For a small rural town in North Central Idaho, Orofino has unique health care options for its citizens. With a retirement community, skilled nursing facility and hospital, residents have choices not often available in most small towns. Learn about each facility and what they offer:
Enjoy a secure living environment with other adults 55 plus who prefer a small town atmosphere close to family, friends and incredible scenery. Brookside Landing is a premier retirement community for active, engaged, people who've earned the right to relax. Choose either Independent or Assisted Living accommodations in a beautiful setting next to Orofino Creek.
Brookside Landing's beautiful one and two-bedroom, Independent Living Apartments are designed for independent, active residents who are interested in a social atmosphere offering privacy and peace of mind. Full kitchen are provided or residents may choose to join with others eating in the dining room.
Brookside Landing's spacious Assisted Living Apartments are designed for residents who have personal care needs and require limited assistance with *activities of daily living or medication management.
(*Activities of Daily Living are defined as the performance of basic self care activities in meeting an individual's needs to sustain him in a daily living environment, including but not limited to, bathing, washing, dressing, toileting, grooming, eating, communications, continence, managing money, mobility and associated tasks.)
Brookside Landing is located at 431 Johnson Ave. in Orofino. It is close to downtown activities, shopping and dining.
CLEARWATER HEALTH AND REHABILIATION
Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation (CHR) is a long-term and short-term 24-hour skilled nursing facility that was built in 1969 and has been in operation continuously for 37 years.
What does this mean to the residents in Orofino and Clearwater County? They can count on professional, licensed staff to care for them or for a loved one. CHR is a small facility with a family atmosphere, long-term staff that lives in the community and is dedicated to delivering quality care and services to neighbors.
The quality healthcare services that are provided for short-term and long-term stay residents are impressive for a small rural location. Comprehensive rehabilitation services include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. The therapy program is designed to improve an individual's ability to function and assist the resident to reach his/her highest level of independence. CHR is the only provider of occupational and speech therapy in a three county area. Short-term respite (time-out for the caregiver) stays are available to support local families who are primary caregivers for a loved one. Nutritional monitoring by a registered dietitian and a restorative dining program are both factors which result in few weight losses and healthy residents. Post surgical services such as intravenous therapy, wound care management, care for strengthening after heart surgery/attack, strengthening after any illness and much more is offered with a professional team approach.
Many in the community have come in for short-term stays and returned home well on the road to recovery. Approximately 50 percent of admissions to CHR return to their homes or to a home like environment. CHR has developed a strong professional working relationship with other healthcare providers in the community. This fosters continuity of care and availability of local physicians, all who have patients at CHR and visit the facility no less than monthly.
Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation is located at 1204 Shriver Rd. If you feel you or a family member might need the support of a skilled nursing facility please call for further information and to schedule a tour.
CLEARWATER VALLEY HOSPITAL AND CLINICS
Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics provides health care for pediatric through geriatric patients. The 23-bed hospital and three clinics are staffed by family practice physicians and certified physician assistants. The hospital has a 24/7, four-bay emergency room; on-site CT scanner, x-ray capabilities and mobile MRI. General and emergency surgical services are available. CVHC is an associate member of the Benedictine Health System and honors the four core values of Respect, Hospitality, Stewardship and Justice.
The three satellite medical clinics provide care for the entire family. They are located in Orofino, Pierce and Kooskia. Patients select whichever practitioner they feel most comfortable with as their primary provider. Appointments can be made by calling the closest clinic. Urgent care services are also available for those who have an illness or injury that is unscheduled and do not require ER care.
CVHC also provides pain management services; diabetes care and counseling; inpatient and outpatient physical therapy services; endoscopic procedures such as colonoscopies and GI scopes; obstetrical care and delivery in a homelike birthing suite; Department of Transportation, sports and employment physicals; treadmill stress testing and EKGs. The Orofino clinic also hosts a number of visiting specialists including cardiologists, a urologist, neurologist and others.
CVHC administers Clearwater Valley Home Health which provides in-home nursing and support services and end-of-life care.
Clearwater Valley Hospital and its adjoining clinic are located at 301 Cedar in Orofino.