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What Is Long-Term Care?

When your loved one is living with a chronic illness, memory loss due to a form of dementia or a physical disability, sometimes the only option is to seek long-term care services at a high-quality facility. Although it can be a difficult decision for primary caregivers, individuals who need round-the-clock attention are well cared for at our facility. You can trust the skilled nursing and ancillary staff at West Hartford Health & Rehabilitation Center. We provide medical care as well as assistance with “Activities of Daily Living,” such as eating, bathing, dressing and getting out of bed.

Our Approach to Long-Term Care

Our philosophy is to provide all long-term care residents with high-quality of living. When staying in our facility, your loved one will be in a home away from home. The environment is comforting and our staff is friendly and attentive.

You and your family member can expect:

  • High-quality, wholesome food
  • Clean living and recreational spaces
  • Visits from family and friends as frequently as they’d like
  • An abundance of recreational activities
  • The option to have pets visit
  • Religious services

Meet Our Nursing Staff

Our long-term units have one nurse on duty for every 30 residents. The nursing staff is comprised of registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs), preferably having experience in providing long-term care. Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses are able to:

  • Pass medications
  • Perform certain medical treatments, including respiratory therapy
  • Are CPR certified
  • Monitor vital signs
  • Observe and assess skin or wound issues, nutrition, pain and neurological problems
  • Supervise the certified nursing assistants

The RNs and LPNs collaborate with attending physicians and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to provide all residents with comprehensive care. Each unit also has a group of certified nursing assistants to help with daily care activities. These include:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Toileting
  • Oral care
  • Ambulating
  • Vital signs
  • Monitoring of meal intake
  • Bowel and bladder activity
  • Assistance with recreational activities

Our goal is for residents to maintain as much independence as possible. We do so by encouraging them to do as much as they can on their own, while still promoting safety.