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Programs and Services

At Karmenta Center we constantly strive to provide the finest in nursing care. You will find:

  • Skilled and intermediate care
  • A medical director and area physicians on call
  • Licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants
  • Activities specifically adapted to the interests of our residents
  • Food preparation and special diet services under the supervision of a registered dietician
  • Advanced medical equipment and nurse call system

 

Area of Specialization

 

SPECIALIZED SERVICES

Accelerated Care Plus Technology

Karmenta Center uses the same state-of-the-art therapeutic treatment methods that are used in the NFL, NCAA, NHL, MLB through Accelerated Care Plus. Accelerated Care Plus (ACP) technology provides ultrasonic, electrical stimulation, short-wave therapies to reduce pain and improve function. With over 25 years of research, this technology has effective and proven treatments for a faster and more complete recovery:

  • Post Surgical Care
  • Joint Replacement
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Rheumatologic Conditions
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Fall Prevention
  • Incontinence Program
  • Pain Management
  • Heart Disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Wound Healing

 

Learn more about the types of care offered at Karmenta Center.

Congestive Heart Failure

Karmenta Center offers a specialty Congestive Heart Failure Program. Championed by the Director of Nursing, the Congestive Heart Failure Program includes a specially trained clinical team who understand the challenges residents with this illness face.

Heart failure patients often require a range of intensive medical services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy, nutritional monitoring, and clinical care. At Karmenta Center, we utilize a patient-focused strategy to assist residents in achieving their highest potential for recovery by designing a treatment plan specific to their clinical needs. Our total care team uses daily communication among the resident's physician, clinical team, patient and patient's family to facilitate successful outcomes.

Our Congestive Heart Failure Program includes:

  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Daily weight monitoring
  • 24/7 nursing care
  • Specially prepared 2 gram sodium diet
  • Social work and discharge planning
  • Resident and family education

 

Contact Karmenta Center today to learn more about the Congestive Heart Failure Program.

Diabetes Management

Our experienced team provides assistance with all aspects of managing diabetes including: blood glucose monitoring, insulin administration and tracking, exercise plan, menu planning, and education.

We teach our residents living with diabetes the best ways to manage the disease and keep control of their lives. Our registered dietitian will work with you to make smart food choices in the right amounts. Residents enjoy a balanced diet that spreads carbohydrates throughout the day to prevent high blood sugar levels after meals. Our residents are taught how to care for their feet, gums and eyes, and are shown how to incorporate exercise into their diabetes management program.

For residents who require therapy, our physical therapists will develop a customized program to increase your physical activity to improve insulin response and management.

Fall Prevention

As we age, the likelihood of falling increases dramatically. At Karmenta Center, our interdisciplinary team is educated on fall risk factors and prevention strategies. Each resident is evaluated upon admission by nursing and occupational and physical therapy and receive an individualized treatment plan if they are risk for falls. We teach residents ways to avoid falls and provide therapy to increase balance. For residents who have a history of falls, we assess the root cause to see why the fall occurred and map an individualized plan of care to prevent recurrence.

Our Fall Prevention Program Includes:

  • Preparation of personalized exercise plans
  • Review and modification of factors leading to previous falls
  • Visual biofeedback to improve walking skills
  • Strength training and therapy for limbs and core muscles

 

IV Therapy

At Karmenta Center, Intravenous (IV) therapy may be used to provide nutrition or medication and/ or restore or maintain the body’s normal fluid and electrolyte balance. Our nursing staff administers IV fluids according to physician orders, maintains and monitors injection sites, and changes tubing and dressing regularly.

Trans Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)

Trans Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) is utilized for patients who cannot or should not get their nutrition through eating. TPN may include a combination of sugar and carbohydrates (for energy), proteins (for muscle strength), lipids (fat), and electrolytes. TPN bypasses the gastrointestinal tract by infusing nutrients directly into the bloodstream through an intravenous line.

Your health care provider may measure the effectiveness and side effects of the treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations. The length of treatment depends on how well the resident responds to the medication.

We administer feeding solutions in accordance with each patient’s nutritional and medical needs.

Tracheostomy Care

Tracheostomy care is a highly specialized and delicate area of care that many skilled nursing centers are not able to offer. Through ongoing education and training, our staff is committed to providing the highest level of care residents who need trach care. With a smile and gentle words of encouragement, we perform daily trach maintenance and comprehensive respiratory services in order to minimize complications, maintain stability and return the individual to their highest level of function.

Wound Care Therapy

Wounds can occur for a variety of reasons, from post-surgery complications to normal skin aging. Our interdisciplinary wound care team includes physical and occupational therapists, registered dietitians and registered nurses. Our wound care team works closely with the resident's physician to prepare a plan of treatment that best addresses individual needs including pain management, healing, and nutritional requirements. As with all treatments, we involve the resident and the family in every step of the treatment plan. Treatment procedures may include nutrition interventions and would vac treatment.

Specialized supplies, treatments and equipment are utilized to enhance healing and comfort. Our staff have are focused on infection-prevention, healing of pressure ulcers and promotion of skin integrity.

We treat a variety of wound conditions and provide an array of services including:

  • Pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic/neuropathic wounds
  • Venous insufficiency ulcers
  • Arterial insufficiency ulcers
  • Post-surgical wounds, grafts and flaps
  • Infected and/or draining wounds requiring IV antibiotics
  • Wounds requiring frequent dressing changes
  • Amputations
  • Post-traumatic wounds