Nursing Services

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Nursing Program

Our nursing program is designed to provide outstanding patient outcomes. Our skilled nursing team is trained to manage medically complex patient care and provide critical support for optimal rehabilitation.

Our nursing program provides:

  • Onsite Medical Director who coordinates and oversees medical services
  • Director of Nursing and the Director of Patient Care Services manage all aspects of healthcare within the facility
  • Individualized resident care plan treatments
  • IV therapy
  • Wound care
  • Respite stays
  • Enteral feeding program
  • Catheter care
  • Colostomy Care
  • Off-site dialysis
  • Ileostomy Care
  • Nutrition & hydration programs
  • Medication management & education
  • Diabetic management & education
  • Restorative nursing
  • Pain management
  • Palliative Care program
  • Hospice Program
  • Bowel & bladder programs
  • Model environment for nurse training
  • In-house, on-going continued learning courses and CNA training programs
  • Psychologist
  • Audiology Services
  • On staff registered dietitian
  • Laboratory testing and X-rays
  • Transportation services

Antibiotic Stewardship

The overuse or misuse of antimicrobials medication is a serious public health issue. In order to improve the use of these medications, Sunnyside has assembled an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.

Our program promotes the appropriate use of antibiotics for the purpose of:

  • Improving patient outcomes
  • Reducing antibiotic resistance
  • Decreasing the spread of infections caused by multi-drug resistant organisms
  • Tracking the use of antibiotics and resistance patterns within our facility
  • Sharing information on antibiotic use and resistance to doctors, nurses and relevant staff
  • Education for clinicians about resistance for best practice
  • Reduce hospital readmissions to the acute hospital

Diabetes Management

Our nurses provide help with all aspects of managing diabetes including:

  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Insulin administration and tracking
  • Exercise planning
  • Menu planning, education and more

R.E.A.C.H. Stroke Recovery Program

Revive. Engage. Aim. Connect. Heal.

R.E.A.C.H. your recovery goals with Sunnyside Nursing and Post-Acute Care’s interdisciplinary approach to stroke recovery. Our patient oriented individualized rehabilitation program complements our nursing care to offer optimal recovery after a stroke. We work closely with our patients, family, physicians, and nursing team to achieve mobility, build strength, and improve balance. Our team focuses on improving speech and swallowing and to enhance skills needed to perform activities of daily living. Our program includes:

  •  Neuromuscular reeducation
  •  VitalStim (r)
  •  The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment programs LSVT BIG (r) and LSVT LOUD (r)
  •  Other programs and techniques to assisted in recovery

Restorative Nursing Program

At Sunnyside Nursing and Post-Acute Care we seek to maximize the quality of life for our long-term care population, who require a specialized restorative program.

Our therapy team and nursing staff develop individualized treatment plans for resident care in the areas of:

  • Ambulation
  • Range of motion
  • Activities of daily living
  • Positioning and alignment
  • Skin integrity and wound management
  • Contracture management
  • Bowel and bladder training
  • Rehabilitative and social dining
  • Strengthening and restraint reduction
  • Weekly and monthly height and weight monitoring
  • Antibiotic stewardship program

Dietary Program

To ensure that each resident is receiving the proper nutrition we offer:

  • Meals to meet specific dietary and therapeutic needs, according to physician orders
  • Regular nutritional assessments from our registered dietitian (RD)
  • Clinical nutrition doctor who works with our RD to ensure each resident receives optimal nutrition