Neilson Place Skilled Nursing

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Neilson Place, a long-term skilled nursing facility, opened their doors in August of 2004. The new facility was part of a Sanford Health $46.5 million dollar construction and renovation project and replaced the former Sanford Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Neilson Place supports the social model of care philosophy. The social model focuses on caring for the elderly in a living place, versus the former medical model, a concept fashioned after hospital care.

Neilson Place consists of four neighborhoods. Mulberry is the neighborhood where many patients stay for short-term rehabilitation. The Mulberry neighborhood has 18 beds, two that are reserved for hospice patients. The other beds are for patients who need rehabilitation therapy, have complex wounds, need IV antibiotics, or other skilled-nursing care. Neilson Place offers physical, occupational, and speech therapy services. It has a large, well-equipped gym for strengthening and conditioning, mat tables for exercise, and stairs for climbing. The therapy department has a large wall of windows that provide a lot of natural light and a private door to an outdoor courtyard. Outdoor access allows the therapy staff to incorporate outdoor mobility into the patient's plan of care.

Neilson Place features include:
·    78 private resident rooms with private baths
·    Two hospice patient rooms
·    Neighborhood kitchen and dining facilities
·    Neighborhood living rooms

Nursing home quality website adds rating system

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services added a five-star rating system to its Nursing Home Compare Web site. Facilities receive an overall rating ranging from one to five stars (the highest rating), plus specific ratings for staffing levels, performance on health inspection surveys and outcomes for existing quality of care measures.

Check out Neilson Place's ratings at Medicare Find and Compare Nursing Homes.