NURSING SUPPORTS PROGRAM
Nursing Supports are provided to all individuals involved in our Developmental Services Residential programs. Each individual in a residential placement is assigned a primary nurse to oversee his or her medical and therapeutic needs. Nurses are also available to consult with individuals, families and other team members to advise them regarding any medical concerns or nursing needs for those in the Day Programs, CDS, and CSS, or for others who are not served by Residential Services.
The nurse also instructs non-licensed staff in the administration of medications as well as other treatments or therapies that the person requires to maintain and achieve optimum health and well-being. In addition, nurses regularly conduct Quality Assurance reviews and provide health care coordination for the individuals on their caseload
The nurse is an integral part of the individual’s team, attending team meetings and participating in the development of Individual Service Agreements. Nurses also carry a 24 hour cell phone to address any urgent or emergent needs.