Questions about Village Walk at Patchogue
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
Memory care staff receive regular training from certified practitioners, including local memory care organizations. For individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, Heartfelt CONNECTIONS – A Memory Care Program® promotes physical and emotional well-being, supports daily functioning and maintains a sense of satisfaction, dignity and quality of life.
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Village Walk at Patchogue. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
Our residents range in age from their 70s all the way up to 101! Our residents enjoy many activities, such as special outings, trips to local museums, restaurants, plays, movies and the beach.
What programs or activities does Village Walk at Patchogue offer to enrich residents' well-being?
Our life enrichment departments schedules a variety of activities to please every resident, including virtual travel programs, socials, intergenerational programs with local schools and libraries, discussion groups ,theater, arts, culture as well as daily exercise and discussion groups. Our residents also enjoy the company of each other over a friendly game of cards, bingo, jeopardy or Scattegories, to name a few. Our Men's Club includes a variety of discussion groups as well as trips to local places of interest. With our Embrace the World programming , each month residents are essentially transported to some of the world’s top destinations. They learn facts and details about exotic locales, enjoy a tasting menu of some of the destination’s top foods and enjoy a bit of their customs, traditions, social pursuits and entertainment.
What places are near Village Walk at Patchogue or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
We are smack in the middle of the bustling Village of Patchogue, which has been revitalized to include some of the island's best restaurants and shops within easy walking distance of our community.
What transportation services does Village Walk at Patchogue offer to assisted living residents?
We provide van service to local venues on our trips, and can arrange transportation for special situations, such as medical visits.
What makes the chef or dining program at Village Walk at Patchogue exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Our residents enjoy a variety of menu options, along with a weekly "Travel the World" special that includes specialties from the country we are "visiting" that month. We accommodate for low-salt, no sugar added and low-fat options. Additionally, we can provide modified diets such as puree.
What safety features or security measures does Village Walk at Patchogue offer to assisted living residents?
Our community is fully secured, with a dedicated security concierge at the front desk 24/7. Additionally, our parking lot is gated, and can only be accessed if the concierge allows entry.
How does Village Walk at Patchogue keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
Communication with our families about their loved ones is important to us. We are always available through a phone call or email, and our Executive Director sends a weekly update to our families.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Village Walk at Patchogue during daytime and nighttime hours?
Our care staff ratio is typically 1:8 in our secured memory care neighborhood and 1:16 in assisted living.
If Village Walk at Patchogue accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
We can accommodate small pets (15 lbs and under) and residents may walk then outside the grassy perimeter of our community or in the courtyard.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Staff receive regular training from certified practitioners, including local memory care organizations.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
Staff in memory care are scheduled 1:8.
What safety features or security measures does Village Walk at Patchogue provide to protect residents who wander?
Our dedicated memory care community consists of 2 floors, and is fully secured.
What programs or activities does Village Walk at Patchogue offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
With our special programming, residents in memory care can engage in activities they enjoyed in the past, and new activities that will help foster good memories. Additionally, our memory care director is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
Our Director of Health Services, an RN, assesses all residents before entering the community. Residents are assessed regularly throughout the year to ensure they are receiving the most appropriate care for their needs.
What techniques does Village Walk at Patchogue use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
Using specific redirection techniques and assistance helps our memory care residents during mealtimes.
How does Village Walk at Patchogue keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
Our management staff stay in contact with family members during the resident's stay with regular phone updates and scheduled family meetings. And as always, our staff are available to our families either through phone or email.
Describe the neighborhood around Village Walk at Patchogue. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Our community is located on E. Main Street in Patchogue. This is the center of the Patchogue Village downtown district, with many shops and restaurants within walking distance. Although our location lends a more urban vibe, our community is quiet, with peaceful courtyards available for those who enjoy a natural setting. Our rooftop sunroom and observation deck provides a 360 degree view of downtown Patchogue, and is absolutely breathtaking.
Is Village Walk at Patchogue affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
Our residents do have a choice of hospitals in a non-emergency, but during an emergency, our emergency dispatch brings the residents to the nearest trauma hospital.