, there is a patient advocate, our Social Services Director, on staff, full time.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about Norwood Pines Alzheimer's Care Center. We are at your service.
A skilled nursing center can only be great with a great staff. Our team of licensed and certified experts work tirelessly to bring our patients an extremely high level of care
Time and again we hear our staff members talk of patients as if they are members of their own family — you can feel their level of empathy when administering care.
We have multiple physicians on our staff, including specialists in rehabilitation and orthopedic medicine.
Feeling safe is always top of mind. Another aspect of assuring that patients feel safe and secure is the consistency of our staff. Our Registered Nurses (RNs), and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) work together to plan care, while our Certified Nursing Assistants assist patients with activities of daily living. Naturally, licensed staffing is 7 days per week.
Our Registered Nurses (RNs) assess the patients’ needs and work with our staff of Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) to do the following:
Develop a care plan
Evaluate the treatment outcomes to make sure they are the best possible.
All Norwood Pines Alzheimer's Care Center nurses are licensed in the state of California. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) work under the direction of our licensed nurses to assist pateints with activities of daily living, including eating, grooming, hygiene, dressing, transferring, and toileting. All full-time CNAs have completed a competency evaluation program. All employees also pursue continuing education each month with our “Silverchair” education program.
On a weekly basis, our wound specialist reviews patients’ wounds and changes treatments as needed. A podiatrist looks at vascular wounds and foot circulation to determine if any new treatments may be necessary.
On an ongoing basis, if a patient is unable to move, he or she is carefully turned in bed every two hours. Patients are closely monitored for behavior changes, depression, and for those who become forgetful, dementia. We then attempt to engage them in activities designed to address their psycho-social needs, and intervene with a variety of coping mechanisms to get the patient back on track.
Norwood Pines Alzheimer's Care Center is dedicated to expert staffing and ongoing education. Mandatory for all staff members is “Silverchair” — a continuing education program that all employees participate in once each month.
Administered online, Silverchair keeps Norwood Pines Alzheimer's Care Center at the cutting edge of the latest in skilled nursing facility techniques and information, keeping our team apprised of the best level of care available.