Each of our residents requires varying levels of day-to-day support from our staff.
The following is a list of some of the basic services that we provide to make the lives of our residents less stressful and allow them to focus on the enjoyment and fulfillment of life in our community.
Although we promote the independence of our residents, we understand that some of the basic activities of daily living may become more of a challenge over time. We offer assistance with tasks such as: bathing, dressing, grooming, and assistance in traveling to and from daily events.
Residents enjoy housekeeping services daily, as well as weekly laundering services..
More than half of all residents in care facilities are incontinent. Taking care of someone with incontinence is a demanding job. From the physical tasks to the psychological nurturing, taking care of another person shows strength, compassion, and tremendous amounts of character.
Our staff is here to provide this invaluable service.
Our licensed nurse communicates and confirms medication orders and changes with each resident’s primary care physicians.
Our staff assists our residents in need with administering their medications, while communicating their effectiveness and changes with the resident's families and their physicians.
Sharing meals with family and friends is a meaningful part of life. At Heatherwood, we try to make each meal special, whether it’s giving the best service, creating the perfect atmosphere or preparing great food. We know that personal taste preference is just as important as nutrition. Our staff tailors meals to the individual needs and likes of our residents.
We have the ability to accommodate special dietary needs and food restrictions. This includes liquid thickeners, chopped, pureed, and liquid diets.
We can help in the planning and scheduling of physician visits, as well as organizing transportation to and from appointments.
We also have general, podiatry and dental care physician’s scheduled on a regular basis to meet the needs of those residents that have difficulties leaving the facility for any such services.