At La Gratitude you can rest assured by knowing that you are receiving the highest possible standard of care. We recognize and identify with each and every resident. New residents quickly perceive that they are treated with care, love, compassion and respect at all times.
Medical Care Variations
Our approach to resident care is one of encouragement to continue growth and blossom as people. Therefore we have diversified our medical care to better provide for each individual person. Ranging from minimal assistance to complete frail care. The groupings are as follows:
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Long Term Care
Independent living care provides residents with total independence and minimal medical care. This is best suited for people that have the ability to live independently but seek minimal medical assistance with chronic disease or disabilities. This type of care is offered to residents in the flats and cottages at La Gratitude.
The flats and cottages create a true feeling of community. However you have total independence, you still benefit from the communal accommodation layouts. It is always advantageous to have friends nearby that is in the same part of life as you. This creates many health-related plus points, not always obvious but still very important with regards to mental health and wellbeing.
Therefore, you can live independently and have added security, social interaction, amenities and support from a close-knitted community.
Assisted living care is a departure from independent living, but still not at the level of long term or home care. Therefore, assisted living allows you to continue your independent lifestyle in the flats and cottages. What makes assisted living different from totally independent living is the additional care that is given. In most cases, this service is for the slightly more aged members of the community.
Elderly residents requiring assisted living care to receive an additional cooked meal, and grocery hampers. This limits the need for them to make trips to the nearby shops. Have peace of mind that a dedicated team that is qualified to take care of you is available at all times. Assisted living care includes weekly clinic services at the flats and cottages.
Long term Care
Long-term care (LTC) is a variety of services that help meet both the medical and non-medical needs of people with a chronic illness or disability who cannot care for themselves for long periods. Long term care is focused on individualized and coordinated services that promote independence, maximize patients’ quality of life, and meet patients’ needs over a period of time.
It is common for long-term care to provide custodial and non-skilled care, such as assisting with activities of daily living like dressing, feeding, using the bathroom, meal preparation, functional transfers and safe restroom use. Increasingly, long-term care involves providing a level of medical care that requires the expertise of skilled practitioners to address the multiple chronic conditions associated with older populations. Long-term care can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living facilities or in nursing homes. Long-term care may be needed by people of any age, although it is a more common need for senior citizens.
Homecare is health care or supportive care provided by a professional caregiver in the individual home where the patient or client is living, as opposed to caring provided in group accommodations like clinics or nursing homes. Homecare is also known as domiciliary care, social care or in-home care. It comprises a range of activities, especially paramedical aid by nurses and assistance in daily living for ill, disabled or elderly people. Clients receiving home health care may incur lower costs, receive equal to better care, and have increased satisfaction in contrast to other settings.
Occasionally, palliative and end-of-life care can be provided through home health nursing. Home health nurses may assist patients with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, toileting, and feeding, and supervise the aide in providing ADL care. Nurses keep track of vital signs, carry out physician orders, draw blood, document the tasks they perform and the patient’s health status, and communicate between the patient, family, and physician.
Some nurses travel to multiple homes per day and provide short visits to multiple patients, while others may stay with one patient for a certain amount of time per day
We break down the misconceptions about what is possible in the later years of life and we do this by building close connections to our residents to reveal their hopes, ideas and interests. That is how La Gratitude is ensuring a future that’s better and even more beautiful – than what has been imagined for the elderly before. It is a world that we invite you to inhabit because it’s a world where we would all wish to be in our elder years. Caring is both an act and a mindset. We are the paramount role players in our residents’ daily lives. This is a role that we hold sacred and we believe that our staff members and residents are interconnected by the mutual enjoyment derived from our daily engagements with one another.
We believe that the gift of life should always be celebrated and so our goal is to provide facilities and opportunities for our residents to embrace and pursue what energises and excites them.