Riverview Healthcare CenterRiverview
Quality Care in Flandreau, SD
Set on the banks of the Big Sioux River, Riverview Healthcare Center offers tranquil small-town living with easy access to the recreational and cultural amenities of Sioux Falls.
Established in 1954, Riverview is renowned excellent therapy and rehabilitative programs. We are honored to have received the Pinnacle Customer Experience Award for providing best-in-class senior healthcare services.
Bridging the Gap from Hospital to Home
Adult Day Care
Brain Injury Program
Supplementary Care Options
Whether you are in need of post-acute (short-term) or long-term care, our skilled nursing communities are designed to promote rehabilitation in a high-quality and compassionate environment. As a resident, your needs and preferences shape your experience, from food choices to activities. We are committed to helping you feel at ease, at rest, and at home.
Rehabilitation therapy services aim to restore residents to their highest level of functioning. Physical therapy is designed to relieve pain and enhance health. Occupational therapy strives to equip patients with the necessary skills—and often, customized tools—for proper self-care, such as dressing, personal hygiene, and cooking. Speech and Language Pathologists assist residents in achieving improved quality of life through assessment of language, swallowing, and/or cognitive disorders.
Independent living is a rewarding experience for seniors who still enjoy an active lifestyle. Our communities complement your routine and give you independence and peace of mind. With fine features, distinctive amenities, and attentive service you will feel right at home. We offer luxurious housing options and easy month-to-month rental programs that encourage financial stability and allow you to continue living the active lifestyle you desire.
Adult Day Care
Adult Day Care provides relief for caregivers during the day while providing care and services to patients in a safe and friendly environment. Adult Day Care can provide social interaction and structure to daily activities.
Our outpatient services are convenient and personalized to give you the precise level of care you need. Our therapists utilize advanced technology to reduce pain and swelling while helping injuries heal more quickly. We incorporate highly effective therapy that is often used by professional sports teams, including a patented form of electrical stimulation that helps increase muscle strength and reduce pain. Our treatment plans also utilize specialized equipment to optimize muscle performance and improve balance.
- Physical agent modalities: ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and diathermy
- Cardiopulmonary equipment: OmniCycle, Nustep, Kinevia Active Passive Cycles
- Nautilus strengthening equipment
- Neurogym trainers
Therapy treatments are available daily, as needed, in our designated treatment gym. Our on-site therapists create individualized therapy plans tailored to your individual needs and goals.
Many factors can necessitate temporary placement in a warm, welcoming environment that provides skilled nursing care. Our short-stay program, also known as Respite Stay, provides time you need with the peace of mind knowing your loved one is cared for in a comfortable and supporting place.
To enhance quality of care and life, EmpRes strongly supports your right to make decisions about your care, including whether to accept or refuse life prolonging measures and treatments. We understand this is a challenging time for you and your family. We work together with you and your family to provide support and information for proactive self-advocacy and care decisions.
We offer dignified care, symptom management, and physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort to individuals suffering from a life-threatening illness. Our team collaborates with your and your physician to maximize your quality of life by developing a plan of care based on your diagnosis, symptoms, and other individualized needs.
Brain Injury Program
A brain injury can severely affect your ability to live a normal life. Our treatment plan helps to restore your independence. Our certified brain injury specialists provide a full spectrum of care ranging from emerging consciousness/coma to rehabilitation. Causes of brain injuries include a traumatic force to the head or a complex neurological condition. No matter what caused the brain injury, we can provide the individualized brain injury services treatment needed to improve your condition with the ultimate goal to get you home again.
Unlike traditional nursing homes, our mission is to restore independence, not provide a permanent residence for patients. Our team focuses on progressing you from institutional care and back into the community. When the time is right, we network with experts to place you in the appropriate transitional community or get you safely back home.
For residents with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related conditions, EmpRes communities provide a structured, comfortable environment within our care center. Our care teams work to deliver consistent, stable care while creating an environment of vitality, warmth, and understanding. We use a person-centered approach and memory cues to instill a sense of familiarity. Our programs and events also encourage daily connection. Our goal is to stimulate memory and provide residents with meaningful experiences.
We understand that facing a loved one exhibiting symptoms of Alzheimer’s or related dementia can be a confusing and troubling time in your life. We will help you to understand the disease and gain knowledge about the best methods of care for your loved one.
Supplementary Care Options
We are committed to providing better healthcare, improved relationships, and a greater quality of life for our residents and their families. In addition to our primary services, we also offer supplementary care options to meet all aspects of your care needs. If our center cannot provide the care you need, we will happily direct you to the best options in the community.
Supplementary Care Options Include:
- Management of Complex Care Needs
- Specialized Wound Care (including Wound Vacs)
- IV Therapy
- Tracheostomy Care
- Dental Care
We are honored to serve our veterans who have given so much to our country. We are proud to have contracts with the Department of Veterans Affairs at our center. While we are not a federally-operated Veteran’s Home, this contracts allow qualifying veterans to receive long-term care services at our facility at no cost.
Bringing Together Residents, Team Members, Families, and Volunteers
Activities & Events
We make every effort to help you feel at home. Our five-meal-a-day program starts your day with tasty treats like doughnuts and muffins, fills you with a hearty breakfast, refuels you with a wholesome lunch, and rounds out your day with a big supper. If you’re still hungry after all that, grab something from the snack cart before bed. No matter which way you slice it, the eating’s good at Riverview.
Riverview offers a wide range of activities, group outings, and celebrations. Whether it’s a trip to the circus, bus rides to the casino, or a Halloween Party, we’ll keep you entertained and engaged.
Residents can look forward to a variety of healthy and delicious meal options. We feature several options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as soup, salad, and sandwiches to provide residents with a wider selection of meal options. We seek to create healthy menus that accommodate each resident’s particular dietary needs and preferences.
Our program includes:
- Delicious meals prepared fresh by our culinary teams each day.
- A selection of both classic and regional favorites, including accommodations for religious and cultural preferences.
- Fresh fruit, snacks, and beverages available throughout the day.
EmpRes can also support the unique nutritional needs and preferences of residents, including:
- Therapeutic and diabetic diets.
- Reduced-fat, low-calorie, high fiber, low sugar, and low sodium options.
- Modified diet plans, including delicious purée options designed to tickle the taste buds.
- Attention to physician-prescribed diets.
Activities & Events
Our dedicated activities team develops an extensive calendar tailored to your specific needs and preferences. We offer a blend of activities and outings that enrich the body, mind, and spirit. Activities range from weekly field trips into the community, to on-site performers, visiting school children and therapy animals, various groups and games to play, and of course, plenty of Bingo.
Some of our more common activities include:
- On-site Movie Events
- Seasonal Holiday Celebrations
- Current Events Discussions
- Religious and Worship Services
- Summer and Weekend BBQs
- Outdoor Events
- Bingo & Games
We also organize plenty of special events throughout the year. These may include cookouts in the summer, Mother and Fathers’ Day buffet luncheons, annual holiday parties, Sunday dinners and a trip to the movie theater complete with popcorn and candy. We also encourage family and friends to participate in any of these activities.
Our dedicated staff is available 24-hours a day to meet your care needs. We treat our residents and their families as valued friends and respected members of our community.
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When is it time to consider a nursing home for my loved one?
It may be time to consider a nursing home environment when both medical and personal care needs have become too great to handle at home or in another senior living community. This may be due to a recent hospitalization, or a chronic illness which has gradually been worsening.
Who do I speak with about financials, billing, and admission paperwork?
We have a full-time business office manager for all financial and billing concerns. If you have any questions regarding these matters please make an appointment with our business office manager through the front desk.
What can residents bring with them?
We provide all of the furniture your elderly parent needs in their room. However, to make it feel like home, most skilled nursing centers encourage residents to bring personal items such as family photos, a familiar bedspread, and treasured knickknacks.
How often does a physician or health professional visit?
Physicians generally see residents upon admission and once every 30 days thereafter. Though the physicians aren’t there every day, our nursing staff is in constant communication with each physician that visits the facility.
Can I take my loved one home for a visit?
Residents may take a leave of absence with a physician’s authorization, which can be arranged through the nursing staff. Residents who take a leave of absence must check in and out with the leave of absence (LOA) book at the nursing station.
Can I bring outside food in?
Please make sure to check with the nursing staff before bringing food in to ensure the food complies with special diets. Any food kept in resident rooms must be in a properly sealed container.
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