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Yes. Most communities in our area have community fees, it’s a standard in assisted living to ensure a quality environment, safe grounds, and top of the line amenities for our residents and their families.
We recommend our Kris-Leigh in-house emergency pendant. Our state-of-the-art building in Severna Park has been outfitted for an in-house emergency pendant system that can be worn and utilized as the need arises. The call is routed to all care-giving personnel.
Kris-Leigh has a well planned and diverse activity calendar designed specifically for the different communities! Our Severna Park community offers daily live music, Spanish classes, and pontoon boat rides down the Magothy River.
Certified Medication Technicians (CMTs)are trained and certified under the Maryland State Board of Nursing. Certified Medication Technicians were designed to alleviate the time consuming med-pass, allowing time for our nurses to clinically and personally manage their residents. Certified Medication Technicians along with our nurses are held accountable for the safe handling and administration of medications.
It is recommended that you partner with our contract pharmacy however, you may opt to use your current provider. Long-Term Care communities typically contract with an institutional pharmacy that provides a geriatric pharmacist to monitor medications. The pharmacy also prepares medications in bubble cassettes to ensure safety and precise management. If you choose your own pharmacist, please be aware that there is a charge for repackaging.
Yes, and many other specialized physicians do house calls also! Kris-Leigh Assisted Livings contracts with a Physician who is responsible for the primary care of the resident. He also will refer residents to other specialties as the need arises.
A: Our chefs work hard to plan and prepare a variety of options to satisfy many palates! You won’t find spaghetti on the menu too often. We pride ourselves on a wide selection of pleasing entrees. Our Severna Park community provides restaurant style services, you order… we serve!
Our resident to staff ratio mirrors the state and federal guidelines. Licensed Assisted Livings are mandated to have a ratio that supports the number of residents we have in the community.
Residents can opt to have therapists on-site to cover therapy needs. Most of our residents have therapy from time to time. As long as the doctor orders it, therapy can be provided on-site without having to leave home. Our Severna Park community has a a therapy pool and an exercise room to utilize.
Dad doesn’t want to move and now he’s pretty upset with us. We told him we’d never put him in a nursing home. What now?
We can ease your burden…that’s our primary function! Kris-Leigh was founded by a couple that had your exact issue, wanting the best care but knowing how hard it was to make that move. We recognize your tremendous feelings of guilt and pressure. One way to minimize the transition is to have your dad stay with us temporarily, a Respite stay. This can ease his stress and help solve the situation.