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Senior Care & Rehab

At Vernon Health & Rehabilitation, we constantly strive to provide the finest in nursing care. You will find:

  • Skilled and intermediate pediatric and geriatric care
  • A medical director and area physicians on call
  • Licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants
  • Activities specifically adapted to the interests of our residents
  • Food preparation and special diet services under the supervision of a registered dietician
  • Advanced medical equipment and nurse call system
  • Dental, optometry, audiology, podiatry, psychiatric, respiratory therapy and other specialized consultant services available when needed
  • An expertly staffed and equipped rehabilitation therapy department that provides physical, occupational and speech therapies to ensure that our residents obtain their highest physical, mental and psychosocial well being


Accelerated Care Plus Technology

Vernon Health & Rehabilitation uses the same state-of-the-art therapeutic treatment methods that are used in the NFL, NCAA, NHL, MLB through Accelerated Care Plus. Accelerated Care Plus (ACP) technology provides ultrasonic, electrical stimulation, and short-wave therapies to reduce pain and improve function. With over 25 years of research, this technology has effective and proven treatments for a faster and more complete recovery:

  • Post Surgical Care
  • Joint Replacement
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Rheumatologic Conditions
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Fall Prevention
  • Incontinence Program
  • Pain Management
  • Heart Disease
  • Neuropathy

Diabetes Management

Our experienced team provides assistance with all aspects of managing diabetes including: blood glucose monitoring, insulin administration and tracking, exercise plan, menu planning, and education.

We teach our residents living with diabetes the best ways to manage the disease and keep control of their lives. Our registered dietitian will work with you to make smart food choices in the right amounts. Residents enjoy a balanced diet that spreads carbohydrates throughout the day to prevent high blood sugar levels after meals. Our residents are taught how to care for their feet, gums and eyes, and are shown how to incorporate exercise into their diabetes management program.

For residents who require therapy, our physical therapists will develop a customized program to increase your physical activity to improve insulin response and management.

Fall Prevention

As we age, the likelihood of falling increases dramatically. At Vernon Health & Rehabilitation, our interdisciplinary team is educated on fall risk factors and prevention strategies. Each resident is evaluated upon admission by nursing and occupational and physical therapy and receive an individualized treatment plan if they are at risk for falls. We teach residents ways to avoid falls and provide therapy to increase balance. For residents who have a history of falls, we assess the root cause to see why the fall occurred and map an individualized plan of care to prevent recurrence.

Our Fall Prevention Program Includes:

  • Preparation of personalized exercise plans
  • Review and modification of factors leading to previous falls
  • Visual biofeedback to improve walking skills
  • Strength training and therapy for limbs and core muscles

IV Therapy

Intravenous (IV) therapy may be used to provide nutrition or medication and/or restore or maintain the body's normal fluid and electrolyte balance. Our nursing staff administers IV fluids according to physician orders, maintains and monitors injection sites, and changes tubing and dressing regularly.

Respiratory Therapy

Whether you or a loved need respiratory care services for an acute or chronic condition, Vernon Health & Rehabilitation has the team in place to meet your needs. Our therapy team develops an individual respiratory care plan based on a personalized assessment of each patient which is sensitive to the unique needs of seniors.

Conditions most often associated with respiratory care services include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure (CHF), bronchitis, lung cancer, stroke, drowning accidents, heart attacks, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, or sleep apnea.
Therapeutic Modalities include:

  • Oxygen therapy
  • Humidity therapy
  • Bronchial Hygiene therapy
  • Bronchial Hygiene therapy
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Aerosolized Medication therapy

Diagnostic Modalities include:

  • Arterial Blood Gases (ABG's)
  • Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT's)
  • Peak flow measurement
  • Oximetry and oxygen analysis
  • Respiratory assessments
  • EKG's
  • Holter monitoring
  • Event monitoring

Our goal is to help senior adults manage their disease and prevent them from developing secondary respiratory problems such as pneumonia while they are working on recovering and to allow patients to return home at the highest practicable level of health and independence.

Trans Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)

Trans Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) is utilized for patients who cannot or should not get their nutrition through eating. TPN may include a combination of sugar and carbohydrates (for energy), proteins (for muscle strength), lipids (fat), and electrolytes. TPN bypasses the gastrointestinal tract by infusing nutrients directly into the bloodstream through an intravenous line.

Your health care provider may measure the effectiveness and side effects of the treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations. The length of treatment depends on how well the resident responds to the medication.

We administer feeding solutions in accordance with each patient's nutritional and medical needs.

Tracheostomy Care

Tracheostomy care is a highly specialized and delicate area of care that many skilled nursing centers are not able to offer. Through ongoing education and training, our staff is committed to providing the highest level of care for residents who need trach care. With a smile and gentle words of encouragement, we perform daily trach maintenance and comprehensive respiratory services in order to minimize complications, maintain stability and return the individual to their highest level of function.

Wound Care Therapy

Wounds can occur for a variety of reasons, from post-surgery complications to normal skin aging. Our interdisciplinary wound care team includes physical and occupational therapists, registered dietitians and registered nurses. Our wound care team works closely with the resident's physician to prepare a plan of treatment that best addresses individual needs including pain management, healing, and nutritional requirements. As with all treatments, we involve the resident and the family in every step of the treatment plan. Treatment procedures may include nutrition interventions and would vac treatment.

Specialized supplies, treatments and equipment are utilized to enhance healing and comfort. Our staff are focused on infection-prevention, healing of pressure ulcers and promotion of skin integrity.

We treat a variety of wound conditions and provide an array of services including:

  • Pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic/neuropathic wounds
  • Venous insufficiency ulcers
  • Arterial insufficiency ulcers
  • Post-surgical wounds, grafts and flaps
  • Infected and/or draining wounds requiring IV antibiotics
  • Wounds requiring frequent dressing changes
  • Amputations
  • Post-traumatic wounds