Questions about Tamarack Assisted Living Center
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Tamarack Assisted Living Center. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
We have residents who are in their 70's, 80's, and 90's. Our average age is about 85. Many of our residents love to play bingo and attend our horse races that we have as a regular activity. They win Tamarack Bingo Bucks to spend at the Tamarack store. Residents enjoy musical activities and attending church which is held at Tamarack on Tuesday nights. We also have community activities that we provide transportation to, and residents enjoy being part of the community.
What programs or activities does Tamarack Assisted Living Center offer to enrich residents' well-being?
We offer organized walking and chair exercise.
What places are near Tamarack Assisted Living Center or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
We are not within walking distance of places to enjoy. We have wonderful hallways where residents take walks, and we also have a walking path marked off in our parking lot. We do provide transportation for our residents to go places.
What transportation services does Tamarack Assisted Living Center offer to assisted living residents?
We provide transportation for local shopping, activities, and appointments. We also provide up to three out of town trips to a doctor up to 60 miles away at no extra charge.
What makes the chef or dining program at Tamarack Assisted Living Center exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
We have two main choices at each meal, and residents get a menu for the week. If someone chooses to not eat what we are serving, he or she may order a burger, sandwich, chicken strips, baked potato, soup, or salad. We have snacks available 24/7 in the back dining room.
What safety features or security measures does Tamarack Assisted Living Center offer to assisted living residents?
Tamarack has security cameras in all hallways, community areas, and outside the building. Security officers from JCMH often do rounds at Tamarack.
How does Tamarack Assisted Living Center keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
We phone, use email, and face book to communicate with families. If there is something that a family needs to know immediately, we call. We have power of attorney and people to contact phone numbers readily available to staff.
If Tamarack Assisted Living Center accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
We do not allow pets to live at Tamarack, but pets may visit if they are on a leash, friendly, well-behaved, and if we have their shot records on file.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Staff receives monthly and annual updates and ceu's.
What safety features or security measures does Tamarack Assisted Living Center provide to protect residents who wander?
We are not a memory care center, and we do have a lot of outside doors. We are never locked from the inside so our residents are free to come and go. We do ask that our residents let us know when they are leaving so that we will know where they are going to be and not worry about them.