Nursing Support

Our around-the-clock access to nursing guidance gives families, caregivers, and the people we support peace of mind.

Our number one priority is the health, safety, and welfare of the people we support, and nurses at DakotAbilities are an essential part of their lives. Our dedicated nursing team is vital to their ongoing, proactive care. Our collective goal is to empower the people we support to participate fully in society and live their best lives.

DakotAbilities partners with the Build Dakota Scholarship program helping students seeking a degree in nursing.

Nurses at DakotAbilities support a wide variety of medical needs, including:

  • Preventative health care and assessment of health conditions
  • Tracheostomy and ostomy care
  • Catheter management
  • Baclofen pump management
  • Feeding tube management
  • Diabetes monitoring and care
  • Assistance scheduling and managing appointments

Equipment Supported:

  • Tracheostomy
  • Ventilator
  • Colostomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Vagus nerve stimulator
  • Baclofen pumps
  • Injections
  • Cough assist
  • Oxygen
  • G-tubes and J-tubes
  • Suprapubic catheter
  • IV medications
  • T-Vest
  • Nebulizer

Procedures We Perform:

  • Immunizations
  • Insulin administration
  • Trach care, suctioning and insertion
  • Standard and Suprapubic catheter insertion
  • Feeding tube insertion
  • Baclofen pump fill
  • COVID testing
  • Wound drains
  • IV meds
  • Quick cath
  • Depo injections
  • Wound vac
  • Flush ears
  • Wound care

I think DakotAbilities is a great place to work. I thought it was going to be a temporary job until I figured out what kind of nursing I wanted to do and I ended up loving it here. I never left.

— Danielle S.

To improve health outcomes for people we support, DakotAbilities has produced several videos to provide guidance for staff. Linked below, the videos are available on YouTube. This work was supported by a South Dakota Department of Health "Health Innovation" grant.