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Welcome!

On behalf of the entire SHEYENNE CARE CENTER family, we would like to welcome you!  It is our sincere hope that the services and programs offered by SHEYENNE CARE CENTER will meet your needs and expectations.

You will find that the staff of SHEYENNE CARE CENTER will work very hard to provide an environment that is warm and caring for you.

We look forward to serving you!


Resident Directed Care

The staff of SHEYENNE CARE CENTER is dedicated to serving you.  Those staff members that you will be most directly involved with are your certified nursing assistant, nurse, neighborhood planner, and housekeeper.  Through resident directed care, we provide individualized, personal care to you in a team approach.  Resident directed care givers work with the same residents daily to develop comfortable routines and relationships.

Members of your care giving team will be meeting with you to gather background information, that you want to share, and that will help us in caring for you.  They will seek your guidance on the care you want and need and assist you in setting up your individual plan of care.

At all times, you can expect to be treated with consideration, respect, and full recognition of your dignity and individuality.  All care and treatments will be done in privacy.


Certified Resident Assistants (Caregivers)

Your certified resident assistant is the staff member who helps you with daily care, dressing, grooming and so forth.  The certified resident assistants (CRAs) are all assigned a primary list of individuals that they care for every day they work.  You should have the same CRA caring for you most of the time.

Your CRA will want to know your habits and routines regarding your personal care.  They will discuss with you bathing options, times and other preferences related to your personal care and grooming.

There are CRAs available to assist you around the clock and all preferences with your personal care should be discussed with them.


Nursing Services

Your nurse is the staff member who assists you with your medical care while here at SHEYENNE CARE CENTER.  Your nurse helps to develop and follow up on your medical plan of care with input from you and your doctor.

Your nurse provides periodic assessment and evaluation of your drug therapy, physical and functional needs.  The majority of time you will have the same nurse responsible for your care.

The nursing staff consists of registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and is supervised by the Nursing Service Coordinator.  They are staffed seven days a week and 24 hours a day.


Neighborhood Activity Planner

Your neighborhood activity planner is a member of the Activities Department.  They will work closely with you, your family and other facility staff to coordinate non-medical areas of your care.

Your neighborhood planner will assist in setting up your individual plan of care and help with the adjustments you and your families are going through.  They will be available to answer questions, assist with any concerns you have throughout your stay here, as well as assist you with your social, emotional and spiritual needs.


Housekeeping

The housekeeper at SHEYENNE CARE CENTER provides cleaning of all resident rooms and all other areas of the facility.  Your input is very important to the process of their daily tasks.  If you have special housekeeping requests please let your housekeeper know.

Your housekeeper not only will “keep house” for you but also is a source of friendship and support.  The same housekeeper is assigned to each floor, so you will soon recognize them.


Dietary Services

SHEYENNE CARE CENTER continues to strive for higher standards which improve and enhance resident lives.   Over the past year we have been monitoring a new program that will provide more choices for residents on an everyday basis.  The program revolves around a vision that every day should be a holiday for your loved one: This alternative meal plan will dramatically give them choices throughout every day.

The daily routine of SHEYENNE CARE CENTER often times creates an atmosphere of being rushed.  This momentum starts early in the morning and continues throughout the day.  The new vision will empower the residents to leisurely awaken, with a continental breakfast and lounge time, casually bathe and dress, visit with family and friends and have a mid-morning meal.  All meals are modified throughout the day to promote a more relaxed atmosphere for the residents.  The key message of this concept is Resident Focus, which promotes sleep, gives choices of the main entrée at meals, and provides residents with choices of times when they wish to eat.

We are striving to increase resident appetites, reduce significant weight loss, promote the residents to be better rested, decrease resident falls, and increase acceptance of snacks.  The “5 Meal a day plan” will compliment the ability to accommodate resident choices and create an improved balance in the life of your loved one. The goal of the dietary department is to provide quality meals and a pleasant dining experience for you.  Meals are served at the following times:

Continental Breakfast: Served in resident’s room or in dining room.

Resident Room - 7:30 a.m. to 9:00a.m.
1st floor (Main) – 7:30 a.m. to 9:00a.m.
Sunshine Diner -  7:30 a.m. to 9:00a.m.
3rd Wing North - 7:30 a.m.  to 9:00a.m.
2nd floor - 7:30 a.m.  to 9:00a.m.
3rd floor - 7:45 a.m.  to 9:00a.m.

Brunch: Served between the hours of 10:30a.m./11:30a.m.

1st floor (Main) – 10:30/11:30a.m.
Sunshine Diner – 10:30a.m./11:30a.m.
3rd Wing North – 10:30a.m./11:30a.m.
2nd floor – 10:30a.m./11:30 a.m.
3rd floor – 10:30a.m./11:30 p.m.

Siesta Snack: Served in resident’s room or in the dining rooms at:

1st floor (Main) – 1:30 p.m.
Sunshine Diner – 1:30 p.m.
3rd Wing North – 1:30 p.m.
2nd floor – 1:30 p.m.
3rd floor – 1:30 p.m.

Dinner: Served in the Dining rooms

1st floor (Main) – 4:30 p.m.
Sunshine Diner – 4:30 p.m.
3rd Wing North – 4:30 p.m.
2nd floor – 4:30 p.m.
3rd floor – 4:30 p.m.

Evening Snack: Served in resident’s room or in the dining rooms at:

1st floor (Main) – 7:00 p.m.
Sunshine Diner – 7:00 p.m.
3rd Wing North – 7:00 p.m.
2nd floor – 7:00 p.m.
3rd floor – 7:00 p.m.

Tray service is available if you are ill and cannot come to the dining room.

The menus are designed with you in mind.  Seasonal, ethnic and religious differences are considered, as well as your input when planning menus.  Special menus are planned for holidays and other occasions to make your mealtimes enjoyable.

The regular house diet is slightly lower in sodium and higher in fiber to meet dietary guidelines.  Substitute foods are available at every meal in addition to the general menu items.

Doctor ordered therapeutic diets are designed to meet the specific needs of each individual, yet they remain flexible enough to allow choices.  The dietitian is available to individualize menus to meet your needs.

Nourishment centers are available on each floor and are stocked with snack items such as juice, pop, milk, pudding, cheese, meat, fruit and crackers.  There is also a toaster, microwave and refrigerator/freezer for your use in these centers.

These snacks are available to you at any time and can be worked into prescribed diets.  If you need assistance with your diet or have any food concerns, contact any SHEYENNE CARE CENTER staff member who can direct you.