HarborChase of Huntsville

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

9 Reviews
4801 Whitesport Circle SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
Call (800) 385-2527
HarborChase of Huntsville (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for HarborChase of Huntsville

October 07, 2011

By Michael F.

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HarborChase is a very nice senior care facility. The kitchenette was both beautiful and safe to use for my mother's elderly friend who stays there. They have a great Alzheimer's disease program that has helped her tremendously. I highly recommend this facility to anyone in southwest Huntsville.
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Questions about HarborChase of Huntsville

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Every HarborChase of Huntsville staff member must complete numerous hours of training each year. We also have monthly staff meetings to focus on different topics of senior care. We adhere to all of the state of Alabama regulations to ensure our residents receive not only the care they need, but the respect they so deserve.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at HarborChase of Huntsville. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

HarborChase has a wide range of ages with the average being 82. We are fortunate to have a larger male resident population than many other Assisted Living communities. Our residents are very social and love spending time with each other. We have a unique family feel because at HarborChase, you really are apart of our family. From coffee or milkshake socials, to Happy Hours, to Bingo and Family Feud Live, there are over 21 activities to choose from daily. We do more activities in a morning than some communities might do all day. Our residents also enjoy outings to local shopping retailers and you can even find us participating in local parades! We truly celebrate senior living everyday. Come see the difference for yourself.

What programs or activities does HarborChase of Huntsville offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Daily exercise class, Walking Club, Trivia, Board Games, Bridge Club, Mexican Dominoes, Happy Hours, Coffee Socials, Milkshake Socials, Church Services, Tea Time, Ted Talks, Brain Teasers, Bible Study, Outings to Community Events and Festivals and so much more.

What places are near HarborChase of Huntsville or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

The Village on Whitesburg Shopping Center is straight out from our front door. It offers stores like Fresh Market, boutiques and restaurants.

What transportation services does HarborChase of Huntsville offer to assisted living residents?

We offer scheduled transportation for our residents.

What makes the chef or dining program at HarborChase of Huntsville exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Dining at HarborChase of Huntsville is unlike most senior living communities. We serve chef prepared meals in a fine dining style setting. Our menu changes daily and seasonally offering a variety of choices. Stop in for a tour and join us for lunch! You'll taste the difference at HarborChase.

What safety features or security measures does HarborChase of Huntsville offer to assisted living residents?

All Assisted Living residents are given a pendant to wear that can be pressed at anytime to alert our care staff of their needs. Our apartments all have an emergency pull cord by the bed and the bathroom. We also perform checks in 2 hour increments on all residents.

How does HarborChase of Huntsville keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

HarborChase of Huntsville wants our residents' families to be involved in their loved ones care. We meet with families prior to the resident's move-in date to discuss everything that will make the transition as seamless as possible. Once the resident has moved into their new apartment, our Life Enrichment Team will talk with them about our activities schedule and find out more about the resident as a person and their life experiences. When emergencies arise, calls are made to the family and we will continue communication until the situation is resolved.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at HarborChase of Huntsville during daytime and nighttime hours?

HarborChase of Huntsville follows the state of Alabama's regulation of no more than 8 residents per 1 caregiver. We also have nurses on staff and in the community 24/7.

If HarborChase of Huntsville accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Here at HarborChase of Huntsville, we LOVE pets! While our feline residents stay with their owner in the apartment, our resident canines can be found in many of our common areas both inside and outside in our Memory Garden or on our front porch rocking chairs in the warmer months.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Every HarborChase of Huntsville staff member must complete numerous hours of training each year. We also have monthly staff meetings to focus on different topics of senior care. We adhere to all of the state of Alabama regulations to ensure our residents receive not only the care they need, but the respect they so deserve.

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

HarborChase of Huntsville follows the state of Alabama's regulation of no more than 8 residents per 1 caregiver. We also have nurses on staff and in the community 24/7. In addition to our LPN staff, our Memory Care is overseen by an RN.

What safety features or security measures does HarborChase of Huntsville provide to protect residents who wander?

At HarborChase of Huntsville, the health and safety of our residents is top priority. When someone in our Assisted Living becomes a wandering risk, we immediately begin evaluating their current situation. We communicate with the family about our plans to keep that resident safe. This can include the discussion to move a resident into our secure and onsite Memory Care unit. Please ask us about our new high-functioning Memory Care called The Sound.

What programs or activities does HarborChase of Huntsville offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

At HarborChase of Huntsville, Memory Care is our specialty. We offer stimulating programs and activities throughout the day and we also use our iN2L (Never Too Late) software to keep our residents engaged. Each day in Memory Care is a stroll down memory lane. Our families help our staff understand all aspects of the resident's life prior to a dementia diagnosis. As the resident walks their own dementia journey, our care staff is there to support them 24/7. Families can finally feel at peace knowing their loved one is safe at HarborChase. Our job is to keep the resident as independent as possible for as long as possible.

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

Prior to admission, our Director of Memory Care will perform an initial evaluation of the potential resident. Once the resident moves in, official evaluations are done on a monthly basis or sooner if the need arises. However, as trained staff, we know to be vigilant with our residents and there care. All staff is trained to be aware of behaviors that might indicate an underlying cause such as an infection or possible medicine interactions. Our care staff is trained to report any unusual behavior to our nursing staff immediately so that further evaluation can occur.

What techniques does HarborChase of Huntsville use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

At HarborChase of Huntsville, we believe our Memory Care residents should be treated with the same dignity and respect that our Assisted Living residents receive at meal time. All Memory Care residents are served fine dining style and assistance is provided for those residents who need it. Every person's experience with dementia is different. Knowing that, we are able to adjust to the resident's needs as they change.

How does HarborChase of Huntsville keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

At HarborChase of Huntsville, we believe in an open door policy with our families. We communicate with the family from the moment they first visit and tour our community and continue throughout their time here at HarborChase. As the disease progresses, we continue communicating to the family about their loved one's health and can provide additional resources as needed.

Describe the neighborhood around HarborChase of Huntsville. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

HarborChase of Huntsville is located in the shadow of Crestwood Medical Center. We are the closest Memory Care to both area hospitals.

Is HarborChase of Huntsville affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

While we are not directly affiliated with any outside service provider or hospital, we strive to keep strong relationships with the local hospitals, rehabilitation centers and skilled nursing facilities. If a resident's care surpasses what the state of Alabama allows for Memory Care, we will help the family make the transition to a higher level of care facility.

Costs for HarborChase of Huntsville

Cost of Assisted Living

$ 1,234

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Cost of Memory Care

$ 1,234

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Services and Amenities of HarborChase of Huntsville

Costs

  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4056/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $4675/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals

Features

  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Spa
  • Features Extra: Library

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes

Activities

  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Fitness Room
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests

General

  • Staff Patient Ratio: 12:1 Al 6:1 Alz
  • Minimum Age: None
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Licenses

  • Licenses: D4527 P4501
  • State Licenses: D4527

About HarborChase of Huntsville

Celebrating senior living each and every day!

Welcome to HarborChase of Huntsville, and the highest standard of senior care offering assisted living, and our acclaimed memory care program. Respect and simple kindness abound here as we celebrate each individual life with the dignity it has earned and a warm appreciation of chapters still to unfold.

We know you're facing a difficult decision. That's why we're here, and why we do what we do. We understand the challenges you face when caring for a loved one with memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer's. But now imagine a new home where lovely surroundings, tasty food, and a compassionate, competent staff make each day shine. This is HarborChase of Huntsville, where we pride ourselves on setting the gold standard in senior care every day.

Come visit and experience our tradition of excellence in senior care.

Call today; this could be your truest act of love.

What Makes Us Special

We are one of only four places that have Memory Care in our area. Our Memory Care has a beautiful outdoor garden area.


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