1. What makes Woodside Senior Living unique?
2. What is the difference between an independent senior apartment, an assisted living apartment, and a nursing home?
3. How do I pay for Woodside Senior Living?
4. What are some of the amenities that I can expect when I move into a Woodside Senior Living community?
5. What are some of the Memory Support programs that Woodside Senior Living provides?
6. How do I know if my loved one is in need of memory care?
Q. What makes Woodside Senior Living unique?
A. Our building design is one level and we obtain an Ohio Residential Care Facility license for all apartments or suites. By doing this, Woodside residents enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that they may move into an apartment at an “independent level” and have the opportunity to receive care services, when desired, without moving to another location. Residents appreciate the freedom to obtain assistance within their Woodside suite by Resident Companions they have developed professional relationships with and grown to trust.
Q. What is the difference between an independent senior apartment, an assisted living apartment, and a nursing home?
A. Independent senior apartments typically offer an apartment within a community with select amenities that may include meals, housekeeping, laundry services, maintenance, and life enrichment activities; home health services may be available.
In assisted living, residents enjoy their own apartment and additional community areas for life enrichment and entertaining, meals, housekeeping, maintenance, and laundry services as well as receive assistance from specially-trained staff with activities of daily living (ADLs): medication administration, mobility, showering and bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, and psycho-social programs. Specialized memory care or memory support programs may be included and often in a secured neighborhood of apartments with staff who are educated to work with and provide understanding care and services.
In a nursing home, residents require a higher acuity of care and services (including skilled services as defined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) delivered by a skilled provider at an intense rate of care like tube feeding, wound management care, IV therapy, and 5-day/week physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy. Woodside is not a nursing home.
Q. How do I pay for Woodside Senior Living?
A. Our apartments and amenities are offered at or below market-rate to make it affordable and include dining services as well as life enrichment activities. Additional care services are charged at a “level of care” that is individualized to the resident and changes as the resident changes. Memory Support residents pay an all-inclusive rate that depends upon the size and style of their apartment.
Private LTC insurance may pay for a portion of your stay (check your individual policy) and Medicare or your Medicaid may pay for skilled services received through a skilled services provider while you reside at Woodside. Medicare does not pay for care or services.
Q. What are some of the amenities that I can expect when I move into a Woodside Senior Living community?
A. We offer a wide variety of foods and try new things to brighten-up your days. Tour our community and stay for a meal! Free transportation to physician appointments within a 10-mile radius of the community. Some physicians also make house calls – check with the Director of Nursing to see if your physician makes house calls to Woodside. Whether you prefer a full social calendar or self-directed activities, life enrichment “happenings” are offered in a wide variety – events, shopping trips, picnics, live entertainment, art classes, lectures, card games, crafts, community action opportunities, fitness, etc.
Q. What are some of the Memory Support programs that Woodside Senior Living provides?
A. Each person is different and their experience with their individual condition causing dementia is personalized. At Woodside Senior Living, we employ several proven techniques to enable individual to live their life to the fullest. Among these techniques: Montessori programming builds upon the strengths of procedural function within the brain; reminiscence helps individuals recall and share life stories that engage conversation, exercise the brain, improve social interaction, and lower depression; and Namaste touches and honors the spirit within the person with dementia to encourage, comfort and soothe.
Having dedicated, educated and compassionate Resident Companions who work with residents on a scheduled basis is key to developing the trust necessary to provide care and services. While all staff is specially trained, Woodside strives to select special staff for these enlightened positions.
Q. How do I know if my loved one is in need of memory care?
A. When a resident with a dementia or Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis needs additional supportive care to make their days successful a specialized memory care may be the best environment for them. Memory care at Woodside Senior Living provides a secure unit, additional specially trained staff, and uniquely designed life enrichment programming provides residents with a safe and fulfilling day.