A few of our dedicated Nursing Staff
Elma Reed, Holly Hull, Jackie Staples, Peter Brandt-Sorheim
One part-time registered nurse (who serves as the Director of Nursing) and four part-time staff nurses supervise the care at Teresa House. Although the nurses are not at the House twenty-four hours a day, they are often present anywhere from eight to twelve hours a day. A registered nurse is on call at all times.
Nurses from the Livingston County Hospice visit the House regularly to help manage the care residents require. Livingston County Hospice will bill health insurance agencies to cover the payment of comfort care drugs, supplies, equipment and the overnight certified hospice aide.
Teresa House is unable to accept every person who is referred. Each case is evaluated carefully and priority is given to those people who do not have safe care available at home. Other considerations involve the complexity of nursing care that some people may require. Teresa House is not a hospital or a nursing home. We do not use intravenous fluids, feeding tubes or CPR (resuscitation). At Teresa House we focus on pain management and symptom control.