Fitzgerald is a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) with a high staff-to-resident ratio which allows us to spend more time caring for your loved one. Our Staff members provide and promote personalized quality of care in a homelike environment. Residents are provided with daily activities, dining, rehabilitation and pharmacy services within the facility.
Our staff provides excellent quality of care for our residents and are trained in caring for their personal and physical well-being. All facility staff complete Alzheimer's/Dementia training upon hire and annually that includes:
At Fitzgerald, we strive to give each of our residents that extra care and kindness that makes them feel right at home.
The Nursing Department includes a Director of Nursing, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Certified Nursing Assistants to provide care to our residents. Nursing services are delivered to our residents 24 hours a day. We have on-call physicians in the event of an emergency. Our residents are also seen by their primary physician on-site. The nursing staff is provided with ongoing education in order to keep our staff up-to-date in the latest healthcare trends. We believe that communication between our staff, families, and medical providers is of key importance in order to provide the best quality care for our residents.
Our caring Certified Nursing Assistants assist our residents with their daily cares and provide them with extra tender loving care. Nursing staff accompany residents to clinic appointments when needed and on all resident outings planned by the Activity Department.
The Activity Department provides and organizes activity and recreational programs based on each resident's interests, strengths and needs. It is designed to meet the physical, mental, spiritual, and psychosocial well-being of each resident. A calendar of daily activities is provided for each resident. Some activities include games such as: bingo, cards, pokeno, board games, thinking games and trivia.
There are numerous outings to local casinos, restaurants, shopping malls, fishing trips and other local areas of interest.
We encourage family involvement and participation on outings. We have a beauty/barber shop located in the facility where residents may have their hair set, permed, and/or cut. Activity staff and volunteers provide weekly hair care as well. A licensed beautician is available by appointment for cuts and perms.
The Dietary Department consists of a Dietary Manager, Cooks and Dietary Aides. We prepare homemade meals for residents, staff, and the surrounding communities. Fitzgerald averages approximately 140 meals per day, all in accordance with State and Federal Regulations and also follow the recommended daily allowances.
All menus are written by the dietary manager and reviewed by the consultant dietician. Menus are planned in a five week menu cycle and are changed to accommodate the seasons. We prepare and provide meals for special events such as picnics, barbecues, and family events held at our facility.
A.E.O.A.Senior Dining: Area Senior diners are invited daily to enjoy a good meal and social interaction in our cafeteria on the lower level. Dining is available on site 7 days a week from 11:00am - 1:00 pm. Meals are $4.00. For a menu, please call 218-744-7570 and one will be mailed to you. We also deliver meals to the Hilltop Apartments across the street on McKinley Avenue.