Medical & Nursing
Medical and Nursing Services
Trained and caring staff provide individualized care to meet the unique needs and goals of each resident. The homes ensure that a full range of medical and nursing services are available to residents.
- 24 hour nursing care
- Provision of care in bathing, dressing, grooming and during meals as required
- Routine foot care
- Inhalation therapy
- Glucose monitoring
- Flu, pneumovax and tetanus vaccinations
- Tuberculosis screening
- Monitor and evaluate resident weight
- Healh education to residents
- Health promotion and disease prevention
- Prevention and management of hot weather related illnesses
- Routine aseptic dressings
- Prosthesis care
- First aid
- Infection control education and best practices
- Emotional support and assistance to residents, family members and caregivers
- Thorough documentation practices that meet the Ministry of Health and privacy legislation.
- Removal of skin closures
- sutures and or clips
- Sterile dressings
- Care of decubitus and or vascular ulcers
- Colostomy and ileostomy care
- Care and removal of drains
- Suctioning Intermittent and indwelling catheters
- Suprapubic catheter care
- Bladder irregularities
- Oral, rectal, subcutaneous and intramuscular meduications
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Palliation and end of life care
Restorative Nursing Care
Restorative nursing care is a planned, systematic program that focuses on assisting each individual to reach or maintain their highest level of function.
The County of Elgin homes encourage residents to remain as independent as possible. All members of the care team work alongside the resident to ensure they are reaching their full potential.
Medical Director, Physician
Each County of Elgin home has an acting Medical Director. The Medical Director is a Physician who provides guidance to the home in relation to the following:
- Medical care standards and requirements
- Consultation and support as needed
- Consultation regarding the quality of services provided to the residents
Physician services are provided by the home. The home Physician will provide each resident with an annual physical exam, emergency services and regular weekly visits as required. The home Physician will ensure a medication review is completed a minimum of quarterly (every three months).
Primary medical care is provided to all residents in the home. Supportive hospital care is provided at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital or London and area hospitals if necessary.
Specialist referrals will be made at the direction of the Physician.
Pharmacy services are provided to each of the County of Elgin homes. Resident medication is ordered by a Physician and administered by a Registered Nursing staff.
The Pharmacy provider provides medication risk assessments and consultation to the staff, residents and family members.
On Site Diagnostic Services
On site diagnostic services include the following:
- Blood work
- Swabs for cluture and sensitivity
- Radiological services (x-ray imaging)
Oxygen Therapy is managed by a Registered Nursing staff in the home and is supported by a local Respiratory Therapy provider.
In house foot care is available for a nominal fee. Please contact the Registered Nursing staff or in the business office if you are interested in participating in the foot care program.