Originally published in Alameda Sun.

By Sun Staff Reports

March 24. 2016

Skilled nursing facilities provide a range of health services including post-acute care following an inpatient hospital stay and allowing residents to recuperate under the guidance of rehabilitation specialists in preparation for returning home.

Alameda Hospital has three skilled nursing facilities: Alameda Hospital at Waters Edge, Alameda Hospital at South Shore and Alameda Hospital’s Sub-Acute Care Program. All three facilities have earned the highest rating of five-stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The CMS ratings are based on the skilled nursing facility’s health inspections from the last three years, staffing levels and quality measures.

Skilled nursing facilities offer long-term custodial care for residents who are no longer able to live independently. Long-term care services include daily activities to help residents stay engaged in a social, homelike environment.

The facilities provide high-quality nursing care and rehabilitation to injured, sick or disabled individuals in an environment of wellness and active healing. Among other services, physical, occupational and speech therapy are available at each location.
CMS publishes the rankings of all Medicare- and Medicaid-certified skilled nursing facilities on its Nursing Home Compare website, which allows consumers to compare facilities based on the Five-Star Quality Rating System.

Since 1971, the Waters Edge facility has provided seniors with high-quality, compassionate, personalized care in a homelike setting with a beautiful waterfront view. Waters Edge offers 24-hour skilled nursing care, long-term and short-term care, respite care and pain management in an environment of wellness and active healing.

Alameda Hospital at South Shore provides specialized, extended skilled nursing and rehabilitative care in a welcoming environment. With an emphasis on maintaining quality of life and the dignity of residents, the small size of South Shore allows caregivers to provide warm, individualized care. Staff provides 24-hour nursing care, including assistance with daily living tasks. Community activities include art classes and pet visits. Alameda Hospital at South Shore also provides hospice and respite care.

The Subacute Care Program provides specialized inpatient care for residents who benefit from the collaboration of an interdisciplinary team. The medical director, registered nurse, respiratory therapist, rehabilitation specialists, social worker, dietitian and activity director work together to develop an individualized plan of care. Family members are encouraged to play an active role in the plan of their loved one’s care and receive frequent progress reports.

For more information on Alameda Hospital visit www.alamedaahs.org. For all of the CMS findings on nursing homes, visit www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.

Edited on June 13, 2018.