How does a good assisted living home monitor medications?

| August 6, 2017

Mom’s assisted living home should monitor medications Mom’s assisted living home will monitor her medications. That is something you should expect. One of the services Lakewood Villa provides is medication management. We forecast when our residents’ meds will run out. From the minute mom moves in, we take over this task. We manage her meds. […]

Mom’s assisted living home is prepared to handle an emergency

| August 4, 2017

Are you prepared to handle an emergency? Assisted living homes are Here is a reality check from your trusted assisted living advisor. This could happen to you. Maybe it already has. You and your mother are watching TV. All of a sudden, she slips, falls and complains, “ I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” What do […]

Lakewood Villa letter of thanks #2

| August 2, 2017

We have several success stories at Lakewood Villa because of the care that we provide. They come to Lakewood Villa with a variety of needs and we see them pretty much in a better and happier state than when they walked in. That is success. Success would be getting all those letters from families thanking […]

Is mom in an assisted living home? You should have the licensee’s cell phone number

| July 30, 2017

You will have the licensee’s cell phone number, if mom stays at our assisted living home At Lakewood Villa, all residents and their loved ones have the licensee’s cell phone number. You can call our assisted living home anytime and check on your loved ones. The licensee feels it is necessary and gives you his […]

What does the Lakewood Villa admission process look like?

| July 19, 2017

Knowing Lakewood Villa’s admission process will make life easier You should become familiar with the Lakewood Villa admission process in advance. This will help make the transition smoother and faster. Here are the steps: If your loved ones are not able to make decisions for themselves, get started on the Durable Power of Attorney. At […]

Lakewood Villa prepares 21 home cooked meals a week

| July 16, 2017

Home cooked meals? Yes, if you live at Lakewood Villa Is your mom getting 21 home cooked meals every week? That’s three meals a day for seven days. Is your mom getting tasty and nutritious home cooked meals? If your mom lived at Lakewood Villa, the answers would be YES! Lakewood Villa has expert cooks […]

Does your home smell good? Lakewood Villa’s does

| July 14, 2017

Does it smell good? It does at Lakewood Villa When you enter a building, your sense of smell becomes very active. The building will smell good, or it won’t. You will know within 10 seconds. Lakewood Villa consistently smells good. The licensee wants our home to look and smell clean. That’s not automatic in a […]

Mom’s assisted living home should be close to the fire station and EMTs

| July 13, 2017

The fire station and EMTs are 42 seconds away from Lakewood Villa’s assisted living home If your mom slipped and fell, and you called 911, how long would it take for EMTs to get to her home? After they arrive, would they know how to get in the door and to her room? Do they […]

Lakewood Villa creates the happiest day in her life

| July 9, 2017

Lakewood Villa staff enables video conferencing. Mom can be there remotely A Lakewood Villa resident recently attended a family reunion in Chicago via the Internet. Family members told us they were organizing a family reunion in Chicago and wanted their mother to attend via a video conference. Staff set up and tested Skype on a […]

Assisted Living Help: 5 Easy Steps to Simplify Your Life

| July 9, 2017

Assisted Living: 5 Easy Steps to Simplify Your Life Special thanks to Ann Mullen for granting permission to republish This applies to folks living in an assisted living home, or working at an assisted living home. You are running behind and you can’t find your other shoe. Again. And, of course, it’s in the last […]