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Due to the severity of the medical conditions of its individuals, Verland provides on-site medical services of the highest quality available.  Familiar surroundings encourage cooperation and allow for greater team input, which ensures accurate diagnoses. 
Ninety-four people currently live in Verland's ten homes on the Sewickley campus. The majority of these individuals are persons with profound intellectual or developmental disability, most are wheelchair users, and approximately 95% have seizures. Although the average person is in his/her mid-40's, as these individuals age, Verland must be prepared to handle even more complex medical challenges.
Just as Verland adapts clothing, homes, treatment, and therapies to fit the individual, we also engage healthcare specialists to treat the individuals' medical needs most effectively. Specialists in a wide range of disciplines make routine visits to Verland. In addition to on-site nursing staff, medical doctors are also on call around the clock to ensure maximum responsiveness and state-of-the-art medical services.
Dedicated teams of highly experienced and trained Verland nurses working in three shifts provide the best care available. Because our nurses are intimately familiar with each resident and his/her physical condition, they can interpret symptoms effectively and provide precise and effective treatment. Nurses also function as a vital link between families and their loved ones, sharing everything from preferences for shampoos to early childhood histories.
In all its medical and nursing care, Verland faithfully adheres to the regulations that prohibit unnecessary medication, sedation, or restraints. All efforts are directed toward the least intrusive and most effective medical intervention necessary to promote the highest achievable quality of life.

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