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Alzheimer's Care/Pathways Program
Respiratory/Ventilator Services The Pathways Program offers person-centered care to people with dementia by acknowledging they have their own life history, talents and interests. This is accomplished in a loving, supportive and safe environment through a partnership with family, friends, the community and our staff.
Community is essential among residents, patients, families and staff. It is fostered through innovative and ability-centered social activities, educational seminars, family and community support groups, volunteer opportunities and many other programs.
Long-Term Care/Skilled Nursing
Long-Term Care/Skilled NursingLong-term care and services are offered to meet the physical and emotional needs of individuals with chronic illnesses and disabilities or who can no longer care for themselves. Long-term care is provided to meet the medical and non-medical needs of residents. Custodial and non-skilled care is provided, including assistance with normal daily tasks like dressing and bathing. Care may also include medical services such as medication administration, diabetes monitoring and tracking vital signs.
Additional long-term services may include*:
Restorative Nursing Program
Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
Restaurant-style fine dining
Free Internet access
Daily recreational activities
Beauty parlor/barber shop
Ice cream parlor
Personalized laundry services
High teas/afternoon hors d’oeuvres
Long-term care facilities have staffs that includes medical directors, consulting physician specialists such as podiatrists, dentists and optometrists, nurses, therapists, activity and social service directors and other professionals who have a proven track record in meeting residents’ needs.
At a long-term care facility, residents experience the fine art of senior living. Individuals can choose a private or semi-private room with wood furniture, private bathroom and emergency call system. At some facilities, suites are available with a kitchenette, separate area for entertaining guests and bathroom with shower.
Facilities offer a variety of daily activities, including table games such as bingo and cards, social outings, guest entertainers, pet therapy, movies, parties, holiday gatherings and more. Emphasis is placed on meeting each residents’ social and emotional needs, whether that means participating in current event discussion groups, attending religious services or benefiting from one-on-one interaction with an activities staff member.
Whether you or a loved one are looking for a permanent arrangement or temporary living, a long-term care facility offers a comfortable, professionally supervised environment.
Hospice CareHospice services are available through Family Centered Hospice should individuals need this level of care. Hospice is a special concept of care for patients with a life-limiting illness that strives to improve residents’ quality of life and allows them to live their final days with hope and dignity, surrounded by their loved ones.
Hospice services include:
Routine part-time care provided by the hospice team and coordinated with the resident, their physician and family members
Specialized medical equipment, supplies, drugs and tests necessary to promote comfort
Counseling, spiritual and bereavement support
Acute inpatient care if necessary to relieve pain or other symptoms
Respite care for family relief
Continuous 24-hour care if necessary for symptoms such as acute pain or agitation
Hospice is not about giving up hope. With the assistance of hospice, hope is refocused from an emphasis on extending a person’s life to a focus on a person’s comfort, dignity and independence.
The specialized care offered by hospice extends to an individual’s family and loved ones. Trained staff is available to assist with the emotional, social and spiritual aspects of illness. Hospice offers individualized bereavement and counseling services before and after a person’s death.
The hospice team includes a hospice medical director, physical, occupational and speech therapy staff, medical social workers, clergy and other counselors, certified nursing assistants, skilled nursing staff and many others who work together with residents and their family members to provide end-of-life care in an environment of hope, compassion, comfort and dignity.
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