Wilton Meadows Health Care Center is a nursing facility that offers assisted living, memory care, short term rehabilitation, and long term care. Because there is such a wide range of services at this facility, you might consider it for your loved one’s needs. However, there are some important things to keep in mind before choosing Wilton Meadows Health Care Center. You can learn more about the facility here.
Before choosing Wilton Meadows Health Care Center for your loved one, keep in mind that the home committed a serious violation recently. Sexual abuse occurred at the facility. Another staff member did put a stop to it and report the abuse, but the fact that this occurred is still cause for concern. Please keep this in mind before choosing the facility for your loved one. You should contact the facility to make sure that they can safely care for your loved one.
Here is more information about the violation:
Type of violation: Class B health code violation
Violation description: A nurse touched a resident inappropriately while dressing them.
Another nurse who was in the room saw and told them to stop and then reported it. In an interview, the nurse admitted to touching the resident and was arrested and charged with sexual abuse.
Fine amount: $3,000.00
Date of violation: 12/9/16
The assisted living care at Wilton Meadows Health Care Center includes:
- Help with bathing, grooming, dining, and dressing
- Dining services
- Social activities
- Personal care
- Medication management
- Dietician services
- Music therapy
- Mental health services
- Social workers
- Dental care
The Memory Care Unit
The memory care at this facility is called Evergreen, and contains 40 apartments for memory care residents. All memory care staff are certified in the Alzheimer’s Associations Dementia Training Program and use sensory exercises, aromatherapy, psychiatric services, and music therapy.
Evergreen is an all-inclusive cost and includes:
- Meals, Sunday brunch, refreshments
- Activities of daily living
- Housekeeping and laundry services
- Utilities, cable, newspaper
- Medication management
- Transportation and sitter service
The Wilton Meadows Dementia care has specialized programs that include music and memory, bird tales, paro, and the Elms program. Music and memory allows residents to work with music therapy. Bird tales is a therapeutic program that connects those with dementia to nature. Paro is a robotic seal that provides pet therapy to residents. The Elms program is a daily, all-inclusive program designed to improve life and memory function, for the more heavily memory impaired residents.
Short-term rehabilitation specializes in helping those who have undergone hip, knee, and back surgery, have had a stroke or other neurological condition, have Parkinson’s Disease, osteoarthritis, cardiovascular or neuromuscular disorders, fractures, and soft tissue conditions. Therapy services for rehabilitation include mobility, assistance with devices and daily tasks, therapeutic exercises, heat and cold treatments, and training in independent living skills.
The long-term care has 24/7 nursing on staff and can care for residents with all different medical conditions and severity of medical conditions. The medical staff for long-term residents includes recreational therapists, social workers, registered dieticians, optometrists, audiologists, podiatrists, pharmacists, and x-ray laboratory technicians. There is also a respite program that offers these residents all the care and services as the other programs.
- Topic discussions, lectures
- Bridge games
- Brain aerobics
- Music and art classes
- Tea and trivia, happy hour
- Support groups
- Day trips to the beach, museum, theater, mall
- Off-site activities like swimming at the YMCA or racquetball
- Classes for drawing, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry making, and mosaics
- Classes in photography, technology, gardening
There are three different options for apartments that include studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom. Each apartment has a walk-in shower, refrigerator, microwave, electric cooktop, and an emergency response system.
Choosing a Facility
It can be overwhelming to try and find the right facility for your elderly loved one. To make the process easier, I have created a guide to choosing care options. You can download this for further information about finding the right facility.