Nursing Services

Skilled Nursing Services & Disease Management

Moundridge Manor, Inc. is a Medicare-certified Skilled Nursing Facility

Here at home we have a reputation of delivering excellent care to all residents in a home-like environment. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists can handle everything from comprehensive wound care to creative individualized programs for cardiac and pulmonary conditions. We offer all levels of care under one roof; which allows spouses to remain together even if someone declines to a greater level of care.

People typically use the words “skilled nursing, “assisted living” and “nursing home” interchangeably, but they’re actually all different terms.

Nursing home is a term used to describe the physical building where residents receive assisted living or skilled nursing care.

Assisted living is for seniors who don’t need around-the-clock nursing care but who could use help with activities of daily living (ADL). ADLs include assistance with eating, medication reminders, bathing, dressing and getting out of bed.

Skilled nursing care refers to a patient’s need for care or treatment that can only be performed by licensed nurses. This type of care is usually offered in hospitals, nursing homes and other certified locations. Skilled nursing is mostly regulated by the U.S. Department of Health and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). To be certified by CMS, skilled nursing communities must meet strict criteria and are subject to periodic inspections to ensure quality standards are being met.

Types of skilled nursing care

If you or a loved one has had a stroke, surgery or extensive treatment for kidney, heart or respiratory conditions, they may still require rehabilitation at a skilled nursing community following their release from the hospital. Medicare will pay for skilled nursing services if a physician prescribes specialized therapies – physical and occupational therapy – medications, medical equipment and supplies, and social services, to help your loved one meet their health goals. However, to qualify, you must go to a Medicare-certified skilled nursing community.

Skilled nursing communities can offer a wide range of services and medical care: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, wound care, intravenous (IV) therapy, injections and monitoring of vital signs and medical equipment.

Skilled nursing staff includes:

  • Registered nurses
  • Licensed practical nurses
  • Speech/Language pathologists
  • Licensed vocational nurses
  • Audiologists
  • Medical directors

Dementia Care

Our program is designed to inspire purpose, validate actions, invigorate healthy lifestyles and uphold the highest quality of life for people with dementia.

You want to ask the right questions when choosing a care facility for your loved one with dementia or other cognitive decline. Moundridge Manor has ready answers to many questions, including:

Who is responsible for ensuring the safety of residents with dementia?

We have a continuum of care encircled by a multidisciplinary care team. This includes many professionals, but also the resident (as able), their representatives, family, and other designees. Partners in Family Care, Moundridge has staffed a physician who is the responsible medical director, in addition to the resident’s primary care physician. This person reviews the plan of care regularly to ensure the most appropriate care is ordered for each individual based on their psychosocial status, physical ability, cognitive abilities, and needs. Dedicated nursing staff are available 24/7/365 and all act according to the same plan of care to ensure safe, consistent watch over your loved one.

What special care is offered to residents with dementia?

The Manor has a philosophy of ensuring all residents are treated with dignity, respect. We offer them choices whenever possible. All staff participate in continuing education in areas of infection control, drug/workplace safety, nursing skills, dementia care, and more. Rather than a locked unit, all Manor residents are in the same facility, with care customized to each resident. On any unit and on any hall you will find residents at all care levels– from independent to hospice care.

All members of the caregiving staff participate in ongoing training in alignment with best-practices for memory care.

How does the Manor engage dementia residents to maintain a sharp mind?

The Manor offers a wide variety of activities throughout the day and evening. This allows your loved one to participate at their “best hours”. Some persons with dementia are more successful in the morning after a good night of rest.

Exercise activities are adapted for all skill levels. Everyone can join in!

All of these types of activities have been proven to slow the progression of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and enhance the mood of those who suffer from cognitive decline.

View our Activities Calendar

How does the environment at the Manor support mental and emotional safety for someone who is confused?

While no situation is perfect, the quiet environment at the Manor is one of the chief attractions of our home. We strive to create a home-like environment with reasonable quietness and serene décor. Televisions, radios, and other noisemakers are not permitted. Gospel singing programs and other wholesome content are broadcast throughout the facility, but can be turned off in individual rooms or areas as appropriate.

Hospice & Comfort Care

The Manor provides Comfort Care to all end-of-life residents. In addition, we offer the services of Good Shepherd Hospice if more is needed.

Other Questions and Answers

What medical services does the Manor provide?

With the help of our local partners, Moundridge Manor offers diagnostic and medical services to all residents. These include:

Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies
Hospice Care
Drug Administration Services

These on-site and local services allow the resident to have as usual and home-like an atmosphere as possible. Other services are available outside local care and we will happily provide transportation and a care attendant for such services.

Additional Services

Physical Therapy

We provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy on-site.

Medication Management

Our med nurses will make sure that the correct medication is received at the right time.

Medical Oversight

A physician trained in geriatric care will work to create a long-term care plan for making life easier.

Reminisce Activities

Programs designed by our activities director and team helps ensure participants stay active and engaged in their environment.

Health Monitoring

Nursing staff will provide general supervision, education, support, and intervention when needed.

Hospice & Comfort Care

When the time comes, we’re here for them and for you– together.

Can my loved one stay here through the end of life or do they have to move if their care becomes too extensive?

Other than for extreme or complex situations, the Manor offers a continuum of care for all stages of elder care. We will only require that a resident transfer to another facility when (1) Our facility can longer meet the resident’s needs, (2) the safety and health of other individuals in the facility are endangered.

The extent of this is outlined in our Discharge/Transfer Policy.

What happens if my loved one is no longer ambulatory?

Once all options for safe ambulation with or without the use of assistive devices are exhausted, some of our residents use state-of-the-art Broda® geriatric positioning chairs ensure a safe, comfortable vehicle for residents. These chairs offer tilted recline, full recline, and are on multi-shift drive wheels and can accommodate persons of all body sizes. With these chairs we can easily reposition non-ambulatory persons or transfer to bed or other places with ease. Use of these chairs allows those who would normally bed-ridden to maintain cognitive skills and participate in daily life at the Manor. They also protect elopement, fall risk persons from dangerous falls and pressure injuries.

Since 1981, Broda has been providing chairs to meet the individualized seating needs of patients in multiple care settings. Broda’s industry-leading features and functionality, aid in treating conditions such as edema, decreased skin integrity, respiratory issues and more. Broda chairs provide ease of use for the caregiver while providing enhanced safety and improved quality of life. See relevant chairs.

What is the extent of services? Are there limits to who you can care for?

Our policy is to admit and treat all residents without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age (if over 16), sex, handicap or payment source. Within our abilities we will treat any one who is:

a. Be under the care of a physician licensed to practice in Kansas
b. Physical, mental, and psychosocial needs must be of such that they can
be met by the services provided by Moundridge Manor.
c. Have admission orders written and signed by the physician upon

i. These will include a review of medications

d. Be 16 years of age or older.

Moundridge Manor has service limitations, and will not care for residents that
have the following conditions within our facility:
a. Weight greater than 400 pounds
b. Tracheostomy
c. Ventilator dependent
d. Nasogastric tube
e. Peritoneal dialysis
f. IV infusion therapy.

Read our full admission policy

Read our full discharge and transfer policy