Those who manage long-term care communities have the health and safety of their residents as a first priority. And there are many services in place to achieve that end, some of which may not be readily obvious. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at what some of these services are:
Public Health Guidelines
All conscientious long-term care communities follow carefully public health guidelines for protecting the residents. During the current pandemic, these guidelines may change frequently, but they have to be followed. These guidelines cover things like helping residents to get vaccinated, wearing masks, and encouraging frequent hand washing.
Hiring the right staff that are skilled and experienced is another service that may not be visible but is in place all the time. Staff are carefully trained and closely monitored to make sure that they are doing their jobs well and getting along with the residents. A friendly face—even behind a mask—can do wonders for the resident population.
Careful preparation of food and the choice of ingredients is important for keeping residents safe and healthy. That’s why a long-term care community like ours—The Hamlets at Penticton—has professionals in the kitchen. Meals need to be nutritious, interesting, and palatable, and meet the needs of the residents. Seniors often notice that their senses of taste and smell decline as they age. That makes food preparation very important.
Helping residents get to their appointments and shopping is not only a big help to them, but it also ensures their safety when residents don’t want to drive and it’s too far to walk. This is a service that adds to their safety and security.
It would be impossible to list everything that we do to keep our residents safe, but you can be sure that it is in the forefront of the minds of every staff member. We want our residents, healthy, happy, and safe, every day.
The Hamlets at Penticton is a supportive, long-term care and assisted-living community in the beautiful Okanagan area of BC. In a compassionate environment based on the tenets of Christianity, The Hamlets of Penticton offers security and independence for seniors in their retirement years.
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