Golden Girls Living is an Assisted Living Home and not an Adult Foster Care Home. Assisted Living provides room and board (which includes meals) and non-medical care and assistance with the activities of daily living. Due to our residential home environment, we provide consistent interaction with our residents as opposed to the ‘check-ins’ that are standard in commercial facilities.
Our home is arranged for 6 residents with private & semi-private rooms. Our Direct Care Worker to resident ratio is either 1:3 or 1:6 depending on the time of day and the level of activity. For organized outings, the ratio is 1:3. In addition to the Direct Care Workers, administrative staff is also regularly on-site in our administrative office.
Our Team Members
Our team consists of a Home Administrator, Home Care Manager, Activities Assistant and Direct Care Workers. All team members have passed criminal background checks, have a minimum of 2 years of caregiving experience and are CPR certified and trained in First Aid. They also receive ongoing and comprehensive training in the Golden Girls Living standard of care and respect for residents, and in being mindful of the experience our residents are having.
Our goal is to provide an environment that feels easy and comfortable like home, rather than a care facility. We require our Direct Care Workers to maintain a positive energy in the common areas of the home through music, non-violent, non-confrontational TV & movie selections and additional methods. We have a great room open area and a family room, allowing residents a choice of how engaged they want to be with others during the day. Our common areas are sanitized daily and we take a variety of additional steps to protect our residents from common bacteria and viruses.
We require medical information about our residents at the beginning of their time with us to better understand their abilities and their needs.
We also recommend that family members receive updates on the physical status of their loved ones between their regular doctor visits and checkups. We can arrange visits from a Registered Nurse and a Physical Therapist to provide family members with periodic reports on the physical health and integrity of their loved ones from these independent sources, as an additional service.
Also, family members caring for their loved one at home sometimes need a break. Ask us about our Extended Weekend Respite Care.