Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Each Shannondale community has a full continuum of care to address your needs from retirement through your golden years. This concept, the Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), means that Shannondale communities have a distinct advantage over other retirement choices in the area, who may offer one or two levels of care. From independent living, to assisted living, to skilled nursing, to rehabilitation, Shannondale communities offer the right level of care, right when you need it. And when you are a Shannondale resident, moving back and forth between levels of care is easy. You might say, as you change, we change with you.
The Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRCs) concept provides both housing and healthcare for the resident, in addition to emphasizing social involvement and community life. A CCRC is intended to supply a continuum of care throughout the lifetime of its residents. It does so by maintaining an assortment of on-site medical and social services and facilities. This allows residents to enter into the community while still relatively healthy and then move on to more intensive care as it becomes necessary.
Retirement Homes or Apartments (Independent Living)
Independent living is simply any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors, generally those aged 55 and over. Housing varies from apartment-style living to freestanding homes. In general, the housing is friendlier to older adults, often being more compact, with easier navigation and no maintenance or yard work to worry about.
While residents live independently, Shannondale communities offer amenities, activities, and services. Recreational centers or clubhouses are available on site to give seniors the opportunity to connect with peers and participate in community activities, such as arts and crafts, holiday gatherings, continuing education classes, or movie nights. Shannondale independent living facilities also offer amenities, such as a swimming pool, fitness center, or other clubs and interest groups. Other services offered in our independent living communities include onsite beauty and barber salons, daily meals, basic housekeeping and laundry services.
Our assisted living communities are designed for residents who need more daily assistance than independent living. Each community has staff and programs in place that support and assist residents with daily living and personal care in a homelike or apartment setting. Residents enjoy three delicious meals a day, participate in recreational and social activities, receive housekeeping services, apartment maintenance and transportation. That means you or your loved one gets all the benefits of retired life, without the hassle of the daily chores.
Our highly-experienced caregivers provide assistance with medication support, bathing, dressing, cooking and other tasks as needed. We also have the ability to coordinate services with outside healthcare providers and monitor residents to ensure they are healthy. So your loved one gets the care they need while enjoying the quality of life they’ve earned.
Skilled Nursing Facilities (Nursing Homes)
While Shannondale skilled nursing centers do offer an advanced level of medical care, they are very different from hospitals. Shannondale skilled nursing communities offer home-like comforts and a less-structured atmosphere. They promote autonomy and choice, and offer a variety of services, social activities and recreational opportunities. Residents can customize their daily routine and are encouraged to continue social activities and personal interests. Skilled nursing care centers are resident- and community-focused. Dining rooms, activities, outings and companionship offer residents and patients mental, physical and social stimulation.
The concept of care in many short-term rehabilitation facilities is changing, largely due to the attitudes and lifestyles of the Baby Boomer generation. The average Boomer rehab patient is markedly different from the average rehab patient of 10 or 20 years ago. He or she is generally more educated about replacement surgery and rehab, thanks to the internet and a freer flow of information. This new patient is more empowered, more likely to question care decisions and seek alternate opinions, and generally be a more active participant in his or her care. The Boomer also expects to remain active, stimulated and social during recovery—not isolated and treated as frail. Given this significant shift in their consumer base, many nursing homes have begun to rethink their approach to short-term rehab, in favor of an environment that is less clinical and more like the patient’s home environment.
Approximately one-third of hospital patients are discharged into post-acute care. The most common setting for the delivery of this care is the short-stay rehabilitation facility, making it one of the fastest growing service lines in the care spectrum.
Services provided generally include:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Respiratory therapy
- Speech therapy
- Wound management
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Pain management