Top-rated Nursing Home in Steuben County, Peace-of-mind at Northern Lakes Nursing. 

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Physical Therapy

Instruct patients in techniques to improve their ability to walk, climb stairs and increase physical stamina. They assess the need for specialized braces or equipment that may be required to improve self-sufficiency and safety, and work on pain management skills without the dependence on opioids.

Occupational Therapy

Therapists take individuals through a variety of daily living activities such as bathing, dressing and preparing meals. This may include using a bathtub seat, grab bars or long-handled sponge for bathing or to use a reacher to obtain objects from shelves, and cognitive functioning, such as improving short-term memory and reaction times.

Speech Therapy

Focuses on speech, language, voice, cognition and swallowing problems specializing in stroke recovery.

Respiratory Therapy

Focuses on pulmonary illness, such as respiratory failure, COPD, congestive heart failure, or pneumonia, respiratory therapy often avoids your return to an acute care hospital. In fact, avoiding hospital readmission is one of the main goals of providing these and other high-quality rehabilitation services.

Memory Care or Alzheimer’s care

Our Memory care or Alzheimer’s care unit is specially designed to meet the needs of adults with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Our employees undergo special training to help with communication and the management of dementia symptoms like Sundowner’s syndrome, wandering, or agitation.

Wound Management

Patients who may benefit from these services include anyone with a persistent wound. Chronic and non-healing wounds can result from a number of factors such as diabetes, poor circulation, trauma, vascular disease and immobility.

2-Tier Rehab Program

Designed for patients that can tolerate a higher level of therapy. This program utilizes 6-7 day a week skilled therapy plus a 5 day a week Restorative Nursing Program that is based on skilled therapy goals, thus allowing patients to return home usually in less than 20 days.

Pain Management

Patients who may benefit from these services include individuals who are suffering from acute or chronic pain. Individuals who recently had surgery or experienced trauma from a fall. Pain from osteoarthritis, poor blood circulation or Diabetic Neuropathy.

Cardiac & Stroke Recovery Program

When you need time to recover from a cardiac procedure or conditions such as heart failure, high blood pressure, or stroke recovery, our facility can provide the specialized cardiac & stroke recovery services you need to continue on the road to home.

Respite Care

Respite care is an option for those who need respite care services for your loved one on a short term basis (less than 30 days). This allows home caregivers the ability to travel, recuperate from an illness, or pursue other interests.

Long-term Care

Long term care includes a variety of services for individuals who cannot care for themselves for extended lengths of time. When you or your aging loved one can no longer be cared for in the home, long term care offers around the clock care by a specially trained team of healthcare professionals.

Adult Day Care

This program allows you as the primary caretaker to go shopping, have lunch with friends, or continue to work full-time while we care for your loved one. Adult day hours are from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 7-days a week.

Parkinson’s Therapy

Therapist including Physical and Speech therapy works together to improve balance, trunk rotation and walking, as well as improve lung capacity, voice volume and speech functions while developing a fitness program to continue at hone.

Skilled Nursing

Specially designed to provide short-term recovery care you need when facing multiple medical problems/illnesses after a hospital stay.

Post-Discharge Home Visit Wellness Program

Courtesy nursing service: 4 weekly home visits to patients who have been discharged home from NLNR. The purpose of this program is to keep patients safe in their homes and to ultimately prevent any unnecessary emergency room / hospital visits. Wellness checks can include: A check their medications, complete a set of vitals, review the discharge folder/ plan and ensure their general well being and safety. It's beneficial for the patients to have someone they are familiar with and trust like NLNR nurse to actually come to the home and review their needs, concerns and answer any questions.

Hospice Services, End of Life

Our complete list of the hospice companies that NLNR has a contract with includes: Heart to Heart Hospice of Fort Wayne, Heartland Hospice, Parkview Hospice, Dekalb Hospice, Lutheran Hospice, Crossroads (private homecare), and Home Sweet Home.

Happy patient at nursing home

Quick look of Services:

  • Post-Hospital Care

  • Skilled Nursing

  • Physical Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Speech Therapy 

  • Respiratory Therapy

  • Memory Care ​

  • Secure Alzheimers Unit​

  • 2-Tier Rehab Program

  • Pain & Wound Management

  • Cardiac & Stroke Recovery

  • Parkinson’s Therapy

  • Respite Care

  • Long-term Care

  • Adult Day Care

  • NEW Post-Discharge Home Visit Wellness Program (4-weeks)

  • Hospice Services

Weight lifting therapy

Our Transportation Service Van for Residents

Dee Smallman, NLNR Administrator happily presents the NLNR transportation van in operation at our skilled nursing facility. 

2018 van w Dee2, Northern Lakes Nursing.