Rehabilitation and restorative nursing care are designed to assist residents to attain and maintain the highest level of physical, mental, and psychological function possible in light of each resident’s unique situation.
Regulatory Specialist Diane Brown answers whether a restorative nursing program is a requirement or an added bonus.
Facilities structure restorative nursing programs in many ways. In some facilities, restorative programs are separate from routine nursing care, but in most, the two services are integrated in some manner.
A consistent process for competency assessment is essential throughout the organization for all job classes, contract personnel, and, when indicated, affiliating schools.