Solaris HealthCare Merritt Island Combines Cutting-Edge Technologies, Clinical Excellence

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Recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

THE SOLARIS culinary team provides well-balanced options and choices that honor dietary needs and personal preferences. Above, LPN Shirley Bailey, center, greets patient Ann Richter, at left.

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Solaris HealthCare Merritt Island is a full-service skilled nursing facility that provides short-term rehabilitation and long-term care at the highest standards.

“The care team at Solaris is very professional, caring and responsive – and always available to answer any questions,” said Bob Guthridge, a Brevard County resident.

Post-acute rehab services include:

• Cardiac Rehab
• Infusion Therapy
• Stroke Recovery
• Wound Care with certified specialists
• Orthopedic Rehab
• Memory Care in a secure environment

CUTTING-EDGE

State-of-the-art services include Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), known as I.V. nutrition feeding, and VitalStim therapy.

“TPN is among our highly specialized services. This therapy can prevent malnutrition in patients who can’t absorb food by mouth, and is often used for patients with Crohn’s disease or cancer,” said Charish Lunsford, Director of Nursing.

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Vitalstim is an external stimulation therapy that helps re-educate muscles. It can greatly increase safety and independence for those with swallowing disorders.

Certified therapists conduct patient evaluations to determine which muscles would benefit. “By offering advanced therapies, and compassionate care, we can best help patients reach their highest level of function,” said Lunsford.

KATIE CIPRIANO, Speech Language Pathologist, MA/CCC-SLP, left, and Bob Guthridge demonstrate VitalStim therapy. This state-of-the-art therapy uses external electrical stimulation to treat dysphagia and swallowing disorders.”

FIVE-STAR RATING

Solaris HealthCare Merritt Island has been recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with a coveted five-star rating.

Nursing homes are rated from 1 to 5 stars based on health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. Skilled nursing communities with five stars are considered to have “much above average” quality.

“This is a reflection of our dedicated staff’s commitment to clinical excellence,” said Lunsford.

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Additionally, in 2018 the facility was awarded the Gold Seal Nursing Care Center Accreditation from The Joint Commission.

Solaris HealthCare is committed to improving the health and wellness of its patients, and operates 16 skilled nursing and assisted living communities across Florida.

“I’m proud of our company, our team, and the five-star rating, because it’s a key measure of the quality of our care,” Lunsford said.

For more information, visit SolarisHealthcare.com or call 321-454-4035.

Solaris HealthCare Merritt Island has been recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with a coveted five-star rating. Nursing homes are rated from 1 to 5 stars based on health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. Skilled nursing communities with five stars are considered to have “much above average” quality.

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