Reviews of Commonwealth House Assisted Living
October 21, 2016
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Questions About Commonwealth House Assisted Living
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Commonwealth House Assisted Living. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
Our community has a capacity of up to 10 beds, making for a small scale, easily personalized environment. Our residents range from 65 to 98 years old, and each has their own set of activities that they enjoy. Because of our small size, we are able to cater to each residents needs and desires more easily than a facility with many beds. Some of our residents enjoy trips to the senior center or shopping, which we are happy to arrange. Others love puzzles and crosswords, or taking in a good movie. Our dining room is in the central part of the house, and makes for a great place to socialize and take in the day. Our chef loves to chat and entertain our residents while he makes meals, and if you're lucky, you might get a Ukulele show, courtesy of the owner, Graham! When the weather is nice, our residents enjoy sitting on our expansive patio, watching the birds and taking in some sun. Our manicured grounds provide the perfect backdrop for lunch al fresco or a visit from the family.
What programs or activities does Commonwealth House Assisted Living offer to enrich residents' well-being?
Commonwealth House has only 10 beds, so we are able to tailor activities to each person, based on their interests. Anything from puzzles and games to organized trips to the market, movies or the senior center can be enjoyed here at Commonwealth House.
What places are near Commonwealth House Assisted Living or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
Our community is in a residential neighborhood, but also conveniently located near hospitals and medical offices. We are less than a mile from shopping districts and malls, as well as Apponaug village, the central area for Warwick. We are only one turn off the exit to 95, so very convenient and easy to find for visitors.
What transportation services does Commonwealth House Assisted Living offer to assisted living residents?
We offer limited transportation services with prior arrangement to doctors appointments, the senior center, and malls and shopping.
What makes the chef or dining program at Commonwealth House Assisted Living exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Our chef works in the kitchen to prepare wholesome, healthy meals on request for our residents. The kitchen is the heart of the community, so this direct exposure and interaction ensures that our residents culinary desires are met. We feature a different entree every meal, based on residents feedback, as well as several alternatives, all prepared fresh on request. Residents eat family style, enjoying each other's company around the dinner table, further enhancing the feeling of being at home. The culinary experience at Commonwealth House is unrivaled in assisted living.
What safety features or security measures does Commonwealth House Assisted Living offer to assisted living residents?
Our residence is equipped with a compliment of life safety systems, and we are fully licensed by the state department of health. We feature a full fire suppression system (sprinklers), full commercial fire alarm system, as well as being fully ADA compliant. Our spaces are designed with ease of movement in mind, with sturdy furniture and handholds. Our bathrooms are fully equipped with handholds and no-verge showers, as well as comfort height toilets. The house is a one story building with no stairs of transitions inside, also enhancing ease of movement and safety throughout.
How does Commonwealth House Assisted Living keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
Because we are a family run community with only 10 beds, our staff and administration is always front and center when you visit or call. Families can expect to have steady communication with the staff regarding the needs and well being of their loved ones. We are only a call or a visit away.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Commonwealth House Assisted Living during daytime and nighttime hours?
During the daytime, residents can expect to have two or three staff members on site at any given time, for a resident-to-staff ratio of 4 or 5 to 1. In the later hours, when residents are typically in bed, we will have a single staff member awake for a maximum ratio of 10-1. We feature the best direct care ratio in the state.
If Commonwealth House Assisted Living accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
Unfortunately because of our small size we are unable to accommodate pets. However, we do schedule animal therapy days and are frequently visited by family pets. Residents also enjoy "adopting" some of the creatures that frequent the property, such as songbirds, foxes, deer and squirrels.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Staff receives in service training on a one-on-one basis and are evaluated for medication updates as required by the state.
What safety features or security measures does Commonwealth House Assisted Living provide to protect residents who wander?
At this time Commonwealth House is not licensed to provide care for residents with severe dementia, however we do feature door alarms should the staff want to be made aware of residents exiting the building.
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Features of Commonwealth House Assisted Living
Room and housing options
- Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
- Housing Extra: Private & Shared Rooms
- Minimum Age: 62
- Pets: No Pets Allowed
- State Licenses: ALR01493
About Commonwealth House Assisted Living
Welcome to Rhode Island’s newest, most unique, and most personal senior living community! With a RN on staff along with an Executive Director and a 24 hour awake caregivers, we are a great option for many families with elderly loved one’s who do not require round-the-clock health care. If your loved one is in good health and simply needs assistance with the activities of daily living, Commonwealth House is the best option for you.
When you first arrive at Commonwealth House, you may think you have the wrong address! Yes, you are in the right place…that tidy ranch home with the pretty yard and the welcoming feel is just the place you and your loved one were looking for.
We strive to provide a comfortable, safe, and nurturing environment for our residents. At Commonwealth House, we will take on the burdens of living at home, such as laundry, cooking, cleaning, and medication management, and leave only the joys; companionship in a small community of peers and caregivers, visits from the family, hobbies and activities, independence, and the comfort of knowing that you are being cared for with the highest level of compassion.
At Commonwealth House, there is no shortage of opportunities for friendship and social interaction. Gone is the loneliness of living alone at home. We offer regular, organized group activities, as well as wellness and exercise programs. We have many common areas where residents can bond and enjoy each other’s company. We even have a quiet and comfortable library to sit and read. Are the grandkids in town? Looking for a place to have a family get together, but would prefer to keep travel to a minimum? Feel free to use our pool and cabana for a pool party with the family! We have pool toys, ping-pong, a barbeque, and a beautiful salt-water pool open during the summer season. There are so many ways to spend the day here at Commonwealth House!
Meal time is something we all look forward to, and here at Commonwealth House, we make it worth the wait! Our professional chef prepares all meals, and believes that simple and hearty can also be sophisticated. Watch the chef work as fresh, delicious, farm-to-table dishes are prepared and served at your request in our bright and open dining room.
What Makes Us Special
We work hard to have the best staff in the business. Caregivers, Certified Nurses Aides, Medication Technicians and Nurses all love working at Commonwealth House, because our model allows them to provide the personal level of care that compelled them to enter the assisted living profession in the first place. When you meet our staff, that satisfaction will show. They are friendly and approachable, and love their work.