Scope of Services
No matter how the individual needs change, our person-centered care at St. Michael’s will be ready to serve a variety of populations. Our Home will offer services designed to meet changing needs, including Independent Living/Senior Residential Housing, Personalized Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care and Skilled Nursing Care.
INDEPENDENT LIVING & SENIOR
This dynamic community will be designed for theactive, independent individual who chooses to pursue their lifelong dreams in an engaging social environment. Most of the chores associated with home ownership, such as yard work, maintenance will be handled by the Home, allowing our participants to maximize the time they spend pursuing leisureactivities.
Residence at St. Michael’s Home will include the following amenities from which to choose:
- Three meals a day—Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Special Meal Plans based on dietary needs
- Round the clock security
- Linen/Housekeeping Services
- Transportation to neighborhood shopping
- Visitor parking
- Access to religious services
- A wealth of programs, activities and trips
- On-site beauty salon, library, & computer facilities
- Moderately priced lodging for overnight guests
Assisted Living facilities are the fastest growing type of senior housing in the United States. Our mission in our Assisted Living Community will be to assist ourresidents who may be cognitively impaired or medically vulnerable with activities of daily living and basic care support in a homelike or apartment setting. In most cases Assisted Living residents do not need continual nursing or medical care. To fulfill our mission, we will:
- Maximize the function and quality of life of our residents
- Assure timely identification of acute clinical problems
- Optimally manage physical and behavioral problems
- Personalize the level of assistance based on each individual’s needs
Trained caregivers will provide attention and assistance with:
- Daily medication monitoring and assistance with medication administration
- Activities of Daily Living (e.g., bathing, dressing)
- Escorts to and from dining and daily events
- Accommodations for special diets
- Coordinating services with outside healthcare providers
In addition, the amenities described in Independent Living will also be offered to our Assisted Living residents.
The most critical needs of seniors with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia include around-the-clock supervision and assistance with daily activities. These services will include help with dressing, medication management, personal hygiene, mobility and other activities that become more and more challenging with time. Our Alzheimer -Dementia unit will consist of specially designed living spaces such as carefully considered flooring to reduce problematic patterns and wall colors that help them navigate the unit. Areas of the facility will be set up for safe engagement in activities such as gardening, cooking and other life skills. Our Alzheimer’s – Dementia program will be a person-centered approach focused on sustaining feelings of belonging and purpose while seeking to preserve a sense of self. In addition, all amenities as described above will be also be available to our Alzheimer – Dementia patients, as appropriate.
SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (SNF)
Our Skilled Nursing Facility component will provide an atmosphere that is calm, comfortable and designed to promote nursing and rehabilitation in a high-quality and compassionate environment. Around-the-clock nursing care and significant assistance with the activities of daily life will be provided. Nursing staff will be on duty at all times to help individuals meet their daily physical, social and psychological needs.A licensed physician will supervise each resident’s care and therapies including speech, occupational, and physical which will be able to assist them in their rehabilitation needs. As residents’ conditions progress and they move through different care levels, our staff will work with their families and physicians to transition them to the most appropriate setting. Each resident’s short or long-term care will be customized for their individual needs and preferences and delivered by trained nursing professionals.
Some examples of when skilled care may be needed:
- Rehabilitation care due to fractures or joint replacements
- General wound care
- Acute medical conditions
- Interim medical care following a hospital stay
- Parkinson’s care
- Terminal illness
- Stroke recovery
- General rehabilitation due to weakness or physical decline
- Diabetic rehabilitation