“Everyone at The Danish Home plays a role in the well-being of our residents,” says President/CEO, Scott Swanson. “We create an environment that nurtures good health and independence to the best of each resident’s capability.”
The Danish Home offers a dignified, high-quality life to all residents in a boutique, neighborhood setting. Our network of caring health care professionals is dedicated to helping you feel your best. Our doctor, podiatrist, physical therapist and dietitian offer their services on site at regular scheduled times and nursing staff is always available to answer questions. When residents feel under the weather, The Danish Home nurses will care for them.
Our dedicated, highly skilled nursing professionals are all long-term associates. Very low turnover and strong loyalty to The Danish Home and its residents means a high level of care and consistency.
“Our philosophy is to care for residents at The Danish Home unless a hospital stay is absolutely necessary,” says Dr. Geismar, Medical Director. “This is where residents are comfortable and where they have their support system of friends and staff.”
Dr. Geismar, who has been the Medical Director at The Danish Home for 25 years, continues, ” I think The Danish Home is a model for what older adult resident care should be in this country.”
Dr. Deborah Geismar is a graduate of Harvard University Medical School and board-certified in geriatrics, she sets medical policy during quarterly held Quality Assurance meetings with the community’s Director of Nursing (DON)/Administrator and department managers.
Dr. Geismar visits The Danish Home every Tuesday to conduct physical examinations and to see residents in the health care center or by appointment. She also visits residents who are hospitalized at Lutheran General Hospital.
Hands-on Care 24/7
When residents battle the flu or a bad cold, they receive extra visits from the nursing staff. If needed, they can spend a few nights in the 17-bed Health Care Suite, which is also home to those who need long-term care or who are recuperating from surgery.
Our healthcare professionals work in three shifts around the clock, each serving as primary caregiver to a handful of residents.
This system makes it easier to follow up on residents who are not doing well. When one of our professionals cares for certain residents, we can see when a problem is developing. As a result, says Dr. Geismar, “When nurses call us at night with problems, they have correctly assessed the patient and have all the vitals we need.”
“The nursing staff sets the tone,” says Dr. Geismar. “They are caring, competent and personal. They really know the residents and they are very dedicated.”
Thanks to our diligent professionals, rehabilitation after surgery has a very high success rate. The majority of residents are able to return to their homes after the therapy they receive in our Health Care Suite.
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