ADMISSION TO VILLA ACADIENNE
The decision to seek admission to a Home for Special Care is a difficult one. We at Villa Acadienne are aware and sensitive to the emotional period that faces a new resident and family upon admission. We work closely with the family to make the transition as smooth and easy as possible.
The majority of accomodations at Villa Acadienne are double rooms. Every effort is made to pair roommates who are compatible, both at admission and throughout their stay. At times, it may be necessary to transfer from one room to another of one unit to another. These changes may be due to either change in their level of care or for better suitability of roommates The decision for such moves is made by an interdisciplinary team who considers the best interests of the residents. Full consideration is given to the effects such moves have on all aspects of the resident's care.
SELECTING A QUALITY LONG TERM CARE FACILITY
The following are factors you might consider when making your decision:
The conditions and layout of the buildings and grounds
-Consider for both indoor and outdoors the cleanliness, areas available to residents for socializing, private entertaining/conversations, and activities.
The attitude of staff and residents
-Consider the demeanor of the staff; how residents are treated and how comfortable residents appear to be at the facility.
-Consider what professinal servies are available, the arrangements for medial and pharmaceutical services, what services the care staff provide and the dietary services
Social and recreational activities
Consider the type of organized activities available, the opportunity to persue personal hobbies and spiritual practices and the role of volunteers and the families at the facility.
Consider the decision making policies about care, transportation policies, the storage of money and valuables, visiting hours, alcohol and smoking policies and the existence of a residents' council.