In addition to its general nursing and emergency services, Avera Gettysburg Hospital offers a swing bed program that includes skilled and intermediate care, plus a number of other services including:
- Ambulatory Surgery
- Outpatient Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nuclear Medicine
- Spiritual Care
- Short Stay Observation
- Respite Care Program
Avera Oahe Villa Apartments
Avera Oahe Villa Apartments
Avera Oahe Villa is a 12-unit independent senior living apartment complex that is connected to the Avera Oahe Manor and Avera Gettysburg Hospital. Residents are able to receive support services from both facilities, creating the best possible combination of independence and support. The Avera Oahe Villa provides a noon meal, weekly housekeeping services and an emergency call system.
Residents of the Avera Oahe Villa are welcomed to take part in any of the activities at the Avera Oahe Manor. The residents enjoy the benefit of an exercise area, a commons area for special events, holidays and visiting, parking with cold weather plug ins and laundry facilities. In addition to the apartment amenities, residents also enjoy the social aspects of living amongst friends who share common interests and experiences.
Who Choose Avera Oahe Villa
Avera Oahe Villa residents get the best senior living has to offer, independent living, a close knit social group and medical support at a moments notice.
Avera Oahe Manor Long Term Care
Avera Oahe Manor
Avera Oahe Manor is a long term care facility offering complete, around-the-clock nursing care. It is staffed with Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Resident Assistants.
Avera Oahe Manor is attached to the Avera Gettysburg Hospital, with easy accessibility to 24 hour emergency facilities and medical staff.
On-site services include:
- Restorative care
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Activities program
- Social services
- Pastoral care
Resident Care Conferences
Care conferences are held weekly to discuss each Avera Oahe Manor resident's care. A thorough assessment is reviewed every three months for each resident and care goals and objectives are formed.
Staff involved in the care conferences include a registered nurse, restorative aide, activities coordinator, social services, pastoral care and dietary manager.
Family members and the resident are invited to participate in the meeting, giving each an opportunity to share ideas and concerns with staff.
Dementia Care Unit
In 1998, Avera Oahe Haven, a Dementia Care Unit opened at the Avera Oahe Manor. The 19 bed unit is a warm, safe, independent environment that revolves around the special needs of people with Dementia. The specially trained staff provides care to attain or maintain the highest physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of each resident.
Person Centered Care
The care the residents receive is "person centered care" with an emphasis on activities. The "person centered care" concept allows staff to focus on each individual's life circumstances. The resident's interests are taken into consideration when planning activities. Residents are allowed to set their own schedule for eating, sleeping and rising in the morning. Staff are sensitive to the individual needs of each resident, ensuring that each resident receives the care they need while feeling at home with us. We understand that long term care is more than just medical attention, it's about enjoying the comforts of home with a little added piece of mind.