Cost vs Value
Dollar cost is a significant factor, but it is important to not only look at the price tag, but also consider the quality. In order to determine quality & value you must know what and “WHO you are getting. What are the qualifications, expertise, training and overall involvement in the day to day operations of the people (owners, administrators, management, doctors, nurses & direct care workers) delivering the care?
Dollar Costs of Dementia Care
Typically, Dementia, Memory & Alzheimer’s Care cost more than non-Dementia care. In general, Memory Care Units in large Assisted Living Facilities can range in cost from $ 4,000-$8000 per month or more.
Unfortunately, most senior care settings lack the coordination, communication and direct involvement between the management, staff, doctor, residents and families that is needed to provide quality care.
TLCSR goes far beyond other care settings by not only having a doctor, but having Geriatrics Trained MD, & RN, who have the knowledge & experience that is needed to coordinate and manage the chronic medical & psych needs that are commonly associated with seniors. They also have direct involvement & communication with staff & residents. They are easily accessible to all members of the team 24 hr.’s a day.
"WHO" You Get Matters
In order to determine quality & value you must know what and “WHO you are getting. What are the qualifications, expertise, training and overall involvement in the day to day operations of the people (owners, administrators, management, doctors, nurses & direct care workers) delivering the care?
Quality service, in any business, starts from the top down. Owners & management leading the team, being involved & communicating with the rest of the team on a consistent basis to ensure the highest quality is received. In today’s health and senior care settings coordination, communication & team work are getting harder and harder to find.
Things to consider & questions to ask when choosing a Senior Care Setting include; who is providing leadership? Who is providing oversight and coordination of care for the residents & staff? Do those people have advanced Medical or Geriatric training? Does the management have daily communication with the staff or caregivers about the residents? Do the staff, residents and families feel supported & happy? Who will assist with emergencies? Is the administrator/management easily accessible 24 hr’s/day to assist the staff and your loved one? Does the management or doctor visit if your loved one goes to the hospital?
Read more here: “Who” You Get Determines Quality of Care
What You Get for your Money at TLCSR
The TLCSR model of care is best relative value by far, compared to other senior care options, like; In-Home Care, Assisted Living or Nursing Homes.
The value you get from TLCSR, is not only from our reasonable rates, but from the high level of commitment & cohesiveness of our team. A team that is led by a Geriatric Trained MD, & RN who provide hands on care and frequent communication with staff, residents & families that and are committed to developing ongoing trusting relationships that improve resident care.
All our staff are cross trained in Caregiving, Dementia, Medication Management and receive ongoing education from MD & RN on many senior related topics that other settings don’t provide. We have a high staff ratio of 3 caregivers to 10 residents which help us to deliver the highest quality of physical care & emotional support, not only the resident, but the family as well. Our caregivers also have innate qualities that can’t be taught; patience, compassion, dedication, trust & mutual respect. Our supportive environment helps reduce the stress that comes from having a loved one with disabilities and chronic care needs, and allows the family caregiver to relax & focus on their own physical & emotional health while remaining connected with their love one at TLCSR.
It is all these elements combined, that enable TLCSR to provide the highest quality of care to our presidents and their families.
We hope you give TLCSR the opportunity to be part of your extended family and let us provide the care & service you & your loved one deserve.