They are full of people enjoying life. Life Care Center of Bountiful has a resident-centered approach, and they do everything they can to make you and your loved one feel at home in their facility.
Executive Director, Matthew Ham with the Life Care Center of Bountiful, talks about what you need to know when considering a nursing home.
What are programs that Life Care Center of Bountiful offers:
They provide long-term care which helps residents get ready for the day. They may assist them with eating and administer medication they need. Long-term care is one of their main focuses, but they also serve other needs in an effort to help more of their community members.
Services offered include Rehabilitation Care, which is separate from the long-term care area. They also provide Surgery recovery. For example, if your mother has a knee replacement and needs extra help for a few weeks, they can provide that extra medical care and rehab to get her ready to live independently again. Private short-term rehab suites are available. Also they provide Alzheimer’s care and Respite Care.
Life Care Center of Bountiful is also accredited by The Joint Commission. What does that mean for the residents and their families?
It means Life Care Center of Bountiful goes the extra step in the care they provide. The Joint commission is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1951 to promote high standards in health care. The state of Utah does not require this accreditation. It’s an extra step they take to provide excellent care. When you see the Joint Commission logo, it’s compared to the Good Housekeeping Gold Seal of Approval.
What does a typical day in the life of a Life Care Center of Bountiful resident look like?
The Center is their home and they let them choose their schedule. They provide three meals a day and snacks. Visitors are welcome at any time. They listen to their unique requests and try to tailor programs and activities they will enjoy such as
On-site beauty salon
Community outings to help residents stay in touch with the community
Even family members can join in the fun.
What tips would you give someone if they are looking for a nursing home or place for therapy for their loved one?
1) Call and schedule tours of the different facilities you are interested in. Tours are the single most important thing to do when selecting a nursing home or rehab center. First-hand experience will help you make an informed decision.
2) Even in the first conversation, pay close attention to how helpful and friendly the staff is
3) On the tour, ask to meet staff from the different departments such as nursing, dietary, housekeeping and social services.
4) Note the overall cleanliness and smell of the facility.
5) Watch the interactions between staff members and associates. Do they seem comfortable with one another.
6) Notice if residents are out and about, or if they seem to be staying in their rooms
7) Check with ministers and other organizations that are regularly in the facility
Feel free to drop by Life Care Center of Bountiful anytime – scheduled or unscheduled. To learn more, go to www.lcca.com