What Type of Medical Services Are Provided at Longview Assisted Living?
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If you are considering a move to an assisted living community, it’s essential to determine your needs and ensure the community you choose provides the necessary services to live comfortably in your new home. At Longview, Christian Health’s premier assisted living community, residents receive the support they need in a welcoming, comforting environment that encourages an active, social lifestyle.
What Is Assisted Living?
An assisted living community offers older adults a perfect balance of support and independence by providing private apartments, social activities, communal dining, and assistance when needed. Because not every resident at Longview has the same care needs, services are personalized for each individual so that they can customize their routine to maximize independence but still rest easy that aid is there when necessary. Residents receive a level-of-care review every four to six months to determine what assistive services they need to live comfortably in the community.
Longview’s professional and friendly clinical team is available to offer various helpful services, such as assistance with activities of daily living, known as ADLs, like showering, dressing, and doing laundry. The Longview team also provides medical assistance for residents who need it.
Medical Services Offered at Longview
Medication management: Many older adults in assisted living take multiple medications each day and may have trouble remembering to take them. On-site health aides at Longview provide oversight and medication reminders to ensure residents take their medications properly, on time, and in the correct dose.
Diabetes management: Residents at Longview receive assistance administering insulin if needed to manage their diabetes.
Minor wound care: Treatment for minor wounds is available on-site.
Rehabilitation: Longview has an on-site center for rehabilitation, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy for residents recovering from surgery, an illness, or an injury to regain mobility and function and alleviate pain.
Primary care doctor: Residents may choose to keep their primary care physician or take advantage of our contracted provider. A physician routinely visits Longview so that residents can address general health concerns and receive basic primary care without leaving the community.
Medical specialists: Several medical professionals visit Longview regularly to provide routine care: an ophthalmologist, a dentist, a podiatrist, a psychiatrist, and a social worker.
Assistance with transportation: If a resident needs to see an outside doctor, the Longview team will assist them with securing safe transportation to their appointment.
Mental health support: In addition to supporting physical health, the Longview community advocates for accessible mental health treatment. Both a psychiatrist and counselor from Christian Health’s LiveWell Counseling center visit Longview regularly to provide medication management and talk therapy to residents living with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues.
Hospice care: End-of-life care services are offered in-home through our partnership with Valley Health.
Longview has nurses on-site and on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to handle any medical emergencies that may arise.
Home Care Services
If Longview residents need additional, round-the-clock in-home care and support, the community will connect them with a home health aide to tend to their needs. Home Care Options, Christian Health’s home health care service, offers various household and health-related services, including housekeeping, personal care, and mobility assistance, performed by their experienced and compassionate home health aides.
Assistance with ADLs
In addition to medical assistance, Longview offers daily support with everyday personal tasks, including:
- Showering and bathing
- Brushing teeth
- Transferring to activities
- Incontinence services and laundry
Is Longview Assisted Living Right for You?
If you or your loved one are considering a move into an assisted living community in Bergen County, New Jersey, we would love to welcome you home to Longview. For more information about Longview Assisted Living or to schedule a tour of the community, please contact Victoria Durante, CALA, Admissions Director, at VDurante@ChristianHealthNJ.org or (201) 848-4303.