Care and Services
Albany County Nursing Home is a licensed and certified provider of skilled nursing services offering care for those who may pay privately, those covered by Medicare, those covered by Medicaid, those with Veterans' Benefits, and for many with third party insurance or HMO coverage.
Albany County Nursing Home is staffed by qualified professionals who diligently work in an interdisciplinary environment to provide 24 hour skilled nursing care; physical, occupational, respiratory, and speech therapies; nutritional programs developed and overseen by registered dietitians; social services; spiritual programs; recreational activities; clinic services; psychological services; staff physicians; spiritual care; volunteer programs; as well as the daily amenities one would expect including housekeeping and laundry service.
Additionally, the Albany County Nursing Home strives to assist its residents to achieve and maintain their highest, individual levels of both physical and psychosocial functioning. Individualized plans of care are developed for each resident and are regularly reviewed as part of the Facility's Clinical Review process. Moreover, the Facility encourages the participation of both the resident and family in the process of developing individualized plans of care.
Albany County Nursing Home also offers a number of creative programs designed to not only offer diversity, but also to progressively address the needs of some of its special populations. This may be best exemplified by the Facility's new RISE Program which is being developed for implementation in early 2008. The RISE Program, which represents Renaissance Integrating Structured Enhancement, will be designed to be a special in-house day program for those diagnosed with mild and/or moderate stages of Dementia of the Alzheimer's type.
Facility programs emphasize the sensitivity of a caring environment and quality of life. Among our many goals is to offer a pleasing environment to our residents, one that encourages and facilitates satisfaction, rehabilitation, and social interaction. While the delivery of service within a medical model remains of paramount importance, the Facility also strives to offer quality services that enhance the resident's social well-being. Recreational activities, non-denominational spiritual programs led by a staff pastor, and our active volunteer program all help in achieving that balance.
Clinical Programming and Services
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Patients and residents are free to choose their own physician (who must apply for staff privileges and undergo a credentials review), or have one of our staff physicians oversee their care and treatment.
Albany County Nursing Home provides skilled nursing services twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. Our facility boasts one of the highest nursing to patient staffing ratios found in the industry today.
Albany County Nursing Home offers comprehensive therapeutic programming through our Department of Rehabilitation Services.
Albany County Nursing Home is fully committed to offering our residents and patients a social environment that provides a milieu of both diversional and therapeutic activity.
Each patient or resident is assigned a social worker upon admission. Our Department of Social Services assists each resident to ensure his or her general daily needs are met.
Albany County Nursing Home recognizes the importance of spirituality in daily life. We retain the services of a full-time pastor who is always available for personal counseling and the spiritual needs of our residents.
All facility meals and menus are planned by a registered dietitian to ensure they meet the nutritional and dietary needs of each patient or resident.
Our new and unique RISE ("Renaissance Integrating Structured Enhancement") program is a clinically-based program designed for residents diagnosed with mild or moderate dementia.