SENIOR LIVING PLACEMENTS
We provide a service in which we can help people find an appropriate home-care company, or a senior housing community such as Assisted Living, Independant Living, or Board and Care. All of these services are complementary.
After an assesment which entails both health conditions and financial status, we work with the family to provide a personalized introduction to different living situations. If a person wants to stay at home, we can help find them a qualified home- care agency.
We schedule a tour with the Marketing Director of the places we think would be most desirable, We then accompany your family or meet you at the community for a tour or lunch. We help negotiate fees. We can do this at no charge to you because we are reimbursed by the communities through a contractual agreement.
As we age, we want to feel safe and secure. Staying in our own home means we may need some home care assistance. The options run from agencies that send out non-employees who are not covered by workers compensation, to full employees, and private hire assistants. It is important that people understand the differences since non- employees of an agency do not carry workers compenation and may not be licensed or bonded. I only recommend agencies who hire employees. This means you are not legally liable if someone is hurt on your property, you are not responsible for paying taxes, and the caregivers are licensed and bonded. Agencies provide the security that if someone does not show up, they have a back up person. I still recommend that all valuables be put in a safe place.
INDEPENDENT LIVING/ASSISTED LIVING
Many people will want to remain in their own home. They or their family may not realize that home is not always the best choice for everyone. Some people flourish with the socialization they receive when in an apartment setting or Independent living situation. Since meals are furnished, their diet is better. The routine and social functions offered allow people to live a more rich and fulfilling life .
Assisted living facilities (ALF) are licensed homes for people who need additional help This includes help with bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, transferring to a chair or bed, and medicine management. Again, socialization with group activities are a big part of this program. Some communities have separate areas for memory care.
Skilled care means care that requires skilled nursing or a licensed healthcare professional’s medical knowledge, technical training, management, observation and evaluation. Skilled care is generally given upon the order of a physician depending upon severity of illness as well as insurance coverage. Skilled care is also given on a long term basis if a resident requires injections, ventilation or other treatment of that nature. Examples of skilled care are complex wound care, movement training, and intravenous therapy. Skilled care helps patients transition from illness and dependence to wellness and self-care.
Some assisted living facilities have a separate area for memory care. There are specific communities who cater just to memory care patients. This is where a solid consultation can help determine which is the best place.
"Rosanne, I cannot thank you enough for your quick and personal help relocating my 100-year-old mother, Virginia Emrey, to Creekwood. It is perfect for her. You are right, Paula is a gem! She has gained back over 10lbs, loves the food, enjoys the interaction and the care is amazing. She is back to herself and that’s what we wanted. And it is blocks away from me. Thank you."