The new home health program, Monarch at Home, has been launched by Monarch Landing, a continuing care retirement/life plan community located in Naperville, IL. This program is designed specifically for independent living residents who require assistance and wish to remain within their apartment. Director of Monarch at Home, Mychelle Benton, announced the program on Wednesday through a blog post.
The goal of the program is to help residents stay in their units for longer by bringing services to them that were previously available only from outside agencies. Associate Executive Director Kelli Cox explained that this can save residents money because the services offered by Monarch at Home can provide visits lasting 15 minutes or so, as opposed to the one-hour increments typically charged by outside agencies. Services provided through the program include care companions who can assist with outings, personal care, and domestic chores, among other tasks. A nurse is always available to coordinate medications and provide injections, wound care and more with a doctor’s order.
Community Marketing Director Kimberly Giudice believes that the program is particularly valuable for couples where one spouse needs assistance as it allows them to remain in independent living longer. When matching caregiver companions with residents, Monarch at Home takes great care to ensure an appropriate fit. Caregivers are staff members of Monarch Landing and undergo a thorough background check and adhere to strict guidelines. Residents have the opportunity to meet prospective caregivers before assignments are made.
Monarch Landing is owned and managed by Harrison, NY-based Senior Care Development and partners with Life Care Services in providing home health services. Other CCRCs have also expanded their offerings to include home care services as well