The Orchard Ridgeland, MS

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, Continuing Care Communities, and Memory Care

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600 Pear Orchard Road, Ridgeland, MS 39157
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Assisted Living Reviews for The Orchard

August 13, 2013

By las1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I have in-laws in both the independent living and total care areas. I would recomend the facilities.

June 28, 2012

By DaughterX

I am a friend or relative of a resident

This is a facility that only accepts long-term care insurance and self-pay. It is an above- average nursing home, generally clean, and well-staffed. But for the cost of care there, I would expect them to employ well-trained nurses' aides to attend to the patients and to have more uniform standard operating practices for all their employees. This has not been my experience so far. On the whole, however, the nurses are kind, the aides are friendly, and whenever we have had issues, they have been quick to resolve them for us.
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Questions about The Orchard

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

The Orchard follows strictly and is in compliance with all training requirements as set forth in Minimum Standards for Institutions for The Aged or Infirm, Title15: Mississippi State Department of Health, Part 3: Office of Health Protection, Subpart1: Health Facilities Licensure and Certification.

What programs or activities does The Orchard offer to enrich residents' well-being?

An active calendar of socials, mix-and-mingle opportunities, welcome parties, birthday celebrations, exercise classes, weekly movies, game room activities, musical happenings and more engage you in the friendship and fellowship that are key to your overall well-being. Visiting has never been easier, with friends just down the hall. Get-togethers in close circles and larger groups are easily accommodated, spontaneous or scheduled, in a variety of inviting spaces. Community spirit is a hallmark of The Orchard, and comfortable spaces, cozy nooks and lush, landscaped courtyards encourage frequent use. Gather around the piano to share a song with your talented neighbor or gather a foursome for bridge. Meet for bingo, a movie or Sunday services in the multi-purpose ballroom. Invite a workout buddy to the fitness room for a spin on the exercise bikes or tuck into the library for a good book. It’s all so convenient!

What places are near The Orchard or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

RETAIL: Shopping opportunities at some of the state’s largest commercial destinations (e.g. Northpark Mall, Renaissance at Colony Park) are just minutes away. ENTERTAINMENT: Live theater and national tours, orchestral concerts, opera and dance are all just a short drive away. It’s easy to continue to enjoy and support the seasons of New Stage Theatre, Broadway in Jackson, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Mississippi Opera, Ballet Mississippi and more. CULTURAL: Events and exhibitions at the new Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, as well as at the Mississippi Museum of Art, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, art galleries and more all beckon for active participation and an appreciative eye. NATURE: When your fresh-air needs exceed even the lush courtyards at the Orchard, nearby Ross Barnett Reservoir and LeFleur’s Bluff State Park are ripe for visits. Ridgeland’s walking paths are enticingly close by.

What transportation services does The Orchard offer to assisted living residents?

Scheduled transportation to medical facilities, shopping and entertainment events by The Orchard's chauffeur Mr. Johnny Tyler who has served The Orchard residents since 1991.

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

Chef Michael Moore oversees the culinary services at The Orchard, where fine dining is a key attraction. Residents enjoy three meals a day in restaurant-style comfort in the expansive dining room. An adjacent private dining room, available by reservation, is the perfect spot for holiday celebrations or birthday parties for residents and guests. With two seatings at lunch and a selection of three entrees daily at dinner, plus options for a meal boxed-to-go for supper and a sandwich and a soup of the day, means the choice is always yours. A wide array of desserts, ice cream and more offer a sweet treat to finish. Fresh fruits, salads, fat-free ice cream, no-sugar-added desserts and low-sodium items are available upon request.

What safety features or security measures does The Orchard offer to assisted living residents?

The Orchard is a gated community with 24 hour security personnel and bed checks.

How does The Orchard keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

The Orchard keeps the families informs about their loved ones by phone calls, and any other ways the family directs.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at The Orchard during daytime and nighttime hours?

It varies based on the census; however, it is never less and often more than the state requirements.

If The Orchard accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

The Orchard is not set up for overnight pets. Residents can have friends and family visit with dogs upon request and, from time to time, we have wonderful therapy animals make the rounds.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

The Orchard follows strictly and is in compliance with all training requirements as set forth in Minimum Standards for Institutions for The Aged or Infirm, Title15: Mississippi State Department of Health, Part 3: Office of Health Protection, Subpart1: Health Facilities Licensure and Certification.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

RETAIL: Shopping opportunities at some of the state’s largest commercial destinations (e.g. Northpark Mall, Renaissance at Colony Park) are just minutes away. ENTERTAINMENT: Live theater and national tours, orchestral concerts, opera and dance are all just a short drive away. It’s easy to continue to enjoy and support the seasons of New Stage Theatre, Broadway in Jackson, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Mississippi Opera, Ballet Mississippi and more. CULTURAL: Events and exhibitions at the new Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, as well as at the Mississippi Museum of Art, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, art galleries and more all beckon for active participation and an appreciative eye. NATURE: When your fresh-air needs exceed even the lush courtyards at the Orchard, nearby Ross Barnett Reservoir and LeFleur’s Bluff State Park are ripe for visits. Ridgeland’s walking paths are enticingly close by.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at The Orchard has organized?

Routinely off-site events consist of trips to the grocery and retail stores.

What transportation services does The Orchard offer to independent living residents?

Scheduled transportation to medical facilities, shopping and entertainment events by The Orchard's chauffeur Mr. Johnny Tyler who has served The Orchard residents since 1991.

What makes the chef or dining program at The Orchard exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Chef Michael Moore oversees the culinary services at The Orchard, where fine dining is a key attraction. Residents enjoy three meals a day in restaurant-style comfort in the expansive dining room. An adjacent private dining room, available by reservation, is the perfect spot for holiday celebrations or birthday parties for residents and guests. With two seatings at lunch and a selection of three entrees daily at dinner, plus options for a meal boxed-to-go for supper and a sandwich and a soup of the day, mean the choice is always yours. A wide array of desserts, ice cream and more offer a sweet treat to finish. Fresh fruits, salads, fat-free ice cream, no-sugar-added desserts and low-sodium items are available upon request.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

The Orchard offers a lovely courtyard, bistro, private dining room, several private sitting areas, game rooms, library, beauty shop, fitness room, community store and laundry room.

What safety features or security measures does The Orchard offer to independent living residents?

The Orchard is a gated community with 24 hour security personnel.

If The Orchard accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

The Orchard is not set up for overnight pets. Residents can have friends and family visit with dogs upon request and, from time to time, we have wonderful therapy animals make the rounds.

Does The Orchard work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

The Orchard typically offer these services.

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

Nurses (LPN and Aides) on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

What safety features or security measures does The Orchard provide to protect residents who wander?

The Orchard is a gated community with 24 hour security personnel and periodic resident checks.

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

Devotional, mind stimulating activities, live musical performances, sit down exercises, drawing, plant flowers, prepare food such as pizza, aids read to residents magazines and books, and caretakers partake in conversations with residents.

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

Nurse manager and charge nurse assess residents' health and cognitive functioning - these assessments are ongoing.

What techniques does The Orchard use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Music playing in the background, often live piano performances, and aids sit and talk with residents during meals.

How does The Orchard keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Care plans at least quarterly and copies are available if requested, phone call contact, and meetings with family members at the family member's convenience.

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

The Orchard has a great location within Ridgeland, one of the more prominent and desirable locations in the Jackson metropolitan area. The Orchard is proximate to medical facilities and transportation corridors, as well as churches, schools, shopping, banks, and restaurants. The neighborhood is in the stability stage of a neighborhood cycle with reasonably good growth in property values into the foreseeable future.

Is The Orchard affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

There are six hospitals near The Orchard: Selected Specialty Hospital 2.5 miles; St. Dominic Hospital 7.4 miles; Unv. of MS Medical Center 8.6 miles; River Oaks Hospital 8.6 miles; Woman's Hospital at Royal Oaks 8.8 miles; and Baptist Medical Center 9.1 miles.

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Services and Amenities of The Orchard

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  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4500/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2575/month
  • Continuing Care Retirement Community Starting At: $2575/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $4600/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: Yes
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Private And Semi Private Rooms Available In Memory Care

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals
  • Dining Extra: Bistro Take Out, Private Party Dining Room, World Cuisine Activities

Features

  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • General Store
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate

Cleaning services

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

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychiatric Care
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes

Activities

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

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests

Diet

  • Special Diets

General

  • Resident Capacity: 200
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: No Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Personal Care Assistants
  • Physical Therapy

Payment options

  • Insurance
  • Credit Card
  • Check

Licenses

  • State Licenses: 549
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About The Orchard

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The Orchard is the Jackson area's only full-service private Continuing Care Retirement Community that does not require a buy-in. Nominated "The Best of the Best" in 2021, The Orchard has been Mississippi's premier senior community for over 30 years and maintains a reputation of sophistication and elegance in accommodation, community and care. Our residents have been leaders in their civic and professional roles and enjoy a comfortable and compassionate retirement. They can age-in-place without worrying about the next steps- from Independent apartments with high ceilings, patios/balconies and the largest closets in town, to a variety of Assisted Living accommodations and skilled nursing care. Independent apartments can also be customized by the resident and The Orchard is happy to partner when personalized updates are requested. Covered parking, shuttle services, storage units, a wide range of activities and several dining options provide for an easier transition from a lifelong home to our full-service retirement community.

In response to overwhelming demand, The Orchard also offers residential opportunities in the newly expanded Memory Care community affectionately called The Rose Garden. This state-of-the-art building offers a serene and spacious environment full of natural light as well as beautifully appointed, expansive courtyards. Most importantly The Orchard prides itself on compassionate, consistent care of residents.

What Makes Us Special

Situated on 17 lovely acres but close to shops, medical and walking trails - very convenient for visitors who love to join for a gourmet meal prepared by Chef Micheal Moore.

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