24-Hour Professional Nursing Care
Working as a team of professionals, our nursing staff helps formulate and update resident care plans. The nursing staff has the primary responsibility for day-to-day care. They also help educate residents and family members in skills required for discharge.
The Director of Nursing (DON) sets the goals and standards for the department, helps direct the care provided by the nursing staff, and also makes sure the skills of the nursing staff are kept up to date.
Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses (RN’s/LPN’s) provide a wide range of physician-prescribed treatment, such as open wound care, administration of medications, delivery of pain control, catheterization and so forth. They also perform basic personal care, assess the resident’s condition on an ongoing basis and keep medical records up to date.
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA’s) provide the majority of the day-to-day personal care. Nursing assistants are required by law to have special training for their duties.
Long-Term Care Activities
We truly believe that participating in daily activities is vital to the overall well-being of our residents. The Woodleigh of Baton Rouge is careful to provide something for everyone – and we are very flexible in accommodating the requests of our residents for new activities. We provide a wide range of regular activities, with some of the more popular ones including:
Arts and Crafts
Weekly Religious Services
Resident Council Meetings
Seasonal and Holiday Celebrations
In-House Physician Visits
Medical care under physician direction is a large and important part of long-term care and rehabilitative care services. The Medical Director helps our facility establish sound medical policies and procedures for use by the nursing staff and the independent physicians responsible for prescribing medical care. An attending physician provides direct care to residents and participates in care planning. Residents, however, may elect to have the medical director serve as their personal physician.