From Home to Assisted Living Senior Community
We understand that it can be a difficult realization when your loved one can no longer live safely at home. It is just one of our objectives to guide you and your loved one through the transition of moving from home to an assisted living community.
At Emblem Senior Care communities, our assisted living program offers residents personalized assistance. Personalized assistance is the actual care that is needed. Assisted Living is the ideal solution for seniors who need some help with the activities of daily life (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing and medication. We meet with each individual and create a care plan based on their needs and preferences. Each resident is assessed prior to move-in and is assessed regularly throughout their stay. This ensures our residents are always receiving the proper care for their needs.
Below are examples of what a Care program may include:
- Care staff at facility 24-hours, 7-days a week – ALWAYS
- Personal care assistance with ADLs: hygiene, grooming, dressing and bathing
- Medication assistance and administration
- Mobility assistance
- Continence maintenance
- Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy
Through our individual care plans, it is our intention to keep residents as independent as possible. In addition to the care plans, we believe it’s important to get out and be active in order to maintain independence. We love to see happy residents active and engaged with staff and each other. Our activities and outings give residents the option to be social, and keep physically and mentally active. We also encourage friends and family to visit often!
For more information on your nearest location, call us today!
Easing the Transition
Every community will need basic information about their residents including their medical history and needs. Keeping an organized folder of your loved one’s information will make the transition and paperwork easy for you and your chosen community. Below is a list of items that will ease your transition if you already have prepared:
- Resident’s Photo I.D.
- Social Security Cards
- Copies of Insurance cards (including Medicaid and Medicare cards)
- Doctor’s names, addresses, and phone numbers, including the hospital of your loved one’s choice
- Request your loved one’s medical history and physical (often referred to as an H&P)
- Request a list of medications and update as needed
- Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare and Finance, Living Will, Advance Healthcare Directives, and/or other legal documents