How does Ashley Gardens assess a resident’s health as well as cognitive functioning? How often is this done?
Residents are assessed by several professionals in our Charleston community. Caregivers spend much of their time administering one-on-one assistance to our residents and report any changes in the skin, health, or behavior to a nurse on duty right away. LPNs assess their daily health by checking their skin, reading caregiver notes, and reviewing their vital signs. Physicians assess residents in two cases: 1) on a routine basis as required by their care plan, and 2) as requested by a registered LPN or family member for focused medical problems.
We also evaluate cognitive and memory function periodically. Please rest assured that Ashley Gardens’ staff will communicate any changes with your loved one’s health or cognition promptly.