What is Assisted Living?
Assisted Living is a long-term care option for seniors who want to live as independently as possible, but still need help with daily activities, such as housekeeping and preparing meals. Assisted Living services also provide for medical needs such as medication management, wound care and physical therapy.
Who Should Explore Assisted Living?
Seniors in the transition between independent living and full-time nursing care are well-suited for assisted living.
Whether you're living at home by yourself, staying with family, or residing in an independent living community, you'll reach a point where you just need a little extra attention. Maybe you can't get around as easily as you once could. Perhaps you're forgetting to take your medication as scheduled. Transitioning into an assisted living community will give you the help you need and let you maintain a sense of independence.
Signs that it's time to explore your assisted living options include:
- Having trouble managing medication
- Failing eyesight
- Decreased mobility
- Social isolation
- Inability to keep up with housekeeping
- Skipping meals or eating poorly
- Home safety issues such as inadequate lighting
- Forgetting to pay bills on time
Benefits of Assisted Living
One of the biggest benefits of an assisted living community is the availability of full-service nursing care on an as-needed basis. Embassy's assisted living communities have a fully licensed nursing staff available 24-hours a day for scheduled and unscheduled needs.
You can also take advantage of regularly scheduled outings and social activities.
Other benefits of assisted living, including:
- Reduced incidence of hospitalization
- Improved physical and emotional health
- Safety and security
- Improved family relationships
Embassy's Assisted Living Services
If you need a little extra help with your daily tasks, our assisted living communities in Ohio may be just what you're looking for. Our living spaces include studio suites, one-bedroom suites and two-bedroom suites, each with a kitchenette and full bath. Small pets are welcome, too.
We help with managing medication, transportation for errands, trips and activities, and other daily tasks. We also offer an on-site hair salon, activity programs, and three home-cooked meals each day. At Embassy, we make it easy to be a part of our community and lean on us for support while maintaining your independence.
We even offer short-term assisted living services for seniors following hospitalization or injury. During your rehabilitation, we can provide you with a safe, comfortable environment to serve as your home away from home.
Call us at 888-975-1379 to schedule a tour of our assisted living community today.
Bariatric care is specialized care for those with extreme obesity, typically weighing over 350 pounds. Embassy Healthcare provides continuing care for bariatric patients from area hospitals and other communities in and around Ohio.
We also provide bariatric care for our residents with weight-management needs.
Bariatric Care Capabilities
Embassy Healthcare communities are equipped with bariatric beds and lift machines, and our staff is specially trained to provide sensitive care to patients with bariatric care needs.
Bariatric patients are also vulnerable to a variety of other health issues, including:
- Skin infections
- Heart disease
- Respiratory illness
- Sleep disorders
Our bariatric care team also specializes in skilled nursing services and can provide care for a variety of health issues.
How long can I utilize bariatric care services?
Our bariatric care services are available on a short-term basis for patients recovering from injuries or medical procedures, such as bypass surgery or a broken bone.
We also provide long-term bariatric care for residents of our skilled nursing communities in Ohio.
Benefits of Bariatric Care
Quality bariatric care can help minimize co-occurring health problems and prevent injury. Patients in our bariatric care programs are able to gain control over their nutrition and improve their mobility.
It's not easy making big life changes, and we're here to help. Talk with us about your health goals and we'll find a program that's right for you.
When time takes hold, it can be difficult to hang onto our memories.
Dementia isn't a disease, but rather a collection of symptoms associated with a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's. People living with dementia can have trouble remembering things like the names of their children or how to fasten a button.
Science can't explain why, but dementia affects each person differently. That's why we take special measures to ensure that your loved one's care is tailored to his or her specific needs.
What to expect from Embassy
Our care team works closely with families and physicians to learn our residents' stories, and their likes and dislikes. So we'll ask you a lot of questions, like "does he like spaghetti?", "what's her favorite song?", and "when she was a child, what did she want to be when she grew up?" These bits of information help us connect to your loved one on a personal level.
We also pay special attention to our residents' habits and discover what makes them most comfortable so we can adjust the environment and programming to their changing needs.
Embassy Healthcare has several centers throughout Ohio, designed to care for patients in all stages of dementia from confused and disoriented to late-stage cognitive loss. Our care team also collaborates with dementia experts to craft individual care plans for each of our residents that will guide them through this journey.
Benefits of Residential Dementia Care
We want to keep our loved ones with us as long as we can, but caring for someone with dementia is a 24/7/365 commitment, and it can be challenging both financially and emotionally.
Our professional care team takes the stress out of the equation and enables your family to cherish the time you spend with your loved one.
There are other benefits, too.
- Safety- Our care centers are designed especially for people living with dementia to minimize the chance for injury.
- Security- Our beautiful grounds are easy to navigate, but our secure borders prevent residents from wandering off.
- Wellness- Our care team will make sure your loved one remembers to eat, bathe and take medications.
Don't wait for a serious incident to occur at home. Call us at 888-975-1379 to make an appointment to tour our community and meet our care team.
Care Team Credentials
Our doctors and nurses have all the certifications they need to provide medical care, but they're also specially trained to work with people living with dementia. And they're constantly pursuing continuing education to stay current on the latest treatments, information and dementia research.
Dementia Care Assessments
When we meet a new resident, we perform several different assessments, including:
- MDS- Measures physical, psychological and psychosocial function.
- BIMS- Helps determine if mental status is altered.
- Allen Cognitive Testing- Evaluates a person's ability to understand verbal cues and motor skills.
These assessment tools help us determine which care community will best suited for your loved one's condition-based needs. And because your loved one is directly involved in these assessments, we're able to build a more customized care plan to meet those needs.
Diabetes is a very common disease, and one that Embassy Healthcare’s Ohio communities are well-equipped to manage. Our nurses and other staff members have vast experience working with diabetic residents to monitor their blood sugar levels, maintain a healthy diet, and enjoy a normal lifestyle.
Each person with diabetes has unique needs. The Embassy Healthcare staff works with each resident, using a personalized program to reach specific health goals. We offer fitness activities and medication monitoring, and our medical staff is available to handle any complications. We also can accommodate specific diabetic dietary needs to moderate sugar levels.
Diabetes Care at a Glance
- Our staff is experienced with caring for diabetic patients
- Dining options available to accommodate special needs
- Fitness programs offered
- Help provided for monitoring blood sugar levels and overall health
The aging body needs special care. Embassy Healthcare's communities not only provide quality skilled nursing services and assistance with daily living tasks, we also provide quality nutritional support and dietary services.
Our chefs and nutrition specialists plan all of our menus in accordance with accepted nutritional guidelines. We prepare three healthy, home-cooked meals every day, as well as delicious snacks, and our residents can choose from many palate-pleasing options.
Our chefs can accommodate a variety of dietary preferences, including gluten-free and vegetarian diets. We'll make every effort to accommodate other special requests, too.
Our nutritionists and chefs also work with our residents' physicians to design customized dietary plans when necessary. If you or your loved one has special dietary needs, such as low-fat or low-sodium meals, call 888-975-1379 to talk with our department heads to make the appropriate arrangements.
With hospice and palliative care, your loved one's final days are made as comfortable as possible. When the time for hospice care arrives, contact Embassy Healthcare.
While we don’t have our own hospice company, third-party companies can provide care to patients alongside our staff. Our goal is to work with your hospice provider to ensure that the end-of-life process is the best it can be.
If you're searching for hospice care options, please let us know. We can refer you to Ohio companies that we know and trust.
Hospice Care at a Glance
- We partner with the third-party hospice of your choosing or our recommendation.
- Hospice and palliative professionals work alongside our staff.
Have you recently had surgery? Do you need care after a hospital stay? Embassy Healthcare's multiple Ohio facilities can provide you with short or long-term orthopedic care.
Recovering from surgery can be much more pleasant with help from Embassy's attentive staff. We'll tend to your incisions and make sure you take any necessary medications so you can focus on healing.
Our staff can also work with you to help you rehabilitate and regain strength after your surgery or injury. We’re equipped to care for all orthopedic patients, whether you broke a leg or had surgery on your spine, hip, or elsewhere.
Orthopedic Care at a Glance
- Post-surgery or injury orthopedic care
- Rehabilitation and strengthening exercise programs offered
- Short and long-term stays
- Care for any orthopedic patient
At Embassy Healthcare, we see patients and residents with all kinds of special healthcare needs, and we're happy to meet those needs with phenomenal service and true compassion. Our staff is well-equipped to assist you if you've undergone an ostomy.
Whether you're looking for transitional care after surgery or want to move into one of our Ohio healthcare communities, our staff will be here to help care for your stoma and the surrounding area, and change the ostomy bag.
Ostomy Care at a Glance
- Experienced staff
- Help caring for and cleaning stoma
Embassy Therapy provides high quality rehabilitation and therapy services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy, at many of the Embassy Healthcare communities.
Our goal is to help patients reach their maximum potential so they can live as independently as possible. Our experienced therapists work closely with patients and their caregivers to build customized rehabilitation programs tailored to each person's individual needs.
Who needs rehabilitation and therapy services?
Individuals recovering from an illness or injury, such as:
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Broken bones
- Respiratory distress
- Heart attack
What therapy services are available?
We provide physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. All services and treatments are prescribed by a physician and implemented by trained staff and licensed professionals.
Physical therapy can help increase strength, balance and mobility, and decrease pain and discomfort. A quality physical therapy program can help people return to normal activity, and is necessary before the reintroduction of any exercise programs after an injury. We focus on movement safety to prevent future injuries.
Occupational therapy helps people perform everyday activities such as feeding and dressing themselves. We teach transferring and positioning techniques that will help participants live more safely and independently. We also teach basic home skills, such as laundry, cooking and microwave use. There's even a caregiver education component to help families assist their loved ones safely.
Speech therapy services are provided by a licensed, certified speech-language pathologist. These services are designed to help improve communication and clarity of speech. We focus on identifying strategies to help with memory, as well as breaking down and organizing information to ease the decision-making process. We also help those with swallowing disorders, including dietary planning.
How can you get more information about Embassy Therapy?
Please visit one of the many Embassy Healthcare centers with Embassy Therapy services. Or, contact our offices by calling 440-423-0381 or via mail at P.O. Box 39 Gates Mills, OH 44040.
What is Respite Care?
Respite care is short-term care designed for adults with special medical needs. Respite care can range from a few hours to overnight and extended stays. You can utilize respite care services as frequently as you need to, without a commitment to a particular community.
The Benefits of Respite Care
Caring for a loved one at home is rewarding, certainly, but it can also be difficult to balance your needs and theirs. The stress of providing home care can affect your work productivity and take an emotional and physical toll on your entire family.
Respite care gives home caregivers an opportunity to work, run errands, clean up around the house, or even take a much-needed vacation.
There are several benefits to respite care.
- Delayed full-time nursing care, which controls care costs
- Reduced caregiver strain and stress, as well as associated mortality risks
- Improved family dynamic and function
- Reduced hospitalization for respite care recipients
- Improved physical and emotional health for both the caregiver and the respite care recipient
Embassy Healthcare's respite care services are designed specifically with our guests and their caregivers in mind, and we have several communities throughout Ohio that can provide the short-term care you need. We even offer special respite care services for those with Alzheimer's and related illnesses.
Your loved one will receive individual attention and quality personal and medical care, so you won't have to worry while you're away. Our facilities have a licensed nursing staff that's available 24 hours a day, as well as fun activity programs to keep your loved one engaged and socialized.
How Often Can I Use Respite Care?
You can use Embassy's respite care services just once, if you like. We also offer programs that allow for half-day and full-day respite care, as well as extended-stay respite care.
We'll be happy to look after your loved one during the day while you're at work, on the weekends when you need to run errands, or even while you take an extended vacation.
Call us at 888-975-1379 to make respite care arrangements for your loved one today.
Skilled nursing services are an important part of the care we provide at our communities throughout Ohio.
All of our skilled nursing communities offer a variety of care types, including:
Short-term care- multi-day or multi-week care for individuals recovering from injury or illness and transitioning into home care or an extended care community.
Long-term care- extended care for those who need daily assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, and getting around. These needs can arise as a result of compound disabilities, memory impairment and/or chronic illness.
Respite care- half-day or full-day care that allows home care providers to run errands, attend events, or even take a vacation.
What is Skilled Nursing Care?
Skilled Nursing Care describes the medical services our care team provides to our residents. Skilled nursing care may be necessary for your loved one following a hospital stay for an illness or injury, or on a long-term basis.
Our staff physicians work closely with our patients' doctors and our staff nurses to deliver the same kind of care you'd expect in a hospital environment. Our nursing staff can tend to post-operative wounds, oversee the dispensing of medications, deliver infusion treatments, and provide support for chronic conditions such as:
- Alzheimer's disease
- Heart disease
- Ostomy conditions
We also have the personnel to deliver physical, occupational and speech therapies, including post-stroke therapy, on site. And like other care communities, we provide custodial care, including help with eating, dressing and other daily activities.
Embassy's Skilled Nursing Qualifications
In order to call our communities skilled nursing facilities, we have to meet a strict set of qualifications set by the federal government and the state of Ohio, including:
- Nursing staff levels
- 24-hour LPN or RN availability
- Nursing staff qualifications
Each member of our nursing team has completed the necessary education to earn their nursing degree and licensure, and participated in continuing education to maintain their credentials. Several members of our care team also have additional training in specialized areas such as pulmonary and cardiac nursing care.
Our Skilled Nursing Communities
Embassy Healthcare has skilled nursing communities across Ohio from Cleveland and Columbus to Toledo, Cincinnati and Dayton. We offer a wide range of post-operative care, long-term care, and rehabilitation services, and our certified and compassionate nursing staff is available 24/7 to care for any medical needs that may arise.
The health and happiness of our residents is our top priority, so we strive to provide a warm, home-like healing environment. In addition to expert medical care, we also provide our residents with the opportunity to socialize and engage in both planned and spontaneous activities.
If you're looking for a care community for your loved one, Embassy Healthcare has one close by. Find an Embassy community in your area and make arrangements for a tour today.
Wounds, whether post-operative or otherwise, can be difficult to treat properly at home. Patients can come to one of Embassy Healthcare's Ohio facilities for wound care after leaving the hospital and before returning home to ensure proper treatment and avoid infection.
Our nursing staff and facilities are equipped to care for wounds of all kinds. We can help change bandages and monitor the wound to make sure it heals properly. Our nurses can dispense medication as needed, and our staff is available 24/7 to make sure patients are as comfortable as possible during recovery.
Wound Care at a Glance
- Wound-certified nursing staff
- Staff available 24/7 for patient comfort
- Help with dressing and monitoring wound for proper healing