[November 2015] Exciting changes are planned for all levels of care – independent living, assisted living, memory support, and both long-term and short-stay skilled nursing care.
Our residents’ needs and preferences are continually evolving and at the same time today’s healthcare environment is undergoing unprecedented change. We see this as an opportunity to meet those changing lifestyle and healthcare needs in a person-centered, innovative, and spiritually-based way. To accomplish this we are embarking on a three-year project to renovate our community and expand our services which will result in a superior living experience for our current and future residents.
Our new approach to independent living is called Residential Living. We know that Independent living is defined differently by different residents depending on their individual situation. Our 44 luxury Residential Living apartments will provide the opportunity for our residents to enjoy that independent lifestyle for as long as possible without having to move from their apartment. Residents and their families won’t have to worry anymore about moving away from their familiar home setting and neighbors unless their particular needs require ongoing memory support or long term skilled nursing. In that case we will assess their individual situation and recommend the appropriate setting to keep them safe and successful.
This will all be possible because we will enhance our Enriched Living services that provide lifestyle and healthcare assistance to meet their personal needs right in their current apartment home. This will eliminate any stress associated with a move for both them and their families.
As our national healthcare system continues to evolve and patients stay for shorter periods of time in the hospital, we are caring for residents with higher acuity levels that require more complex care. With high patient satisfaction scores, top Medicare ratings and one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the city, we are well equipped to take on this challenge. As a matter of fact, Marjorie P. Lee has already been designated as a Center of Excellence for short-stay rehab by area hospitals.
Our new rehabilitation suite will provide a bridge from hospital to home with 46 private rooms, 19 of which will be for complex care cases where our highly trained clinical staff will care for patients with multiple diagnoses. Our expertise includes a broad range of therapies including orthopedics, cardiac, pulmonary, and wound care for adults of all ages.
In addition to the expert care patients will receive while staying with us, we will be expanding our very effective and successful Care Transitions program to ensure our patients receive follow-up visits or calls after they return home. This is a service we offer at no additional charge to ensure our patients have a successful recovery at home and do not have to be re-admitted to the hospital. It has already made a tremendous difference in the lives of many of our residents and their families.
Our long-term care options will also be expanded with 48 private rooms. Half of those rooms will be for residents who require memory support that we will provide in a separate, secured, home-like household in Amstein House. The other 24 private rooms in Berghammer House will be for residents who do not require memory support.
ERS has developed a suite of cognitive therapies to better serve our residents both in long-term care and assisted living memory support. The program is anchored by SAIDO. ERS was the second organization in the country to pilot this break-through cognitive therapy for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Living Well Memory Support, our suite of person-centered cognitive therapies and programs include:
Watch the video below or click here to download our brochure to learn more about the details of our Master Plan and the changes we are making to serve older adults in our area well into the future.
Below are links to periodic updates regarding the status of the Master Plan for our residents and their family members. Click on a file below to download a file. The most recent update will be on top.
Contact Stephanie Antoun at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513-871-2090 for more information or to ask questions.