The 'Whole' Person Matters
Most families who come to us are searching for help with the physical care of their loved one - a senior who is struggling with getting through the day on their own. They need help with one or more of their activities of daily living (ADL's). Family members are happy when they realize we can step in (right away) and assist with all the physical demands that challenge their loved ones...and themselves. What a huge relief!
Then, for many, comes a bit of a surprise. We may catch people off guard when we start addressing other issues that are very important for adding more quality into their loved one's life:
- Personal Preferences (Resident & Family)
- Social Stimulation
- Physical Activity
- Dietary Needs & Likes/Dislikes
- Emotional Support
- Health Care Needs
Our Residents Deserve Our Best
Our goal at Newport Heights Manor is to develop a care plan that is specific to each individual and encompasses the "whole" person. We believe that each resident, no matter what their physical and mental capacity, still deserves to be cared for as a unique human being...with services that meet their many needs, an understanding that they are living life as best they can and a deep respect for the special person that is underneath their disease.
Physical Needs Is Just The Start
Here's How We Do It
Developing and implementing 'Personal' Care plans takes a team effort. Here is how we build teamwork into the care we provide at Newport Heights Manor.
- Ask families for input on habits, likes/dislikes, abilities, etc.
- Review the medical information and design the care management and medication management plans.
- Review the individual needs with our caregivers and organize the daily, personal care.
- If the resident requires hospice care, we meet with the hospice team leader and review their plan.
- Review the resident's interests and abilities and develop an activity plan.
- Review the dietary information and personal preferences, then create a dietary plan.