Extended Congregate Care
As an extension of our assisted living, The Cloisters offers extended congregate care. Extended congregate care is designed so residents can remain in familiar surroundings when they require a higher level of care and expanded scope of services than is permitted within standard assisted living communities. At The Cloisters we want you to be able to age in place.
- Assistance with appointment making and transportation
- Assistance bathing
- Help with grooming
- Assistance dressing
- 3 delicious meals per day served in our dining room
- Recreation and activity opportunities
- Rehabilitation services
Our physical therapists are highly trained to diagnose and treat movement dysfunction with the use of physical and mechanical methods. These methods often include the use of massage, heat, exercise, and light treatment.
Plans of care may include:
- Mobility training
- Exercise to increase strength, range of motion, and endurance
- Balance facilitation to assist in prevention
- Modalities to address pain management
- Facilitating proper body mechanics to assist in preventing future injury
Our occupational therapists treat those whose functional abilities have been impaired by illness, injury, or aging. They work with residents to encourage independence and improvement in activities required for daily life.
Areas of treatment within occupational therapy may include functional independence, maintenance of wellness, prevention of further disabilities, or increasing safety awareness.
Speech and Language Therapy
Our speech pathologists make individualized plans with residents to improve areas of chewing, swallowing, communication, fluency, and cognitive communication impairments. Our speech and language pathologists most often treat those affected by stroke, brain injury, and dementia.
Our nurses work with residents to take control of their diabetes. They help monitor blood glucose levels, administer and track insulin, plan menus, and provide education. Our hope is that our residents will have better control over their diabetes care with our assistance.
Our registered dietician designs our dietary program with the residents in mind. We follow physician orders to meet the needs of each resident, while making sure the meals are enjoyable and full of flavor. We also administer oral supplements, as prescribed by physicians, and provide regular nutritional assessments by our on-site registered dietician.