Exceptional Skilled Nursing Care at MRHC

skilled nursing

The decision between a nursing home and skilled care often weighs heavily on the minds of families seeking the best possible support for their loved ones. At MRHC, skilled care isn’t just an alternative—it’s a transformative solution that offers a path to recovery and independence, all within a community people have come to know, love, and trust.

MRHC’s skilled nursing program offers care for all ages following major joint procedures, strokes, colostomies, IV antibiotics, post-surgery recovery, chronic illness management, therapeutic interventions, and other post-acute services. Care is designed to cater to individuals requiring specialized medical attention and rehabilitation services to help them return to daily living. It can also help patients learn to live with heart conditions, respiratory problems, nutrition/metabolic disorders, and wound care.

“We strive to support individuals in reclaiming their well-being and vitality,” shared Chief Nursing Officer Michelle Andersen, RN, BSN. “Our mission is centered around providing comprehensive services aimed at facilitating the journey back to optimal health, all within a patient-centric environment that prioritizes the patient and their specific needs.”

The skilled nursing program consists of 24-hour care and supervision by nurses and clinic physicians; physical, occupational, or speech therapy; infection control; and nutritional assessment and management. Additional skilled services include education and monitoring for a variety of health conditions.

At the core of MRHC’s approach to skilled care is a multidisciplinary team of nurses, therapists, physicians, and support staff who work collaboratively to deliver comprehensive care. The skilled nursing staff possess the expertise and dedication necessary to ensure each patient receives personalized care tailored to their unique needs. The skilled nursing team conducts a thorough assessment to understand each patient’s medical history, current condition, and specific goals. This personalized approach ensures that care is tailored to meet the distinct needs and preferences of each individual, optimizing outcomes and promoting a sense of empowerment and autonomy.

The skilled nursing staff not only provide clinical support but also offer emotional support, encouragement, and reassurance to patients and their families during challenging times.

“Our goal is to provide a relaxing environment to aid in the emotional well-being of each patient,” said Andersen.

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 an acute care stay. Discharge planning begins on admission to MRHC skilled care, and individualized goals are established with the patient, their family, and 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, call (712) 655-2072 for more information.