Happy FAQ Friday! Today we are answering a question that many have: “what will happen if your healthcare needs change while residing in Independent Living at Kirkwood?”
Kirkwood by the River is a Life Plan Community, meaning that we have every level of care on our campus, ensuring your comfort and peace of mind. You can always rest in knowing that if things begin to change regarding your physical or mental state, we have skilled and experienced caregivers who will be ready to help you in any way you, and your family, see fit. While living in our Independent Living apartments, if you begin to experience the need to have some extra help but you would like to continue to live in your comfortable space, we have a Personal Care Team that can pick up the small daily tasks that you might need some assistance with. This could include; dressing assistance, bathing assistance, medication reminders, meal preparation, etc.
Our Assisted Living and Memory Care Assisted Living communities meet your needs, knowing there’s none more basic than your need for independence. A special combination of apartment living, personalized supportive services and health care, these programs are designed to assist residents with the activities of daily living. Our caregivers and nurses provide aid with bathing, dressing, medication administration, medical assistance, and all of your meals and snacks throughout the day! These levels of care also specialize in programming that fits the needs of those residents. The Nurses and Resident Care Assistants love our residents like their own family members and strive to always provide the best care.
Our Skilled Nursing community is for those who need to regain their strength or lean on ours. Kirkwood offers both long-term private pay services and short-term Medicare rehabilitation services for those recovering from surgery, illness or injury. Care is customized to their individual preferences and needs in a compassionate environment with a higher ratio of caregivers to residents. This high ratio of nurses to residents reflects our deep commitment to quality of care, which becomes crucial to those needing 24-hour care. This is also a commitment that goes beyond physical or medical care.
Our mission and vision is to provide a Life Plan Community with natural beauty and maintenance-free amenities, where all of life’s priorities come together…family, friendship, independence, and health. Everything you need for your peace of mind and financial and personal security.