Gold Crest Retirement Center strives to create and maintain an independent living arrangement for residents who need minimal assistance and supervision through our Assisted Living Apartments. Pre-admission screening is done to evaluate the resident’s abilities. A current physical and a physician’s order stating that Assisted Living is appropriate placement are required for admission. A representative from Gold Crest will visit with the resident or their representative to determine the initial Resident Service Agreement. The following information will assist you to understand some of our Assisted Living guidelines.
A Medication Aide is provided 24 hours a day to be the primary caregiver. That person will be able to provide supervision and minimal one-person assistance throughout the day. A Resident Services Coordinator is assigned to review medications, condition changes and provide an oversight of the Assisted Living operation 24 hours a day.
We do allow canes, walkers and wheel chairs, but do not provide these. These appliances can be purchases or rented from various dealers. We encourage our residents to be as independenct as possible; however we will provide one-person assist for transfers into wheel chair, bed or toilet on a temporary basis. Power chairs and scooters are allowed; but each resident must participate in training and observation before being allowed to use it independently or within required restrictions. Please see our Therapy Section for information on restorative and in-patient therapy services.
We encourage independence, but minimal sssistance can be provided with dressing.
Residents need to be able to toilet themselves and manage their own incontinence. Residents who are unable to self-manage incontinence, will not be able to maintain residence in Assisted Living. In the evet a resident is ill or weak, temporary assistance is available. We can provide assistance with catheter care and colostomy care, but their may be an additional charge. Incontinent products are not provided by Gold Crest, but are available for purchase.
A resident may be confused, but if their behaviors become disruptive to the other residents, they may not be able to remain in Assisted Living. They must be able to find their own room. Residents who wander will be evaluated on an individual basis as to whether their needs can be met in Assisted Living.
Housekeeping services, towels and bed linens will be provided in the daily room rate. These items will be laundered with the regular laundry of the facility. There is a laundry area that the residents may use to wash personal clothes or these may be washed by Gold Crest staff for an additional charge per load.
Each resident has the right to choose their own physician, and some doctors may be willing to come to our facility to see your loved one. Our Medical Director is Dr. Stacey Goodrich from Tecumseh; he routinely visits our facility and may be willing to assume the role of Primary Care Physician if the resident desires.
The medications are dispensed to the residents according to the physician orders and documented in their chart. Medications are provided, set up and labeled by Lake Crest Pharmacy of Adams, NE. Lake Crest is able to work with most of the Medicare D Drug Plans, Medicaid, and VA prescription plans. There may be instances where a resident utilizes over the counter or non-prescription medications or herbal products. All medicinal products used in our facility must have a physician order and pharmacy label on it; for this reason, we ask that family do not bring "medications" not ordered for the resident.
Each apartment has a shower, which the resident may use at their discretion. We highly encourage that our staff person assist the resident with a weekly whirlpool. If a resident requests more showers or whirlpools with assistance, there is an additional charge.
Additional medical services that are offered include visits with a Podiatrist that comes to our facility to provide nail and foot care; psychiatric consults to assists with depression, anxiety or behaviors; local dental and chiropractice services can be arranged; and lab work can be drawn at our facility by qualified nursing staff and sent to a lab. Some services may incur additional charges, please ask if you have questions.
It is our goal to maintain a safe working and living environment for everyone on our healthcare campus. We practice emergency drills to ensure readiness and training for both employees and resdients, maintaining a calm atmosphere to reduce the stress and percieved danger.