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At San Bruno Skilled Nursing, making sure incoming patients understand what to expect upon admission is very important to us. Typically, the reality of short-term rehab is much more attractive than the picture painted by nursing home labels of times past.
The medical transportation, which is arranged by a social worker at the hospital, brings you to the facility, where you are greeted by staff and taken to your room. A nursing assessment will be completed, and you may be evaluated by the therapist as well (depending upon the time of your admission). At this point the nurse has reviewed the physician orders and clarified any questions. You will also complete a food preference sheet and be oriented to your surroundings.
Our social services coordinator, along with you and your family, develop an individualized care plan. It’s important to keep in mind this plan is based on your assessment from the nurse and physical therapist, not necessarily the hospital. Based on your progress/development, you may or may not be in therapy as long as originally anticipated. The more input you provide at your care planning meeting, the better your experience and outcome will be. Discharge planning begins at the time of admission.
Through out your rehabilitation, questions and comments are encouraged to make your stay the best it can be. Don’t hesitate to speak with staff so your concerns can be addressed.
The goal of inpatient and transitional rehabilitation is to help you become as independent as possible so that you can return home. Your team will work with you and your family to determine what goals must be accomplished for you to return home safely.
Together, we’ll make arrangements that will allow you to continue your rehabilitation:
– At Home
– In an outpatient facility
– In another setting that’s right for you
A Packing Checklist for Inpatient Rehabilitation During your stay at San Bruno Skilled Nursing, you will get up and get dressed for therapy every day. To be prepared, you will need an assortment of comfortable, loose-fitting clothes, as well as other personal items. Be sure to review this checklist to ensure that you have all the necessary items for your stay. Please also note that your family will be responsible for your personal laundry if you elect to forgo the laundry services at our facility.
• Hairbrush or comb
• Shampoo and other hair care products
• Denture adhesive and cleaner, if applicable
• We provide personal hygiene products
Note: Many units have items such as toothbrushes and toothpaste available for your use.
• Dentures, hearing aids, and/or glasses
• Splints, braces, or orthotics, and customized equipment —such as a wheelchair —that you are using at home
• Any assistive devices you own, such as a cane or walker
• Any prescription plan identification cards
• A living will or advance directives, if applicable
Note: We can provide you with these resources if needed.
• Activities for your “off time” such as books, magazines, cards, etc
• A small amount of cash (we recommend checking no more than $20 into the office)
• The phone numbers of relatives and friends, including the numbers for your emergency contacts
• A small pad of paper and a pen
At San Bruno Skilled Nursing, we understand that taking care of an aging loved one is draining, both physically and emotionally. It can be lonely, overwhelming and frustrating, and it often seems thankless. Despite all of this, family caregivers persevere and wake up every day to face new challenges. Why? Because they care.
Caregiving is the ultimate act of love. It is a selfless, generous thing to do, and one that many people wouldn’t think about taking on. Our staff will help guide you to be the best caregiver you possibly can for your loved one.
So, give yourself some credit. Realize how important your role as a caregiver is. In times of grief and frustration, it is difficult to imagine how in the world caregiving can be considered a positive experience. However, if you delve a little deeper, you will find the silver linings of your clouds.
One of the biggest fears that people have about illness is going through these events alone. Because of you, your loved one will never have to face that. Whether they are of sound mind or struggling with the effects of dementia, they will understand on some level that you are with them when they need you most. Your time, effort and attention provide comfort and have a profoundly beneficial impact on your loved one. This is a priceless gift.
San Bruno Skilled Nursing partners with RehabCare therapists to address every aspect of your rehabilitation. From walking strong to speaking clearly, our teams can help you rebuild your strength, your skills, and your confidence.
Following a joint replacement, the San Bruno Skilled Nursing team will develop a plan to begin restoring your range of motion and mobility. Our goal is to improve your confidence and reduce and manage your pain so that you can successfully return to your daily life.
Patients who have experienced a cardiac event require a delicate balance of medication, diet, and lifestyle adjustments. The San Bruno Skilled Nursing care team can help you manage your condition and its side effects while working with you to begin restoring your heart to healthy functioning.
San Bruno Skilled Nursing focuses on regaining and refining skills, movement coordination, and speech lost due to a stroke. We can help you relearn how to perform daily tasks, compensate for permanent losses incurred from brain injury, and regain your confidence.
We understand that pain can delay and interrupt the progress of rehabilitation. We strive to make our patients as comfortable as possible, through medication and other pain management techniques. We help patients participate in and benefit from therapy. We also provide our patients with educational information and resources you will need to successfully manage temporary, long-term, or chronic pain once they return home.
The importance of your nutrition in your recovery counts!
One of the most important aspects of post-surgical recovery that is often overlooked is good nutrition. At San Bruno Skilled Nursing, we provide a Clinical Dietitian who works with you, your family and medical professionals to create individualized meal plans that assure you are receiving the healthy foods your body needs. An effective nutrition program after your surgery is a vital ingredient for strengthening your body and your immune system to assure the most timely and successful recovery possible.
Nutrition is an important part of healing and living well. We offer a variety of therapeutic diets such as no added salt, cardiac diets, controlled carbohydrate diet, controlled sugar diets, and renal diets.
We can fortify to add calories, alter textures for those that have trouble swallowing, and we have diets to help with weight control or loss. We have a qualified dietitian that meets with each resident to establish needs, preferences and the appropriate diet. Our diets contain all nutrients needed for wound care and optimal healing.
Speech and language therapy are aimed at improving communicative abilities and cognitive functioning. Our speech-language pathologist works with patients who have communication disorders. Through evaluation, a tailored plan of care is created. Our therapists will provide treatments in the areas of speech, voice, fluency, and swallowing.
San Bruno Skilled Nursing has an excellent physical therapy team that treats health-related conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limit patientsʼ abilities to move and perform functional activities of daily living. Physical Therapy includes muscle strengthening and retraining, transfer techniques, stair climbing, training in the use of prosthetics, gait training, and adaptive equipment training. Our ultimate goal is to restore the highest level of functional independence to each individual.
We are proud to offer extensive wound care by our team of treatment nurses. We have specialized wound care nurses who work directly with our nursing staff to organize and conduct weekly wound care rounds for patient consultation and follow up to ensure that wounds are properly cared for and promote maximum healing potential.
Our Social Services Directors are resident advocates who seek to improve the quality of life and well being of each resident by helping residents cope with emotional, social, and medical healthcare needs. They facilitate care conferences, support groups, and provide counseling services for residents and family members.
San Bruno Skilled Nursing is proud to be partnered with Pacific Inpatient Medical Group (PIMG), the largest hospitalist group in San Francisco County. PIMG physicians provide care at each Sutter Hospital Campus in San Francisco: Van Ness, Davies, and Mission Bernal. Once you are ready to discharge from the hospital, physicians from PIMG will follow you to San Bruno Skilled Nursing to ensure continuity of your care as you progress towards returning home. San Bruno Skilled Nursing and Pacific Inpatient Medical Group are committed to excellence in serving our community. Click the link below to learn more about Pacific Inpatient Medical Group.