Nursing Home Rotation

LOCATION: Sundale Nursing Home, Morgantown, WV
PRECEPTOR: Vincent DeLaGarza, MD
DURATION: 2 weeks minimum
OFFERED: Continuously
STATUS: Elective


The student will gain experience in rehabilitation of elderly patients, geriatric syndromes and management of co-morbid illnesses such as CAD, CHF, Decubitus ulcers, and Diabetes.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

The student will gain experience working with a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, and Speech Therapist. The student will participate in one on one patient care under supervision of faculty member. Patients will be seen 1/2 day five days a week. The student may choose to work with ancillary services the other half-day.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Daily observation.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Contact Dr. Vincent DeLaGarza two weeks prior to rotation start date. / (304) 598 - 6900; extension 5923