Long-Term Care

Exceptional care, unwavering quality, safety, security, social engagement, gracious homelike environments, uplifting quality of life… these are the hallmarks… and the promise of OPIS long-term care. The natural outgrowth of our decades-old mission and core values, they are also the reasons why today OPIS is one of the leading long-term care providers in the state and region.

Our services and approach to care are comprehensive, compassionate and highly personalized. In addition to round-the-clock skilled nursing, access to wide-ranging clinical care options, and attentive personal assistance, our long-term customers enjoy stimulating social, educational and recreational activities, restaurant-style dining, comfortable accommodations and full amenities, all in a warm, welcoming setting.

We are also acutely aware that each person in our care is now and will remain an individual… a person, not a “case”… to be respected, encouraged and treated with kindness and dignity. Based on that recognition, we talk with, not at, our customers and their families. We listen. We build relationships. We offer choices, not ultimatums. In short, we do everything in our power, every day, to earn the trust we’ve been shown by those who enter our care.

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Cancer Care

Both during and after treatment for various forms of cancer, the effects of the disease and the related treatments can produce any number of functional problems. In these instances, cancer survivors can often benefit from our integrated rehabilitation program designed to help them achieve their highest level of ability and quality of life.

To reach that goal, the OPIS team of nurses, therapists, clinical specialists and psycho-social professionals works directly with the customer’s oncologist to create and implement a personalized rehabilitation plan. Importantly, the plan addresses the customer’s current functional needs and adjusts as his or her care progresses.

Rehabilitation and clinical support services focus on minimizing the effects of immobility, restoring strength, flexibility and endurance, reducing fatigue, enhancing memory, concentration and cognitive skills, and relieving pain and may include —

  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Nutritional management
  • Psychosocial counseling
  • Stress and pain management
  • Wound care

Whether the customer is newly diagnosed or has completed treatment, our long experience shows that the best outcomes are possible when comprehensive, targeted rehabilitation is made a part of the total recovery process.

Cardiac Care

For those recovering from a heart attack or heart-related disease, heart surgery, and/or coronary intervention procedures such as stenting and angioplasty, our comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation services can help customers —

  • Achieve optimum recovery
  • Increase cardiovascular fitness
  • Reduce cardiac symptoms
  • Improve overall health and
  • Reduce the risk of future heart problems

Provided through our in-house SigmaLink rehab department, individually tailored programs are designed, supervised and implemented by an experienced interdisciplinary team of specialists that may include:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Therapists
  • Nutritional consultants
  • Mental health professionals…

all working together to help customers return home, get back to families, friends and jobs, resume normal activities and effectively manage their heart conditions and issues.

Counseling

A vital part of our caring mission is to treat and focus not only on our customers’ physical needs, but also their emotional and psychological well-being. Consequently, individual and family counseling plays an increasingly important role at our centers.

Stress, depression and other psychological problems stemming from medical conditions, loss of independence, separation from family and other age-related issues can often be reduced or even eliminated through a combination of interpersonal psychotherapy, problem-solving and cognitive-behavioral counseling and associated therapies.

To meet this challenge, OPIS centers provide a broad range of psychological and mental health counseling and therapeutic services for both individuals and families. All are custom-tailored, planned and conducted by a dedicated team of licensed mental health professionals and support specialists whose extensive experience centers on the care of our frail and elderly loved ones.

CaringWay Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

For those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, OPIS offers the CaringWay program, a unique, highly specialized care alternative.

CaringWay utilizes an array of personalized therapies and activities to help participants remain as engaged, safe and independent as possible given their individual conditions. Importantly, CaringWay is designed to involve and educate not only the customer, but their entire family, throughout his or her treatment.

CaringWay team members, too, are immersed in the process. Each is specially trained to provide the highest levels of care, support and supervision through a comprehensive series of structured, individualized services, exercises and activities.

Building on each customer’s strengths and abilities and focusing on memory enrichment, the innovative program engages customers and families alike in meaningful and purposeful activities of daily living. Choices are encouraged. Dignity is preserved. And respect for the individual is always shown.

Among our many CaringWay program features and services, residents benefit from –

  • 24-hour, resident-focused care
  • Innovative programming to promote a sense of purpose and meaning
  • Continuous clinical oversight
  • Warm, nurturing environment
  • State-of-the-art safety and security systems
  • Restraint-free, compassionate care
  • Tranquil, calming surroundings
  • Individualized nutrition and hydration plans
  • Specialized social and recreational activities
  • Family engagement, support and educational counseling

Diabetes Care

For residents with diabetes, OPIS centers provide comprehensive services, treatment and support for this dangerous condition. In addition to specialized care, comprehensive diabetes education is provided to equip both the customer and his or her family with the tools and knowledge needed to help manage the disease and avoid complications.

Services include –

  • Physician-directed medical treatment
  • Specialized insulin therapies, including insulin pumps
  • Neuropathy treatment
  • Wound care
  • Bariatric care
  • Medication management
  • Individual and family counseling and education
  • Specialized diets, nutrition counseling and behavioral management
  • Amputation care and therapies
  • Adaptive equipment training

Neuro-Muscular Care

For those affected by Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Guillain-Barre Syndrome and other neuro-muscular disorders, SigmaLink’s highly-specialized neuro-muscular program provides a pathway back to optimum performance, function and overall well-being.

Under our unique program, personalized care plans are designed to address each customer’s often co-occurring physical, cognitive and emotional needs, utilizing a wide range of coordinated therapies, techniques and treatments, including –

  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Strength and range of motion exercises
  • Mobility training
  • Re-education in skills of daily living
  • Speech and voice re-training by speech-language pathologists
  • Swallowing management
  • Gait and balance training
  • Psychological counseling and family support

Nutritional Management

Nutritional disorders and weight management issues present significant and often life-threatening challenges for older adults.

Our comprehensive Nutritional Management Program is designed to reduce the risk and improve the management of health conditions impacted by an individual’s nutritional status, including —

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertensive disorders
  • Lipid disorders
  • Gastrointestinal dysfunction
  • Obesity

Highly personalized and comprehensive, nutritional-weight management programs may include a wide range of coordinated services and activities, among them —

  • Nursing and clinical support
  • Nutritionist-designed meal planning
  • Exercise therapy
  • Nutritional education
  • Counseling and behavioral modification therapy

Pain Management

Those coping with a wide range of chronic, complex and trauma-induced medical conditions and disorders often benefit from our highly-regarded Pain Management Program. The sources of these pain-producing problems vary widely and may include, but are in no way limited to –

  • Degenerative neck, spine and joint conditions
  • Chronic abdominal and pelvic issues
  • Muscle and joint damage
  • Disorders of the nervous system
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Osteoporosis and arthritis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Trauma complications
  • Surgical after-effects

To successfully diagnose, address and relieve resulting pain and discomfort, our trained specialists utilize the latest equipment, therapies and procedures, including –

  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Whirlpool treatment
  • Cold and heat therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological support

Each person’s care is individually planned, coordinated and implemented according to his or her specific needs and designed to achieve maximum results as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Rehabilitation

Whether as a result of trauma, disease, stroke, surgery or chronic condition, when mobility, functionality or cognitive abilities are impaired, a period of rehabilitation is often the pathway to optimum recovery and the best possible quality of life.

At OPIS, our in-house SigmaLink Rehab department is among the area’s finest.   Our comprehensive rehab services include a wide range of physical, occupational and speech therapies and innovative treatment protocols. Keeping with our personalized approach to care and caring, rehabilitation is tailored to each individual customer’s specific capabilities, limitations, needs and goals.

The SigmaLink staff is composed of highly-trained, dedicated professionals, all with long experience, including the specialized care required by many elderly customers. Rooted in the OPIS tradition of healthcare excellence, this unique level of experience and expertise enables us to better respond to the often complex challenges of geriatric rehab and enhances our ability to restore individuals to the highest levels of form, function and independence.

Respiratory Care

For people with lung disease, cardiopulmonary disorders and other chronic respiratory problems, including–

  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Compromised heart function
  • Emphysema
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

our comprehensive respiratory rehabilitation program is often a key to more complete recovery and the ability to better cope with their conditions.

Physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists utilize a wide range of innovative therapies, often supplemented by training in breathing control techniques designed to promote relaxation and alleviate fear and tension.

Each customer’s individually-tailored program may also include oxygen therapy, bronchodilator therapy, inhaled medication delivery, dietary counseling, as well as personalized instruction on how to manage his or her respiratory condition and effectively deal with self-care requirements where it’s most comfortable and convenient – at home.

Restorative Nursing

During or after completing a period of rehabilitation, ongoing Restorative Nursing can often help preserve a person’s optimum level of functioning and independence and reduce further decline.  Directed and implemented by licensed nurses, therapists and specialized aides, restorative nursing focuses on the therapeutic use of actual and simulated activities to help restore and maintain daily living skills.

Program participants are encouraged to make decisions and participate as much as possible in daily activities such as dressing, bathing and using the bathroom. Restorative care also includes physical activity that builds on rehab therapy gains and may also promote confidence and safety. Transferring from a wheelchair, getting in and out of bed unassisted and effectively using assistive devices are just a few examples.

Stroke Care

The goal of our SigmaLink stroke program is to help customers relearn lost skills, restore the highest possible level of independence and improve quality of life.

The severity of stroke complications and each person’s ability to recover lost skills and function varies widely. As a result, each care plan is custom-tailored to achieve optimum results and may include some or all of the following activities, depending on the part of the body and/or ability affected —

  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Speech and voice re-training by speech-language pathologists
  • Strength and mobility exercise therapy
  • Range of motion therapy
  • Gait and balance training
  • Psycho-social evaluation, treatment and support
  • Dysphagia therapy and swallowing management techniques
  • Functional electrical stimulation

Importantly, we continue to adjust and adapt the stroke program plan during as the customer relearns skills and his or her needs change. With patience and perseverance, the great majority of those in our care continue to make measurable gains over time.

Tracheotomy Care

Unlike many long-term care providers, OPIS centers offer skilled, attentive tracheotomy care for customers suffering from severe lung disorders, neurological problems or infections and who are dependent on a surgically inserted tube (trach) for proper breathing.

In addition to continuous nursing, trained staff members perform daily trach maintenance and provide comprehensive respiratory care services designed to prevent complications, maintain stability, and when clinically appropriate, allow the customer to remove the tracheotomy tube.

When removal is not possible, our program’s focus is on providing optimum trach management and restoring the individual to his or her highest level of functionality, independence and quality of life.

Comprehensive Wound Care

An all-too-common health care problem, hard-to heal wounds can present major obstacles to optimum recovery. Based on that recognition, our exceptional wound care program is designed to treat those experiencing a wide range of problems, including:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Arterial and venous ulcers
  • Burns
  • Infected wounds
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Amputations
  • Complex soft tissue wounds
  • Traumatic wounds

Specialized services also address complex wounds resulting from conditions that compromise circulation, such as diabetes, traumatic injury, surgical breakdown, congestive heart failure, vascular disease, incontinence, obesity, renal failure and lymphedema.

Our highly-experienced, full-time staff includes a wound care physician-specialist and team of nurses, dieticians and therapists, who assess, diagnose, oversee and administer all wound care procedures and protocols. Among the many leading-edge therapies and treatments we offer are:

  • Surgical wound debridement
  • Chemical wound debridement
  • Burn care
  • Diathermy
  • Tissue ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Whirlpool therapy

Our unique whole person approach to care also focuses on wound prevention education and equipping soon-to-be-discharged customers with the self-management skills and tools needed to avoid complications and reoccurrence.

Hemodialysis Coordination

For customers affected by kidney disease and other conditions that require hemodialysis, our coordination results in continuity of care and improved quality of life.

Working with experienced dialysis treatment centers, our staff coordinates and schedules appointments according to each customer’s needs. This coordination provides maximum comfort and efficiency to customers and their families as well as ensures that customers receive this life-sustaining treatment.

In addition to the coordination of transportation and treatment schedules, our on-site team of healthcare professionals, nursing and dietary staff support the customer’s ongoing clinical needs.

IV Care

When the road to healing and maximum recovery calls for intravenous therapy, our nursing team ensures that this important service is done correctly, comfortably, and with compassion.

From maintaining the right fluid balance, to monitoring drug effectiveness, to treating infection and easing pain, highly-skilled IV therapists and nursing specialists work closely with our customer’s personal physicians to provide relief, reduce stress and speed recovery.

The many conditions that we may treat with IV therapy include:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Infections

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