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Independent Senior Living Apartments

Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque’s Independent Senior Living Apartments is a 55+ Retirement Community. With month-to-month leases, it’s ideal for a family member who wants to stay close by a resident or for seniors looking ahead for a long-term home.

Skilled Nursing

Skilled nursing refers to the short-term care that licensed nurses and/or therapists will provide for a resident. Our skilled nursing services are designed to meet the needs of each patient, providing 24-hour nursing care for a limited number days or weeks per the government’s guidelines.

As we age, the ability to recuperate after a hospital stay tends to be slower which is where our Rehab-to-Home program comes in. Patients may take advantage of an extra two to three weeks of one-on-one therapies to physically improve their strength. Our goal is to facilitate a return to the patient’s highest level of function by providing expert medical care, rehab therapies and specialty care in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere.

Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque’s skilled nursing suites are spacious, private and have their own bath. We also have a proven track record of getting patients back home within the qualified time and with the services paid for by Medicare.

What to Expect:

  • Each patient is provided with a customized nursing therapy treatment plan to meet his/her needs
  • Staff provides therapy as ordered by physician including respiratory, physical, occupational and/or speech language therapies
  • Our nursing staff carefully handles drug administration, wound care and monitoring of heart and lungs
  • The program continues until the patient’s individual Medicare goals are met

Our Skilled Nursing features:

  • Specialized nursing care 24-hours a day
  • Rehabilitation services by in-house licensed therapist
  • Specialized feeding venues such as tube feedings

Program Evaluation:
Short-term skilled nursing is all about teamwork. The patient’s therapy team, nursing staff, physician and social workers all monitor each patient’s progress. Family members are kept informed of their loved one’s progress, possible date for returning home or other living arrangements.

Moving On:
Once goals for recuperation and rehabilitation are met, a patient may return home. If the team finds that the patient is unable to function independently at home, they will recommend that staff help family members make alternative living arrangements.

In-House Therapy:
Unlike other senior living communities that contract hospital therapists, Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque has Blue Stone Therapy, its own full-time therapists in-house. For patients, this means greater continuity of care provided by the same experienced therapists throughout their stay. Rehab patients who return home can also continue their program with the same therapists.

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