nursing department is the "hub" around
which the facility wheel turns.
Being a major employer within the
county, the nursing department alone
employs Clinically Evaluated Nurses
Aides (CNA's), Licensed Practical Nurses
and Registered Nurses.
Iron County Medical Care Facility is the
only facility in Iron County licensed by
the State as a Skilled Care Nursing Home
with concurrent intermediate care. They
are also qualified to accept residents
admitted under VA contract. The
degree of dependency, debility, and
nursing needs of the County Medical Care
Facility residents are significantly
higher as a class than similar groupings
in nursing homes.
care is a commitment and a constant goal
at the facility. Total nursing needs
are provided to the resident in order to
maintain a quality service that will
fulfill their objectives and high
standards. The passing of
medications, necessary treatments,
monitoring, charting and documentation of
information for compliance with State and
Federal Nursing Home Rules and Regulations
is provided by the professional staff
(Registered nurses and Licensed Practical
Nurses) CNAs provide total cares as
required on a daily basis to assure
optimal physical and psychological
well-being. It is more than
providing physical cares. It is a
commitment to take care of the total
resident from within as well.
CNAs work closely with Physical Therapy
and Occupational Therapy to increase
mobility and independence.
CNAs working at the facility transport
residents to the various medical and
dental appointments around the area.
The facility owns two wheelchair lift
Services are offered as well as visiting
Mental health, Speech and Hearing
and in-servicing is a priority. There is
an education room for regular in-servicing
for all departments and we are proud
participants in "Relias Learning Systems"
where current, job-appropriate training is
provided and required on an on-going basis
via computer training.
the needs may be, the goal of the Nursing
Department is to work with other
departments to assure that the resident is
given every opportunity to function at
full potential. Our Director of Nursing,
Wendy LaBelle, R.N., can be reached Monday
through Friday at 906-874-1121.