Skilled Nursing Unit

Baton Rouge General has two licensed skilled nursing units (52 beds) that combine the advantages of rehabilitation and 24-hour skilled nursing care, enabling our patients to regain their former quality of life. Working collaboratively to address their physical and emotional healing, our skilled staff provides an environment that maximizes quality of life.

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Our multidisciplinary staff includes:

  • Doctors with specialized training and experience in internal medicine and care of the geriatric population
  • Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses
  • Physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Pharmacists
  • Wound care nurses
  • Activities coordinator
  • Case managers/social workers
  • Ancillary (assisting) services

Our skilled nursing unit offers a variety of support services and amenities, including:

  • Private-room setting that allows for adequate rest and visitation by friends and family
  • Weekly care planning conferences with interdisciplinary treatment teams
  • One-on-one patient/family education and training sessions
  • Community re-entry training environments, including a fully functional simulated house
  • On-site washer and dryer for patient/family use
  • Activities for patients
  • Comprehensive discharge planning

Services provided on the Skilled Unit:

  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Wound care
  • IV antibiotics administration
  • 24-hour skilled nursing services
  • On-site lab, imaging and dialysis

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