Extended Care Facility/Nursing Home

Extended Care - Nursing Home For more information on the Extended Care Facility and Nursing Home, call our Care Manager (208) 267-3141 ext 4220 or email info@bcch.org

An authentic culture of compassion and respect for the patients prevails at Boundary Community Hospital. This culture of compassion and respect reaches beyond being a goal. It is beyond being an idea. It is a purpose—exhibiting itself as a reality. The highly-skilled staff of the Extended Care Facility and Nursing Home understand and specialize in long term care, bringing a special nurturing atmosphere that can be felt every day throughout the facility.

Recognized for Excellence

Not only have patients and their families recognized the excellence of care, the Boundary Community Hospital Extended Care Facility (ECF) has been recognized nationwide by making the list of the top 400 Nursing homes in the United States by US News and World Report, receiving a 5 Star Overall Rating (out of a total of 15,000 facilities/and one of four extended care facilities in Idaho).   View the article updated March 2016.

In 2016, Boundary Community Hospital’s ECF was recognized by the State of Idaho for providing excellence in resident care as a recipient of the L. Jean Schoonover Excellence in Caring Award. This was the ninth Schoonover Award the facility received since 2004. This award is named in honor of L. Jean Schoonover, RN, who was the Chief of the Bureau of Facility Standards until her death in 1994. She is most remembered for her dedication and commitment to the assurance that the citizens of the state of Idaho residing in health care facilities received the highest quality of care possible.

The criteria for the award are:

  • The facility must be a Medicare and Medicaid provider;
  • The facility must have had a minimum of three full surveys;
  • And the facility must have an average Health Inspection rating of 4.0 or above.

Excellence In Caring – Again

History

A nursing home was added to the hospital in 1966. Twenty seven years later in 1993, the community supported a $5 million bond issue to completely renovate and expand the hospital and nursing home.

Many people who helped in the 1950s during the building and furnishing of the new hospital were able to spend their last years in the Extended Care Facility enjoying more frequent visits from family and friends than would have been possible if there wasn’t a nursing home facility in our county.

Committed to the Community

Our Extended Care facility offers the highest level of care for older adults and other people needing a high level of care outside of a hospital. We provide what is called skilled care, including getting in and out of bed, providing assistance with feeding, bathing, and dressing, nursing care, and rehabilitation services.

Boundary Community Hospital Extended Care facility differs from other senior housing facilities. The facility is a licensed Nursing Facility, certified for both Medicare and Medicaid. A licensed physician supervises each patient’s care and a licensed nurse is always on the premises. Skilled nursing care is available on site, 24 hours a day. Other medical professionals, such as occupational or physical therapists, are also available, providing medical procedures and therapies on site that would not be possible in other housing situations.

Activities and Special Events

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Fry Healthcare Foundation raised enough funds in 2013 and 2014 to donate a handicap-accessible van for use by the Extended Care Facility and the Hospital.

Our staff includes an activity coordinator and several assistants who encourage the residents to stay as active as possible through games, movies, walks, outings, jigsaw puzzles, stretching exercises and other activities.

Local churches hold services every Sunday throughout the month alternating weeks for those wishing to attend a church service. Several residents attend and enjoy the singing, the familiar hymns and the short sermons. Often people of the congregation come and visit with their elderly friends who now live in the Extended Care facility.

Compassion and respect means going the extra mile to make someone comfortable.

It means preparing the wheel-chair accessible van and taking three residents of Extended Care to Smith Lake to sit on the dock and fish. It means somebody in the hospital cleaning the fish. It means the kitchen staff cooking and preparing the fish. It means staff members congratulating the fishermen.

This compassion and respect results in a facility well-run; with patients well-cared for.

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