If the time has come for you to find an assisted care home for yourself or someone you love, it’s vital to take your time and consider your options. You should do your best to do your research about the services and amenities available and the level of care that the community provides. In short, you should be able to make a choice that you’re confident about, and that offers the support you’re seeking. However, you may not be sure what you should be looking for in an assisted care home. At Clover Hill, we have the answers. Contact us today at 201-485-4000 for information about our integrative care options in our community.
Characteristics to Look for in an Assisted Care Home
An assisted care home is a community for older adults. The adults in this community may need some assistance with daily activities, but they do not require extensive medical support each day. There are a variety of characteristics to keep an eye out for when you’re seeking an assisted care home.
The Assisted Care Home Goes Above and Beyond
Many assisted care homes can provide 24/7 support staff and assistance with health care needs, such as medication management. However, these factors are required to be considered an assisted care home. Furthermore, knowing that these factors are available doesn’t necessarily mean that this community is right for you.
However, some assisted care homes will go above and beyond. For instance, at Clover Hill, we are proud to provide an integrative assisted care program or IAC. IAC values the personal care that we pay to each resident. Furthermore, we have one of the lowest personal care assistant ratios in the area, at an average of 6:1. You’ll get to know your personal care assistants by name and know who you will see on any given day.
Staff Members Who Are Qualified and Happy to Be There
When you’re looking for an assisted care home, you also want to look at the team members who work there. In most communities, you’ll find healthcare providers, administrators, support staff, maintenance workers, and personal care assistants. In many cases, it doesn’t take too much to qualify for these positions. However, you want to look for a team that genuinely cares about the residents. One of the benefits of integrative assisted care is that our team forms friendships with our residents. We want to build trust and ensure that each person in the mix is happy to be there.
Care That Matches Your Needs
Another thing to keep in mind while you’re searching for an assisted care home is that you need to find care and activities that match your needs. For instance, we offer a range of amenities to help support our residents, including:
- Medication management
- Private culinary services
- Individualized care plans
- Activities with our A.S.P.I.R.E program
We tailor each of these amenities to give our residents the tools that they need to thrive in our community.
Communities That Nurture Relationships
The feeling of being left out is never fun, whether you’re a new student at school or a new resident in an assisted care home. Fortunately, we keep our community intentionally small, meaning that from day one, you can get to know the people around you. You’ll enjoy family-style meals each day, where you can discuss anything from politics to your grandchildren. In addition, with our A.S.P.I.R.E program, you can grow and thrive alongside the other residents as you learn new skills and explore new passions.