Fircrest Nursing Facility Review Fircrest Nursing Facility is a 5 star, award-winning, long-term care, residential facility for people with developmental intellectual disabilities who require extra care due to severe medical/physical complications. A few short-term beds are available.
Federal audits and management standards, higher than audits require, result in excellent quality control. Caregivers are expert and well supervised. Each resident has individualized, well coordinated treatment, care & activity programs determined by an interdisciplinary team that includes therapy professionals ( i.e.: PT, OT, ST, MD. RN, Pharmacist), house staff manager, Habilitation Plan Coordinator, & the guardian, &/or parent. Professional services, including dd-specialized dental services, are provided on campus.
Leisure activities are regular parts of each resident’s plan. Personal empowerment programs enable severely disabled persons to control devices for pleasure. Visiting, in-house entertainment, pet therapy and outings occur regularly. On-campus recreational events & non-denominational chapel services are available. Able residents may have out-of-home, supervised work on campus. School-age residents attend local schools or campus classrooms, as appropriate.
The facility takes pride in zero skin break-downs. Low staff turnover means high-level continuity of care. It is not unusual for residents to have relationships with caregivers that are similar to those in families. In addition to a few private rooms, efficient monitoring is permitted by individually decorated, semi-private, dormitory-style spaces.
Fircrest Nursing Facility is funded with state and federal dollars. With all that is positive, more funding is needed to re-open the infirmary, therapy pool, and recreation center that used to be shared with the Fircrest Intermediate Care Facility, and to prvide additional staffing so more recreational activities can be enjoyed.
Well maintained Nursing Facility buildings, vintage 1970’s, are well designed, well equipped for the needs of the residents. Saskia Davis RN . Guardian for a family member resident.