About the Rest Home
NEHD’s 51-bed rest home is staffed by certified nursing assistants, home health aides and responsible persons who are educated in ASL and Deaf Culture.
All resident rooms are oversized with fully accessible bathrooms furnished with pull cord safety features. Bedrooms also feature flashing doorbells, high-speed internet access and private video phone hookup. The building’s safety and security systems are enhanced with accessible flashing/signaling devices.
The rest home floor is comprised of a large, comfortable activity/recreation room, books, video classics with closed captioning, games, puzzles, multiple videophones, a computer and a TV. The rest home is also home to the Helen Keller Resource Library that houses the latest computer technology and Braille reading materials for residents that are blind and/or low vision.
Amenities and services
- Three main meals, with seasonal menu changes and daily snacks
- Daily housekeeping and laundry services
- Medication assistance/administration
- Wound care, pain management and first aid
- Blood pressure monitoring and diabetes screening
- Psychiatric consultation and social services
- Wander Guard Security System
- Physical, occupational and food/swallowing therapies
- Interpreting services
- On and off campus outing and activity schedules
Attending physicians, including a medical director and nurse practitioner, work regularly in collaboration with the staff and have an active, ongoing communication that results in exceptional resident care.
NEHD offers post-operative care with services including short-term physical therapy, occupational therapy, feeding/swallowing therapy and respiratory therapy to anyone referred by a hospital or doctor.
NEHD understands a caregiver’s need for time away. Whether you have vacation plans, business obligations or are in need of a rest period, we are here to help. We offer a safe and comfortable short-stay respite program; whether it is a week, weekend or month you are looking for.
NEHD’s 30-bed skilled nursing/long term care unit is staffed by registered and licensed nurses as well as certified nursing assistants who are educated in ASL and Deaf Culture.