University Extended Care Kentwood
Off Wheeler Road
1227 West Wheeler Parkway
Augusta, GA 30909
Welcome to University Extended Care - Kentwood.
With fewer rooms than most facilities, Kentwood is able to provide a more homelike environment for both short and long-term residents. Regardless of the length of stay, we strive to make all residents feel like part of an extended family.
Kentwood’s four skilled units include a total of 100 Medicare/Medicaid-certified beds, including:
- A 15-bed increased care unit with three private and six semi-private rooms
- A 45-bed skilled care unit with five private and
- 20 semi-private rooms
- A 20-bed skilled care unit, all with large private
- rooms and private baths
- Three dining rooms
- Planned activities
- Beauty shop services
Kentwood has in-house physical, occupational and speech therapists who are experienced in geriatric rehabilitation. They provide treatment for swallowing difficulties, participate in wound care and complete adaptive equipment assessments. The therapy department strives to maintain each resident’s optimal physical level.
Kentwood’s nursing staff focuses on the well-being of each resident. Care is individualized to match each resident’s needs. Skilled nursing services include IV therapy, wound care, feeding tube management, pain management, complex medical conditions and end-of-life care.
Kentwood’s staff of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants provides 24-hour care seven days a week.
Rehabilitation services include physical, occupational and speech therapy. Physical therapy focuses on improving strength, flexibility, balance and mobility. Occupational therapy teaches hand and upper extremity skills. Speech therapy emphasizes verbal and communication skills and
therapy to help residents eat safely and efficiently.
Social Services are provided to assist both residents and family in the transition of care in addition to providing information regarding social security, Medicare, Medicaid and other resident concerns.
Kentwood’s registered dietitians provide a nutritional assessment for residents upon admission, and the dietary staff prepares therapeutic diets as ordered by the physician. Meals are served three times a day.
ACTIVITIES & RECREATION
A variety of group and individual recreation activities promotes social interaction and family involvement. Visits by outside friends are encouraged.