The Waterfalls of Catonsville
Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care
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August 24, 2021
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Questions about The Waterfalls of Catonsville
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at The Waterfalls of Catonsville. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
Many of our residents enjoy their time with each other, as well as with family, on any of the 3 spacious and shaded porches looking onto the estate with many beautiful trees and features together with the surrounding woods. The ages of the residents range from 65-95 years. The residents here truly enjoy sharing meals together that are prepared by our cook and staff! During this time together they enjoy music, the sound of the waterfall above the indoor pond, sitting by the beautiful, safe and secure, 3-dimensional fireplace that is a feature of the dining room, and spending time with each other. Residents here can better form intimate friendships in our small family-owned setting!
What programs or activities does The Waterfalls of Catonsville offer to enrich residents' well-being?
We have a wonderful activities director here who plans games, activities, and parties for birthdays and holidays. We host a relaxed daily exercise routine for our residents and have PT and OT specialists that work with our residents. We are host to many family members and volunteers that offer warm presence and companionship. Here we truly are a home.
What places are near The Waterfalls of Catonsville or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
We are located directly next door to The Catonsville Senior Center Park. We are less than 5 miles from Downtown Catonsville on Fredrick Road, as well as Main Street Elicott City. There are many scenic drives in the area as well as great places to eat and stay for visiting family and friends.
What transportation services does The Waterfalls of Catonsville offer to assisted living residents?
Our transportation is managed privately. We seek to accommodate all of our residents however possible.
What makes the chef or dining program at The Waterfalls of Catonsville exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Ryan, the son of our owner Matt works as the cook alongside our staff and family to create our delicious and healthy meals. We subscribe to a nutritionist approved program and feature our daily menu digitally on displays throughout the facility. We meet the dietary needs of our residents including those that are gluten-free, lactose-free, low sodium diets, sugar-free. We are experienced in helping those that need a mechanical diet, assistance with eating, and Palliative care.
What safety features or security measures does The Waterfalls of Catonsville offer to assisted living residents?
We stand out because of our care ratio, on average one caregiver to three residents. We have electronic call buttons we provide to all of our residents to notify a staff member when they need assistance. Our rooms and bathrooms are equipped with accommodating features such as grab bars on the walls, 'roll-in' showers with seating, and toilet seat risers. We utilize a range of safety devices and measures such as motion sensors, pressure sensor pads for beds, floors, and chairs, and timed staff checks. This can also include which room is chosen.
How does The Waterfalls of Catonsville keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
Here our door is always open to welcome visiting loved ones. We encourage phone calls and are always happy to help residents with incoming or to make outgoing calls. We feature 'My Live Wall' units that display messages and pictures uploaded by family and friends in the residents rooms. Our residents are promptly given their mail and assisted with reading and responding as need be. We care about our residents and treat them like family.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at The Waterfalls of Catonsville during daytime and nighttime hours?
Our care ratio is what sets us apart. During the day we average at minimum 2 caregivers to 8 residents. We have additional staff, family, visitors, present throughout the day. The owner as well as several family and caregivers live on site that can be contacted during an emergency 24/7. During the overnight shift we generally have one experienced staff member who performs routine safety checks on each resident.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Certified med-tech training, safety and senior care yearly 20-hr. certification, first aid and CPR training.
What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?
The Catonsville Senior Center is located immediately next door. Downtown Catonsville and Main Street Elicott City are within 3 miles.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
We have two caretakers present during daytime hours and one experienced caretaker during overnight hours. Our owner and manager lives one sight as well as as many as 3 other caretakers in apartments above the facility.
What safety features or security measures does The Waterfalls of Catonsville provide to protect residents who wander?
The Waterfalls is an updated memory-care home facility outfitted to unsure resident safety. We implement routine safety checks by our staff and can do this according to each residents safety needs. Our staff actively communicates the health status of each resident and those who are at-risk to wander can be closely observed to ensure safety. We work hard to maintain an environment that is comfortable to our residents and will make changes based on their safety needs. We use many safety devices such as pressure sensors for beds, chairs, and floors, and motion sensors.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
The assessment is done prior to admissions. Then the house physicians will be given vitals and progress notes and approve medications monthly. The assessment will also be updated by our Delegating RN and house manager every 6 months or when a significant change occurs. We contact a designated family member or loved one (POA) in the event of any changes.
What techniques does The Waterfalls of Catonsville use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
We accommodate residents in ways that are most comfortable and functional for them throughout their time and are experienced in making necessary adjustments. We have everything available from utensils specific to needs, bibs and placemats, staff members to assist and cue residents individually, and a great family atmosphere where our residents help each other to enjoy healthy meals. We prepare our meals specifically to each residents needs including issues with chewing and swallowing as well as those that need more intensive care.
How does The Waterfalls of Catonsville keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
Our facility has a dedicated 24/7 landline. We encourage and assist residents with making phone calls, reading and writing letters, and arranging visits and outings. In the even of any health changes we immediately notify family members initially with their primary contact.
Is The Waterfalls of Catonsville affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
We are not affiliated with a specific hospital.
Costs for The Waterfalls of Catonsville
Services and Amenities of The Waterfalls of Catonsville
- All Inclusive Rent
- Entry Fee
- Fee Structure Extra: Entry Fee Cost : One Month
- Assisted Living Starting At: $5000/month
- Independent Living Starting At: $2400/month
- Memory Care Starting At: $5000/month
Room and housing options
- 1-bedroom apartments
- Companion Suites: No
- Studio Apartments
- Dining Room Shared Meals
- Room Service For Meals
- Computer Room
- Party Space
- Tv Room
- Garden And Patio
- Resident Parking
- Security Gate
- Laundry For Linens
- Laundry For Clothing
Technology and entertainment
- Cable In Rooms
- Internet Enabled Rooms
- Hospice Care
- Medication Management
- Physical Therapy
- Psychiatric Care
- Wii Sports
- Guest Parking
- Guests At Mealtime
- Special Diets
- Resident Capacity: 8
- Minimum Age: 55
- Pets: No Pets Allowed
Range of services
- Companion Care
- Personal Care Assistants
- Physical Therapy
- Credit Card
- State Licenses: 03AL1193-A
About The Waterfalls of Catonsville
The Waterfalls of Catonsville we designed our Estate from the ground up to support and accommodate individuals who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Our care manager ratio is one of the best in the industry. Additionally, we have a wing designed to support those in need of hospice.
The Waterfalls of Catonsville aims to maximize the quality of life by creating spaces and activities for interaction, socialization and opportunities to do activities with our staff as well as other residents.
As well as these services, we also offer through third parties:
- House doctor or personal physician
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Mental health physician
- Portable x-ray services
- Electronic medication management