After a hospital stay, many patients are not yet able to return home; they may need additional time to recover after a surgical procedure, an infection, or an illness. They typically require daily specialized services from a skilled nurse and/or a rehabilitation professional to help prepare them for a return to independent living.
A skilled nursing facility must be licensed by its state’s Department of Health Services, and it must adhere to regulatory and inspection requirements. Expertise provided can range from Alzheimer’s care to more short-term rehabilitation services. Examples include stroke recovery, general wound care, terminal illness care, custodial care, Parkinson’s care, and general rehabilitation. Patients benefit from skilled nursing because they’re cared for by highly trained professionals.
Newton Health Care Center, a 65-bed facility in Newton, Iowa, provides skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services to help patients recover and return home as quickly as possible. If your loved one needs extra time to recover from an orthopedic issue, like a hip fracture or a knee replacement, NHCC offers physical and occupational therapy to accommodate patients’ specific needs, including safety awareness and fall prevention education. Speech therapy is also available for patients recovering from a stroke or a traumatic brain injury, and for those needing modification of swallowing and feeding techniques.
Newton Health Care Center provides 24-hour medical care and support services to patients. Utilizing a holistic approach to meet residents’ needs physically, mentally, and socially, NHCC combines the knowledge and experience of their entire care team, including the areas of nursing, therapy, diet and nutrition, and social services and activities. Working together, these skilled nursing and rehabilitation professionals help patients heal, regain strength, and work towards living independently again. For more information, please contact:
Newton Health Care Center
200 S. 8th Ave. East
Newton, IA 50208