||What kind of facility is Methodist Specialty Care Center?
Methodist Specialty Care Center in Flowood, Mississippi is a 60-bed facility that provides long-term specialized care for severely disabled patients whose medical needs are too complex for traditional nursing homes. top faq main
||What kind of clinical care is provided to residents?
Our nurse-to-patient ratio is much lower than traditional nursing homes, with each nursing station caring for 30 residents, rather than the usual 60. Clinical services include:
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- Daily physician oversight
- Registered nurses
- Supervised drug administration
- Respiratory therapy
- Physical therapy
- Therapeutic recreation program
- Clinical trials supported
- Support from biomedical engineers
- Assistive technology specialists
||Is there anything special about the design of the building?
To make Methodist Specialty Care Center look more like a home than an institution, the building’s design features short, carpeted passageways, rather than hospital-like corridors. This design reduces the distance between the nurses stations and the residents rooms. Facility highlights include:
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- Large common areas on both resident floors
- Private rooms with private bathrooms
- Sixty private rooms
- State-of-the-art beds
- Environmental control units customized for each resident
- Telephones, televisions and internet access in each room
- Indoor and outdoor dining areas
- Attractive dining room overlooking rose-covered courtyard
- Full-service laundry
- Security 24 hours a day
- Large landscaped, accessible campus
- Building overlooks Mirror Lake
- Convenient parking for visitors
||What are typical residents like?
The center serves people who have severe brain or spinal cord injuries and need around-the-clock care. Typical residents are younger than traditional nursing home patients. Residents generally have additional clinical needs such as bowel and bladder management, skin management, medication management and other complex, but stable clinical requirements.
Examples include people who are quadriplegics due to trauma, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or traumatic brain injury; ventilator-dependent patients who are unable to wean and have reached maximum pulmonary rehab potential and are respiratory stable; and permanent tracheostomy patients who need maximum assistance with activities of daily living. top faq main
||Do residents participate in social activities?
Yes. Our residents stay active, both inside and outside of Methodist Specialty Care Center. Some of the activities they participate in include:
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- Sporting events
- Family and friends
- Resident social functions
- Worship services available
- Web-based education
- Special van for transportation
- College classes and social outings
- Convenient to restaurants and shopping