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Admission to Emerald Crest Memory Care is meant to be an easy process.
Step #1: A resident or authorized representative needs to contact Emerald Crest admissions personnel to begin the general intake process. Remember, residents of Emerald Crest should be 55 years of age or older, unless special arrangements have been made.
Step #2: Cognitive and Physical assessments will be completed with perspective residents. We prefer to perform these assessments in the perspective resident’s current environment.
Step #3: Based on the assessment outcome, the Residence Director, nurse and OT will determine what accommodations Emerald Crest can provide to meet the perspective resident’s needs and the approximate cost.
Step #4: Prior to an admission, physician orders for all prescribed medications the resident currently receives and any treatments including over the counter medications are needed prior to admission.
Step #5: Family arranges time with Residence Director prior to the day the resident moves in. We believe it works better, for the resident and family, if the admission paperwork is completed and furniture is in place before the resident moves in.
We believe we have the resources to accommodate a wide range of medical and behavioral needs and will make every effort to ensure that all options are examined so that your loved one can remain at Emerald Crest. However, please keep in mind that Emerald Crest is not a medically based care model like a skilled nursing facility, but a licensed assisted living provider. As care needs of an individual change, the residence director may determine that extra staff or services need to be provided at an additional cost to ensure safety and quality of care for all residents. Should this be the case, you will be notified, and a care conference will be scheduled to discuss further options.
At Emerald Crest, we use the Allen Cognitive
Levels and related assessments to provide the most personalized
recommendations for care. These levels, created by an occupational
therapist named Claudia Allen, provide a sophisticated occupational
therapy tool based on six levels of cognitive measurement ranging
from normal functioning to severe impairment. We believe it is the
best way to evaluate an individual’s ability to complete day-to-day
activities in a safe and successful manner, and it guides our
education and caregiving activities. Our goal is to reduce the
burden of care, improve an individual’s quality of life, establish
measures to predict needs and monitor for change. What is unique to
Emerald Crest are our strategies - developed to best integrate the
Allen Cognitive Levels into successful daily care delivery and
programming. We have adopted the Klein Model of Dementia Care. Learn
Emerald Crest, through a cognitive and physical assessment, will identify the accommodations needed by the individual so care needs can be met. The six levels below describe an individual's level of activity and independence. The lower the level the greater the need for assistance.
Select the level of daily care below that is most appropriate for your loved one, then select the link(s) that follow to learn more about recommended services:
Level 6: Independent in daily care, finances and decision making skills. Can learn new information.
Level 5: Independent in daily care. May need assistance with finances, decision making and organizational skills. May be impulsive and have subtle problems with memory. Can learn new information.
Level 4: Physically independent with daily care, but needs assistance to initiate or monitor quality of care. Needs increased assistance with all cognitive skills. Has notable problems with memory, but denies own deficits. Does not anticipate possible dangers or consequences of actions and is unable to plan. Has decreased attention to social norms, but rather says whatever comes to mind. Success is noted with structure and repetition. Needs assistance to live in the community.
Level 3: Needs assistance with all daily care. Full assistance is required with all cognitive skills, including initiating, sequencing, judging, problem solving and decision making. Has significant memory impairment and is unable to learn new information. Is impulsive and unable to anticipate consequences of actions. Begins to forget what objects are and how to use them. Has difficulty with language and expressing needs, as well as understanding others. Easily distracted by noise or activity. Requires 24-hour supervision.
Level 2: Dependent in care. Has significant impairment of all cognitive skills, including loss of language skills, and experiences a decrease in motor, visual and perceptual skills. Can no longer recognize familiar people or objects. Falls are frequent, and swallowing is difficult. Is unable to recognize familiar faces or common objects and is unable to understand or express self verbally. Easily distracted by noise and activity. Requires 24-hour supervision.
Level 1: Totally dependent in all care. Generally is bedridden, and all basic needs must be met by a caregiver.
If you need assistance to determine the level of care that your loved one needs, or for more information, contact us at 952-908-2215 or Admissions.
Emerald Crest adopted the Klein Model of Dementia Care. The Klein Model of Dementia Care was created in collaboration with Emerald Care by Theresa Klein, OTR/L, Allen Cognitive Level Instructor, Master Clinician and Director of Research and Development for Emerald Care. Klein currently serves as President of Cognitive Care Coaches. The goal of the Klein Model is to assist individual’s in LIVING with dementia care. The model is based on a continuum of care that moves between the medical and psychosocial models of care with equal consideration for the physical and cognitive being of an individual. The focus is on highlighting an individual’s abilities and compensate for their deficits. The Klein Model relies on a team approach of care that includes the client/resident, family, nurse, occupational therapist and direct caregiver.
A component of the Klein Model is a specialized Cognitive Care Program that starts with assessment of the individual to identify needs and abilities. With both the physical and cognitive deficits identified a “living care plan” is created where approaches and interventions are real, practical, demonstrated and practiced. The focus of the Cognitive Care Program is to promote engagement in meaningful, purposeful, and individualized “occupation” to prevent or decrease behaviors and maintain the individual’s function as long as possible. A structured day that consists of appropriate work, leisure, rest and play is key while offering the individual “guided choice”. Ongoing communication for the “hands-on” team is paramount on between all team members.
“The best feature of Emerald Crest is the small community of very nice residents in each house and the screening done of loved ones entering so they have a good fit.”
For Admissions information, contact us at 952-908-2215 or complete our Inquiry Email.