Healing and recovery so you can get back to living life on your own terms.
The interdisciplinary team at Madison Health & Rehabilitation, including a Certified Wound Nurse, uses physician-directed protocols to achieve successful outcomes, which can aid in your quick recovery and enable you to return home as soon as possible.
Portia Foster, our Director of Nursing, recently became wound care certified through VOHRA and will be leading our program. VOHRA is one of the nation’s largest post-acute physician companies which trains nurses for excellence in wound management. Portia has been working in healthcare since 1975 and has been a registered nurse for 31 years. She has worked with various degrees of wounds from pressure ulcers to surgical wounds and truly has a passion for helping them heal. If you or a loved one need skilled care with an emphasis on wounds, we are the place for you!
Madison Health & Rehabilitation provides treatment and healing for many types of wounds, including:
- Pressure ulcers
- Diabetic/neuropathic wounds
- Venous insufficiency ulcers
- Arterial insufficiency ulcers
- Infected and/or draining wounds requiring IV antibiotics
- Wounds requiring frequent dressing changes or VAC Therapy
- Post-traumatic wounds
- Post-surgical wound grafts and flaps
Please contact Madison Health and Rehab today for additional information.
The palliative care services at Madison Health & Rehabilitation offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary care program for patients with advanced illnesses. Our compassionate care enable our residents to live with quality and dignity, making it possible for you to leave your family and friends in our care, secure in the knowledge that their final days are comfortable.
You and your loved one need time for some rest and relaxation. We provide the caregiver relief with our Restore and Rejuvenate Program for your loved one, so you can take care of yourself.
Your loved one will:
- Receive quality care when the primary caregiver is away.
- Interact with others having similar experiences.
- Spend time in a safe, supportive environment.
- Participate in activities designed to match personal abilities and needs.
Tips for planning Respite Care
- Involve your loved one. When planning for time off from your caregiving duties, make sure to keep your loved one in the loop. Get their input on deciding how much time you will be away and who will fill in for you when you’re gone. Make sure to tell them that they will benefit from you being more relaxed and refreshed. Assure them that they will also reap rewards from socializing with other people.
- Assess your needs. Make a list of what care will be needed in your absence. Also decide if the respite care provider will need any special skills or training to be able to stay with your loved one. If so, understand that your options for respite caregivers may be more limited.
- Stay organized. Use a calendar to keep track of appointments and send requests to friends and family. Don’t forget to include time for yourself and note it on the calendar.
You may believe that you should be able to “do it all.” Seeking help does not mean you don’t care. On the contrary, respite services benefit your loved one as well as you, by providing them with opportunities for socialization and a change of scenery.
An important component of the therapeutic services offered at the Madison Health & Rehabilitation is the delivery of psychosocial services to residents and family members.
The Social Services Department, which delivers these services, is comprised of professionally licensed social workers with experience in the field of gerontology and long-term care programs. The vast array of psychosocial services includes advocacy, service coordination, discharge planning and supportive intervention.
The office is open Monday–Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.