WELCOME TO AUSTIN RETIREMENT & NURSING CENTER
“The Best Place to Give Care and the Best Place to Get Care.”
As one of Austin’s oldest and most established skilled nursing centers, family-owned and operated RNC has been serving residents of the Austin community for nearly 50 years. After a brief hiatus from 2016-2019, the original owners are back to managing RNC with loving hearts, caring minds, energy, and enthusiasm. Our building may have some age on her, but our recent renovations have rekindled her charm and cheerfulness. As a smaller skilled nursing facility, we’re able to create a loving and family-like atmosphere where our residents are given the highest level of hands-on care and are always treated with the utmost dignity and respect.
In addition to our recent remodeling project, we have created a special Memory Care Community for those who require specialized memory care and a higher level of supervision. Our separate memory care unit is designed to provide a safe, structured environment with set routines to lower stress for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
TESTIMONIALS & REVIEWS
See What Family Members Have to Say About Austin RNC
The Austin Retirement and Nursing Center has been so wonderful in working with us during this COVID-19 Pandemic! The management and staff have been very careful to successfully protect my parents, care for their needs and encourage and facilitate family interactions. The creativity of the staff to customize the wishes, activities and therapy during this uncertain crisis has been remarkable and extremely creative.
Our mom and dad have been cared for by the Austin RNC for over three years. We have been very pleased with the quality of nursing care they have received and especially for the kindness that the RNC nurses, CNA’s, support staff and administrators have shown. Our family is happy to recommend the Austin RNC for nursing home care.
“Choosing a nursing home for a loved one is one of the hardest thing you can do. I looked at the nursing home ratings on line. then visited a dozen or so retirement facilities, RNC stood out. Retirement Nursing Center was one of the only ones I would consider. Mom flourished there for a good while. Illness overtook her almost 4 years after she arrived, specialist predicted she might last a month. RNC has lots of things to do every day. They have some of the same issues others do with short staff, but they try hard. They are very open to requests and suggestions and try to be as accommodating as possible. Mom was as happy as she could be, all things considered. They were very supportive and there were many tears from the staff when she passed.”
“After visiting RNC today I just had to post this beautiful lobby. I would consider this skilled nursing facility for my parents. The staff that I have met are very friendly and knowledgeable about the business.
Check it out!”
FEATURING A NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART MEMORY & DEMENTIA CARE UNIT
Memory care is an intensive, specialized care for people with memory issues. Austin RNC has created a special Memory Care Community for those individuals who require a higher level of skilled care and supervision.
Because people with dementia are prone to wander, our memory care facility is a separate unit with alarmed doors, and enclosed outdoor spaces to keep residents on site.
Supervision is provided 24 hours a day by our staff who are trained to deal with the unique issues that often arise as a result of dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Call (512) 452-5719 for more information.
Austin RNC is a skilled nursing facilty (often abbreviated SNF). Skilled nursing services are performed by licensed professionals like RNs, LVNs, occupational, physical, and speech therapists. Skilled nursing is mostly regulated by the U.S. Department of Health and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). To be certified by CMS, skilled nursing communities must meet strict criteria and are subject to periodic inspections to ensure quality standards are being met.
The skilled nursing services we offer are:
- Bariatric Patient Care
- Brain/Spinal Cord Injury
- COPD Care
- Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy
- IV Medication Administration
- Memory Care
- Medication Management
- Nutrition/Dietary Counseling
- Oxygen (CPAP/BIPAP)
- Pain Management
- Hospice Care
- Palliative Care
- PICC Management
- Post-Op Recovery & Nursing Care
- Respiratory Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound VAC Care — Certified Wound Care Nurse Specialist
Our skilled nursing and rehabilitation center does more than care for long term residents.
Our rehabilitation and nursing team assists in the recovery from surgery, injury or illness. Spacious, private and semi-private rooms with TV’s and phones, 24 hour nursing care, and doctor recommended rehabilitation is designed to “help you get back home.” Short-term care guests typically return home within a few days to a few weeks.
Our skilled nursing facility is also designed for those who require specialized care on a long-term basis. These patients require hands-on care and supervision 24 hours a day but may or may not require skilled care.
Care is delivered round-the-clock by licensed nurses, therapists, and professional caregivers. Our team MEMBERS work directly with you, your family and physicians to develop individualized nursing care plans, all in the comfort of a spacious, private, or semi-private room.
HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE
A common misconception is that hospice is just for people who have cancer or for those who are in the last weeks or days of life. Hospice is a specialized type of care for those facing serious or life-limiting conditions and who meet eligibility criteria. Studies have shown that those who elect hospice care earlier are much more likely to live their lives more comfortably and with a better quality of life.
Palliative care is a resource for anyone living with a serious illness, such as heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and many others. Palliative care can be helpful at any stage of illness and is best provided from the point of diagnosis. Palliative care can be provided along with curative treatment and does not depend on prognosis.
ALZHEIMER'S & DEMENTIA CARE
Our memory care community is designed to provide a safe, structured environment with set routines to lower stress for patients with Alzheimer’s or dementia. All our memory care activities are designed to improve cognitive function and engage residents at different stages of the disease.
Emergency medical and transportation services are a necessary component of a comprehensive medical care program. Austin RNC meets requirements set by state and local laws in order to ensure adequate services and safe transport to get to vital services such as:
- Doctors appointments
All necessary transportation is included —there is no extra charge for these services.
Austin RNC was an early adopter of telemedicine, which allows for health care providers to meet with patients virtually. We know that unnecessary trips to the hospital or a doctor’s office can help promote better health outcomes for patients.
The experience of COVID-19 has now put digital medicine front and center. Telemedicine can eliminate many potential vectors for infection while allowing residents to get the care that they need.
The role of our social worker is to enable each resident in our care to function at the highest possible level of social and emotional wellness.
The social worker helps new residents make the transition from a previous living environment while meeting their social/emotional comfort needs. Once the resident is
established, the social worker assures the resident’s continuing needs are met and that the person is given the opportunity to participate in planning for continued care in the facility, transfer, or discharge back into the community.
Respite care provides short-term relief for primary caregivers. Looking after someone who’s sick or disabled is a 24-hour job. Caregivers need a break from time to time to look after their own needs. Respite care can be arranged for just an afternoon or for several days or weeks.
We believe that our residents with psychiatric disorders deserve to enjoy the full spectrum of therapeutic options that are available to their counterparts living in the community.
Our Memory Care Community is designed to provide a safe, structured environment with set routines to lower stress for patients with Alzheimer’s or dementia. All our memory care activities are designed to improve cognitive function and engage residents at different stages of the disease.