Nursing Support

People supported look to their nursing team for healthcare and support at every step of the journey to their best life. Nurses at DakotAbilities are an essential part of the lives of the people they support. They form close relationships and become champions for their patients.

100% of DakotAbilities staff say that the people keep them coming back to their jobs. DakotAbilities has also partnered with the Build Dakota Scholarship program in support of students seeking their nursing degrees.

Nurses at DakotAbilities support a wide variety of medical needs. Some include:

  • Preventative health care
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ostomy care
  • Catheter management
  • Assessment of various health conditions
  • Medication administration
  • Accompanying people to medical appointments
  • Management of enteral of feeding tubes
  • Diabetes monitoring & care
  • Management of Baclofen pumps
  • Communication with Physicians and other healthcare providers

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.