Nursing Services

Our highly skilled nurses provide the best quality care. Their skills are only half the picture. Each nurse is a gentle and caring person, with genuine concern for each resident.

The following skilled nursing services are available at Discovery Care Centre:

  • Medical Director coordinates medical services
  • Director of Nursing oversees all aspects of nursing care within the facility
  • Individualized resident care plan
  • IV therapy
  • Dementia care
  • Wound care
  • Respite stays
  • Enteral feeding program
  • Catheter care
  • Colostomy Care
  • Ileostomy Care
  • Nutrition & hydration programs
  • Medication management & education
  • Diabetic management & education
  • Restorative nursing
  • Pain management
  • Bowel & bladder programs
  • Off-site Audiology Services
  • Available registered dietitian
  • Off-site laboratory testing and X-rays
  • Transportation services

Alzheimer's Care

Our nurses work with the client's family to create a comfortable environment including simple routines and visual cues as a positive substitute for diminishing mental processes.

Diabetes Management

Our experienced nurses provide help with all aspects of managing diabetes including: blood glucose monitoring, insulin administration and tracking, exercise plan, menu planning, education and more.

Restorative Nursing Program

At Discovery Care Centre we seek to maximize the quality of life for our long-term care population, who require a specialized restorative program. Of course, this service is included in the room and board fee. The therapy team and nursing staff develop individualized treatment plans for resident care in the areas of:

  • Ambulation
  • Range of motion
  • Activities of daily living
  • Positioning and alignment
  • Skin integrity and wound management
  • Contracture management
  • Bowel and bladder training
  • Rehabilitative and social dining
  • Strengthening and restraint reduction

Rehabilitation Services

Our experienced rehabilitation team is committed to providing outstanding results and excellent quality of care. Residents are empowered through individualized programs to reach goals of increased independence and ability. Resident families are also encouraged to participate in therapy sessions, caregiver education, and training.

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapy team works toward specific goals of achieving the resident's highest functional level of independence. Physical therapy focuses on identification and rehabilitation of individuals with physical impairment and pain, as well as future injury prevention. Following evaluation, our experienced physical therapists develop an individualized treatment program. The goal is to achieve safety in a variety of areas.

Areas of treatment focus may include:

  • Increase strength and mobility in the body and lower extremities
  • Increase motor control for a resident who has suffered a stroke
  • Improve coordination, balance and the ability to walk following a fracture
  • Improve overall strength conditioning, range of motion and endurance
  • Pain management
  • Teaching proper body mechanics to prevent injury
  • Promoting safety awareness for the well being of the resident

Occupational Therapy

Our professional occupational therapists use task-directed activities in the treatment of our residents whose functional abilities, daily activities and independence have been impaired by illness, injury or aging.

Occupational therapy assists our residents in adapting to their social and physical environment by mastering tasks essential for daily living. Our occupational therapists may work with residents who have debilitating arthritic conditions or those with difficulty bathing, dressing and other activities of daily living. They assist residents with impaired vision and/or hearing to function well in their environment.

Areas of treatment may include:

  • Functional independence: eating, bathing, toileting, homemaking, cooking, etc.
  • Maintenance of wellness: dressing and grooming
  • Prevention of further disability: home assessments and modifications, adaptive equipment
  • Increasing safety awareness

Speech Therapy

Our speech therapists provide a range of interventions to assess and help restore abilities in the areas of communication, swallowing and cognition. Treatment programs are designed to help residents affected by stroke, brain injury, dementia, and other neurological disorders. Our professionals also work with residents suffering from hearing impairment, respiratory illnesses, and complex medical conditions.

Areas of treatment focus may include:

  • Improving speech and voice clarity
  • Increasing comprehension and verbal expression
  • Improving chewing and swallowing ability
  • Maximizing cognitive language skills: memory, problem solving, and abstract reasoning
  • Resident and family/caregiver education and training for managing ongoing difficulties with communication, cognition, and swallowing
Food

Dietary Program

  • Provide meals to meet specific dietary and therapeutic needs, according to physician orders
  • Oral supplemental diets are available
  • Regular nutritional assessments from a registered dietitian

Activites Program

A positive and uplifting atmosphere can set the tone for a resident's stay. Discovery Care Centre employs outgoing and friendly professional staff to create social programs and activities. They often specialize activities to match the capabilities and needs of each resident. This also has a powerful impact in the healing process.

Each resident is given a calendar to keep them informed of upcoming events such as birthday parties, movies, musical programs, outings and other special events. Friends and family are always welcome to visit and attend our activities.

Specific activities include:

  • Active resident and family councils and volunteer programs
  • Musical performances
  • Current events update
  • Reading the newspaper
  • Singing exercises
  • Fitness activities
  • Stretching exercises
  • Religious meetings
  • Entertainment
  • Games
  • Trivia
  • History
  • Gardening
  • Field trips/outings
  • Volunteer involvement
Music

Palliative End of Life Care

Discovery Care Centre provides care for treatment of residents who are facing a terminal illness or condition, while recognizing that each person's end-of-life experience is unique.We honor each individual's right to dignity and to make choices in their care. Our goal is that each patient, resident, and family member will find their own peace in this end-stage eventuality.

Whether it's saying final good-byes, cherishing family relationships or completing a spiritual journey, our end-of-life care allows residents and family members to accomplish these important tasks. This is also the time that many use to strengthen bonds with people they love and to enhance life's meaning in their final passage.

Palliative care is provided in our Assisted Living wing or Skilled Nursing wing.

Social Services

Our social services department assists residents and their families during transitional periods. We also provide essential information, manage requests and concerns, help in care planning and discharge planning for each resident. We can arrange professional services for:

  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Podiatry
  • Audiology
  • Dementia assessment
  • Psychosocial and Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Individual therapy
  • Arrange transportation to appointments
  • Accompanying resident to appointments upon request
  • Power of Attorney