Restorative Nursing Care
The Iowa Veterans Home offers the services of a Certified Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist. The nurse works collaboratively with the resident and interdisciplinary team to provide a holistic and restorative assessment of complex medical issues and nursing care that enhances the resident's psychological adaptation, increases levels of performance in daily living activities, and prevents complications associated with inactivity.
Restorative skills assessment may include, but is not limited to:
- Range of Motion Exercises
- Ambulation and Transfers
- Splint and Brace Application
- Toileting Programming
- Fall Risk Assessment and Prevention
Resident and staff restorative specific education and goal setting is provided. A restorative plan of care reflects the resident's goals and desired outcomes and is formulated and implemented in order to improve or maintain optimal wellness and functional potential of each IVH resident.