May 19, 2017

Housing & Campus Life

“From the day we moved in, we felt we were at home. This is clearly a place where people care about each other.”

Howard and Judy loved the large house where they had raised their family. They both knew it was too much for them to manage now, but they were reluctant to give up the warm community they had built. Then a friend who had moved to a senior community invited them to visit her. After spending a day there, they realized that a move was the right choice for them—and they put their house on the market immediately. “From the day we moved in, I felt I was home,” Howard said. “This was clearly a place where people cared about each other.”

 

Guidance about Alternative Housing

Are you considering a move to alternative housing because of a change in financial or health status, for companionship, or to get convenient access to transportation? Care managers can help you understand your options, providing guidance and information on housing and living choices that meet your financial, socialization, and safety needs.

Home Maintenance Modification

Before releasing you as an inpatient, Cedar Village can send an occupational and sometimes also a physical therapist to your home, on an as-needed basis, to evaluate how to easy it will be for you to get around. Suggested modifications can range from de-cluttering a hallway so there is room for a walker to adding a ramp or handrails on the stairs or in the bathtub. Therapists assess you in action to see how you maneuver in the real-world home environment. As a rehab patient, the home evaluation is included in the cost of your therapy. If you are not a patient in our care, home assessments are available for a nominal fee.

Elder Abuse Shelter

If you are an abuse victim age 65 or above, the Shalom Center coordinates shelter at an undisclosed location, providing a haven for you. It’s the only program of its kind in the tri-state area, and one of only 13 in the nation. The center offers health care, supportive services and a coordinated system of care, including shelter, food and clothing. Counseling services include medical attention, legal, financial and psychological counseling to get you out of your abusive situation and help you make a fresh start. All of these services are offered at no cost. You must be referred by Adult Protective Services, law enforcement or another approved partner.

Respite/Short-Term Stays/Post-Acute Care Transitioning from the Hospital/Long-Term Nursing Care

Rebuild your strength, balance, flexibility and endurance so you can heal faster, feel better and get back to the life you love. In consultation with doctors and other caregivers, a treatment plan will be tailored to your needs. A team of physical, occupational and speech therapists delivers outpatient care too, so you can continue the healing process with a therapist you already know and trust after you return home. Enjoy amenities such as private and semi-private rooms, private attached bathrooms, social and recreational programming, and worship services for diverse faiths. An on-site health care clinic is staffed by geriatric specialists, a nurse practitioner, a podiatrist, an audiologist, an optometrist and a dentist.

Apartment Living

If you enjoy the social swirl and amenities of campus life, a senior community offers a wide range of services and activities. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are available. Join friends for lunch and dinner in the Garden Dining Room or in a traditional Jewish-style deli. Visit the hair and nail salon, library and computer room. Activities and programs include fitness, adult education, performances and a weekly happy hour. Transportation is available to off-campus shopping and medical appointments. Each floor has a laundry room, and weekly housekeeping and linen changes are offered. A licensed nurse and hospitality aide are on site 24/7. All utilities except telephone are included in the comprehensive menu of services. Full-time pastoral care is available.

Assisted Living Communities

If you need extra help with daily routines, an assisted living program may be for you. You’ll benefit from the wide variety of programs and amenities that independent living residents enjoy, and experience the same sense of community. The staff can help you prepare for the day, get ready for bed and manage medications. Blood pressure, weight and skin integrity checks are available. You can arrange for verbal reminders about daily activities and meals, as well as transportation to meals. Arrangements can be made for supervised showers up to three times a week, bedmaking, personal laundry service twice a week and daily trash removal.

Memory Care Facilities

A special secured unit for patients with dementia, usually in a mid-to-late stage of the disease, focuses on well-being and ensuring the best possible experience, given their condition. Patients take part in exercise groups and engage in music and art therapy with licensed specialists. A new sound system plays music throughout the unit during mealtimes and at bedtime, and a calendar of daily activities is in place. The unit’s aides and nurses are trained in dealing with dementia, and the Dementia Leadership Team has completed the first phase of a continuing, advanced staff training program. A Dementia Caregiver Support Group for family members meets monthly.

Rehabilitation Facilities

Receive inpatient and outpatient therapy services in a state-of-the-art setting. Therapists, nurses and ancillary professionals will meet your individual needs in order to achieve positive outcomes and an optimal lifestyle. Services include IV therapy and feeding tubes, tracheostomy, on-site wound care and MIST therapy, Biodex balance system and bariatric care. Physical therapy focuses on helping you recover from injuries and restoring your mobility. Occupational therapy helps you regain skills used in daily living activities, while speech therapy can help you regain the ability to swallow or speak.

Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities

Receive round-the-clock attention to your health and get help with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing and toileting. You’ll be assisted in keeping appointments with healthcare providers or the beauty salon. Daily meals are prepared to your needs and tastes. Nurses make sure you take medications on time and arrange for on-site visits with specialists. We offer some on-site diagnostic testing, including x-rays and blood draws. Dedicated volunteers provide companionship, activities and transportation. Enjoy stimulating programs ranging from art and music therapy to exercise and current events.

*Some of our providers do charge for certain programs and services.

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