How does The Verandah’s memory care team assess a prospective resident’s health and cognitive functioning? How often?
Memory care residents are assessed by several professionals in our Lake Charles community. Caregivers spend much of their time administering one-on-one assistance to our residents and report any changes in skin, health, or behavior to a nurse on duty right away. Registered Nurses 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 nurse or family member for focused medical problems.
We also evaluate cognitive and memory function periodically. Please rest assured that The Verandah’s staff will communicate any changes with your loved one’s health or cognition promptly.