Assisted Living Facility - Arden Courts Largo
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"Arden Courts is a welcome answer for us."
When someone you love
has Alzheimer's disease or related memory impairment,
you learn a lot about care and support. You
discover the importance of preserving a routine and the
familiar surroundings of home. You can also see
how much your loved one needs the closeness of family
and friends. But, we understand that the demands
on you and your family grow to a point where more help
is required than you can manage. We also know that
it's hard to give up the comforts of home. This is
why HCR Manor Care created Arden Courts. It's a
unique approach to caregiving - created to help people
with Alzheimer's disease and related memory impairments
enjoy residential living, while receiving the
professional assistance they need 24-hours a day.
Everything at Arden
Courts - from staffing to programs to environment - has
been researched, developed and designed for very
specific needs. Arden Courts is a welcome answer
for both our residents and their families; a new
caregiving alternative for the time when home care is no
longer possible, but skilled nursing care is not
"Arden Courts is both a special place and a new
approach to caregiving"
combined with quality caregiving.
A well planned,
secure and simple environment.
The freedom to pursue one's own
interests and enjoy ones surroundings.
Just the right amount of assistance
and structure to help make the most
of each person's capabilities.
And most of all, an environment
that preserves the warmth, the caring
the comforts and routines of home.
like home - with extra help."
In designing Arden
Courts, we conducted a great deal of research with
experts and family caregivers alike - to make sure we
offer the best lifestyle and care for our residents.
We understand the
importance of helping our residents continue to lead
productive, independent lives. So we provide
whatever assistance is needed to make it possible.
Whether it's helping with dressing, bathing, toileting
or perhaps supervision at mealtimes, our residents
receive just the right amount of care and encouragement
- from people specially trained to care for those with
We also focus on
maintaining the normal routines of home. Just like
in homes everywhere, our residents and caregivers gather
for family style meals. They spend time on
personal care and light housekeeping. There's time
to socialize with friends and time to be on their own.
Arden Courts Sample
Pancakes / Hot Apples
Sausage Patties / Links
Crumbed Topped Fish
Sweet & Sour Chicken
Oven Fried Fish
Fresh Baked Cookie
At Arden Courts, our
residents are encouraged to continue whatever activities
they were used to doing at home; whether it's setting
the table or preparing for dinner, doing laundry,
gardening in the backyard or going our for social and
design is excellent - they've thought of
A lot of planning went
into making Arden Courts feel as much like home as
possible - warm, friendly, familiar and safe.
Every aspect of daily life has been taken into
consideration, based on our residents' needs.
Right from the beginning, we consulted with
architectural and design experts who specialize in
Alzheimer's facilities - to make sure HCR Manor Care's
Arden Courts offers the maximum amount of independence
The layout is
residential by design - small in scale and organized
into four self-contained "houses." Each house has
its own living room, dining room, kitchen, full bath and
laundry. There's also a secured backyard for
gardening and enjoying the outdoors. Houses have
both private and shared bedrooms, each with a half bath.
And while bedrooms can be fully furnished, many of our
residents like to bring some favorite furniture from
home. The common rooms are cozy and inviting, and
the furniture is comfortable. There are visual
cures everywhere - symbols, photographs and colors - to
help our residents stay oriented and as independent as
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Typical Day At Arden Courts
Breakfast; Life Skills and Routines
Group Activities and Structured Programs or
Lunch; Life Skills and Routines; Quiet Time and
Group Activities and Structured Programs or
Dinner; Life Skills and Routines
Group Activities and Structured Programs
8:00pm and on
Personal Time; Life Skills and Routines; Bed
and Routines - Routine daily tasks including
personal hygiene, making the bed, light
housekeeping, setting the table, preparing for
meals, reading the newspaper, watching
television, getting the mail.
Activities and Structured Programs
armchair aerobics, active games, sports
appreciation, pet visits
puzzles, bingo, parties, special events,
dance, coffee social, Pokeno, Red Hat
cooking, crafts, gardening, woodworking,
poetry, Karaoke singing
events, reminiscence, word games, pictionary
services, hymn singing, meditation
children, school plays
in community events, visits to restaurants /
the special people who make it possible."
A unique living
arrangement like Arden Courts takes very special people
to make it happen - people who are warm, friendly and
who are also professionally trained to provide care for
individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related memory
Arden Courts, members of our staff are well educated in
the disease process and its management - receiving
extensive training and education, continual updates and
At the core of our team
are the Resident Caregivers, who serve as "house
parents" and assist with all daily activities.
Resident Caregivers are assigned to a house, working
with the residents on a daily basis and getting to know
their individual needs.
Our other caregiving
Nurses (RN's and LPN's) - who monitor health
status, administer medications, manage health
assessments and coordinate resident services
- Program Services
Coordinator - who oversees the structured
- Food Service
Assistants, Housekeepers and a Program
Service Assistant - who assists in daily care
- Arden Courts
Director - who oversees all care and services
they offer a very personalized approach to care."
There are no "patients"
living at Arden Courts - only residents and friends,
each with his or her own routines and interests,
capabilities and needs. And right from the start,
we set out to accommodate and encourage that
individuality. We begin with an extensive
assessment of the resident's requirements and
preferences. We also learn about his or her
individual skills, history and home life. Then, we
develop a customized "service plan" outlining those
services and programs the resident needs or would like.
And everyone - staff, resident and family - works
together to implement the plan, making ongoing
assessments and adjustments as necessary.
With our high staffing
ratio at Arden Courts we can work closely with our
residents; personalizing and adjusting their care and
their programs, based on what each person requires - or
"Moving Mom to
Arden Courts provided us with benefits that we
did not anticipate at the time. Being
relieved of the care-giving responsibilities,
which had become a 24-hour a day job, has
allowed my husband and I to enjoy a much better
quality of life. We now have the time to
enjoy a dinner and a movie or to travel without
being concerned if Mom is alright. Most
importantly, I have been able to enjoy her as
her daughter not as her care-giver."
"My thanks to all
of you. It is a blessing that such a
well-designed facility, well-run facility is
available to provide the best care for someone I
love very much..."
and decor at Arden Courts create an atmosphere
of quiet and calmness needed by those finding
themselves separated from everything familiar.
The staff provides the professionalism to
reassure the families that their loved ones will
have all of their needs met and be treated with
dignity and respect."
programs are designed for people with Alzheimer's
- it's not just an afterthought."
Arden Courts was created
exclusively for individuals in the early - to - middle
stages of Alzheimer's disease, so we are able to
concentrate on the programs and life skills that best
meet our residents' special needs promoting their
independence and individuality, their health and
Our structured activities at Arden Courts are planned
and supervised by trained professionals.
Programs are short and varied, fulfilling a variety of
purposes. Our partnership with the Meyers
Research Institute has allowed us to develop award
winning programs such as Adult Montessori. In
addition, we also have individualized programs
focusing on our residents abilities to ensure success.
Our programming is
tailored off of an assessment and a resident biography
that is done prior to move-in to assist with a smooth
transition from home.
Arden Courts has ten
hours daily, each day of the week of structured
activity, including dual programming. In
addition, our caregivers are trained to provide
smaller group and one-on-one programming.
The results of this
philosophy and the focus are a reduction in negative
behaviors, improvement in cognition for many residents
and an overall better quality of life.
Dance, for example,
offers mild exercise; art, a relaxed and creative
outlet. Therapeutic programs such as
reminiscence therapy, inspire mental stimulation.
You might also find us getting together for a
sing-a-long, enjoying visits from friends in the
community or gathering for religious observances.
These activities enable our residents to continue
their day-to-day functions and provide structure to
the day. Making the bed, setting the table,
folding the laundry and performing light housekeeping
are examples of the life skills we practice here.
And no matter what
we're doing at Arden Courts, we focus on what our
residents can do, instead of what they cannot do.
We know that successfully accomplishing a task or
reaching a goal helps our residents continue to feel
productive and good about themselves.
reinforce functional skills, which are important in
promoting a positive sense of self-esteem. General
principles of this approach guide program development.
- Utilization of
familiar materials taken from the everyday environment
- Division of tasks
into steps that can be practiced
- Utilization of
sequencing, repetition, and feedback to support intact
The goal is to support
the remaining, less impaired skills needed everyday.
Discrimination - these activities stimulate the senses
and can include recognizing hot from cold, loud from
soft and heavy from light.
- Activities of Daily
Living - these activities focus on personal care,
utilizing verbal and visual prompts. Bathing,
personal hygiene, dressing and hanging and folding
clothes are examples. Care of the environment
may also be included with activities such as flower
arranging, caring for plants or table setting.
- Motor Activities -
these activities focus on individual abilities and
teamwork to retain fine and gross motor skills.
These may include sewing, lacing or painting to
promote gripping ability, or activities that use tools
such as scooping, measuring, or cutting.
Stimulation - these activities are done one-on-one or
in a group setting and stimulate recognition using
matching, sorting and arranging items in a series
designed in the engagement program capitalize on
"spared" or less impaired abilities allowing activities
to be done at their own pace.
"They include us too - the whole family."
Nothing helps our
residents' well being and peace of mind knowing their
family and friends care for them and want to be a part
of their lives. That's why we welcome family
members at Arden Courts. We encourage you to
participate in the caregiving as much as you like.
We have special events for families - dinners, parties,
activities - and we offer the help of family support
groups. Some of our family members also like to
participate with their loved ones laundry or taking them
to doctor's appointments. We can accommodate
whatever caregiving arrangements you want to make.
The amount of participation is entirely up to you.
"Prior to breaking ground on our first residence,
Arden Courts brought together experts in the field
of memory impairment. These experts
conducted five years of research; resulting in our
unique building and grounds design. This
design includes our beautiful secure courtyards
that encompass over 1/4 mile of walking paths and
gardens. This courtyard design ensures
independence and freedom for our residents as well
as peace of mind for their families."
"Respite Care At Arden Courts."
We are pleased to offer our
innovative Respite Care Program. Commonly asked
questions about Respite Care include...
Care is temporary 24-hour care. Many families
caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease have
expressed a need from caregiving - if they travel for
business, want to take a long awaited vacation or simply
just need a rest. What you may not realize is that
your loved one may also need a break in their routine -
a new stimulus, the chance to interact with new people,
to share new and different experiences. In
addition to enjoying a change of pace, you may also wish
to use Respite Care as a "trial period" that will be
very helpful in making a longer term decision.
What better opportunity could you have to take a closure
look at assisted living and be satisfied that it
provides the atmosphere, the expertise and the caring
staff members that you are looking for.
Long Can We Use Respite Care?
Respite Care is
flexible, and can be tailored to meet your needs.
Families can use Respite Care for as little as two days
and for as long as a month.
Much Does Respite Care Cost?
The cost of Respite
Care varies based on which of our facilities you choose
and the specific room accommodations selected. The
daily charge covers accommodations in a safe, secure
setting, meals, 24-hour care, and participation in
activities programs. Families find that the cost
of Respite Care compares favorably with in-home
temporary care, without the hassle of arranging home
care or the worries about reliability.
Can I Arrange For A Respite Care Stay?
Call Arden Courts.
We will be happy to discuss your needs, and assist you
in scheduling Respite Care. Please remember that
Respite Care is offered on a space available basis.
Please contact us as far in advance as possible, so that
we can be sure of meeting your needs.
company was built on caring."
Arden Court was designed
and developed by HCR Manor Care - a leading provider of
skilled nursing, rehabilitation and Alzheimer's care.
In our nursing centers,
we helped to pioneer care for people with Alzheimer's
disease. But we also realized that some residents in
the early - to - middle stages of the disease benefit from
living in a more residential setting.
So we set out to create
Arden Courts, bringing our own resources and experience to
the job; and working with family caregivers like you to
meet your needs.
Today, Arden Courts
extends our continuum of care by providing personal
attention in a small, residential environment. It
offers dignity, comfort, a sense of belonging and the
friendship and assistance of others in a safe environment
that is as much as like home as it can be.
It is a home that
caregivers like you have helped to build. We hope
you'll come soon to see Arden Courts for yourself.
We know you'll like what you see.