- Knee/ Hip replacement
- Cardio Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Amputation Program
- Vestibular Therapy
LVAD Left Ventricular
A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a pump that we use for patients who have reached end-stage heart failure. The LVAD is a surgically implanted, battery-operated, mechanical pump, which then helps the left ventricle (main pumping chamber of the heart) pump blood to the rest of the body. LVADs can be used as:
Bridge-to-transplant therapy: This is a life-saving therapy for patients awaiting a heart transplant. Patients use the LVAD until a heart becomes available. In some cases, the LVAD is able to restore the failing heart, eliminating the need for a transplant.
Destination therapy: Some patients are not candidates for heart transplants. In this case, patients can receive long-term treatment using an LVAD, which can prolong and improve patients’ lives.
The sophisticated computerized monitoring system at The Wayne Center for Living continuously monitors all patients on the ventilator unit.
Our ventilators are portable, which allows our patients to take advantage of our beautiful facility, attend activities including Bingo and live entertainment, go outside for Barbecues, or get services at the beauty parlor.
The Wayne Center for Living houses one of the few long-term vent units where we also successfully wean patients that may be assessed as candidates to return home.
A Registered Respiratory Therapist is on-site 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, on our unique and dynamic 40-bed unit. They provide tracheotomy care and tracheotomy changes on the ventilator unit and throughout the facility.
Each patient is assigned to one of our dedicated, Board Certified Pulmonologists so they can know their patients and follow their care. Our interdisciplinary team determines the individualized plan of care for each patient, and an emphasis is placed on each person’s psychosocial well-being.
Our team constantly evaluates each patient with the hopes of reducing their ventilator dependence, and our services are directed at restoring each resident to his or her optimal level of functioning.
Our goal is to provide the best quality of life possible based on each individual’s capabilities and to give their family members total piece of mind.
This is why we are so proud of our partnership with Dialysis Direct to provide our patients and residents with a special hemodialysis program, in-house.
Dialysis Direct uses the most advanced NxStage equipment, with treatments that are tailored to help patients make the most of their time spent in the skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.
Patients benefit from our ComfortCare™ Model provided by the Dialysis Direct Care Team. Under Dialysis Direct care, we perform shorter frequent treatments helping the patient avoid the burden of tiresome travel to the outpatient center.
Our interdisciplinary team collaborates with the skilled nursing/rehab facility the nephrologist to coordinate a plan of care to improve patient outcomes.
We care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients of all functional levels. Each resident is evaluated by our interdisciplinary team to determine the individualized care needed. We focus on depression and behavioral problems and our Psychiatrist comes weekly to see residents. We aim for minimal medications and increased activities for behavioral issues.
Socialization with peers and activities are an important part of life at The Wayne Center. We encourage socialization and participation as much as tolerated to promote an active lifestyle. We have a private, gated patio where outdoor events are held. We have recently installed a wheelchair garden where our residents grow fresh vegetables and herbs. We have dedicated therapeutic recreation staff members, including a specifically assigned certified nursing assistant. They engage our residents in programs including reading, exercise, trivia, barbecues, arts and crafts including painting and clay projects, bingo and cooking.
Family members are welcome and encouraged to volunteer and be active participants at The Wayne Center for Living.
Nursing is the heart of our facility, and our nursing staff strives for excellence in the care they provide. Every resident, short-term patient, and their family members, becomes a part of our caregivers’ extended family, and we take pride in the relationships we develop. We encourage patient and family participation in the interdisciplinary care planning process.
Every patient and family member is our customer, and customers always come first. Our nursing unit supervisors, managers or nursing administrators are always available for our patients and family, and do their best to make every patient enjoy life to the fullest.
Our exceptional and advanced Wound Care program, focuses not only on the treatment and healing of wounds but also on the patient’s overall health. Our nurse wound specialists provide individually tailored and expert care under a patient’s physician order to ensure our patients reach optimal healing and achieve positive outcomes.
We provide the most compassionate end of life care program, utilizing a non-invasive clinical approach, with a focus on patient dignity. As part of the interdisciplinary team, our therapists work in attempts to wean ventilator patients, to build endurance, on activities of daily living, and on ambulation, when appropriate. Our goal for our ventilator patients is to improve their quality of life, make them as comfortable as possible and make sure they are positioned properly.