Meeting Your Patient’s Needs
As a trusted physician or other healthcare professional, you may be the first person your older patients and their families turn to for advice about whether it’s time to make a move to Assisted Living or Memory Care community, receive home health care services, or even stop driving.
The teams at Senior Living Residences’ Assisted Living and Memory Support Communities are committed to sharing our expertise and resources with you to help guide your patients and their families through this next phase of life.
Prompt Communication & Support
We offer prompt feedback to doctors and other medical professionals from your initial referral through the assessment and service plan development, to move-in and beyond. We provide families with ALL options and point them in the right direction to find the best solution for them – even if it isn’t one of our own communities.
Service Plan Development
Our Resident Care Directors work with residents’ physicians and their families for information on medical history, assessment of ADL’s, cognitive awareness, sensory impairments, special diets, and formal/informal support systems so that our Service Plan adequately addresses their needs and preferences.
Your Continued Role
We encourage everyone who moves into one of our Assisted Living or Memory Support communities to keep their own doctors, and we provide assistance lining up transportation so they are able to visit you for health appointments.
Keeping You Abreast of Health Changes
At SLR, our registered nurses conduct semi-annual assessments to determine if additional assisted living services are necessary, and we alert physicians of any changes in medical status that arise at any time. We help residents make appointments to see you when things change.
After a Hospitalization
Our registered nurses often attend discharge planning meetings for current residents who are hospitalized or at rehabilitation centers. We coordinate after-care, therapeutic services and appointment scheduling for residents who are recuperating after a hospital or rehab stay.
Ancillary Therapeutic Services
Our onsite nurses arrange for the provision of ancillary health and therapeutic services to residents if needed and/or requested, such as PT, OT and speech therapy. We serve as a liaison with family members, physicians, visiting nurses, therapists, and other individuals involved in the care of residents.
End of Life Care
Your elderly patients can die at home with dignity and love surrounded by family, and supported by hospice care. Families contract directly with a hospice care agency of their choice.
Educational Resources For You & Your Patients
- Are your patients concerned about paying for Assisted Living? Our Paying for Assisted Living Resource Guide answers all their questions.
- Are your patients nervous about making a permanent move? Our Short-Term Stay gives them an opportunity to test out a new living situation.
- Does your patient have Alzheimer’s or a related dementia? Our research-based Compass Memory Support Program holistically treats their symptoms
- Are you interested in providing handouts and checklists to your patients? Check out our Resources & Tools for Eldercare Professionals
- Is your patient housebound?Here is some information on transportation resources
- Interested in real life examples of how assisted living can help your patients? These case studies highlight seniors with a range of health issues