At Schervier, your medical care is overseen by a staff of physicians with proven credentials in geriatrics, internal medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and psychiatry. We also offer consultant visits as needed in many specialties. If you wish to continue seeing your own physician, and he or she is not on our medical staff, you may arrange visits to your doctor’s office.
Schervier’s on-site audiologist, ophthalmologist, and dentist have scheduled office hours on the sixth floor. You may also see a podiatrist, psychiatrist and/or psychologist if needed.
Physical, occupational, respiratory, and speech therapy are available seven days a week, as needed. Our licensed and experienced therapists use state-of-the-art equipment and modalities, as per your doctor’s orders, in one of our three rehabilitation gyms.
care plan meetings
Shortly after admission you will be invited to attend a patient care plan conference. This meeting is attended by a multidisciplinary team of care providers. During this meeting, a plan of care will be created to meet your individual goals. This is an excellent opportunity to share valuable insight with our staff and help us to fine tune the treatment plan. Additional care plan meetings are held quarterly and when there is a significant change in health status. You may request a care plan meeting at any time.
Advance Directives allow you to provide guidance about the type of care you would like to receive if you are unable to communicate your choices personally. Advance Directives can include assigning a Health Care Proxy, instituting resuscitation orders and hospitalization orders. These forms allow you to make special instructions about your care, and designate a person to make health care decisions in your place.
Hospice services are available to support terminally ill residents and their family members.
Dealing with a progressive, incurable disease can have a profound impact on individuals and their loved ones. Palliative care focuses on lessening the severity of disease symptoms by preventing and relieving suffering and improving the quality of life for those with serious illnesses. Our mission is to enhance each individual’s general well-being at every stage of life’s journey, including the final stage. When a decision is made to place a resident on palliative care, a shift in philosophy and treatment usually occurs. Most residents and their families decide to forego aggressive treatment and opt for comfort care and control of pain.