DON – The Cornerstone of Nursing Homes

Prime Rehab and Mobile Therapy Services had the pleasure to be part of the NJADONA convention in Atlantic City this week.

I would like to take this opportunity to praise and emphasize the important roles Director of Nursing in the nursing home entail.

The DON has the ultimate responsibility for the care and well-being of the resident from all aspects; the quality of nursing care, supervision of the individual CNA treatments, the continuation of patient cleanliness in terms of hygiene, proper nutrition for the resident, and overall living condition in the facility.

The actions of the DON is the best example of how to treat the resident . For example, when the DON helps in the dining room, feeding the patients., making sure that the resident has the best dining experience, the CNAs see that and follow suit, making for the best care for patients.

Additionally, the DON makes sure that nurses deliver patients’ medications accurately and in a timely manner.

The DON is the cornerstone in most, if not all nursing homes. It would be wise to follow her lead for a successful and caring facility.


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