Iron County Nursing Home
Respite care is available from one day to fourteen days. It allows the primary caregiver, usually a family member, the opportunity to get away for a short time. Day care is an alternative for the caregiver who just needs a break during the daytime. Both options are short-term solutions to prevent burnout for the primary caregiver.
A licensed Recreational Therapist evaluates each resident and completes an interest survey. Once this is completed, activities are suggested that will be of interest to each resident. In addition to group activities, much time is spent one-on-one to see that each person is addressed and included in doing activities of interest.
A Registered Dietician, with the assistance of our Food Service Supervisor, evaluates each new resident to find out their likes and dislikes, any allergies, and just exactly how they like their food prepared. They check to see if any dietary limitations are in place from the physician, armed with this information, the kitchen staff go about preparing culinary wonders for our residents. Seriously, we are one of the best places in town to have lunch.
We have one person designated as a Resident Representative. Their purpose is to assist residents and their families with the admission process, answer Medicare and Medicaid questions and help fill out applications. We also will help manage resident funds if requested by the resident or the family.