NURSE ROSIE COMING TO FIVE WRC COMMUNITIES
WRC uses grant funds for portable screening and telehealth devices
Employees of Laurelbrooke Personal Care, Carla Jordan (left) and Paige Goodman (right), demonstrate the Nurse Rosie telehealth and screening machine that just arrived at the Brookville facility.
BROOKVILLE, Pa. – The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of life in order to maintain the health and safety of the public. One big change has been the large switch to using telehealth when possible, instead of traditional doctor’s office visits.
WRC Senior Services had also been looking for an avenue to allow their residents to use telehealth, and a solution was found in Nurse Rosie.
Nurse Rosie is a portable vital signs system for collecting blood pressure, pulse, SpO2, and temperature in a matter of seconds. Nurse Rosie also features a touch-screen monitor, which can be used for telehealth appointments between doctors and residents.
“Residents can now see their doctors virtually, and our nurses and aides can monitor our residents’ vital signs at the same time,” Barbara Sepich, President-CEO of WRC Senior Services said. “Nurse Rosie offers a great solution in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.”
Nurse Rosie units were delivered to all of WRC’s personal care homes – Laurelbrooke Personal Care in Brookville, Edgewood Heights in New Bethlehem, Ridgmont in Ridgway, and Highland Oaks in Clarion, and as well as McKinley Health Center, WRC’s Skilled Nursing and Rehab center in Brookville. Employees are being trained on the units and they will begin being used in WRC communities as soon as possible.
WRC Senior Service’s Director of Development, Danielle Corrigan-Gabler, was able to allocate funds to purchase the Nurse Rosie units from a grant that WRC had previously been awarded.
“We used partial funding that we received from the Glenn and Ruth Mengle Foundation as a means to secure the telehealth equipment as a means to combat the obstacles of COVID-19,” Corrigan-Gabler said. “The foundation was more than willing to work with us to maneuver the funding from a project that we were approved for last fall to permit the money to be used in this time of crisis.”
More information about Nurse Rosie products can be found online at www.nurserosie.com.
About WRC: WRC Senior Services, a non-profit organization, provides living options for seniors through all of life’s transitions. From personal care and independent living communities to in-home nursing and short-term rehab, WRC’s Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) continuum assures families that their loved ones will be receive the services that they need. For 130 years, WRC has been providing peace of mind and promoting independence guided by these core values: Dignity, Excellence, Integrity, Stewardship, Professionalism, Accountability, and Kindness. At WRC, We Rejoice and Celebrate Life! For more information, please contact us at 814-849-1205.