St. Mary’s Home is proud to offer highly specialized expert nursing care to children and young adults with a wide variety of complex medical needs. These needs may stem from diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, seizures, traumatic brain injury, hypoxic encephalopathy, dystonia and many other causes. The nursing staff supports each individual by facilitating daily care, managing acute changes in condition and re-evaluating and setting goals to achieve a long-term plan of care.
Every day at St. Mary’s Home is dynamic and exciting, which fosters a nursing environment grounded in superb critical thinking skills and clinical expertise.
Dedicated licensed practical nurses and registered nurses provide proficient and knowledgeable care 24 hours a day. Nurses are an integral member of the care team in each of the five specialty living areas at St. Mary’s Home and The Albero House. They support the individuals in these living areas by completing thorough and accurate assessments, providing intense respiratory regimens for individuals with respiratory compromise, administering medications, providing tracheostomy and gastrostomy tube care, managing colostomies, implementing behavior plans, managing seizures, providing wound vacuum care and much more.
The role of the nurse at St. Mary’s is continually evolving and growing to ensure that we use healthcare best practices and surpass industry standards.
The diverse nursing department at St. Mary’s also consists of a quality control nurse, infection control nurse, appointment and clinic nurse and a field trip nurse. These roles are designed to ensure continuity of care and high-quality nursing services, as well as to provide our individuals with as many experiences in the community as possible.
St. Mary’s Home has long-standing relationships with pediatricians who provide primary care for the individuals 24 hours a day. We partner with Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Eastern Virginia Medical School and over 20 specialty physicians. This ensures that the individuals benefit from comprehensive healthcare through every stage of their lives.
Nursing at St. Mary’s is a unique program that strives to provide each individual with the greatest health possible in order to assist them in achieving their life desires and goals. We are here to support every single person who chooses to call St. Mary’s their home!