Each applicant for admission is evaluated on an individual basis, and facts such as extent of care needed, length of stay required, room availability, and our ability to meet the patient's individual needs are all considered when assessing individuals for admission.
Living space in the nursing units consists of either private or semi-private (two person) bedrooms, each with its own bathroom.
Individuals are encouraged to bring in their furnishings which meet standard fire and safety codes. Each unit has its own separate lounge and dining area.
Our facility is staffed bya team of highly skilled professionals who are experienced in providing compassionate care to the elderly.
The therapeutic team includes:
- the medical director or attending physician
- professional nurses
- certified nursing assistants
- occupational, physical and speech therapists
- recreation therapists
- social workers
- registered dietitians
Consultants are also available in:
Together this team assesses every new patient and creates a personal care plan specifically suited to that individual's needs.
The nursing staff of Jefferson House is committed to providing high quality care. The nurses, as members of the interdisciplinary team, work collaboratively in the development of a care plan for each patient. This care plan directs the team to assist the patient in achieving the greatest state of wellness possible. The nurses also serve as a patient advocate and resource to the patient, family and interdisciplinary team.
Recreation is a vital part of our patient's total care plan. The recreation therapists work with all of the professional staff to determine the most appropriate therapeutic recreation program for each patient. Our objective is to provide them with activities they truly enjoy while satisfying therapeutic goals.
Another important component of our total care concept is meeting the spiritual needs of the patients. Clergy from area churches and synagogues ensure that their patients ay participate in the practice of their faith.
Social workers are available to provide supportive counseling to patients and families, in both an individual and group setting. Our social service staff works closely with interdisciplinary team in meeting our patient's emotional and social needs. Social workers also work with patients, families, physicians and community programs in order to establish appropriate discharge plans for rehabilitative patients.
Bring Your Laptop!
Jefferson House has wireless internet access available to our patients and visitors.
Our Non-Smoking Policy
Jefferson House is concerned not only with the treatment of disease but also with its prevention. It is our responsibility to encourage good health habits for our patients, visitors and employees. Therefore, Jefferson House prohibits smoking in or on its property.