Do Assisted Living Communities Provide Medical Care Services?

April 14, 2020

Assisted living is the best of both worlds. It’s an option for seniors who need a little assistance and crave more social interaction, but still enjoy the privacy of their own apartment. If your loved one has mobility concerns, or is managing chronic health conditions, an assisted living facility can be an excellent option to help manage their daily living needs. 

Assisted living facility offerings can be quite diverse. Their services and features can vary from the size of the community, to the type of housing options, amenities, and meal services that are offered. A licensed facility will include various basic meal options and assistance with daily living tasks such as housekeeping, laundry, and transportation. Some facilities will offer recreational and wellness activities, along with limited medical assistance. 

What Care Services are Included in Assisted Living?

In assisted living facilities, full-time registered nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are on hand to answer questions and assess medical concerns should they arise. They can make a determination in regards to whether or not a resident requires an increased level of care. This could mean making a move to a long term care facility that provides 24 hour skilled nursing services. 

Other types of services may include:

  • Assistance with daily living tasks such as personal hygiene and dressing.
  • Management of medical records.
  • Medication management.
  • Transportation to medical and dental appointments. 
  • Specialized meal plans and services based on dietary needs. 
  • Hospice care.
  • Mobile dentistry, vision care, podiatry, physical therapy, salon services, and more.

Marquis’ assisted living facilities feature an in-house registered nurse (RN) available 24/7.

If assisted living doesn’t meet the needs of your loved one, there are many other options. Below we share information about other types of care facilities and their service offerings. 

Continuing Care Options in Marquis’ Senior Living Communities

Aging in place is an important part of the Marquis experience. If a resident requires a higher level of care, we can provide assistance. Our campuses include assisted living facilities that are connected to post hospital care facilities that provide skilled nursing services. These campuses are designed to provide the same excellent standard of care in regards to quality of staff, state-of-the-art technology, and resources. Marquis offers your loved one the flexibility to move from assisted living to long term care or post hospital care with ease. 

Long Term Care and Post Hospital Care

If a major health event occurs, a move to a specialized long term care or post hospital care facility may be required. These facilities provide skilled nursing services as well as specialized clinical care options like:

  • A detailed recovery plan supervised by a physician.
  • Wound care and dressing management.
  • Physical, speech, and occupational therapy to aid in recovery.
  • Medication and pain management.
  • Assistance with personal hygiene and mobility.
  • Hospice and end of life care. 

Marquis offers a flexible service model that allows you to customize your care plan.

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