24/7 On-site Nursing Provides Peace of Mind and Better Care
At American Orchards in Gilbert, Arizona, a critical aspect of our community vision is to provide our residents and their loved ones with full peace of mind. We strive each day to make sure we are doing just that, while providing uncompromising care to our beloved residents. We offer on-site, 24/7 licensed nursing coverage – this means no matter the time of day or night, weekends, holidays, or otherwise, we have a licensed nurse, trained specifically to assess the needs of assisted living and memory care residents, onsite to provide care and properly manage critical situations.
While many communities may claim to have a nurse onsite, oftentimes this simply means they have a nurse on oversite during general business hours. Our nurses are on the floor 24/7 working directly with our residents (which includes all medication management). We believe this extra measure of care can oftentimes make a significant impact on our residents’ quality of life and helps reduce the negative toll, both emotionally and physically, of unplanned hospital and emergency room visits.
The Role of Nurses at American Orchards
At American Orchards our team of nurses may assist with:
- Daily medication administration and management
- Diabetic care (including injections and podiatry needs)
- Oxygen care
- Wound care (surgical and pressure ulcers)
- Catheter care
- Colostomy care
- Providing clinical-based oversight and resident monitoring
- Recording resident vitals and monitoring resident wellness
- Accurately charting progress, specific care needs, critical health events, etc.
Our team of nurses can also help residents better age in place and avoid unnecessary stays in skilled nursing facilities and hospitals. They will also complete AZDHS required nursing assessments and service plans based on the resident’s individual care needs.
Finally, they provide our compassionate team members with guidance and oversight to ensure the highest quality of care and customer service, while communicating directly with physicians, specialists, and other medical providers on a regular basis.