WHAT WE DO FOR YOU

We assist a family by assessing their needs, getting all information regarding the senior’s physical health, mobility, social behavior, any special health or dietary needs, cognitive level, hobbies, activity level etc.

The family members are usually the primary decision makers and are very important to the transition. We personally meet with them find out the current situation or circumstances they need help with. From there we determine an action plan to help achieve the ultimate outcome. Many times there has already been some sort of incident with health (declining), a fall or too many falls, etc. It may start with the doctor saying that mom or dad can no longer live at home unassisted; it is now up that family member to act. We help that family member define the ideal scene and make that the reality.

Since the options for home care, and retirement living are plentiful, the search can be overwhelming and can slow down the actions needed to change the condition. We cut that time down because of our knowledge and experience. The children of seniors often have duties and responsibilities of their own to deal with and not as much time as they would like to tend to the care needs of their aging parents care needs. We are ready to join in and help solve those needs quickly and professionally.

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

Assisted Living Communities also known as Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) provide care, supervision and assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing and personal hygiene. These assisted living facilities typically have a large number of residents ranging from 25 –200 or more. Senior assisted living communities are designed to help individuals to maintain the independence they enjoy while allowing for convenient access to assistance, activities and companionship. In assisted living, you have your own private space or can share a room, whether it is a room or an entire apartment. Privacy and independence are important to the staff at the community. You are free to furnish your apartment with your own furniture and personal items. The doors to your apartment lock and are controlled by you. The goal of the staff is to help you feel at home and secure in your environment.

Communities have built in safety and security measures along with 24-hour staff. Senior assisted living communities are designed to reduce the worry that often comes from living alone. Features are in place to respond quickly and immediately in the event that someone needs help. Community life usually means that seniors are more active than they were living alone. Many facilities have gardening programs for residents in addition to fitness programs, bingo, cards, and book clubs. Not to mention scheduled trips to museums, movie theaters, beach days, etc. Studies show that people who are active and engaged are healthier and happier than they were before the move in just 3 months of moving to an assisted living community. Extensive activity programs give all residents options and choices tailored to their specific needs, desires, and even lifestyle. These programs reduce the isolation one feels when living alone.

INDEPENDENT SENIOR LIVING

Independent Senior Living is community style living for those 55 and over. For the more independent senior who would like a community environment and amenities 24/7. Most communities will include the following in one monthly price:

•Apartment rental,
•Daily meals,
•All utilities & basic cable,
•Weekly housekeeping & linen services,
•Concierge & chauffeur services,
•24-hour emergency response,

•On site security,
•24-hour staffing,
•Secure parking,
•Access to community amenities.
•Any personal non-medical caregiving services can be paid for independently in this type of environment.

This is not Assisted Living as they do not provide assistance, but can easily help you arrange caregiving services.

RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES

Residential Care Homes, also known as Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, (RCFE) Board and Cares, Assisted Living Home, Elderly Assisted Living, etc. Are usually single-family homes licensed to provide assistance with:

•Bathing,
•Dressing,
•Personal grooming/ hygiene,
•Medications management

•Laundry
•Housekeeping
•other personal care needs
•Daily Meals & Snacks

These facilities typically have 4 – 6 residents and are located in residential communities. They provide the same services as an Assisted Living communities would, but are in a small home which may be more suitable and affordable for someone who needs a higher level of care and needs more one on one continuing care needs.

CONTINUING CARE COMMUNITIES

Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRCs offer a long-term continuing care contract that provides for housing, residential services, and nursing care, usually in one location, and usually for a resident’s lifetime. All providers offering continuing care contracts must first obtain a certificate of authority and a residential care facility for the elderly (RCFE) license. In addition, CCRCs that offer skilled nursing services must hold a Skilled Nursing Facility License issued by the Department of Health Services.

ALZHEIMER'S / DEMENTIA CARE

Most Alzheimer’s and dementia care is provided in an Assisted Living or Residential Care Home that specializes in dealing with symptoms of these diseases. Needs are met 24 hours a day by staff members trained in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. These homes include secured areas to prevent wandering.

IN-HOME CARE SERVICES

The goal of In-Home Care Services is to help you remain at home as long as possible, rather than moving into an Assisted Living Community or Residential Care Home. It may be right for you if you only need minor assistance with your daily activities and enjoy a close network of nearby friends and family. There is a wide range of home care services that can help one maintain independence within the comfort of their own home. American Senior Home Finders can help you learn about your options; how to choose the right home care service provider.

SKILLED NURSING / REHABILITATION

A skilled nursing home or facility is normally the highest level of care for older adults outside of a hospital. Nursing homes provide what is called custodial care, including getting in and out of bed, and providing assistance with feeding, bathing, and dressing. However, nursing homes differ from other senior housing facilities in that they also provide a high level of medical care. A licensed physician supervises each patient’s care and a nurse or other medical professional is almost always on the premises.

Skilled nursing care is available on site, usually 24 hours a day. Other medical professionals, such as occupational or physical therapists, are also available. This allows the delivery of medical procedures and therapies on site that would not be possible in other housing. Many times a senior needs a skilled nursing home to help rehabilitation or recovery from an injury, surgery, or illness. Once they have recovered they are sometimes okayed to go back home with in-home care services or are told they need to find an Assisted Living/Residential Care Home.