Thank you for your interest in Autumn Woods. We understand that you have many questions. Below are answers to some of the questions we are often asked.
If you have a question that is not listed here and would like more information,
please contact the Admissions Department.

 

Q. When is Nursing Home Care appropriate for my loved one?
A. It is helpful to ask the following questions to determine if skilled nursing care is appropriate for your loved one:

. Can daily needs such as cooking, bathing, self-medicating, etc. be met?
. Is your loved one requiring more care and services than you can provide?
. Has there been an acute injury or illness that your loved one cannot fully recover from?
. Are there signs of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia?
. Is your loved one in danger by living alone?
. Does the individual require 24-hour care?

Q. What should I look for when touring/visiting nursing homes?
A. It is wise to visit the nursing home unannounced and pay close attention to how the staff greets you, how they interact with the residents and each other, whether there are any odors, if children are welcomed in the building, if outdoor areas are neat and well-kept and if there are plenty of areas for indoor visiting and socializing. Families should also request a nursing home’s rankings and status.

Q. Who can give me advice on choosing a nursing home?
A. Speak to your loved one’s physician regarding the clinical outcomes and quality reputation of a facility. Personal experiences from people you know and trust can be helpful as well.

Q. What is Subacute Rehabilitation and what types of programs are offered at Autumn Woods?
A. Subacute rehabilitation is a specialized form of care that is designed around a patient’s personal needs. Most often, subacute rehab follows a pre-planned surgery, such as a hip or knee replacement, or is utilized following an accident, stroke or illness. Autumn Woods offers several rehabilitation programs, as detailed below:

Subacute Care allows patients to receive physician-directed care in our state-of-the art facility.

Outpatient Rehabilitation offers continued healing after patients have been discharged.

Q. Why is a dedicated memory care unit important?
A. Autumn Woods' secured memory care unit is staffed with individuals who are experienced in caring for individuals with memory loss and have received dementia-specific training. Our programming focuses on "therapeutic tasks" and includes music and art programs.

Q. What takes place during a Memory Care Support Group?
A. Caring for a loved one with memory loss can bring about times of joy and times of emotional challenges. The need to research, learn and adapt is essential. Support groups provide ways for caregivers to share information and experiences on the day-to-day realities of the disease process. They also serve as vital resources for community programs, pharmaceutical advancements and therapy options.

Q. What type of food is served?
A. All of our meals take into consideration your personal dietary needs and preferences.

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