SENIOR LIVING PLACEMENTS
We provide services in which we help people find an appropriate home-care agency or a senior housing community such as Assisted Living, Independent Living, or Board and Care homes. All of these services are complementary to you and your family.
As a smaller, boutique style senior housing placement company, we will show you ALL communities, whether contracted with Golden Benefits or not. This allows you to see the smaller board and care homes as well as the larger communities who do not contract with online companies. In order to do this, and provide free services, I request that you talk to me prior to giving your information away to online companies.
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
Independent living can be in one's own home or also in a community setting. Most people flourish with the socialization they receive when in a community. Since meals are furnished, their diet is better and they don't eat alone. There are scheduled activities which enable one to be more social and learn and grow. Staying at home is usually a stagnant existence which often leads to depression. 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. Communities can offer separate living areas for assisted living residents while others combine them. This is important to know when seeking a community.
Memory Care can be either Alzheimer's or dementia. There are special communities who specialize in activities and care for this population. Circadian lighting can reduce sundowners syndrome, special programming to enhance brain activities, and even special diets. This type of care is usually more expensive as the caregivers are specially trained and there are more caregivers needed per resident with this type of 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.
"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."