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The Calvert County Nursing Center Auxiliary is charged with helping the center make the residents feel more at home. For more information please call Beverly Spicknall at 410-257-5875 or Patricia Shaffner at 301-855-4784.
The Center provides 24 hour long and short-term nursing and rehabilitative care, physical, occupational, and speech therapies, nutritional services under the direction of a licensed dietitian, a full program of activities and social services, as well as other programs to enhance the residents’ psychosocial well-being, for up to 149 residents who are under the care of a physician who has admitting privileges at the Center. Respite and palliative care are also available.
Medicare, Medicaid, Private Pay and Private Insurance are accepted. Of the 137 new residents admitted to CCNC during the period July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009, 74% were from Calvert County, and 26% were from surrounding areas of Charles, St. Mary's, Anne Arundel, and Prince Georges Counties. Visiting hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., but other visiting arrangements may be requested. To request an application for admission, or arrange a tour, please contact the Admissions Coordinator.
Calvert County Nursing Center provides nursing care by RN/LPNs, Certified Medication Assistants (CMAs), and Geriatric Nursing Assistants (GNAs) to all residents 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Nursing care consists of providing all levels of assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs): bathing, dressing, mobility, toileting and eating. The nursing staff, under the direction of your physician assigned to manage your care, provide medical services such as medication administration, IV therapy, respiratory treatments, oxygen therapy, artificial hydration and nutrition, wound care, diabetic management, reconditioning after an acute or chronic disease exacerbation, aftercare from surgery and education to the resident and families about their disease and the skills needed to manage the disease. All nursing care services are designed to promote the resident’s highest level of functioning while supporting their needs physically and psychosocially.
Calvert County Nursing Center’s Restorative Nursing Program is a program designed to supplement, enhance, improve and maintain ADLs and quality of life. It is available to all residents of CCNC. Individual baseline goals are established for every resident, by the resident or by the clinical team and the Restorative Nursing Program is implemented when the resident has fallen below that goal.
CCNC prides itself in the high level of nursing care it provides, including an ongoing restorative program designed to assist residents in achieving and maintaining the highest level of functioning possible, and for many residents this will enable them to return to their own home in the community. A full-time physical therapist was hired as the Director of Rehabilitation in 1996, to not only provide therapy to residents without regard to their ability to pay, but also to be an active member of the Interdisciplinary Team that continuously seeks methods to improve the programs and services provided. CCNC purchases customized wheelchairs and accessories for those with special needs. Assistive devices are ordered for those residents who need them, to encourage and maintain their highest level of independence. Funds donated to CCNC are utilized to enhance the quality of life for all residents during their stay.
A generous budget is maintained for purchasing and maintaining medical equipment. A satellite TV system was purchased to improve the time the residents spend at the center, and additional computers and telephone services were added as well. For the fiscal year July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009, approximately $54,000.00 was spent on these purchases.
During FY 2009, CCNC provided 886 round trip rides for CCNC residents who required services from other health care providers located outside of CCNC. Recipients of CCNC’s transportation services are residents who require specialized medical services from dentists, ophthalmologists, urologists, orthopedics, radiology, dialysis center treatments, etc. Transportation is also provided to residents for home visits for discharge planning as well. For most of these frail elderly residents who are wheelchair dependent, no other means of transportation is available to them due to limited transportation available in Calvert County.
Due to their low income, transportation by ambulances would be too expensive to afford and therefore they would be denied access to needed medical treatments as well as participation in family events such as birthdays, weddings, family gatherings, anniversary parties, funerals, etc. CCNC recognized this problem, and in 1994 established its transportation services to assist the residents in obtaining needed medical services to maintain their highest level of functioning, and to encourage socialization by taking them to family and community events, so they can live out their remaining years as an active member of the community.
The most enjoyable part of the day for the elderly is their meals. They look forward to being served appealing and nutritious foods, served in a pleasant atmosphere. In addition, special occasion dinners and events such as Crab Feasts, Ice Cream Socials, Wine and Cheese Hour, Afternoon Tea, Pizza Parties, and Luaus, are held to enhance the residents' quality of life, and to encourage socialization.
Calvert County Nursing Center offers Respite Care for those caregivers who need temporary relief from caring for a loved one. This allows family members to relax and re-energize while their loved one is being cared for by our caring staff.
Calvert County Nursing Center offers Palliative Care, which means providing care and comfort to residents with end stage medical conditions. Palliative Care provides physical and psychosocial support to the resident and family in an effort to lessen or alleviate the ill effects of the end stage medical condition. Palliative Care is not dependent on prognosis and is offered in conjunction with curative and all other appropriate forms of medical treatment/intervention as ordered by your physician.