A Residential Assisted Living (RAL) care home offers another option for providing personal care services to seniors in a small residential home. It is more of a bed and breakfast style environment versus a hotel setting found in larger commercial facilities.
A nursing home is suitable for someone that typically needs a high level of care including ongoing medical treatments and who may even be bed-bound. A candidate for assisted living is someone that may need assistance with medication and activities of daily life but does not require daily medical supervision or treatments.
Our site manager and licensed RN will interview a potential resident and their legal representative, as well as complete an assessment to determine if we can meet their needs in our RAL home. Additionally, periodic assessments will be completed to determine if a resident’s needs have changed.
Our facility is not currently licensed for memory care or for permitting residents who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Our base services include the following: 24-hour caregiver supervision, a furnished private bedroom, a shared bathroom, utilities, basic cable & wi-fi, phone access, 3 meals prepared daily, snacks, weekly laundry service & room cleaning, social activities, and vitals monitoring. Additionally, an Individual Service Plan (ISP) is customized to meet the resident’s unique needs.
By having a small caregiver to resident ratio, we get to know your loved one well and can provide more personalized care. Also, our facility management is more easily accessible and flexible when you need to get updates. Additionally, with fewer residents and staff, the risks are lower for spreading infections such as COVID.
We have a maximum of 1 caregiver to 6 residents, but most often we have a 1 to 3 or a 1 to 2 ratio each day. This is significantly lower than in larger facilities who often have 1 to 20 or 1 to 25 ratios for providing direct assistance for a resident.
No, we do not provide direct medical care to residents. We do offer vitals checks daily that include temperature, blood pressure, and pulse oximeter readings. If we detect noticeable changes in a resident, we will notify their family member or legal representative. We can however, help family members coordinate with outside services on a temporary basis as needed such as doctor appointments or in-room therapy services.
We offer interesting and engaging activities regularly that promote movement, having fun, and being creative. This includes games, crafts, music, baking, enjoying nature, seasonal & holiday decorating, and more. In addition to getting personal preference feedback from the initial assessment about residents’ previous hobbies and leisure activities, getting resident input for trying new activities is always welcomed.
Our total monthly cost varies based on an individual’s specific needs. The base services fee is a flat amount, and the Individual Service Plan (ISP) is determined following the initial assessment completed by our licensed RN. We have 3 categories for an ISP including low-level, mid-level, and high-level. Our costs are often considerably lower than large assisted living facilities.
We accept private payment only at this time via monthly ACH deposits. If your loved one has a long-term care policy, they can utilize it to get reimbursement of their monthly payments up to the level of coverage on their plan.
Yes, we are affiliated with a real estate brokerage company and can help market your loved one’s home to sell. Additionally, if the resident’s home is sold through our affiliate a one-time credit can be applied toward the monthly fee.