24 hour skilled nursing care provided by Registered Nurses, licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants. All skilled Nursing services are provided under the direction and supervision of a Board-certified Medical Director with special training in geriatric medicine. Individualized skilled nursing services include:
Rehabilitation services are designed to assist residents in their recovery from surgery, acute illness or injury. Rehabilitative care teams includes nurses, occupational therapists, speech therapists, dieticians and a social worker. All therapy programs are individually developed based on condition and goals. In addition to intensive Occupational and Speech therapy, Rehabilitation services include:
Respite stays are flexible and may range in length from several days to a month. Respite care services include 24-hour skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. All respite care services are under the direction and supervision of a Board-certified Medical Director.
Occupational therapy, Speech therapy and Physical therapy are provided to the residents of Sunset as prescribed by their attending physician.
Available to provide routine and emergency dental care.
Available for services upon the order of a personal physician.
A licensed beautician is on the premises at least one day each week. Appointments may be made through the receptionist or Nurse Manager.
A licensed barber is in regular attendance at the nursing home. The fees for the services of the beautician or barber are the responsibility of the resident, family or responsible party and are not included in the daily rate. Shampooing of the hair is a regular patient care activity. A member of the resident's family or another licensed salon beautician may provide beautician services for the resident and use the salon facilities.
The skilled nursing facility will launder underclothing, nightgowns, pajamas and other machine-washable articles without charge, but will assume no responsibility for the intactness of these articles.
Articles used in regular oral hygiene and skin care are provided by the facility. If a resident prefers a different item or if the physician recommends a medicated or other special type of item, it is the responsibility of the resident or responsible party to provide such an item.
The staff of the facility take every reasonable precaution to safeguard eyeglasses, dentures, and hearing aids but cannot be responsible for their breakage or loss.
Prudence dictates that residents not have cash in their rooms or on their persons. A Patient Incidental Account of either interest-bearing or regular type are available for residents and responsible parties who wish to leave money at the facility. Such an account may be opened with the Receptionist and must maintain a minimum balance of twenty dollars. A ledger is kept of each resident's account transactions and a quarterly accounting is provided to each resident and/or responsible party or sponsoring agent. Residents and their families are encouraged to avail themselves of this service from the day of admission since experience has shown that incidental needs do arise. If families wish to leave money for the account during weekend visits, please see the Nurse in Charge. We advise, however, that such business be conducted during regular business hours or by mail in consideration of the nursing staff's primary care responsibilities.
Arrangement for a daily newspaper may be made with the receptionist
Twice each year, Sunset hosts the Residents' Shoppers Service who sets up their extensive collection of affordable fashions in the Activities Room so as to enable our residents to shop for new clothes and fashions in the comfort of their own home.