One of the most important considerations often overlooked for seniors when choosing a retirement community is: What care options are available for the future? Seniors look at many factors — including the food, the apartment amenities, the campus, activities and staff longevity. But the adult children are often most concerned with: What happens when Mom or Dad needs more support?
Treemont Retirement Community is a CCRC — a continuing care retirement community — which means your address doesn’t have to change as your care needs do. A CCRC offers the following service levels:
- Independent Senior Apartments
- Independence Plus, with Home Health
- Assisted Living
- Short-Term Respite Stays
- Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation
Residents can move into an Independent Living apartment in Houston knowing they have the option of requesting home health care services now or down the road as their health needs change. This Houston retirement home has a “preferred provider” agreement with Senior Allegiance, Inc. to provide a helping hand. This might be assistance with medication reminders or bathing or dressing in the senior’s apartment. The home health company also works closely with your doctor to help identify service needs that can be provided under the Medicare program, including physical, occupational or speech therapy as well as nursing care. This permits seniors to remain independent longer in their apartment, often at a lower cost than traditional assisted living.
If a resident’s health changes, does the retirement community have a Health Care Center that provides the option of assistance with daily living care or Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation. Residents often transition from independent to higher levels levels of care and back to their apartments when they complete their rehab program. Treemont is known for its outstanding rehabilitation program. The Rehab team makes sure residents do their rehab programs and figures out how to make it fun so residents do the rehab and get better. The goal is to return the senior to their functional level before their fall or illness.
One other item of interest in this particular Independent Living community is its “9 o’clock Safety Check Program.” This optional program asks participating senior residents to place a card on the outside of the door handle of their apartment. Put the card out at 9pm and remove by 9am. A senior living Houston staff person will check that your card is out or removed at the appropriate time. If not, the staffer will knock on a resident’s door. If you don’t answer, a staff person will enter and check on the resident. This program, and the multiple service options with a home health company on premise, provides the peace-of-mind many seniors and family members seek when searching for an assisted living or retirement home. Treemont also has emergency pull chords in every apartment so residents can alert staff if they are experiencing a problem.
An added benefit of a senior living in Houston community is that there are always fellow residents and staff around. A caring staff that keeps an eye on residents is very important. It's like having extra daughters around to keep an eye on mom or dad.
Visit the community to see why residents call the residence home. The best way to determine if a continuing care retirement community is right for you is to visit. Stay for lunch. Learn what Seniors in retirement communities value most. Call Lupe or Linda at 713-783-6820 or stop by 2501 Westerland Drive (at Westheimer near the Galleria) or visit www.Treemont.com.
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