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Safety & Security
At Serenity Oaks, we understand that safety and security are paramount when it comes to providing exceptional care for our residents. Our communities have been designed and built with added safety features to ensure the safest possible environment while still feeling like a home.
The Importance of Safety & Security in Assisted Living Facilities
Seniors who require assistance with daily activities, or who are living with memory impairments, are often more vulnerable to accidents, falls, and other safety risks. Ensuring a safe environment is crucial to protect their well-being and promote their overall quality of life. By implementing comprehensive safety measures, assisted living and memory care facilities can provide a secure and comfortable living space where residents can thrive with confidence and peace of mind.
Falls are a common concern among seniors, and we take proactive steps to minimize the risk of falls within our facilities. Our staff members undergo rigorous training to identify fall hazards and implement preventive measures. We conduct regular safety inspections to identify and address potential risks, such as loose handrails, uneven surfaces, or cluttered pathways. Additionally, we offer assistance devices and encourage the use of mobility aids to enhance stability and reduce fall risks.
For residents with memory impairments, wandering can pose a significant safety risk. Our facilities are designed with secure entrances and exits to prevent unauthorized access and ensure residents’ safety. We utilize advanced security systems, including surveillance cameras and door alarms, to monitor movement within the premises effectively. Our trained staff members provide supervision and engage residents in enriching activities to minimize the urge to wander.
Health & Well-Being Check-Ups
Maintaining the health and well-being of our residents is of utmost importance. Our skilled caregivers regularly conduct comprehensive health check-ups to assess vital signs, monitor medication usage, screen for mental health, and evaluate any emerging health concerns. We work closely with medical professionals to ensure that residents receive timely and appropriate care. By implementing proactive health monitoring, we can identify and address potential issues before they escalate.
Cleaning & Disinfecting
Maintaining a clean and hygienic environment is crucial for the health and safety of our residents. Our dedicated housekeeping team follows rigorous cleaning protocols and utilizes effective disinfection techniques to prevent the spread of germs and infectious diseases. We pay extra attention to high-touch surfaces, communal areas, and resident rooms. Our commitment to cleanliness helps create a safe and healthy living environment for everyone.
Assisted Living Safety Checklist
When choosing an assisted living facility, safety should be a top priority. To help you make an informed decision, we have prepared a senior living safety checklist that you can use to evaluate different facilities:
- Are there handrails and grab bars available throughout the facility?
- How are fall hazards addressed and minimized?
- What security measures are in place to prevent unauthorized access or wandering?
- Are there emergency response systems in each resident’s room?
- How often are health check-ups conducted, and how are they documented?
- What cleaning and disinfection protocols are followed?
- Are there smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and sprinkler systems installed?
- How is medication management handled?
- What training and certifications do staff members possess?
Safety Features at Serenity Oaks
- Monitored fire suppression systems including sprinklers and pull alarms
- Security Alarms on premises
- Live DVR security cameras
- Panic buttons
- Fully fenced courtyards
- Alarms on doors to prevent wandering
- Personal alarms and bed alarms to prevent falls
- Resident pull cords in restrooms
- 24 Hour wake staff
- 2 hour bed checks
- No area rugs or floor mats
- Camouflaged exit doors where needed
By considering these essential factors, you can ensure the safety and security of your loved ones in an assisted living facility. At Serenity Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care Facilities, we take pride in meeting and exceeding these safety standards, providing a tranquil and secure environment for our residents. Contact us today to schedule a tour and discover how we can meet your loved one’s unique needs.