When a senior is in need of 24-hour attention—either recovering from a hospital stay or requiring long-term convalescence—skilled nursing is often the only choice. These types of facilities provide round-the-clock care from licensed and registered nurses along with assistance with activities of daily living.
However, even within a skilled nursing environment, care needs can vary greatly from one person to another. That’s why St. Catherine’s Village offers three distinct skilled nursing facilities to meet the demands of a wide range of residents.
Voted the best nursing home in Mississippi multiple times, Siena Center provides a protected, dignified living environment and compassionate, person-centered care. Private and semiprivate rooms comfortably accommodate 120 residents.
Offering a staff-to-resident ratio that exceeds state requirements, Siena Center has a nurse practitioner on-site Monday through Friday and a medical director on-site weekly. Two in-house social workers deliver support beyond the physical to bolster emotional well-being, as well. Plus, activities coordinators plan engaging recreational, social, cultural, therapeutic, spiritual, and enriching activities on a regular basis.
The newest building on the St. Catherine’s Village campus, Tuscany follows the innovative household model for skilled nursing facilities. This concept promotes a more homelike and less institutionalized feel, which decreases overstimulation and allows residents to stay more easily oriented. Each household in Tuscany occupies one floor of the three-story building and serves 18 residents in private rooms with in-room showers.
In addition to state-of-the-art facilities—including high-tech lighting, a daily living center, walking path, and spacious rehabilitation gym—Tuscany also boasts beautiful artwork that graces the walls throughout to enhance the homelike ambiance.
Directly connected to Campbell Cove, which offers assisted living for memory care, the Hughes Center allows residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease to age in place more comfortably. A total of 24 private bedrooms with in-room showers are available for this living option, which combines person-centered care with skilled nursing services.
When a person faces advanced memory challenges, it can be extremely difficult for them to adjust to new surroundings. So rather than force them to move and disrupt their routine, they can remain in a familiar setting in the Hughes Center as their disease progresses.
Regardless of which skilled nursing option is chosen at St. Catherine’s Village, residents receive unsurpassed care along with so much more. A full-time in-house dietician and culinary staff provide three meals a day from an extensive food selection that combines nutrition and taste for a healthy diet. Utilities except telephone and Internet are included in monthly fees as is regular housekeeping. Wi-Fi hot spots allow for Skyping with family. Round-the-clock campus security also is provided.
At the end of the day, each resident living in one of the skilled nursing facilities at St. Catherine’s Village is encouraged to express his or her own decisions—no matter how much skilled nursing care is required.