Honoring Your Choices
Person-Centered Care In Community Living
At Columbia Cottage, we understand that we are a community of individuals, and each person has his or her own personality, preferences, history, and goals. That is why our commitment to Assisted Living, or living as part of a community, is founded on Person-Centered Care. With Person-Centered Care, we keep our focus on treating you as a unique individual, and we adapt schedules and your plan of care to meet your specific social preferences and physical needs.
Keeping You At The Center
When you’re here, you’ll find that you are at the center of every decision-making process. Whether you are making decisions about your health care, what time you wake up, what you should eat, or what activities you perform, we strive to honor your choices.
We work alongside you, your family, and your physicians to develop a plan for providing the specific level of care that meets your needs while respecting your dignity. We take into account your desires, values, and lifestyle choices in order to develop and provide and individualized care plan. We will continue to adapt that individualized care plan as your needs and preferences change.
Providing Essential Care When You Need It
One feature that is unique to Columbia Cottage is our commitment to delivering superior care across a broad spectrum of needs. We provide seven levels of care, each defined by the degree to which you request or require support in accomplishing various activities of daily living. By offering such a wide range of support levels, we are able to adapt and adjust your personalized care plan to ensure that you receive the right amount of care at the right time.
Offering seven levels of care means we can provide a steady, welcoming home for you through your changing needs. Our cozy, homelike environment provides the comforts of home, and the care you require as your needs change. Columbia Cottage can be used as an alternative to a nursing home as your needs progress, and you will receive that level of care in a warm, friendly setting focused on delivering personalized support.
To determine your initial level of care, we will work with you and your support network of family and physicians to determine which activities of daily living present challenges for you. Once you become a resident, we will monitor the degree of daily care and support provided, and we will perform a more formal assessment review once a quarter.
We are dedicated to providing you with the assistance needed to maintain maximum independence by creating a unique care plan that is wholly centered on your specific needs and personal choices.
“Words cannot express our heartfelt ‘thank you’ for all you do for our mom. Caring for the elderly is one of the hardest responsibilities, and all of you have exceeded that.”
– family member to a resident
Embracing Your Support Network
Your family and personal physician remain an integral part of your support network and individualized care plan. We keep everyone in your support community aware of pertinent updates or significant changes, such as adjustments in prescriptions or required doctor visits. In our Getting To Know You process, we sit down with you and your family and create a procedure for how to manage your specific communication and alert protocols.