Experience the Difference of Mercy's Skilled Nursing Services

June 26, 2018

If you have a need for short-stay rehabilitation or IV medications after you’ve been in acute care but aren’t quite ready for home, Mercy Hospital Fort Scott offers skilled nursing services for patients meeting certain criteria as determined by their insurance or Medicare.

Skilled nursing is a short-term stay which helps a patient transition between acute care to home or other long-term living arrangements. The length of stay is determined by the patient’s diagnosis, medical needs and rate of progress.

Benefits to skilled nursing services at Mercy:

  • Patients are closer to home and loved ones so they recover faster
  • Timely admission process
  • 24-hour physician and nursing support plus readily available lab and diagnostics
  • Low patient-to-nurse ratio offers more individualized care for skilled nursing patients
  • Pastoral Care available
  • A consistent therapy team which customizes physical, occupational, and speech therapy based on the patient needs
  • A well-equipped rehabilitation gym and outdoor therapy courtyard
  • Private rooms and individual bathrooms
  • Onsite pharmacy staff
  • In-house registered dietitian and meals that are customized to the patient’s dietary needs
  • Wound care support
  • Social services available to assist with the transition to home care and other support services
  • Robust, multi-disciplinary discharge planning team which involves family in the process
  • Zero facility-acquired infections
  • Friendly and local providers who care for you like you’re one of the family

Patients needing the following types of care may qualify for Mercy skilled nursing services:

For more information about Mercy Hospital Fort Scott skilled nursing services, contact Carol Sinn, RN, at carol.sinn@mercy.net.

Skilled Nursing Team

Meet Mercy's skilled nursing team: Afton Hyer, speech therapist; Denny Gillard, physical therapist; Carol Sinn, utilization review nurse; and Hugo Dahlstrom, occupational therapist.

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