General Information

There are times when patients require additional medical attention beyond hospitalization that cannot be provided in the home setting. Graham Hospital Extended Care provides 24-hour nursing care to residents/patients with multiple skilled nursing care needs, those requiring short-term recuperation as well as chronic long-term care needs.

Skilled Nursing Facility

  • 24-hour Physician Coverage
  • Extended Care Facility
  • Diagnostic Testing Departments
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oncology
  • Hospice
  • Patient Education
  • In-house Pharmacy
  • Pastoral Care
  • On-site 24-hour Respiratory Therapy
  • Staffed 24/7 with Registered Nurses & CNA's

Graham Hospital's Skilled Nursing Facility is a 20 bed nursing care facility located on the second floor of Graham Hospital. Medicare certifies all 20 of the beds for skilled care and Illinois Department of Public Health.  All beds are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation for Health Care.

The facility offers private and semi-private rooms. All rooms have ceiling-mounted patient lifts, cable television, personal storage area, bedside nurse call system with the TV remote, and a telephone. A total remodel of the Skilled Nursing Facility was completed in 2016 that captures the eye with its beautiful aesthetics and optimizes patient care and safety with state-of-the-art equipment.

It is our belief that each patient/resident should be assisted in achieving his/her optimal level of wellness. Our interdisciplinary team works together to develop and follow an individualized plan of care for each patient/resident.

The employees of Graham Hospital's Skilled Nursing Facility welcome our guests with warmth and respect, the true meaning of hospitality.
 

Skilled Care

“Patients” in the skilled unit receive skilled care as defined by Medicare and most Insurance Companies: Intravenous Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, and Wound/Skin Care. These Services are usually provided to individuals, following hospitalization, who need further care before returning to their home.

Admission Requirements for Skilled Care

  • Under the care of a physician on staff at Graham Hospital.
  • 21 years of age or older.

For Medicare Coverage (as defined by Medicare)

  • A “Qualifying” hospital stay: At least three (3) midnights as a patient in a hospital.
  • A need for Skilled Care: Daily skilled nursing or rehabilitation services must be medically required.
  • 60 days since last “Benefit Period”

 

Long-Term Care

The long-term care unit is home to 18 residents. These residents are given assistance with their daily living activities and provided with psychosocial services and activities. The goal for the resident is to live his/her life in dignity and comfort.

Admission Requirements for Long-Term Care

  • Under the care of a physician on staff at Graham Hospital.
  • 21 years of age or older.
  • Medicaid and private pay methods accepted 

Nutritious Meals
All diets are ordered by the physician, planned and supervised by a Registered Dietician. Snacks are offered every evening and as requested. A selective menu is used for all diets.

Medications
The hospital pharmacy provides all medications prescribed by the physician. A Registered Pharmacist provides consultation on a monthly basis.

Activities
A full schedule of daily, weekly and special occasion activities are planned for the patients / residents. These activities include exercise, music, games, baking and crafts.

Pastoral services are offered on a weekly basis through the Activity Department. The Chaplain of the Day is available on request.

Beauty Shop
A beauty / barber shop is located within the unit for the patient’s / resident’s use. A licensed beautician provides weekly services that include haircuts, permanents, and / or wash and set. There is an additional fee for this service.

Dining
All diets are ordered by the physician, planned and supervised by a Registered Dietitian. Snacks are offered every evening and as requested. A selective menu is used for all diets.

Other Services Offered

  • Emergency Physician services
  • On-Site Laboratory/Radiology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Hospice/Respite Care
  • Patient/Resident Education
  • On-Site Pharmacy
  • On-Site Dietitian
  • On-site Respiratory Therapy - 24/7

  • Pastoral Care
  • Social Service
  • Discharge Planning
  • Healthcare Power of Advance Directives