Nursing Services

Skilled Nurses are staffed 24/7 to provide quality care when you need it. Our Nurses are not only caring and genuine, they individualize their care to each resident.

These are the services you can expect at Discover Care Centre:

  • Medical Director oversights
  • Director of Nursing oversight on all aspects of care within the facility
  • Resident care individually planned
  • 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 closely with the resident and family to create a comfortable routine with individualized cues specific to the residents diminishing mental processes. We strive to give the resident an environment that will suit their safety and comfort needs.

Diabetes Management

Our nurses have the experience to provide safe and regular assistance with all aspects of diabetes management, including:

  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Insulin administration & tracking
  • Individualized exercise plans
  • Specialized menu plans
  • Diabetes education

Restorative Nursing Program

At Discovery Care Centre we strive to maximize the quality of life for our long-term care residents. We have a specialized restorative program that is included in the room and board. As a team the therapists and nurses will develop a specialized plan for each individual resident. These are the areas the plans will focus on:

  • 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 rehabilitation team is committed to results, and improving our resident’s quality of life in and out of our facility. We strive to increase resident’s independence through individualized programs and goals. We highly encourage family to participate in, not only the therapy program, but other training and education provided. This will help our resident achieve their goals.

Physical Therapy

We have an experienced Physical Therapy team that works with individualized goals to achieve the resident’s highest level of independence possible. Our physical therapists will identify areas of physical impairment and pain, and create specific plans for rehabilitation that will help prevention future injuries.

These are some areas that our Physical Therapists might focus on:

  • Increase strength and mobility
  • Increase motor control
  • Improve coordination, balance and the ability to walk
  • Improve overall strength conditioning, range of motion and endurance
  • Pain management
  • Teaching proper body mechanics
  • Promoting safety awareness

Occupational Therapy

If a resident’s independence has been compromised due to illness, injury or aging, we have qualified occupational therapists who can put together active treatment plans to gain that independence back. They work to create a task-oriented plan that will help residents adapt to their social and physical community by mastering those tasks.

Areas of treatment may include:

  • Activities of Daily Living: eating, bathing, toileting, homemaking, cooking, etc.
  • Prevention: Assessments of homes, suggested home modifications and adaptive equipment.
  • Increasing safety awareness

Speech Therapy

Our speech therapists will assess and help restore functional abilities in the common areas affected by stroke, brain injury, dementia and other neurological disorders. They will provide treatment plans and interventions in the areas of communication, swallowing and cognition.

Areas of focus can 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

Our meals are designed to specifically meet dietary needs and physician orders. Our registered dietitian will assess, and continue to monitor residents to make sure they are receiving top nutrition for their specific goals.

Activites Program

Discovery Care Centre strives to create enriching activities and social programs that will keep residents active and confident. Our friendly and outgoing professional staff reach out to all residents to brighten their day, and stay attentive to the culture and abilities of the residents. It is well known that activities and social interaction has a positive impact on the healing process and mental wellbeing.

Each resident is given a monthly activity calendar, as well as Daily News, that helps keep them apprised of upcoming events as well as current day to day of the community. We welcome friends and family to join their loved ones for activities and events.

Some of the activities around the facility 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

For those who are dealing with terminal illness, or terminal conditions we will work with the resident’s unique condition to give them options, and dignity for this end-of life transition. We strive to give the resident and family peace during this stage.

We understand each individual has essential tasks, and care during their final passage and we wish to make sure the tasks are accomplished. These could be saying last goodbyes, strengthening bonds with those around you, or just being with loved ones. We do offer palliative care in our skilled nursing facility, assisted living, and memory care.

Social Services

During those transitional periods Discovery Care Centre offers a social services department than can assist in those confusing and emotional decisions. Our social services department is here for both the resident and family to assist in getting the essential information and managing the process. Our Social Worker will help with care planning and discharge planning for each individual 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