The Meadows Of Fulton strives to provide the highest level of nursing care that we possibly can, which is why we employ a large staff of Registered (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), along with our large support staff of Certified Nursing Assistants (C.N.A.).
Our friendly, caring nursing staff, headed by Lindsay Evans, DON, and Alicynn Taylor, ADON, deliver compassionate skilled services so that our patients can enjoy the highest quality of life possible in a residential setting.
While many of our patients require only generalized nursing care, our highly skilled staff is also trained to provide services to the more medically complex patient. Some of the specialty nursing services that we provide are:
A Certified Family Nurse Practitioner practices independently and makes decisions regarding the health care needs of the individual, including the prescription of necessary medications, and the management of our patient’s care under the direction of this facility’s medical director. By employing our full-time family nurse practitioner, Amanda Johnson-Kelly, The Meadows is able to provide a more immediate response to the needs of the more medically acute patient that we service on our rehabilitation and residential care unit.
Our rehabilitation team consists of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, a Licensed Social Worker, a Medicare Nurse Coordinator, and an on-site Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Our team meets weekly to discuss patient progress and plan for discharge. Our highly skilled rehabilitation staff represents the definition of TEAM.
Our rehab staff usually begins treating patients around 7:30 a.m. A typical morning for a patient would be for “Mrs. Jones” to receive occupational therapy at 7:30 a.m. for self-care training, followed by physical therapy for ambulation and exercise. “Mrs. Jones” could possibly receive additional occupational therapy for upper extremity exercise, and speech therapy for language/memory skills or swallowing retraining. Every patient is different and our therapists establish individualized treatment plans for those who are then approved by the physician who supervises our rehabilitation work.
Our patients and staff are very busy during the day. Prime therapy hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For our patients’ privacy and for visitor safety, visitors are not permitted in the gym or in other therapy areas unless requested by the therapists for family training in preparation for discharge. Because rooms on the short-term rehab unit are semi-private, we ask that patients be considerate of their roommate. Excess visiting should be avoided and evening visits limited to 8:00 p.m. Also, except in extreme circumstances, as determined by the physician, we do not allow overnight visitors.
Our rehab staff has extensive training and is equipped to provide skilled intervention in a variety of diagnoses. Some typical diagnoses that we provide assistance with are:
The Meadows of Fulton is pleased to offer the services of a Registered Dietician.
Anna McCullough graduated from Mississippi State University and has worked with The Meadows of Fulton full time since June of 2005. She works with our patients to make sure that their nutritional needs are met while managing any special diet restrictions that they may have due to particular illnesses such as diabetes.
In addition to managing our nutritional services staff and planning the menu for our facility, Anna also assists in educating our patients and their families regarding the patient’s dietary needs in preparation for returning home after a stay in our rehabilitation unit.
The Meadows Of Fulton is pleased to offer the services of a licensed social worker. Changes in a person’s health and lifestyle status can affect more than their physical well-being. Challenges associated with a loss of functional ability due to illness or injury can lead to depression or anxiety, which can lead to a decreased ability to recover or adapt to their new situation. Our social worker is trained to provide emotional support to the patient and their family during these times and help the patient come to terms with their change in living situation and medical status. Our social worker can also assist the patient and family with coordination of other health care services that a patient may require after discharge from our facility to their home.