WHAT IS ASSISTED LIVING?
Assisted living is probably the most broadly defined form of senior living available today. With changes in medical and health technology and evolving attitudes about aging, assisted living solutions have become more popular every year.
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) defines an assisted living residence as a special combination of housing, personalized supportive services, and health care designed to meet the needs — both scheduled and unscheduled — of those seniors who need help with activities of daily living (ADL), such as bathing, dressing, eating, and monitoring medications.
Assisted living is generally for those seniors who can no longer manage on their own but do not need the intensive, 24-hour complex medical services of traditional long-term care. The average assisted living resident is 83 years old and requires assistance with two ADLs.
In general, assisted living provides a balance of residential living, health and recreational services, and assistance in day-to-day living activities. In reality, it offers residents many of the same benefits as independent living while providing basic help in areas that may have become personally challenging.
WHO LIVES AT AMBER OAKS?
Our typical resident is 88 years young, 71% female and 29% male. Our residents are mobile, including those requiring no assistance, while others utilize walkers or wheelchairs. Characteristically, our residents require assistance with 2-3 activities of daily living.
We have a vast array of interesting residents who call Amber Oaks home. We have a distinctive sample of the local population, including war veterans and the veterans’ wives, who served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
WHAT WE OFFER
Our residents plan and live their lives as usual. Amber Oaks offers a wide variety of fitness, crafts, leisure, and cultural activities. Our monthly community calendar highlights the daily activities available to all residents, and our newsletter features articles of interest. Our Facebook page is an incredible way for families to keep in touch with the happenings and view pictures of their loved ones.
We provide support and encourage the independence of our residents through the following services:
- Fully certified assisted living community
- 24-hour assistance
- A plan of care designed specifically for you and your particular care needs
- Dynamic activity program with social and recreational activities
- Daily living assistance
- Day care and respite care
- Emergency call system
- State of the art safety and security
- Daily living assistance
- Three delicious, well-balanced home-cooked meals served daily featuring a variety of menu choices
- Snacks available throughout the day
- Weekly housekeeping and daily trash removal
- Weekly personal laundry (except dry-cleaning)
- Daily physical fitness, creative, social, learning, and spiritual activities and programs
- Scheduled group trips
- Resident-sponsored clubs for a variety of interests
- Trained staff available 24 hours a day
- Social and educational programs for families
- Scheduled resident and family meetings
- Maintenance of building and grounds
Amber Oaks offer convenient short-term respite care services with all of the personal benefits and amenities we provide our long-term residents.
You might consider short-term respite care when you need:
- Extra assistance before returning home after a hospital stay
- Continued short-term rehabilitation after a hip or knee replacement
- A place to stay when an emergency has made your home unsafe or uninhabitable
A short-term respite care stay can also help you experience what Amber Oaks has to offer and see how you fit in with the residents who live there before deciding to become a full-time resident.
If you are a caregiver, you might also consider a respite stay when you need a break — whether it’s for work, a vacation, or just a much-needed breather — and you don’t want to leave a loved one who is not fully independent.
We define respite care as a stay of fewer than 30 days — after that, prevailing rates and a move-in fee will apply. Care and service levels may vary.
Personalized Services & Assistance
While independence is a shared goal for all our residents, sometimes personal needs develop, requiring a greater degree of assistance. Our Silver, Gold, and Platinum Levels of service are designed to address these increasing needs for assistance while allowing our residents to gracefully “age in place” at Amber Oaks. The fees for these enhanced services are based on periodic and personalized assessments by our LPN, Wellness Director, assuring each receives the appropriate levels of assistance and DO NOT pay for more services than required.
We understand that each resident is an individual with unique needs and preferences. That is why we meet with each resident and their family to conduct an assessment — prior to move-in and at regular intervals after move-in — to understand the need for assistance and support in the following areas:
- Personal hygiene and grooming
- Dressing and clothes selection
- Medication assistance
- Continence management
- Showering or bathing
- Socialization and activities
- Mobility and transferring
- Monitoring of safety
CONNECT WITH US
For further inquiries about our services, you may send us a message through our online form by clicking here.