CareOne at Holmdel Bi-Monthly Update
It has been a busy summer season at CareOne at Holmdel. I am excited to let you know that I am celebrating 15 years at the Holmdel location this August, first as the Director of Nursing and now as the Administrator. I am proud of what our team continues to accomplish and look forward to continuing to meet the needs of our community.
We are especially proud of our rehabilitation program. Currently 87% of our short stay residents return to the community with improvement in function compared to a national average of 65%. We have recently introduced an innovative virtual reality system called the Omni VR. It is the world’s first 3D virtual reality system designed specifically for older adults and others with physical limitations. It is designed to improve functional abilities through muscle strengthening, balance, movement, coordination, endurance, and cognitive skills. Our residents also report that it is a great deal of fun and helps break the monotony of repetitive exercise.
We continue to enhance the skill sets of our nurses, not only fostering clinical competence, but developing them professionally as advocates and leaders. We have recently been named a designated NICHE site. The Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders program is offered by NYU and the purpose is to increase knowledge of geriatric conditions and provide more patient centered care. We are also pleased that our 30 day rehospitalization rate remains at 13% well below the national rate of 17%. Our nursing team also achieved “Best in Class “Pinnacle scores for patient satisfaction 4 months in a row!
We are also hosting breakfast bingo the third Thursday of every month that is open to the community and tours are always available on a walk-in basis.
As always, thank you for your continued support of CareOne at Holmdel. We deeply appreciate the opportunity to partner with our health care community to achieve the best outcomes for the patients we serve together . Please call me directly at 732-946-4200 if I can ever be of assistance to you.
Terri Rufo, RN BSN LNHA