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Roseleaf embraces the village care concept to deliver memory care, reduce stress and encourage freedom for seniors and those with dementia. The Village Care concept encourages family participation and creates a world where your loved ones can once again become familiar with some of the daily sights and sounds that they’ve been used to throughout their lives. This approach encourages seniors, including those with dementia, to experience joy, comfort, meaning and continued personal growth.
Family style living and dining, individual enrichment activities and the opportunity to mingle within small or larger interest groups are just a few of the many choices available. Whenever a choice can be made, we’re ready to provide for it so feel free to ask us.
Our Directors recently had the opportunity and privilege, to tour the Hogeweyk Dementia Village in Weesp, Netherlands. As many of you know, our Roseleaf Gardens location has been undergoing a face-lift over the past several months. Our new addition and the renovations that have, and will continue to occur in our existing spaces, are in preparation for the launch of our dementia village approach, as inspired by the Hogeweyk community.
The Hogeweyk community offers a sense of peace, tranquility and normalcy that is truly inspiring. It is laid out in such a way that the "neighborhoods," or households, in which the residents live enclose the entire community, with a multitude of streets that are lined with various shops and venues, a movie theater, a restaurant, and a supermarket.
Why A Village?
The goal is to reproduce those activities and routines that are a normal part of peoples' lives. Likewise, there are several differently landscaped garden areas for residents to enjoy as they navigate the grounds. Residents are encouraged to participate in all aspects of household life. Hogeweyk refers to these routines as "Backstage" functions. All other aspects of life, the "Frontstage" as they call it, involve how residents navigate their community once they have left their household. Residents are free to move about the extensive grounds, utilizing the various streets, courtyards and garden areas to access the assortment of shops that are available.
Residents are also encouraged to join the multitude of clubs, of which there are currently 35 within the Hogeweyk program. One of the most important lessons we learned from our visit is that Roseleaf's vision and Hogeweyk's vision, are closely aligned. We both seek to create communities in which the quality of life components of our programs become the centerpiece and purpose around which all programming, and its implementation, are built.
There are several foundational pieces, or "pillars," as Hogeweyk refers to them, that must be in place for our collective vision to be realized. We will use future installments to outline these foundational pieces as they apply to our Roseleaf programs.
Likewise, please also look forward to subsequent installments that will better explain the specific changes that have already taken place, and that will continue to be introduced over the next 2-3 months, with respect to our neighborhoods, their design and function and the introduction of our club approach to life enrichment programming.
Roseleaf Senior Living & Memory Care Communities FAQ
What is assisted living?
Assisted living is a care community where older adults who need assistance, supervision, and monitoring can live. It is the perfect arrangement for older adults who need some supervision and help with their daily activities and might be right choice for individuals who is not doing well living independently. AL provide communal living with plenty of opportunities for socializing and planned activities. The communities are more homey and the care is more personal.
Assisted living goes by different names in different states, and licensing requirements vary. In California, we are licensed under the category, residential care facilities for elderly or RCFE.
What are the services provided in assisted living?
Assisted living facilities are designed to make it safe and convenient for seniors to continue living as independently as possible given the challenged of aging and health. Moving to assisted living alleviates a host of problems such as loneliness, difficulties with meals, difficulties in maintaining medical regimen, difficulties with personal care, and limitations in physical functions.
Assisted living is a great choice if the older person needs some help with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, toileting, oral care, walking, incontinence, etc.
Services vary at each facility depending on the size and the availability of programs. Generally, one can expect to see private or shared rooms, meals are often served in a community dining room, and common spaces are used for socializing. A calendar of activities may include fitness, games, art programs, music, and cultural outings. Transportation may be provided. On-site amenities may include a beauty salon, a general store, etc.
Can assisted living take care of people with memory loss?
AL who meet the regulations pertaining to the care of people with dementia can accept individuals with memory impairment. The caregivers who provide dementia care require additional training to be able to work in a memory care facility. A good memory care program will provide recreational activities that cater to individuals with memory loss and will offer generous space, both indoors and outdoors, to allow for movement and physical activities.
How much does it cost?
In most cases, assisted living will cost considerably less than nursing homes because residents do not require skilled nursing care, and is a better solution when a person starts needing 24-hour care and supervision. Most families will start accessing care and support in the privacy of their home but this too can be very expensive. Assisted living can provide accessible and consistent care and support when you need it.
Medicare does not cover monthly rent for assisted living. Assisted living is usually private pay. Long-term care insurance may cover assisted living depending on the policy benefits. However, many people are surprised to discover other creative ways to pay for assisted living. The case managers at Roseleaf can help you explore your options.
How do you determine eligibility in assisted living?
How do you determine eligibility in assisted living?
The licensed nurses at Roseleaf will provide a complimentary assessment at your home or at our facility to determine if assisted living is the right place for the individual.