Frequently Asked Questions – What you want to know-
We strive to create diverse social programs and individualized activities to meet the capabilities and needs of each resident, including those in rehabilitation.
• Active resident councils
• Musical performances
• Outside entertainment
• Current events updates
• Exercise and fitness activities
• Religious meetings
• Games and trivia
• Staff-accompanied community outings
Some residents may take a more active role while others are content to be in the same room as fellow residents. We gently encourage residents to get involved at any level. We have community volunteer involvement and strongly encourage families to participate with the residents in various activities. Mealtimes, holidays, and other activities can be great family time activities.
A monthly calendar is posted to keep residents informed of upcoming events such as birthday parties, movies, musical programs, outings, ice cream socials and more. We also take the input of residents and family when considering new activities. Please see our Events section on our home page for more details on upcoming events.
Should you wish to have the facility wash the laundry please notify the front office upon admission and the complimentary service will be arranged. Subsequently, if a caregiver will be taking the laundry home, please let the nursing station know of your plans so we can take the appropriate steps to notify our housekeeping department to leave the clothing for the caregiver to pick up. Regardless of laundry preference all clothing and personal items must be labeled with the resident’s name, NOT initials or room numbers. Our staff will be happy to provide labeling assistance. Personal laundry is washed in an industrial washing machine at a temperature of 180 degrees. Make sure that your loved ones’ clothing is appropriate for these hot temperatures. Avoid bringing clothing that requires cold or warm water, special care or is subject to damage and fading.
We recommend approximately 5-7 changes of clothing and a pair of comfortable rubber-soled shoes. All items should be washed, clearly labeled with their name, and recorded into the residents’ personal inventory log. Please advise your loved one’s nursing station of items you are bringing in so that they can assist with this process. We advise that residents do no keep valuable jewelry or large amounts of cash in the facility.
We encourage children to visit and many residents get joy from seeing children in the facility. We simply ask that you alert the charge nurse when visiting with children under the age of 12 and be sure to check with any recent changes in visiting guidelines.
Although we do not have a formal policy stating visitation guidelines, we suggest using the common areas of the facility to meet with your loved one. If it is not possible to visit in one of the common areas, we suggest a limit of one to three people in a resident room at one time. You can always ask our staff prior to any visit regarding visiting guidelines and making your loved one feel comfortable.
You may reserve a common area for special events such as birthdays, holidays, or special meals. Advance coordination with the facility activities department is required.
We understand the love of family pets and encourage them to visit. Please remember to clean up after them and take all proper safety measures at all times. The facility will need a record of current vaccines prior to their visit and all pets must be kept on a leash.
Physicians generally see residents upon admission and once every 30 days thereafter. However, our nursing professionals are in constant contact with all the physicians that visit the facility. Some insurance companies require that physicians visit more often. Check with our nursing staff for further information.
Our social services team assists both residents and families during transitional periods. They are integral in discharge planning including the coordination of the post-discharge plan of care. Additionally, they provide essential information, manage requests and concerns, and arrange professional services for
- Power of Attorney
- Dementia assessment
- Psychosocial and Psychiatric Evaluation, and individual therapy
Safety measures are one of the reasons families may decide their loved ones are better situated at a nursing home than in their own homes. We have 24-hour nursing and medical staff, medical supplies and equipment, medication and are also designed with fall and safety precautions in mind. We also make sure your loved one is under constant surveillance while still respecting privacy. Locked security systems, cameras, visitor logs, supervised outings, emergency call buttons and more are designed to keep safety and security in place even while in a home-like atmosphere.
We proved all the furniture your loved one needs. We do recommend bringing pictures, a favorite blanket, or cherished knickknacks. We discourage bringing anything of value, electrical items or anything that takes up large amounts of space. When you come for your tour you will get a better idea of what space is available and we can provide you with some suggestions as well.
Nursing homes in the past used to be stark, institutional places that were cold and lonely. We cannot stress enough how much nursing homes have changed.
• Our centers are designed to provide the home-like atmosphere you want for your loved one while still providing any medical care they need.
• We provide social activities for mind and body well-being, companionship, and socialization.
• Our dining services are specialized and provided in a posh and comforting dining room.
• We do not restrict visiting except in certain health crisis situations.
• We have rehabilitation services for extended care and comfort.
• Residents can bring personal items with them.
• We celebrate holidays, birthdays and promote a sense of community.
We have the full rehabilitation set-up including equipment, certified therapists, and a great location. Just like we provide a comprehensive home-like atmosphere for our residents, we do the same for our short-term rehabilitation patients. You will get great dining, relaxing grounds and courtyards, and 24-hour medical access along with everything else you need for your rehabilitation. Complete rehabilitation requires your therapy sessions as well as relaxing downtime in order to heal.