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Causes: Human Services, Senior Centers, Seniors

Mission: Provide facilities and healthcare for the elderly.

Programs: A skilled nursing facility located in kingsport, tennessee, wexford house joined wellmont health system in december 2013. Serving the residents of sullivan county and surrounding communities, our licensed and certified nursing facility is recognized as a health care leader, providing short- term and long-term medical care and rehabilitation. Wexford house is a 174-bed skilled and long-term care facility with 210 employees. Our team of professional caregivers has a goal to provide each resident with high-quality health care in a comfortable home-like environment. Their expertise ensures effective medical services for skilled and rehabilitative nursing care, including inpatient (con't on schedule o) and outpatient physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy, residential custodial care, respite and hospice care. The aligning of the two organizations enhances the continuum of care the region's patients receive. It results in a seamless transition from one healthcare setting to another, while retaining the same quality throughout the care process. Special attention is given to the personal needs of each resident. Social, religious, recreational and educational programs, along with other amenities, are provided so each resident can lead a fulfilling life and experience as much personal freedom as possible. Services at wexford house include nursing and health care programs that offer a wide range of individualized care. In addition to the services noted above, other examples include respiratory care, therapeutic management, restorative therapies, nutritional counseling and recreational activities, as well as convalescent nursing care to the acutely ill. Residents also have onsite access to diagnostic services such as ultrasound, x-ray and ekg. Motivational programs emphasize the rehabilitation of each resident to their maximum level of functioning. Other medical services offered include enteral nutritional and tube feeding, foley catheter care, colostomy, urostomy, nephrostomy care, tracheostomy care and naso/pharyngeal suctioning, iv access care and therapy/antibiotics, pain management, diabetes care, wound care, lab services, orthopedic rehabilitation, incontinence care, and dental and vision care. Wexford house earned the joint commission's gold seal of approval for accreditation and certification. It achieved that designation by complying with national standards for advanced rehabilitation services, healthcare quality and patient and resident safety in nursing home care. In february 2014, wexford received two embracing quality awards during the american health care association and the national center for assisted living's sixth annual quality symposium. The awards came from providigm, a denver-based company that creates quality improvement solutions for health care. They were recognized in two categories - exceptional customer satisfaction ratings and a low risk-adjusted rate of hospital readmissions. And for the tenth year in a row, wexford house was selected by kingsport times-news readers as the best nursing home. During fiscal year 2014, wexford house served 509 residents and provided 61,986 days of care.

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