Residents move to a senior independent living communitywith the desire to stay independent as long as possible. Treemont introduced the concept of “Independence Plus” on our campus. Seniors who need help with activities of daily living can receive personal assistance services (PAS) and Medicare home health services in their apartment instead of moving to a licensed assisted living facility. Senior Allegiance is the i“Plus” in Independence Plus.”
A key Senior Allegiance PAS Program is Medication Management. Candy Roberts has been a great asset to Senior Allegiance as Medication Aide Coordinator. Candy is the identical twin sister to PAS Coordinator Cindy Harrell. Candy started working part-time for the medication program and we were super excited she was able to step into the Coordinator role this past April.
There are several levels of medication management. The most basic program is for a resident to be reminded twice daily to take their pills The more robust plan involves the “management” of the program: prescription refills; taking vital signs; coordinating with doctor if there is an issue with the resident’s vital signs; delivery of the pharmacy prescription to the resident. The benefits of this more robust program is that that Candy, through Senior Allegiance, manages the communication between the physician and families as well as working with the pharmacist monthly when prescriptions are reordered to make sure there are no contraindications between the resident’s prescriptions. As Medication Coordinator, Candy also provides routine daily medications, prescription and non-prescription, records vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar per medical staff and DON Karina Walker.
Sister Cindy says, “I love working with Cindy! Plus I trust my sister Candy to manage the program well.” This is not surprising as Candy has a wealth of experience, having served as a certified pharmacy technician for 20+ years at Walgreens, Walmart and Daystar Pharmacies and for 15 years as Medication Coordinator for Shiloh Treatment Center, a center for psychiatric adolescent children. Candy is also a CNA and attending Houston Community College Nursing School. Candy was born and raised in Houston. Her mom is a housewife from Louisiana; her dad an independent truck driver from Mississippi. Candy has 2 sons: Dominic Davis (24) and Jer’Miah Farrow (16).
Candy says,: All residents have a very interesting story about their lives, so I enjoy listening and learning what they like in order to provide what they need daily.” The goal of Senior Allegiance is to help Treemont residents stay Independent, Healthy and Happy with a little extra support from the dynamic duo of Candy and Cindy as key players on the Senior Allegiance team. To schedule a free consultation witih Senior Allegiance, call (713) 975-1519.
Click to learn about Independence Plus which is supportive care in one's independent apartment. This is an alternative to traditional assisted living, and can often be provided at a lower cost. To learn more go to www.SeniorAllegiance.com.