How often is a doctor on site? What happens if an elderly resident has an emergency?
Doctors and nurse practitioners are on site throughout the week. The facility is staffed with nurses 24 hours a day and a doctor is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As an added measure, we are located right across from Memorial Hospital at Gulfport.
Are there arranged outside activities for patients?
Yes. We want every patient to have as enjoyable a stay as possible, so we schedule special outings, including trips to casinos and restaurants as well as regular shopping outings. We also offer multiple activities at the center that are individualized to meet the preferences of our residents.
What can my loved one bring? Are they allowed to bring personal items?
Your loved one does not need to bring anything other than things that will make their room feel more relaxing, such as pictures, artwork, a familiar bedspread and treasured knickknacks.
How flexible is your menu? Can residents make choices?
We are proud of our culinary team’s talent in providing delicious meals. Our diverse menu is sure to have something to please everyone. With our Registered Dietician, patients can order fresh foods prepared daily from scratch. Snacks also are available between meals and at bedtime.
What is the difference between skilled nursing and assisted living?
Assisted living is best for those seniors who need some supervision and limited assistance with their care and medication regimen, but do not require 24-hour- care and supervision by medical staff.
Social activity is important. What do you offer residents?
We believe that having fun and being with other people is the best medicine of all. It not only cures loneliness, it can help in recovery. That’s why we have an Activities Director who has put together a complete calendar of activities and social events for residents, including arts and crafts classes, social events, parties, bingo and other games, prayer services and movie nights. We also have a Hair Salon as well as many other amenities which set us apart from other facilities.
What is respite care? Do you provide it?
Respite care is an intermittent short-term stay to relieve the primary caregiver of their duties on a temporary basis and allow them an opportunity to take a break. Yes, we do provide respite care.
How do I get started in making health care decisions for myself or a loved one?
Get started by including your primary care physician in the decision-making process. He or she can tell you about your loved one’s physical, mental and emotional well-being so that you can start to understand what care will be the most beneficial.