Hospital Patients

Skilled Care

Manning Regional Healthcare Center is proud to provide skilled care services which allow our patients to regain independence in daily living, returning them to their highest level of well-being.

MRHC skilled care services offer hospital-based care, located in Manning, Iowa. We help meet the needs of patients who require additional skilled care beyond the acute phase of illness or injury. We offer care for those recovering from major joint procedures, strokes, colostomies, IV antibiotics and other post-acute services and help patients learn to live with heart conditions, respiratory problems, nutrition/metabolic disorders, and wound care. The typical patient stay is seven to ten days, and most patients receive home nursing visits after their stay. MRHC is fully certified for 17 beds. 

Our highly trained health care professionals offer the following services during a skilled care stay when ordered by your medical provider:

  • 24-hour professional nursing care
  • Social activities
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Nutritional assessment and management
  • Diabetes education

Admission to MRHC skilled care services is by direct provider referral after a three day stay in an acute care facility. Patients can be admitted immediately or within 30 days after acute care discharge. Skilled services include teaching and training activities such as:

  • Gait training
  • Pain management
  • Prosthesis care
  • New diabetic teaching
  • Ostomy care
  • Self-administered gastrostomy feedings
  • Use and care of braces, splints, and other assistive devices
  • A program to improve activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and eating

Other services we can provide include

  • IV medication
  • Nasogastric, gastrostomy and jejunostomy feedings
  • Activity therapy
  • Pastoral care
  • We can also schedule a beautician at the request of the patient

At MRHC, skilled care patients are encouraged to participate in daily activities. MRHC provides a relaxing environment to aid in the emotional well-being of each patient. Discharge planning begins on admission to MRHC skilled care, and individualized goals are established with you, your family, and your medical providers. Patients participate in a weekly care conference with family members and the patient’s multidisciplinary care team at MRHC.

If you or a loved one require skilled care services after an acute hospital stay, allow our professionally trained staff to care for you in our modern facility, right here in Manning. Call (712) 655-2072 for more information.