Challenges of Senior Placement

Elder Care Residential Services works with Quality Senior Placement agencies that know the licensed facility options. Using thorough assessment procedures, we  try to ensure a placement that will enhance the quality of life for you or your loved one..

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Our placement screening includes:
Health Assessment and screening to determine what kind of care the client needs
Financial Assessment to determine what  facility would be feasible
Coordination of Long Term Care insurance if the senior has it.
Coordination of touring potential places
Assistance with facility contract procedures
Assistance with other paperwork necessary for admission.
We also follow up with the patient after they have been placed to make sure that things are running smoothly.
We can continue to monitor the Senior and make wellness checks for months after the admission if it the resident or family request this type of service.

Our facility screening includes:
Current License by the State Community Care Licensing Division or the Department of Social Service
Caregiver staffing ratios
Review of Med Tech training
Daily Activities and programs offered
Healthy Meal planning related to the resident’s needs
Safety needs related to the resident
Comfort level of resident and their family with the facility

There are several  Licensed Placement Options

Independent Retirement Communities provide housing opportunities for independent seniors who do not need medical or personal care. Apartment maintenance, housekeeping, meals and social events are part of retirement community living.  This would be for a senior that needs very little assistance.  These facilities are private pay.

Assisted Living Communities offer residential housing opportunities for seniors who require assistance in transportation, laundry, limited housekeeping and limited personal care and sometime medication management. Residents live in their own living space, but enjoy group activities and group dining.  This would be for a senior that needs some assistance with daily living things but can so several things on their own. These facilities are private pay

RCFE (Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly) also sometimes known as Board and Care Facilities   can be small residential homes or larger facilities that offer out private or shared rooms to their residents. They offer daily assistance with dressing, personal hygiene, eating, transportation, health maintenance and  and provide assistance with medications.  This would be for a senior that needs a lot of assistance with their activities of daily living.
The facilities often can take a resident through healthy times as well as through end  of life with Hospice. Most of these facilities are private pay.

Specialized  RCFE Care Facilities provide care for seniors who suffer from Dementia or Alzheimers Disease. Single or shared rooms are  are often available to the residents.
This type of facility has Dementia trained staff and is trained to deal with residents that might tend to wander with special precautions.  These facilities are usually private pay.

Skilled Nursing Facilities or Transitional Care Facilities provide skilled  nursing care for Seniors that may have been recently discharged from the hospital and need rehabilitation. Seniors that have complex medical needs and that need 24/7 licensed nursing over site would also be considered for this higher level of care.  There is a team of  licensed medical professionals that monitor the senior in this type of care.  Medicare often pays for a limited rehab stay after a qualifying
hospital stay.