Skilled Nursing Care

Skilled nursing care provides an alternative for patients who are recovering from illnesses or injuries and still need nursing care, but no longer at the acute care level.

Nurses at Van Buren County Hospital

While these patients generally do not need to see their physicians daily, they do require a higher level of care than is available in many nursing homes or similar facilities. Skilled nursing care is designed to help patients make the transition from hospital to home quickly and cost-effectively.

Nurses provide medication and treatment and monitor patients’ conditions. All members of the health care team work closely by participating in weekly multi-disciplinary care conferences to help patients improve their physical, mental, and psycho-social well-being.

Any patient receiving this level of care must have a physician’s referral and meet predetermined criteria.

Outpatient - Rehab Care in Keosauqua

VBCH provides the following outpatient services:

We understand that you want the best for your family and so do we. Van Buren County Hospital offers the best care for your rehab needs, close to home for those in Keosauqua and the surrounding areas. Choose VBCH for your skilled care.

Your VBCH Rehab Team

Your care is managed by a family physician or advanced care practitioner and is coordinated by a multidisciplinary team, including:

  • Provider
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Social worker
  • Family members

Each member of the team works with patients to help them restore their functioning and physical capabilities. 

Our staff can provide individualized care, in specialized areas and can design individual programs, to help you or your family member heal and return home. 


Individualized Programs

Wound Care

Most wounds heal quickly without complications, but some wounds can be more of a problem. VBCH staff takes care cleaning, dressing and healing the wound. 

  • Diabetic wounds
  • Ulcers
    • Pressure
    • Venous Stasis
    • Arterial
    • Vasculitic
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Complex soft tissue wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Infected wounds

Dietician Services

VBCH has a full-time registered dietician on staff to provide individualized nutrition therapy for your diet needs. 

  • Chronic disease
    • COPD
    • GI or liver disease
    • Pancreatitis
    • Cancer
  • Malnutrition
  • Acute disease
  • TPN/tube feeds
  • Food intolerances or allergies

Therapy Services

Patients generally are eligible for physical and/or occupational therapy and, in some cases, speech therapy during skilled care stays. Patients can be under care for numerous disorders, including:

  • Falls
  • Stroke
  • Hip fracture
  • Knee and hip replacements
  • Deconditioning
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis
  • Muscle weakness
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Heart failure
  • Parkinson's disease
  • End-stage renal disease
This content was printed from the Van Buren County Hospital website at on July 15, 2024.

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