The decision to relocate to a long-term care center is often difficult for residents and their families. Many times, this decision means leaving familiar settings, friends and sometimes a home of many years. So this is not a decision taken lightly but after careful consideration and often with a great deal of planning.
When long-term care residents arrive at Mary Ann Morse, they are escorted to their rooms to get settled. The nurse and nursing aides on duty will introduce themselves, make some standard medical assessments and answer any questions from the residents or their families. There is admissions paperwork to be completed.
Shortly after the resident is settled, the medical team (a doctor and/or nurse practitioner) will conduct a further medical assessment. There will also be an evaluation by the physical therapy team, the occupational therapy team and possibly speech language, depending on what is needed and/or necessary. Also during this time, the nursing team, consulting with the medical and rehab teams, will develop your person-centered care plan.
Families are an important part of the long-term care of residence at Mary Ann Morse, and will be as involved as possible in the initial review of the care plan and its subsequent changes.
Ancillary services include:
- 24-hour pharmacy services
- Dental services
- Nutrition services
- Social services
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech Therapy
We are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and our residents are our number one priority-always.
We know how important pets are with many of our residents. Mary Ann Morse provides pet visits through staff and other families, and if mom or dad has a favorite pet, please bring them for visits! We also participate in “Barn Babies” which brings bunnies, baby goats, kittens and puppies into the center. These fuzzy little friends are great fun, and are very popular with residents, families and staff – and of course they’re cleaned and diapered to meet hygienic standards.