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Roberts1980 June 15, 2011
I visited this facility
The SeniorCare Homes model is different to that usually found in Assisted Living Communities. The owner renovates existing, single-family homes for wheelchair access and other concerns and uses those homes as his care facilities. His two largest homes house 8 residents and have 2 caretakers. Most of the homes offer 1 caretaker and house 4 or 5 residents. I toured a house for 8 people, which he said was just opened last week.
The facility is beautiful. He retained the feeling of a single-family home with an open kitchen-dining-living room with granite counters in the kitchen, private bedrooms, and whirlpool bathtubs. It also had a large, fenced yard with a spacious covered patio, paved walking paths, and even a vegetable garden for residents to tend. The house I saw was at the start of a cul-de-sac street, and all the other homes on the street were very large, elegant homes with big, immaculate lawns and white-painted post and rail fences. It's a very picturesque location. In terms of facility, I feel like this is certainly a luxury option, and in my opinion that is reflected in the prices charged by SeniorCare Homes.
I visited while the residents were just sitting down to lasagne, steamed mixed veggies, and fruit salad, which looked and smelled good enough to make my mouth water. The caretaker who was there during my visit seemed very friendly and genuine, but the owner himself seems less well-suited to direct participation in the care, in my opinion. I also had some concerns about the nature of directed activities at these facilities. The owner wants each facility to create its own, unique schedule of activities based on its residents, but I felt there may not really be enough structure in the scheduling to suit the needs of Alzheimer's and Dementia patients, or more active residents. In addition, I was a little concerned about the staffing of the facilities. The owner did not talk in great detail about the medical training of his caretakers, or the way shifts are scheduled, but I would want a lot more information about those things before I suggested this facility for a loved one. I would recommend looking at this facility if you want to see a luxury option, or for patients who need to have a very small, controlled group of people around them, but I would ask some serious questions before signing anything.
From SeniorCare Homes
SeniorCare Homes offers the most safe, stable and comfortable living environment you'll find anywhere. The smaller environments allow us to recruit and retain the best possible Care Attendants, virtually eliminate staff turnover and have four straight deficiency free surveys with the State of Kansas. The trend toward smaller, more personal senior care options is gaining momentum around the country. With a smaller number of residents, there is more time for Care Attendants to monitor each resident throughout a typical day. We strive to to be proactive in helping residents retain their health by anticipating needs and providing necessary care and support on an incredibly personal level.
Visit www.seniorcarehomesmidwest.com or call 913-907-9468 to learn more and schedule a tour.
Features of SeniorCare Homes
- Computer room
- Gardens/outside patio
- Parking for residents
- 24-hour security gate
- Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
- Guests can attend meals
- Laundry service for clothes
- Meals delivered to residents' rooms
Location of SeniorCare Homes
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