Open house to showcase new Transitional Care Unit
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The recently remodeled transitional care unit at Ennis Care Center will be officially introduced to the community on Thursday, May 12, at 4–7 p.m.
Ennis Care Center’s new unit features a homelike atmosphere and private Medicare rooms, among the many amenities including flat screen televisions mounted in each room, laminated wood floors, crown molding, all new furniture, free cable, and wireless Internet, according to administrators at Ennis Care.
Brent Glover, administrator, stressed that the patients’ experiences are highly individualized and tailored to meet their needs.
“Family is allowed to be involved at whatever level the patient desires,” Glover said, “they can even spend the night initially if that makes the transition easier.”
There is a separate entrance for the transitional care unit, keeping the emphasis on the individual rehabilitation and independence of each patient. Also, there is more physician involvement.
Sharon Wolfe, director of nursing, explained how smaller units equal better outcomes. “Our facility is highly staffed, more so than many others, and that means our acuity of care can be very high,” she said. “Patients have access to around the clock RN’s.”
Wolfe went on to say Ennis Care Center utilizes a long tenured staff, some staff members having been employed there for twenty years or more. Most staff members have been employed at Ennis Care center for at least five years.
There are currently five private rooms in the new unit, with four more under construction.