Questions about Paragon Assisted Living Potomac House Communities
What programs or activities does Paragon Assisted Living Potomac House Communities offer to enrich residents' well-being?
We have 2 activities specialists on staff dedicated to daily engagement and activities. Additionally, we actively engage with the local faith communities, neighborhood groups, and neighbors to invite constant interaction that makes our residents - and staff - truly members of the community.
What places are near Paragon Assisted Living Potomac House Communities or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
The Potomac House Falls Church is located inside of an established community featuring an acre of land and very private and quiet streets to provide ample spaces for walking in the neighborhood. There are 6 public parks within 2.5 miles from the home and Inova Fairfax Hospital is approximately 3 miles away.
The Potomac House McLean is nestled in a quiet and established neighborhood on the border or McLean and N. Arlington. The streets are very quiet and private where many neighbors can be found taking strolls. Within 1.5 miles are three great public parks for recreation and enjoying nature walks. The home is located one traffic light away from Chain Bridge and the DC border.
What transportation services does Paragon Assisted Living Potomac House Communities offer to assisted living residents?
We offer transportation support via our sister company: Paragon Home Care, which offers escorts to appointments, errands, or social gatherings. They have three sedans and a wheelchair-accessible van available for use by our residents. Our team can also make any arrangements for transportation via several local non-emergency medical transport services in the area or by using our Uber & Lyft dispatch service.
What makes the chef or dining program at Paragon Assisted Living Potomac House Communities exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
We are very proud to have partnered with a local, woman owned small business to offer our meals. Our chef partners with our nutritionist to plan and prepare a broad array of delicious, nutritious meals made fresh daily. In addition, our chef is also a former nursing home administrator and activities specialist with a love for elder care; so she gets involved and familiar with our residents and plays a large role in the daily interactions and engagement.
What safety features or security measures does Paragon Assisted Living Potomac House Communities offer to assisted living residents?
Both homes feature power generators to ensure a continuous supply in the event of a storm. They are also outfitted with whole-home sprinkler systems for extra safety in case of fires. Finally, as a result of the COVID pandemic, we also installed state-of-the-art whole-home air purifying systems in both homes that feature both space-aged filtration and UV light disinfection to help maximize air purity.
How does Paragon Assisted Living Potomac House Communities keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
Paragon Assisted Living maintains a robust social media presence where photos and updates about ongoing activities and announcements are posted. Additionally, family members receive regular communication from management about individual conditions and any community news.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Paragon Assisted Living Potomac House Communities during daytime and nighttime hours?
Both homes maintain an average ratio of 1:4 during the daytime hours until 11 pm. Overnight, we have at least one medication aide/CNA on duty. In addition to caregivers, we also have on-site managers on duty full time during the days as well as activities specialists and an LPN who oversees clinical care/oversight.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Our staff has access to a robust curriculum of ongoing training modules that are overseen by our Nursing Director. We offer bonuses and incentives to encourage continuous learning as well as to abide by regulatory requirements.
What safety features or security measures does Paragon Assisted Living Potomac House Communities provide to protect residents who wander?
Our homes are equipped with alarms at every point of entry to ensure staff is aware of any door is opened. Additionally, we have close-circuit TV cameras to help monitor entries/exits at all times.