Skilled Nursing Facility

Skilled Nursing Facility

B-2 Unit, First Floor of B Building
B-3 and B-4 Units, Second Floor of B Building
15400 Foothill Blvd.
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Main Hospital Number: (510) 895-4200
Admitting Office: (510) 895-7237

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Program Description

Fairmont Hospital's 90 bed Distinct-Part Skilled Nursing Facility provides care to patients who no longer require acute hospitalization but have ongoing medical needs at the hospital-based Skilled Nursing level.

The goal of the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) is to return patients to their original state before illness or injury to the greatest extent possible. Fairmont SNF continues the improvement started in the acute hospital until patients are ready to return to a home setting.

Patient Profile and Criteria for Admission

Fairmont's Skilled Nursing patients are in need of continued nursing care after an acute hospitalization. All services are by referral from an acute care hospital. Referrals are made by social workers and physicians from acute care hospitals. Patients are referred to the

Admitting Office on the Fairmont Campus at (510) 667-3283. The Skilled Nursing Facility admits patients with a range of diagnoses including:

  • Cerebral Vascular Accident (stroke)
  • Paraplegia and quadraplegia
  • Chronic dementias
  • Alzheimers' Disease
  • Wound healing
  • Deconditioning related to acute medical conditions
  • Terminal care

The Skilled Nursing Facility Care Team

The great majority of Fairmont Distinct Part SNF patients require substantial assistance with the activities of daily living or are totally dependent upon staff to perform functions such as bathing, dressing, transferring, toilet use and eating.

The Distinct-Part SNF has special expertise in caring for patients whose complex needs cannot be met in an acute hospital or in a community skilled nursing facility. Their special requirements may include intravenous therapy, tracheostomy care, ostomy care, suctioning, and injections and tube feedings.

Care at the Fairmont Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility is provided by a multidisciplinary team, which includes:

  • Twenty-four hour Skilled nursing care
  • Physician coverage
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Audiology
  • Patient Activities
  • Nutritional screening
  • Medical Social Services
  • Substance Abuse services
  • Pastoral Care
  • Psychology and psychiatry consultations
  • Ancillary services (lab, x-ray)
  • Dental services
  • Podiatry

A full range of specialty services is available by consultation. Emergency services are available through the Highland Hospital Campus.

Neuro-Respiratory Unit

B-1 Unit, First Floor of B Building
Fairmont Hospital
15400 Foothill Blvd.
San Leandro, CA. 94578

Main Hospital Number: (510) 895-4200
Admitting Office: (510) 895-7237

Program Description

Fairmont Hospital's Neuro-Respiratory Service is a 20-bed inpatient program accepting referrals from acute hospitals throughout the East Bay. Our Neuro-Respiratory Service is specifically designed to meet the needs of patients who are ventilator dependent. The goal of the service is to return patients to their original state before illness or injury to the greatest extent possible.

Patient Profile and Criteria for Admission

Patients admitted to the Neuro-Respiratory Unit must be ventilator dependent, as the result of a trauma or illness following an acute hospitalization. Criteria for admission include:

  • Patients requiring mechanical ventilator support twelve or more hours per day;
  • Patients who have permanent tracheotomy tubes in place;
  • Long-stay medically fragile patients whose medical needs are such that they cannot be placed in acute or sub-acute facilities.

Typical conditions that may result in the need for continuous ventilator support include:

  • Head trauma
  • Respiratory failure
  • Intra-cranial bleeding
  • Automotive injuries
  • Chronic neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis or Lou Gerhig's Disease.

The Neuro-Respiratory Care Team

Due to the nature of patients' illness or injury, the primary emphasis of this unit is on Respiratory Care Services. The inter-disciplinary approach to care includes a personalized approach that focuses on both the physical and psychological well-being of the patient.

The care team includes representatives from a full range of medical, nursing and other services, including:

  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Physician Services
  • 24 hour Nursing Care
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and Audiology
  • Dental Care
  • Patient Activities
  • Pastoral Care
  • Medical Social Services

Pulmonary and infectious disease consultant specialists are also available. A full range of specialty services available by consultation. Emergency services are available through the Highland Hospital Campus