Quality, skilled geriatric nursing care that feels like home
For many seniors in our region, home is where the heart is. Comfort, familiarity and a sense of security play a big part in quality of life.
But staying at home may not always be an option when a senior needs skilled nursing care to recover from an injury, learn how to work with reduced mobility or cope with mental health issues. And research shows comfortable surroundings can have a positive impact on healing.
As the number of senior citizens in rural Pennsylvania grows, more individuals and families will depend on affordable long-term care
--The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, Quick Facts About Rural Pennsylvania, Jan. 2012
Geisinger is there
Improving quality of life for seniors
Mountain View Care Center (MVCC) focuses on being a home away from home for elderly residents in our region. Not an institution.
Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC) provides medical assistance to MVCC, a 180-bed skilled nursing geriatric rehabilitation center and helped build the center into an Eden-Certified Center in 2000. The Eden mission? To improve the well-being of seniors and caregivers by transforming the communities in which they live and work.
Averaging 400 admissions and discharges per year, MVCC serves Lackawanna, Luzerne and surrounding counties and is committed to compassionate, dignified person-centered care. The center is recognized as a Premier Geriatric Care Center of Excellence.
A taste of home
A large team of health, nutrition and mental health professionals work around the clock to provide Mountain View residents a high level of physical and emotional comfort.
MVCC’s home provides short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing services to the community, discharging over 70 percent of its residents to home or a basic level of care. The center also features a 24-bed dementia unit to enhance the quality of life of those suffering from memory and other mental disabilities.
In 2011, MVCC donated $2.7 million in unreimbursed care related to 39,695 Medicaid or Medicare patient care days. They also serve as a clinical education site for over 20 healthcare professional programs from 8 local universities and colleges.