The move in experience emphasizes building relationships and feelings rather than a medical admission.
WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT THEY USED TO DO, WHAT THEY CAN STILL DO, ROUTINES, INTERESTS... OR WE MIGHT JUST SIT AND HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE. OUR TRAINED STAFF CAN DO AN EVALUATION WHILE SIMPLY BEING A FRIENDLY FACE.
After the initial visit, we work as a team to make a plan on how to best care for your loved one as a "whole" person, not just their medical challenges. This holistic approach includes medical needs, social, faith and mental health (ie: mind, body and spirit). Your loved one will have the right to direct his/her care, decor and schedule. Having a sense of control in decision making is critically important in order to adjust to change without trauma.
Before the move in, we suggest getting their new home ready. Bring in things from home that will feel familiar such as a favorite chair, treasured photos, paint, decorate or more to maximize ease of transition.
On move in day, our chef will prepare your family a meal of your choice to enjoy together. We will have a special friend, that has visited your loved one beforehand, available when you leave. This friend will help navigate new surroundings and ensure your loved one feels safe and heard. Some of our new friends adjust to their Rivers of Life homes with ease, while others may experience some separation anxiety and stress.
Our trained team is dedicated to helping them thrive in their new home and find joy in every day.