Nursing Services

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The following skilled nursing services are available at Merced Behavioral Center:

  • Medical Director coordinates and improves medical services
  • Director of Nursing oversees all aspects of healthcare within the facility
  • Individualized resident care plan treatments
  • Dementia care
  • Wound care
  • Nutrition & hydration programs
  • Medication management & education
  • Diabetic management & education
  • Pain management
  • Post-hospital extended care
  • Bowel & bladder programs
  • Model environment for nurse training
  • Family education
  • In-house, on-going continued learning courses and CNA training programs
  • Psychological services
  • Audiology Services
  • On staff registered dietitian
  • Laboratory testing and X-rays
  • Transportation¬†services

Diabetes Management

Our experienced nurses provide help with various aspects of managing diabetes including:

  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Insulin administration and tracking
  • Exercise planning
  • Menu planning, education and more

Dietary Program

Our dietary program is designed to meet the dietary and physician-ordered needs of each resident in our care.

To ensure that each resident is receiving the proper nutritional needs we offer:

  • Meals to meet specific dietary and therapeutic needs, according to physician orders
  • Oral supplements, as prescribed by each physician
  • Regular nutritional assessments from our registered dietitian

Dementia Care

Our nurses work with each resident to create a comfortable environment including simple routines and visual cues as a positive substitute for diminishing mental processes. Our staff has undergone training per Title 22 regulations.