Nursing Care

Nursing Care at The Village at Luther Square

Skilled Nursing Care

Skilled nursing care at VALS starts with our board certified gerontologist Medical Director, and is delivered and tracked by an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals trained to provide the highest possible level of care planning and services.

Whether you’re recovering from a surgical procedure or an illness such as a stroke our skilled nursing team works closely with our physicians and therapy staff to provide you with the best results and help transition you home safely.

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Skilled Nursing Specialties

  • IV therapy
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary management
  • Post-surgical care
  • Diabetes management
  • Nutritional management
  • Pain management
  • Palliative Care
  • Hospice Care

Your care plan may include:

  • Physicians on-call 24/7
  • Nursing Care
  • Aide Care
  • Therapy Services
  • Social Services
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Lab Services
  • Dental Services
  • Podiatric Services
  • Chiropractic Services
  • Psychological Services
  • Transfer & Emergency Services
  • Spiritual Services
  • Activity & Recreational

Long-term Care

For resident’s needing long-term care, our therapy department offers ongoing programs to assure maintenance of the highest possible level of functioning and quality of life. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to each resident’s care. The rehabilitation department monitors the resident’s physical ability.

Dietary staff keeps abreast of changes in eating habits, swallowing problems, or significant weight changes. Activity staff monitors changes in social patterns and communication. Social Services observe changes in attitudes or behaviors which may be significant in recover. Transitioning from home or the hospital for long-term care can be difficult. VALS admissions department can help you navigate through the admissions process.

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Respite Care Services

As a caregiver, your schedule often revolves around the person you help. But what happens if you need to travel for work, or you simply want a weekend off? That's when respite care can help you. Respite care offers temporary (more than 24 hours) services for seniors and others with special needs. This can include help with activities, around-the-clock nursing assistance and more. Check with your local agency on aging to learn what they offer.

What do I need to set up respite care?

Entering respite care requires the same paperwork as is required for admission to a skilled nursing center, including lists of medications, medical records and more. You'll determine how long the individual will remain in respite care and complete payment paperwork upon admission. This process is the same whether it's an overnight stay, a weekend, or longer. Typically, respite care is available for up to 14 days. Contact us for more information.

What does respite care cost?

The cost will depend on the level of care and length of time needed. Some insurance plans will pay for respite care. If the person has a life-threatening illness and qualifies for the Medicare hospice benefit, Medicare will cover respite care up to a certain amount.

Respite care is available and provides a short stay for an elderly parent or relative to relieve the caregiver. When you are unable to do so yourself, you can rest assured that your family member will be safe and cared for in a professional manner. Call the admissions department for more information: 814-452-3271

Village at Luther Square

149 West 22nd St. 
Erie, PA 16502