Serenity Gardens Assisted Living
Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care
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Questions about Serenity Gardens Assisted Living
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
Staff receives monthly training/retrainingon effective communication strategies, understanding and responding to dementia-related behaviors as it relates to Alzheimer/Dementia.
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Serenity Gardens Assisted Living. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
Our communities generally house residents ages 55 and above whose medical and psychological conditions vary. Residents experience a nurturing environment focused on preserving dignity, and is always involved in client-centered life enrichment programs. We find that the Montessori Approach for Dementia Care works well with our residents. Our residents look forward to their daily tea party, biweekly massage therapy, and group physical exercise program.
What programs or activities does Serenity Gardens Assisted Living offer to enrich residents' well-being?
At serenity Gardens our residents are involved in activities of physical, social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and sensory stimulation. Our Montessori approach for Dementia Care is essential in helping our residents to fully enjoy our enrichment program. In the summertime, we utilize our tennis court and swimming pool. Daily walk let’s move program and chair Tai Chi are our resident’s favorite physical programs. Our exercise room is set up with various exercise machines, individually and personally geared to each resident's capability.
What places are near Serenity Gardens Assisted Living or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
We are a few minutes away from the shopping village, community centers, golf course, and library.
What transportation services does Serenity Gardens Assisted Living offer to assisted living residents?
Our communities offer transportation via our luxury van to and from appointments and activities.
What makes the chef or dining program at Serenity Gardens Assisted Living exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Menus are prepared by our Dietitian, and meals are personalized according to the resident's preference and disease conditions.
What safety features or security measures does Serenity Gardens Assisted Living offer to assisted living residents?
Our communities are electronically monitored and all doors are alarmed to prevent any elopement.
How does Serenity Gardens Assisted Living keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
It is our practice that resident's loved ones or responsible party are notified off all unforeseen events immediately.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Serenity Gardens Assisted Living during daytime and nighttime hours?
To prevent any injury and to assure the safety of all our residents our staffing metric boos an overnight staff who works from 7 pm to 7 am. This is in addition to our staffing ration of 3:2 in all our communities.
If Serenity Gardens Assisted Living accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
Our community, unfortunately, does not accept pets. However, we do participate in pet therapy once monthly.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
All staff are trained in communication, CPR, Fist Aid infection control, Dementia care, Falls, Prevention, Food Safety, Emergency Disater plans,
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
Our staffing metrix is 2-3 caregivers in the daytime and an awake, overnight staff.
What safety features or security measures does Serenity Gardens Assisted Living provide to protect residents who wander?
Our communities are electronically monitored and all doors are alarmed to prevent any elopement. Our overnight staff works from 7 pm to 7 am to prevent any elopement, falls, and injuries to all our residents.
What programs or activities does Serenity Gardens Assisted Living offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
At serenity Gardens our residents are involved in activities of physical, social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and sensory stimulation. Our Montessori approach for Dementia Care is essential in helping our residents to fully enjoy our enrichment program. In the summertime, we utilize our tennis court and swimming pool. Daily walk let’s move program and chair Tai Chi are our resident’s favorite physical programs. Our exercise room is set up with various exercise machines, individually and personally geared to each resident's capability. Our residents are also taken on weekly excusions to other small or larger communities for movies, band performance, or other varied activities.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
Our Delegating nurse is in the community daily. She performs assessments based on the caregiver's report and her visual perception of changes with our residents. Otherwise, every forty-five days the state required assessment is done and all our residents are seen by their primary care providers monthly.
What techniques does Serenity Gardens Assisted Living use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
All our residents are cued and coached to self-feed. All our residents are fed and eat at the dinner table together, except for tube feeders.
How does Serenity Gardens Assisted Living keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
We strive to inform our families of all change-in-condition immediately. We also strive to allow our families to be the decision maker in hospitalization processes and choices.
Describe the neighborhood around Serenity Gardens Assisted Living. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
The home is serene on 2 acres of land nestled in a tranquil setting with a home away from home environment with care unmatched by any institutionalized type of environment. We are centrally located next to the Village, near the most prestigious shopping areas, restaurants, cafes, and grocery stores. We are located 15 minutes from Bethesda, Rockville, Olney, Brookville, Chevy Chase, Kensington, NW DC, Northern Virginia, and the Nation’s Capital. Residents can also enjoy the community’s proximity to the library, hospitals, golf course, tennis, and places of worship. With over 8,000 square foot of living space, our Assisted Living Group Home in Montgomery County, Maryland has different floor plans to cater to an individual’s unique needs. Residents who require more space may opt for private living areas and a private bathroom. Others may desire a fireplace or deck. Residents also enjoy amenities such as a theater room, sunroom, and entertainment room.
Is Serenity Gardens Assisted Living affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
While we are not affiliated with a hospital we collaborate with all neighboring hospitals and rehabilitation institutions to provide excellent care to all our residents. Our primary care providers are affiliated with the various hospitals in our region
Costs for Serenity Gardens Assisted Living
Services and Amenities of Serenity Gardens Assisted Living
- All Inclusive Rent
- Entry Fee
- Assisted Living Starting At: $6000/month
- Memory Care Starting At: $4000/month
Room and housing options
- Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
- Studio Apartments
- Housing Extra: Rambler With All Bedrooms On One Floor.
- Dining Room Shared Meals
- Resident Transportation
- Party Space
- Tv Room
- Garden And Patio
- Security Gate
- Tennis Courts
- Laundry For Linens
- Laundry For Clothing
Technology and entertainment
- Skilled Nursing
- Hospice Care
- Medication Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nurse On Staff: Yes
- Offsite Activities
- Religious Services
- Arts And Crafts
- Va Benefits Consultation
- Guest Parking
- Staff Patient Ratio: 3:1
- Respite Care
- Minimum Age: 60
- Pets: No Pets Allowed
Range of services
- Physical Therapy
- Licenses: Maryland
About Serenity Gardens Assisted Living
This is a five (5) bed residential facility situated on a 2 acre lot with a tennis court. We have several private rooms with mostly private bathrooms and one shared bathroom which has its privacy doors.
We are 15 minutes away from Bethesda, Rockville, Silver Spring, Virginia, Chevy Chase, North West DC, and the Captial. All our meals are made in house daily. We participate with Home Physician Services who sees our residents in house to ensure that our families have the peace of mind and is able to attend to work or immediate needs and does not have to worry about taking their loved ones to appointments. Labs Podiatry services are are also done in house.
Activities varies as per resident's cognition but we network with various organizations such as the lets move exercise program, volunteer services who does art and music therapy weekly. All excursions and pre-announced to families who can participate as desired.
Our certified medication technicians are trained to give medications to our residents. All our staff has been with our organization since its four year inception.
What Makes Us Special
Our community is managed by a Nurse Practitioner who possess her Doctor of Nursing and has over 15 years of experience including family practice, long term, acute care, and emergency room.