There are a number of benefits that separate Clarendon Assisted Living from the competition. At the top of that list is our comprehensive charting program of each resident’s condition.
Each day, our caregivers record the following for each resident:
- Vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, and temperature)
- Food intake
- Fluid intake
- Sleeping pattern
- Bathing pattern
- Walking record
- Regular skin checks
By keeping up-to-date records of each resident, we have a full picture of their condition at all times. Most importantly, this helps us avoid costly and potentially traumatic hospitalizations, readmissions, and stays in a rehabilitation facility.
As an example, by taking a resident’s temperature regularly, we will notice if that resident’s temperature is elevated slightly. We can take the resident to the doctor, or have a nurse come to the facility, and if something is wrong, we can have it taken care of easily, perhaps with nothing more than an oral antibiotic. This is far preferable to waiting until a resident has become symptomatic, and the fever has reached emergency levels, which would require immediate hospitalization and perhaps rehab.