Our attending and consultant physicians are in regular contact with their patients via on-site visits, electronic and telephone communications with the nursing staff. The Doctors are affiliated with our nearby acute care hospitals. Consultant physicians are from wound management, psychiatry, dentistry, physiatry, audiology, podiatry and optometry.
LGAR’s Registered Nurses provide professional supervision of Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nurse Aides, and other medical and health services personnel. The Registered Nurses coordinate the development of a personal plan of care for each person staying at our facility, assess the health of all residents and coordinate all healthcare with the physicians.
Licensed physical, occupational and speech-language therapists join with therapy assistants to apply principles of rehabilitation for anyone needing to regain mobility, communication skills or functional life skills.
Nutrition management is overseen by a Registered Dietitian who interacts with the Physician, Pharmacist, Registered Nurse and Dietary Director to assure nutrition and hydration needs are achieved. We strive to accommodate personal food preferences in concert with medication interactions and physiologic requirements.
In addition to dispensing prescribed medications, our Pharmacists monitor drug effectiveness and communicate regularly with the attending physician about the individual’s medication regime. The nursing staff has electronic access to the Pharmacist for consultation about any medication inquiry.
One of the first professionals you will meet at LGAR is a member of our Admissions and Transitions Department. You will be guided through the paperwork and welcoming processes, after you are settled in, they will be frequent visitors to inquire how you are doing or to just sit and have a chat.
For those who will be at LGAR for a while, our Transitions Department will assist with any transition needs and be available to answer questions your family may have. For those who are planning a short stay, our Transitions Department will coordinate your discharge with the physician and nursing staff.
An important part of recuperation is having time to enjoy whatever interests you have. If you like to join in with others, our Activity staff has daily programs involving music, arts, literature, games and gentle exercise. Outings to baseball games, shopping trips, picnics, museums and restaurants are often conducted. We enjoy making holidays and seasonal events special. If you prefer quieter time alone, our activity staff will offer to help with your personal interests. We have an interdenominational chapel available for all to use and Catholic Mass is held once a month.
Our Business Office is available to manage the finances related to your stay at our facility and to assist with medical billing or insurance questions that may arise.