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.
At Austin Retirement and Nursing Center we strive to help patients reach their goals. People are the heart of our business and we recognize the responsibility of providing quality services. Our team of professionals understands the importance of creating an environment of warmth and caring during a stay, whether short term rehab or long term care.
SKILLED NURSING SERVICES
BARIATIC PATIENT CARE
Bariatric patients have their own set of needs and we are committed to providing our bariatric patients with professional and dignified care at all times.
BRAIN/SPINAL CORD INJURY
We utilize a specialized rehabilitative nursing program to care for our patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
Our goals in managing COPD entail not only reducing the exacerbations and flares that make the disease a leading cause of hospitalization, but also reducing the symptoms that can make the illness a daily struggle.
IV MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
IV medication administration is often considered a simple task of “passing medications;” however, in reality it is a complex process requiring careful oversight by registered nurses (RNs).
Medication management is more than just administering medication. A vital role of the nurse, medication management is patient-centered care that optimizes safe, effective and appropriate drug therapy.
Our registered dietitian nutritionists assess, evaluate, and recommend appropriate nutrition interventions according to each individual’s medical condition, desires, and rights to make health care choices.
We provide paliative care to improve the quality of life of patients facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering via treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.
Phlebotomists play a vital role in the administration and management of blood draws for diagnosis or transfusions. Our phlebotomists are caring and understanding while performing their duties in order to make the patient feel as comfortable and at ease as possible.
POST-OP RECOVERY & NURSING CARE
Sometimes, a physician will recommend a senior patient continue their recovery at a skilled nursing and rehab center. While most people are eager to get home from the hospital, taking advantage of Medicare’s Skilled Nursing and Rehab benefit can help improve their overall outcome and prevent a return trip to the hospital.
WOUND V.A.C.® & CERTIFIED WOUND CARE NURSE SPECIALIST
Wound V.A.C.® is the name of a wound dressing/therapy developed and distributed by KCI. The initials stand for Vacuum Assisted Closure. The V.A.C.® employs suction technology to stimulate tissue growth and heal wounds faster.
Our Board Certfied Wound Care Nurse Specilaist has the education, specialized skills, and experience to to meet patients’ wound, ostomy, continence, and foot care needs.
Physical therapy includes individualized post-surgery rehabilitation programs, gait training, exercise programs for regaining strength and endurance, and safety training with assistive devices.
Occupational therapy promotes independence with activities of daily living by helping patients regain the ability to do usual things they want and need to do.
Our speech and language services include exercises to regain and strengthen speech and language skills as well as assistance with eating, drinking and swallowing.
We provide respiratory therapy to patients who have trouble breathing. The therapy is intended to improve the patient’s quality of life. Our respiratory therapists are trained and certfied medical professionals who work alongside medical doctors to diagnose and treat breathing disorders.
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.