Pride Assisted Living

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

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1003 Whatcoat Street, Baltimore, MD 21217
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What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

We attend monthly trainings through Alzheimer's Association of Maryland.

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

Our residential care home and amenities are built around an environment that is designed for our senior residents’ safety, comfort, and convenience. It is important that our residents maintain a familiar home-like feeling within our facility. Together with a warm, friendly ambiance, we are also happy to provide our senior residents with family-like love, support, and care. We are dedicated to creating a family-oriented environment where we take the quality of care to heart and consider each and every resident as members of the family. Our residents range from 55 to 85 years of age. We believe that life is precious and that this stage of your life should be spent around a family enriched with freedom, fun, and laughter. Our residents enjoy family style dinning options, arts & crafts, museum visits, and going to the local senior center for socializing, watching Old movies, and having talks about their life experiences, it's nice to take a stroll down memory lane.

What programs or activities does Pride Assisted Living offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Our residential care home and amenities are built around an environment that is designed for our senior residents’ safety, comfort, and convenience. It is important that our residents maintain a familiar home-like feeling within our facility. Assistance with daily living activities (bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, etc.) Central dining programs that include three meals a day. Educational activities. Emergency call systems in private and common areas. Exercise activities. Health services and medication administration Housekeeping and maintenance Organized recreational activities Personal and/or nonpersonal laundry services Social services and religious activities Transportation arrangements Wellness programs 24-hour security

What places are near Pride Assisted Living or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

Sandtown Winchester Senior Center, Druid Hill Park, Inner Harbor, museums, National Aquarium, and local shopping and restaurants.

What transportation services does Pride Assisted Living offer to assisted living residents?

We offer transportation for an additional fee. We deploy cars to take residents on shopping trips, or to medical appointments and bring the resident home from the hospital. The use of Lyft, Uber, and MTA Mobility are options for independent living residents.

What makes the chef or dining program at Pride Assisted Living exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Our chef has genuine passion about his work. Creativity is also the key, our chef is very creative and he even takes charge of décor, tableware and seating arrangements in the facility. "Is the food any good?" It's the first thing people want to know. We know that residents in senior housing, food takes priority even over other amenities. Quality food offers nourishment and nutrition are an older person's defense to chronic illness and declining health. At Pride Assisted we want to make sure our residents are well feed quality and great tasting food to stay healthy. Our residents can expect 3 delicious meals and 2 snacks a day that is prepared from the heart. Sample Breakfast a single egg with a slice of bacon (turkey or traditional) or two pancakes and a sausage link. Sample Lunch A fresh and tasty lunch is homemade bruschetta: a crusty, toasted Italian bread, drizzled with olive oil and covered with chopped tomatoes, Italian herbs, & onions to taste.

What safety features or security measures does Pride Assisted Living offer to assisted living residents?

We offer Grab bars and handrails in bathrooms as essential safety measures in our home. Wandering into unsafe areas or out of the facility – known in the trade as elopement– is a major concern for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Ways to prevent wandering and elopement include: Security equipment Cameras and security systems at all entrances and exits Monitoring & Checking on communal areas and residents’ rooms Secure entrances and exits Locked memory care units with doors that require special codes to open During the pandemic, no visitors are allowed, but in normal times, we discourage visitors or employees from coming if they are ill. If an outbreak occurs, we try to isolate those with symptoms into one area of the home. We also encourage loved ones to connect through phone or video chat. We have regular hand-washing, sneeze/cough control & strict cleaning policies. Masks & other personal protective equipment are now required as well.

How does Pride Assisted Living keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

We offer communication in various forms such as email, FaceTime, Duo, telephone calls, and Life Loop. Life Loop is an adapting technology solution in a way to enhance the lives of residents and the staff members and family who care for them. LifeLoop is your full-service senior living solution. In addition, we have an open-door policy for our resident's family members.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Pride Assisted Living during daytime and nighttime hours?

The care staff is 2 to 4 residents from 8am to 8pm. The care staff is 1 to 4 residents from 8pm to 8 am.

If Pride Assisted Living accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We do not accept pets at our home.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

At Pride Assisted Living, staff having contact with residents including the Assisted Manager Owner and Manager must have required initial training and refresher training as needed. All staff receives training and education in the following areas: Assisting with Activities of Daily Living Activities: Encouraging Resident Participation Bloodborne Pathogens and Precautions Calling 9-1-1 Caring for Bedridden Residents Caring for Persons with Lung Disease, Diabetes, Cancer Dignity and Sexuality Issues Effects of Medications Emergency Procedures End of Life Fall Precautions Feeding assistance Food Safety Infection control Medication management Monitoring residents for changes in condition Managing Challenging Family Situations Nurse Supervision in long-term care Orientation and Resident Rights Pressure Ulcers Psychosocial Care Recognizing Diversity Recognizing and Reporting Elder Abuse Understanding Mental Illness: Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Schizophrenia Vital Signs

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Pride Assisted Living. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our Independent Living residents range between 55-65 years old. Our independent living options are the least restrictive, supervised, or regulated. As the name implies, residents in independent living settings are able to fully care for themselves. They enjoy visiting local museums, movie theaters, reading, watching television, arts & crafts, card & boars games, and visiting with family members.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Independent residents enjoy walks at Druid Hill Park, Inner Harbor, museums, National Aquarium, and local shopping and restaurants.

What transportation services does Pride Assisted Living offer to independent living residents?

We offer transportation for an additional fee. We deploy cars to take residents on shopping trips, or to medical appointments and bring the resident home from the hospital.

What makes the chef or dining program at Pride Assisted Living exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

We offer more flexibility in terms of being creative with menus. Our chef specializes in organic and fresh produce and support objectives related to health, wellness, sustainability and community involvement create the memorable meals. chefs guide residents through cooking topics, preparation techniques, tips for exploring new types of cuisine, and nutritional benefits of healthier ingredients. In addition our chef works directly with a resident's health and wellness plan to provide healthy and delicious meals.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

All areas of the home. As a smaller facility we offer a more intimate experience for residents, more flexibility, care, and decorative details of the facility.

What safety features or security measures does Pride Assisted Living offer to independent living residents?

We offer Grab bars and handrails in bathrooms as essential safety measures in our home. Wandering into unsafe areas or out of the facility – known in the trade as elopement– is a major concern for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Ways to prevent wandering and elopement include: Security equipment Cameras and security systems at all entrances and exits Monitoring & Checking on communal areas and residents’ rooms Secure entrances and exits Locked memory care units with doors that require special codes to open During the pandemic, no visitors are allowed, but in normal times, we discourage visitors or employees from coming if they are ill. If an outbreak occurs, we try to isolate those with symptoms into one area of the home. We also encourage loved ones to connect through phone or video chat. We have regular hand-washing, sneeze/cough control & strict cleaning policies. Masks & other personal protective equipment are now required as well.

If Pride Assisted Living accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We do not accept pets due to allergies, comfort, and consideration of all residents.

Does Pride Assisted Living work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Yes we do work with an agency to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed.

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

We have two staff members available during the day time and one staff member at night time.

What safety features or security measures does Pride Assisted Living provide to protect residents who wander?

Wandering into unsafe areas or out of the facility – known in the trade as elopement– is a major concern for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Ways to prevent wandering and elopement include: Security equipment Cameras and security systems at all entrances and exits Monitoring & Checking on communal areas and residents’ rooms Secure entrances and exits Locked memory care units with doors that require special codes to open All door alerts and camera alerts are sent to the Assisted Living Managers phone with real time access Staff briefing and photo's of residents who wander

What programs or activities does Pride Assisted Living offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

We offer a variety of activities to suit residents' varying abilities and interests. Some of the activities offered are the following: Walking/exercising Dancing Board Games Bingo Card Games Name the Tune Reading (Reading aloud) Group Sing Along Scrapbooking Jigsaws Puzzles Painting/Coloring Scrapbooking Hand massages Meditation Seated Yoga Activity Kits

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

The Delegating Nurse assesses all potential residents health and cognitive functioning. A comprehensive assessment is completed within 48 hours of a residents move in. (Our registered nurse serves as the case manager/delegating nurse and is responsible for the delegating medication administration and supervision of medication administration to residents in assisted living settings in compliance with COMAR 10.27). The Delegating Nurse conducts assessment reviews every 45 days and if there is a significant change in a residents status after hospitalization and annually.

What techniques does Pride Assisted Living use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

We offer foods that have been shown to assist with brain health – particularly in the early stages of dementia, this can actually help reduce and ward off brain decline and improve cognitive functioning. Following a healthy diet, can help provide our residents with better brain health, better moods and a higher quality of life overall. In addition we use the following tips to promote our memory care residents during mealtimes: Limit distractions Keep the table setting simple Distinguish food from the plate Check the food temperature Serve only one or two foods at a time Be flexible to food preferences Give the person plenty of time to eat Eat together

How does Pride Assisted Living keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

We offer communication in varies forms such as email, FaceTime, Duo, telephone calls, and Life Loop. Life Loop is an adapting technology solutions in a way to enhance the lives of resident and the staff members and family who care for them. LifeLoop is your full-service senior living solution. In addition we have an open door policy for our residents family members.

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

Sandtown-Winchester, locally known as "Sandtown," is an inner city community in West Baltimore. The neighborhood has been home at different times to Thurgood Marshall, Billie Holiday and Cab Calloway. We are in walking distance to the Sandtown Winchester Senior Center which offers which offer different programs and services for older adults. You can take part in fitness programs, wellness programs, dining services, and lifelong learning classes. Many of the centers provide health screenings and vaccines on a seasonal basis. We are also 1.4 miles away from the Waxter Center for Seniors Citizens. Other local attractions include the B&O Railroad Museum, Inner Harbor, Baltimore Zoo, Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, and Druid Hill Park.

Is Pride Assisted Living affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

We are just minutes away from the best medical care and hospitals in area. We are located five minutes away from the University of Maryland Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown, Mercy Hospital, and Baltimore VA Medical Center. In addition we are located 10 minutes away from Johns Hopkins Hospital which is ranked No. 3 on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll ranking for US hospitals.

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Services and Amenities of Pride Assisted Living

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  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: Entry Fee Cost : $2500
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $2500/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2000/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $2800/month

General

  • Resident Capacity: 4
  • Respite Care
  • Pets: No Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Range Of Services Extra: Not Wheelchair Accessible

Licenses

  • State Licenses: 30AL3096
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About Pride Assisted Living

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At Pride Assisted & Independent Living, we provide you with the highest level of care and quality of life in a home setting, while maintaining dignity, independence, and privacy. We specialize in care and daily living assistance to an array of individuals. Whether you need daily or weekly assistance due to aging, illness, recovery, or rehabilitation, we will provide individualized care that you can trust.

We understand that not one care plan fits all. Daily services include meal preparation, hygiene, cleaning, and joyful activities. We provide a home environment while being medically oriented for physically and/or mentally impaired adults. We will take the time to get to know you and develop an individualized care plan that fits your specific needs. We offer a full range of customized services that cater to the needs of our community members.

Companionship is key to a trusted relationship with our caregivers. We not only strive to help you with everyday tasks but want to develop a caring relationship with you. We provide one-on-one attention and care that cannot compare in other settings. Our experience includes community outreach working long term care management. Our caregivers are well trained and experienced to care for a variety of residents and to foster their individual needs.

Pride Assisted Living is a four bed home with:
  • Two private bedrooms & one semi private suite with private bathroom
  • Trained staff 24/7
  • Owner/manager on-site daily
  • 3 well balanced meals & snacks (includes special diet needs)
  • Assistance with daily living activities (ie bathing, eating, dressing, toileting, & walking)
  • Conveniently located within minutes of top rated hospitals such as University of Maryland Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Baltimore VA Medical System, & John Hopkins Hospital.
  • Cable
  • WiFi
  • iPads
  • Daily physical activities
  • Television in each room
  • Hair care on site (hair stylist & barber)
  • Security cameras

What Makes Us Special

Pride Assisted Living is dedicated to providing excellent care in an ethical, responsible, & loving manner. Our goal is to create an environment in which our residents see themselves as family members. Pride Assisted Living where care come from the heart!

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