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    Skilled Nursing Unit

    Forrest Health offers Skilled Nursing Units in each of its hospitals. The Skilled Nursing Unit at Forrest General Hospital is a 20 bed unit on 3B that provides a sub-acute inpatient short stay for those individuals needing a continuum of care to help facilitate their recovery.

    Forrest General's Skilled Nursing Unit features:

    • Skilled nursing care (RN’s, LPN’s and CNA’s)
    • Restorative nursing care (Restorative CNA’s)
    • Skilled Therapies: Physical, Occupational, Speech and Respiratory Therapies
    • Therapy gym located on unit
    • Individualized activity program with preferred activities of resident (in room or group) led by Activity Coordinator
      • Activities include: religious, arts and crafts, games, social events, holiday celebrations, music therapy, etc.
    • Hospitality service provided in room to resident twice a day  
    • Licensed medical social worker
    • Case managers
    • Registered dietitian
    • Pharmacy consultant
    • Physician directed person-centered interdisciplinary weekly care team meeting which includes residents and family
    • Provides wound care, IV therapy, blood administration, medication administration, respiratory care and daily option for meal selections
    • Discharge planning; option for bedside pharmacy at discharge available
    • Honors individual resident preferences
    • All private rooms with cable television and local telephone service
    • Activity/Dining room
    • Resident Assessment Coordinator (RAC) certified Administrator and Director of Nursing
    • Physician in-room visits. Medical Director/Attending Physician available 24/7
    • Quality Assurance, Infection Prevention and Control Programs

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    Forrest Health facilities are approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for participation in Medicare and Medicaid Programs.