Nursing & Rehab
The nursing team at Calvert City Convalescent Center is committed to providing holistic care for each resident. We realize that change is difficult for everyone and giving up the comforts and independence of living at home can be particularly painful when added to the stress of a physical illness.
In an effort to provide quality services we have a formalized admission process and staffing provisions to accommodate the more clinically complex resident. The type of resident care that is needed at the time of admission is the major factor utilized to determine appropriate placement in one of two nursing facility levels of care. The levels of nursing care available are:
The resident needs care that does not require a registered nurse. The care can be provided by a licensed practical nurse or a nursing assistant under the supervision or a registered nurse. Some examples of nursing facility care needs are: assistance with combinations of bathing, dressing, feeding, walking, routine catheter care, oxygen, bowel and bladder incontinence.
**Note : Medicare and most private insurances do not cover nursing facility care. Medicaid does cover nursing facility care.
Daily nursing care by a registered nurse
Feeding tubes for nutrition
Decrease in level of functioning that would require physical or occupational therapy on a daily basis
Extensive wound or skin care
**Note: this is the type of care that Medicare and Private Insurance will cover.
Our approach to rehabilitation features a true cohesive, interdisciplinary rehabilitation team including Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists, working together with nurses, dietary, social services and activities to assist patients in reaching their maximum potential.
Calvert City Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center provides aggressive treatment protocols, which have been modified to fit each individual’s needs. They progress at their own pace, based upon their level of endurance and medical involvement. The patient is the most valued member of the rehab team and we let our patients know that through our support, respect and encouragement.
Our mission is dedicated to maximizing independence, safety, comfort and quality of life for those residents remaining in our facility, as well as those returning home.
Physical therapy (PT) is for patients with pain and/or movement dysfunction resulting from disability or disease. Through proper evaluation and treatment, physical therapy can minimize pain and disability and maximize functional potential. Physical therapy (PT) is for patients with pain and/or movement dysfunction resulting from disability or disease. Through proper evaluation and treatment, physical therapy can minimize pain and disability and maximize functional potential.We provide home inspections and testing services in Paducah and the surrounding area. This includes McCracken, Ballard, Marshall, Graves, Livingston and Calloway counties. Inspections may be provided in other areas on a case by case basis.
What Are the Benefits of PT?
Physical therapy adds to a patient’s strength, mobility and fitness.
• Decrease pain in joints
• Improve mobility, strength, endurance, balance, and range of motion
• Patient/family education
Who Can Benefit From PT?
The diagnoses that may be seen by physical therapists include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Hip fractures
• Back and neck injuries
• Joint replacements
• Chronic pain
• Cardiopulmonary dysfunction
• Post-surgical conditions
• Neurological disorders
• Wound care
Occupational therapy (OT) helps people with disabilities to return to their lives through the use of therapeutic methods, applied and assistive technology, and environmental modifications.
What Are the Benefits of OT?
• Occupational therapy shortens recovery time, improves function and helps people become self-sufficient
• Occupational therapy assessment and intervention reduces the risk of a fall in elderly patients
• Occupational therapy retrains patients in the activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming and feeding.
Who Can Benefit from OT?
The diagnoses that may be seen by occupational therapists include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Injuries (brain, spinal cord, back)
• Neurological disorders (multiple sclerosis, Guillian Barré)
• Sensory disorders (chronic pain, sensory loss)
• Musculoskeletal disorders (arthritis)
• Skin disorders (burns)
• Orthopedic conditions (hip fracture)
Speech-language pathology (SLP) or speech therapy offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for individuals who have developed speech, swallowing, or cognitive problems following an injury or illness.
Individualized treatment programs are developed for each patient based on his or her diagnosis and needs.
What Are the Benefits of SLP?
Facilitate functional communication skills
Facilitate safe oral feeding/swallowing
Educate patient and family on compensatory strategies and home programs
Facilitate alternative communication methods
Who Can Benefit From SLP?
The diagnoses that may be seen by speech therapists include, but are not limited to the following:
Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders