Accommodating residents with diabetic needs comes in various forms depending on the needs of the resident. This may include administration of diabetic medications, aiding in nutritional needs, and blood sugar monitoring.
Residents with Parkinson’s disease are assisted with individualized efforts, as needs vary drastically. Staff may assist with medication assistance, physical therapy or physical activities, and activities of daily living such as scheduling doctor’s appointments and keeping their daily routine for meals and other activities.
Memory care for residents takes many shapes depending on the resident's needs, some of which may include medication management, assistance with daily living activities, and potential supplemental supervision to prevent wandering and ensure general safety. Residents may also be encouraged to engage in social activities to connect with other residents, in the form of book clubs or game nights.
For residents with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), assistance may include medication, inhaler/oxygen management, exercise and/or breathing treatments, and dietary management.
For residents with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), assistance varies depending on the class structure of the diagnoses (A-D), and can range from medical assistance such as blood pressure and cholesterol monitoring/management, physical activities, and transportation to necessary doctor or specialists appointments.
Residents on oxygen are monitored in partnership with their doctor and our licensed nursing staff. Oxygen needs are clearly communicated to our oxygen supplier, and staff routinely monitors oxygen saturation levels and will notify residents' care team of any changes.
Residents with pacemakers may receive assistance in communication or transportation to necessary check ups with care providers. As some pacemakers may be checked remotely, the level of assistance with monitoring will vary depending on each resident's needs.
We ensure residents are following the proper pre-operative protocol in preparation for a surgical procedure. This may include facilitating pre-operative counseling, exercise, or fasting.
After an operation, we can assist our residents in following the doctor's post-operative care and monitor residents' progress, as well as reporting any changes to the family and the resident's care team.
Mobile labs, including urinalysis (UA), blood draws, and international normalized ratio (INR) are offered to alleviate anxieties of our residents.
COVID testing can be provided for both symptomatic and asymptomatic residents.
All labs are done in direct consultation with residents' doctors.
We understand that coordination and transportation to receive medical imaging could pose a challenge for our residents, so we are proud to offer mobile x-ray services.
When a resident has enrolled in hospice, our hospice coordination services can aid in managing a long-term care plan with the resident, their family, and health care providers. Our staff plays a vital role in communicating residents' health with providers and family, assisting in pain management, and support in residents’ activities of daily living.
Our staff understands the importance of ostomy and catheter care. Residents who require ostomy or catheter care are closely monitored by nursing staff. Depending on residents' needs, nursing staff may assist with cleaning, changing, and draining bags.
Wound Care management and treatment will vary depending on the needs of the resident, and the type and severity of the wound. Wound care is done in partnership with the resident's doctor, our licensed nursing staff, and often a specialized home health agency.
Our staff are always available to aid residents in telehealth (virtual) appointments with health care providers. All staff have knowledge of our computer programs and internet network, ensuring you or your loved one will always be able to connect with their provider.
When a resident joins our community, a hearing evaluation is conducted as part of our initial assessment. Staff can support with hearing aid assistance as well as facilitate a visit from an audiologist.
At Daystar our residents enjoy a wide variety of menu choices tailored to the preferences of our residents, even the pickiest of eaters.
We work to ensure that special dietary needs for each of our residents are met. All of our foods are prepared with a minimum amount of salt. Sugar-free desserts are offered at every meal. You will be able to dine with us knowing that your nutritional requirements will be met each day in a menu designed to be healthy, delicious and full of variety.
We can assist with special diets on an as-needed basis. Our nursing staff works with dietary management to identify allergies or any special accommodations a resident may have.