CCRC Launches New Home Health Program for Independent Living Residents

Monarch Landing, a continuing care retirement/life plan community in Naperville, IL, has recently introduced Monarch at Home, a home health program. The Director of Monarch at Home, Mychelle Benton, stated that this service is specifically for their independent living residents who need assistance and wish to remain living within their apartment.

The program allows residents to stay in their units for longer periods by providing traditional services through outside agencies. However, with Monarch at Home, the service offers shorter visit durations of 15 minutes or less as opposed to one-hour increments offered by outside agencies. According to Associate Executive Director Kelli Cox, Monarch at Home can save residents money because it offers more affordable pricing due to shorter visit durations.

Monarch at Home also includes care companions who provide assistance with outings, personal care, domestic chores and other tasks that residents may require help with. “And because there is always a nurse available,” Cox said, “Monarch at Home can also coordinate medications and provide injections as well as wound care.”

Caregiver companions are carefully matched with residents to ensure a good fit. This ensures that the service provided meets the specific needs of each resident.

Monarch Landing staff members staff the CCRC and undergo a thorough background check and adhere to rigorous guidelines before being hired. The CCRC is owned and managed by Harrison, NY-based Senior Care Development and is an equity partner with Life Care Services. Other CCRCs have expanded their offerings to include home care services as well.

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