Treemont Retirement Blog

Spotlight on Medication Aide Myrtle Evita Lambert


Posted by Lisa Witt on Oct 12, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Home Health Care Spotlight on Caregiver Leslie Foston

Residents move to a senior independent living community with 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 “Plus” in Independence Plus.

Many of you recognize Medication Aide Myrtle Evita Lambert who administers medication daily to our residents and reports changes.

A key Senior Allegiance PAS Program is Medication Management. The most basic program is for a resident to be reminded twice daily to take their pills. A more robust plan involves the

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Home Health Care Houston

Spotlight on Home Health Caregiver Leslie Foston


Posted by Lisa Witt on Jun 3, 2020 5:12:38 PM

Home health Care Spotlight on Caregiver Leslie Foston

Welcome Caregiver Leslie Foston, one of Senior Allegiance’s newest employees, who has taken on a big role during COVID-19. Her primary task at this time is taking temperature checks on Senior Allegiance’s Treemont customers, Mondays to Fridays. Leslie then assists where ever needed with activities of daily living, typically on the morning shift, but she is flexible.

Administrator Karina Walker says, “Leslie is a very caring and loving caregiver that recently joined our team in February. During such difficult and uncertain times, it is refreshing for many residents to have someone to visit them on a daily basis, not only to check on their well being, but also to lift their spirits with a smile. We are honored to have Leslie as part of our team and look forward to her continued growth within our company.”

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Home Health Care Houston, covid19

Psychiatric Nurse Dina Gudas Helps Seniors Maintain Their Independence


Posted by Lisa Witt on Jun 22, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Psychiatric Nurse Dina Gudas Helps Treemont Residents Stay Independent

The purpose of Senior Allegiance is to permit Treemont residents to maintain an independent lifestyle in their own apartment for as long as possible. Seniors want to maintain their independence and a small, helping hand can mean all the difference between staying healthy or having continued health setbacks that require hospitalization or a higher level of care, such as assisted living or nursing. We are fortunate that Senior Allegiance, as part of its Medicare Home Health Program, has a full-time Psychiatric Nurse Dina Gudas, RN.

Senior Allegiance Administrator Karina Walker says:  With her extensive psychiatry knowledge and compassion, Dina has contributed to one the factors that make Senior Allegiance so unique and such as asset to the Treemont Community. The passion she has for psychiatric nursing shows in the way she cares for her patients. From teaching patients coping skills, working with psychiatric and primary

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Nursing Home Information, Home Health Care Houston

Therapist Monte Provides Medicare Therapy to Assisted Living Residents


Posted by Lisa Witt on Mar 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Physical Therapist Monte Montecillo Provides Medicare Therapy to Houston Assisted Living Residents

Monte Montecillo, Senior Allegiance Physical Therapist, is an integral person on the Treemont Campus. He evaluates and treats independent living residents admitted for Home Health Care physical therapy services with Senior Allegiance, so they can get stronger and back to where they were prior to a health setback.

Are you aware that Medicare covers the cost of many of the services that allow you to remain active, especially if you have been hospitalized in the past year?  Senior Allegiance will work 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.

Once qualified for services, Monte is one of the therapists who will visit you in your apartment for therapy services. To see if you qualify for Medicare therapy, please call Senior Allegiance team

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Nursing Home Information, Home Health Care Houston

Home Health Nurse Provides Medicare Support to Senior Living Residents


Posted by Lisa Witt on Dec 22, 2018 9:45:00 AM

QA Nurse Provides Medicare Support to Houston Assisted Living Residents

Many of you have seen a warm, friendly face walking around the Treemont campus. Sheila Quia is Senior Allegiance’s Medicare Quality Assurance (QA) Coordinator. She is also the liaison with Medical Director Dr. Adrian Zaharia, a physician for many Treemont residents, and their families.

Are you aware that Medicare covers the cost of many of the services that allow you to remain active, especially if you have been hospitalized in the past year?  Senior Allegiance will work 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. In her Quality Assurance role, Sheila reviews nurses’ Medicare notes to make sure they comply with doctors’ orders, and verifies that they qualify for Medicare home health and therapy.

Director of Nursing Karina Walker says, “Sheila has been an integral part of the Senior Allegiance team. She has a keen eye for details which comes in handy when reviewing our documentation that is submitted to Medicare for compliance and reimbursement. She plays a crucial role as our liaison with our Medical Director, Dr. Zaharia, as well as our Psychiatrist, Dr. Merkl.  Sheila is a team player that is willing

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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Nursing Home Information, Home Health Care Houston

Home Care Offers Medicare Support to Senior Living Residents_Karina Walker


Posted by Lisa Witt on Dec 15, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Home Health Agency Provides Medicare Support to Independent Living and Nursing Homes in Houston
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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Nursing Home Information, Home Health Care Houston

Home Health Care Houston Helps Assisted Living Residents Be Independent


Posted by Lisa Witt on Sep 22, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Home Health Care Houston Helps Assisted Living Residents Remain Independent

Senior Allegiance’s goal is to help Treemont senior living residents in Houston to stay independent as long as possible in their apartments. This service is called "Independence Plus" and Senior Allegiance is "The Plus." To accomplish this task, this Houston home health care medicare provider has a team of talented individuals, such as Ana Vazquez, RN, Assistant Director of Nursing, to support these Houston independent living residents.

You may know Ana. She is the first greeter, and primary person to answer the phone when you call Senior Allegiance to inquire about medical questions, or drop by for a visit. Specifically, Ana’s tasks include:

  • Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement. Ana reviews resident charts    quarterly; reviews all complaints; and maintains an infection control binder.
  • Oversight of Senior Allegiance nurses and aides
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Topics: Top 10 Questions for Assisted Living, Home Health Care Houston