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In familiar and comfortable surroundings, you can set your own schedule and decide what is important to you. We can provide help with everyday tasks. Whether you need help after a stay in the hospital or for a loved one who would like to remain independent in their home, Samaritas can provide all your home care solutions with one phone call.

 

Samaritas helps people achieve or maintain personal independence through the At Home - Home Care program. We care for people of all ages with physical limitations, developmental disabilities or mental illness.

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At Home - Home Health, a Medicare-certified home health agency, strives to keep you in your home after you have experienced an illness, surgery or a change in your medical condition. With your physician’s order, we can provide a wide range of services in your home, including skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy and social work.

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Serving persons with disabilities, our group homes integrate residents with the larger community, promote independence and engage residents in collective and harmonious living. Our residents come to us through referrals from county community mental health agencies. We also assist individuals in maintaining independence within their own homes.

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17

Be The Rock Celebration Dinner

You are cordially invited to “Be the Rock that Starts the Ripple of Transformation” in our community by joining us at our “Be The Rock” Celebration Dinner. With your support, we can continue to meet the growing needs of children, families and seniors in Michigan...
Sep
19

ArtPrize - Rock Scavenger Hunt

ArtPrize in Grand Rapids – September 2018! Our Samaritas seniors and foster youth in Grand Rapids are busy helping artist, Erick Picardo, create a painting which will be printed as a beautiful mosaic on river stones.  Here's where YOU come...

How to Choose an Elder Care Facility

As parents become older and are no longer capable of living independently, selecting the best elder care facility requires lots of research and getting answers to critical questions. To find a facility that will best take care of an aging mother or father is to understand a parent’s personal needs and how those needs are reflected in the care facility.

Medical Aspects of a Facility

Because senior living in Saginaw is so tightly woven into medical care, the medical capabilities of a facility are very important. Making sure that a parent can continue to see their personal physician ensures peace of mind with a continued pattern of care. The medical expertise of staff should also be evaluated to ensure that round the clock nurses are well-trained for any medical emergencies.

Changing Needs for Elder Care

As an aging parent gets older within a facility, the need for care will also change. Senior rehabilitation in Saginaw needs to have the spectrum of support to be able to meet a shift from independent living to assisted living as aging changes the need for personal care. More immediate medical needs and new accommodations should already be present on-site.

Personal Accommodations for Residents

Every elder care facility has different rules and benefits.  When a parent has a pet, for example, it is important to ask if the facility will accommodate this personal comfort or if pets are not allowed. Also, learning more about activities in elder care facilities helps to understand how engaged the staff is with residents. Senior living in Saginaw should not keep residents sheltered, but rather offer opportunities to venture outside the facility with supervised field trips.

The Appearance of a Facility

Just by visiting a facility, most adult children of aging parents can decide for themselves on the quality of the retirement home. Cleanliness is critical along with a well-maintained building and grounds. If a facility appears in disrepair it is often a red flag that administrators are cutting corners and may be minimizing spending on resident care as well.

How Readily Adult Children May Visit?

Accessibility to the facility to visit aging parents is important.  When an adult child can come to visit freely, the aging parent can feel comfortable and unrestricted. If there is an emergency call from an aging parent, an adult caregiver should be able to come to the facility at all hours without restriction.

Calculating the Cost

Understand the cost of elder care is by far the most critical question. Learning more about the facility’s partnership with Medicare and Medicaid, VA Aid, and other forms of insurance will leave a clearer picture of monthly and annual costs.

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