Incontinence Care

INCONTINENCE CARE AT ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE FACILITIES

Urinaryincontinence, also called bladderincontinence, refers to the involuntary loss of urine from the bladder. It’s more common in older adults than bowelincontinence (also called fecalincontinence), the loss of bowel control.

Urgeincontinence, also called overactive bladder, can be caused by strokes, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, or injuries.

As an assisted living facility, specializing in memory care, incontinence care is one of our support services. Although 60 – 70% of people with Alzheimer’s develop incontinence problems incontinence; (it should be noted) that incontinence is not an inevitable symptom ofAlzheimer’s.

Incontinence can be partial or loss of total control of bladder and bowel. All of which are managed at Dulce Villa.

The most important part of good incontinence care is to ensure that both the physical and emotional comfort of your loved one. The key is vigilance, in using products that provide maximum care and prevent the negative side effects often associated with poor incontinence care.

Things such as leaks, waking to a damp mattress and skin irritation have physical, emotional and time consuming consequences.

When dealing with residents who are unable to express their needs, you need to know how to pick up on sensory cues.

The most common sensory cues that we have observed include:

  • Despondency
  • Fear and anxiety  
  •  Resistancetocare
  • UndueAggressionIsolation and loss of interest in social engagement 
  •  Secrecy and hiding of soiled incontinence products 
  • Ourincontinencecare plan is every two hours or as needed

Due to the time consuming nature of incontinence care, and the resultant behavioral management we charge a monthly fee of $250, in addition to our monthly board and care rates.

Hospice Care

HOSPICE CARE

What is hospice care?   Hospice focuses on caring, not curing and in many cases care is provided in the patient’s home. Hospice care can also be provided in freestanding hospice centers, hospitals, and nursing homes and other long-term care facilities such as Dulce Villas. We currently have been granted 4 Hospice Waivers by the State of California.

Hospice care is covered under Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurance plans, HMOs, and other managed care organizations. Hospice is typically prescribed for the terminally ill e.g., Cancer, End Stage Alzheimer’s/Dementia etc.

What You Can Expect When Your Loved One Is Under Hospice Care

Members of the hospice staff make regular visits to assess the patient and provide additional care or other services. Hospice staff is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The hospice team develops a care plan that meets each patient’s individual needs for pain management and symptom control. The team usually consists of:

  • The patient’ s personal physician;
  • Hospice physician (or medical director);
  • Nurses;
  • Home health aides (CCHAs and/or CCAs);
  • Social workers;
  • Clergy or other counselors;
  • Wound Care Specialists;
  • Trained volunteers; and
  • Speech, physical, and occupational therapists, if needed.

What services are provided?

  • Management of the patient’s pain and symptoms;
  • Counseling and emotional, psychosocial and spiritual support regarding aspects of dying;

Providing comfort measures such as drugs, medical supplies, and equipment;

  • Training and coaching on how to care for the patient;
  • Special services like speech and physical therapy when needed;
  • Making short-term inpatient care available when pain or symptoms become too difficult to manage at home, or the caregiver needs respite; and
  • Bereavement care and counseling to surviving family and friends.

Long Term Care

In the year 2000, almost 10 million individuals needed some form of long-term care within the United States. Of this population, 3.6 million (37%) were under age 65 and 6 million (63%) were over age 65 (Roger & Komisar, 2003).  Almost 70% of people turning age 65 will need long-term care at some point in their lives. Many people think the phrase “long-term care” refers to an insurance policy. While insurance coverage may be part of your health care strategy, long-term care encompasses everything from long-term services, physical & moral support, finances, to where you will live and how you will navigate the myriad of legal, family, and social dynamics along the way.

Most long-term care is provided at home or residential care facility. Other kinds of long-term care services and support are provided by community service organizations and in bonded & licensed long-term care facilities.

Examples of home care services include:

  • An unpaid caregiver who may be a family member or friend
  • A nurse, home health or home care aide, and/or therapist who comes to the home

Community support services include:

  • Adult day care service centers
  • Transportation services
  • Home care agencies that provide services on a daily basis or as needed

Often these services supplement the care you receive at home or provide time off for your family caregivers.

Outside the home, a variety of facility-based programs offer more options:

  • Nursing homes provide the most comprehensive range of services, including nursing care and 24-hour supervision
  • Other facility-based choices include assisted living, board and care homes, and continuing care retirement communities. With these providers, the level of choice over who delivers your care varies by the type of facility.  You may not get to choose who will deliver services, and you may have limited say in when they arrive. Assisted living facilities refer to housing for elderly and/or people with physical and developmental disabilities.

Our number one goal at Dulce Villas Assisted Senior Living Facilities is to offer the best and most humane quality of assisted living services for our residents around the clock. Our Assisted Living Facilities and Services  at Dulce Villas offer long term care as an alternative to Nursing homes, housekeeping, and prepared meals as needed.

Assisted Living Care

DULCE VILLA ASSISTED LIVING CARE

 

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Dulce Villas Assisted Living Care and Senior Home Health facilities, are located on Agua Dulce drive, in Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Assisted living facilities—are also known as congregate housing, residential care, adult congregate care, boarding home, or domiciliary care. Ideally assisted living is most suitable for those who need minimal care.

Dulce Villa Assisted Living is a small board and care home care with a maximum 6 bed capacity. We offer a housing alternative for older adults who need help with dressing, bathing, eating, and toileting, but do not require the intensive medical and nursing care provided in a medical setting.

Dulce Villa Assisted Living differs from other facilities in that we specialize in memory care. We accept individuals who require a wheelchair for locomotion, have a mild to severe cognitive impairment, or show behavioral symptoms such as wandering (but not exist seeking), agitation and anxiety, resistance to care. We work with those people who would normally be discouraged from becoming residents of an assisted living facility.

We work with various home health agencies and, hospice providers, to ensure the highest quality of care for your loved one. We offer physical therapy, nutrition counseling, incontinence care, supervision and stimulating activity.

Dulce Villa is currently pursuing participation in the Assisted Living Waiver Program. Upon accreditation, we will be one of the few facilities that have passed the rigorous state licensing requirement to participate in this government funded program.

Dementia Care

Memory Care Desert Hot Springs | Alzheimer’s And Dementia Board & Care

Finding the right memory care facility in Desert Hot Springs, California for is the key to peace of mind a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Alzheimer’s and dementia are two of the common memory-loss conditions included under the umbrella of memory care. Memory Care spans a spectrum of services depending upon the severity of symptoms exhibited by an individual—from cueing and prompting; to requiring a secured setting to prevent elopement.

Memory care goes beyond what is offered in a traditional assisted living setting. Memory care is a100% hands on experience.

Dulce Villa is a memory care facility. We fall under the umbrella of Board and Care. We are a 6 bed facility. It has been found that smaller and intimate settings, are better for those with middle to late stage memory impairement:

  • housekeeping,
  • laundry services,
  • incontinence and toileting care,
  • medication management,
  • meal preparation services and feeding,
  • socialization and mind engaging activities

With memory care provided the level of assistance with activities of daily living is much higher. Often the daily activities are designed specially to allow the individual to reconnect with favorite hobbies or interests.

For more information on the care options we offer, CALL (909) 636-7848 for help.

Respite Care

Short Term Care For Seniors | Respite Care | Senior Care Services

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noun

Temporary institutional placement and care of a dependent elderly, ill, or handicapped person, that provides relief for their usual caregivers.

Respite care  refers to a short-term stay at a senior living community. These include Board and Cares, Assisted Living and/or Memory Care Communities.

How Senior Respite Care Services Benefit Caregivers:

  1. Allows caregivers to rest and rejuvenate so they can return to their caregiving duties refreshed and ready to give their best.
  2. Stress Reduction: Many negative interactions between those receiving care and those giving care happen because of stress. Caregiving is a difficult, tiring and often thankless job. It is vital to take time away in order to avoid burn out.
  3. Allows you to stay connected to others: Many caregivers feel isolated. People stop coming to visit. Caregivers tend to get depressed and lose interest in things that previously brought them joy! Respite Care improves the caregiver’s ability to cope with the daily responsibilities of caregiving.
  4. Great way to prepare for possible placement: There is no better way to assess a senior care facilities ability to provide good care. It also prepares you emotionally and physically
  5. Just like home schooling, those receiving care benefit greatly from socialization with others. Many families report marked improvement

Respite Care Services include:

  • Meals
  • Activities
  • Hospice Care
  • Personal Care
  • Transportation
  • Medical and Dental Care
  • Medication Management
  • Housekeeping and Laundry

We provide nutritious meals, activities, rest periods and assistance as needed with bathing, dressing, eating, and toileting, including incontinence. Medications are dispensed in accordance with doctor’s orders.

For more information and rates, please call (909) 636-7848. We can help.