I recently encountered a published document that was somewhat condemning to Assisted Living by outlining what the author felt were limitations on what ALs (Assisted Living) can actually offer to our Residents. At first I was quite upset, but then realized this was really a GREAT OPPORTUNITY! I’ve outlined some ways that ALs utilize various resources to provide as many services to our Residents as possible within the regulations set forth by the Department of Aging & Independent Living!
I hope you will find this information helpful & informative, I invite you to share this article with someone you know who may be considering Assisted Living!
Sincerely, Ms. Christian Wright, Administrator
Assisted Living Communities, like Arcadian Cove, are capable of facilitating many complex medical needs for their Residents!
With the help of in-home service providers, advanced devices that promote independence, and many other available resources, Assisted Living Communities can provide many of the same services that a personal care facility can…at a MUCH LOWER COST!
Most home-health agencies can provide services such as nursing care; physical, occupational, & speech therapies; psychiatric care; homemaking needs & more. These services can be picked up by many insurances, including Medicare. This means that eligible Residents of Assisted Living can gain access to these services for little or NO out of pocket costs!
With the growing popularity of Assisted Living Communities, many physicians have met the demands for in-home care. Travelling physician services offer in-house labs, x-rays, nursing care, health & wellness oversight & medication management oversight. Again, the majority of these costs are billable to various insurances such as Medicare.
At Arcadian Cove we provide healthy nutrition, with a wide range of diets for varying diagnoses. (Diabetic friendly, glutton free, low-cholesterol, etc.) We promote independence by assisting with certain devices that maintain health like glucose meters & dial-up insulin pens (for diabetes), medication planners & dispensers (for medicine regimens), transfer boards & bars, and other health sustaining items.
Our full-time Recreational Coordinator provides a vibrant activities program that includes daily exercise opportunities to promote physical health. Our Residents’ mental & spiritual health is also at the forefront of our daily planning at Arcadian Cove. And of course, we strive to enrich each life with activities that are also fun, entertaining, educating & exciting!