Carlton Senior Living’s Nursing Home Alternative
Carlton Senior Living Sacramento offers seniors a unique, apartment living alternative to a traditional nursing home. With a warm and nurturing environment and 24-hour nursing care the entire community is designed to take assisted living to the next level.
Nestled on a shared campus with Carlton Senior Living Sacramento, our Enhanced Assisted Living community is smaller and more intimate. Many of the 56 apartments in the two-story community have doors opening onto the interior courtyard, which provides residents easy access to common areas and allows staff greater ability to monitor residents’ well-being. The cathedral ceilings and lush indoor atrium contribute to an atmosphere of tranquility and comfort.
With nursing staff available on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, higher care needs can be managed more comprehensively. Supportive services are available to seniors who need post-operative and post-stroke rehabilitation, help with activities of daily living, and mobility assistance for such neuromuscular conditions as multiple sclerosis, ALS, Parkinson’s, or muscular dystrophy. All personal caregivers have been certified in Carlton’s nationally recognized Advanced Caregiver Training (ACT) program, which enhances their understanding of these diseases and their appropriate treatments. Two other award-winning care programs are available: diabetes management, and balance fitness and mobility assistance.
Move-in consultation ensures a plan is in place for both resident health care and quality of life needs. Ongoing conferences help ensure that resident health status changes are noted and care services adjusted accordingly.
All-day, restaurant-style dining caters to residents’ tastes and daily schedules. There are also special diet accommodations, a self-serve casual café, and room service upon request.
From its inception, Carlton Senior Living (CSL) decided to offer the broadest spectrum of care allowable. This makes CSL better able to meet residents’ chronic and long-term care needs. Below is a description of the added services at Carlton’s Sacramento communities that allow them to go the extra mile in delivering exceptional care.
Medical Director: While under no obligation from the state licensing agency to have a medical director in an assisted living community, Carlton has chosen to establish that relationship with Dr. Charanjit Sandhu. His advice to the wellness team allows for cohesive oversight of each resident’s well-being. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Sandhu is a long-time practitioner in the Sacramento region. He prides himself on an approach to medicine that allows him “to meet patients’ varied needs and to care for their mind, whole body, and spirit.” He also embraces the concept of “concierge medicine,” which allows his patients to receive more of his time and attention for an already negotiated fee that frequently lowers their annual spending on doctor’s visits.
Wellness Team: Staff nurses, both RNs and LVNs, are able to coordinate care, monitor residents’ health status, and follow physicians’ orders for injections and medication management. They also train personal caregiving staff and, at Carlton Crown Plaza, are available onsite 24 hours each day. This allows Carlton Sneior Living Enhanced to accept and retain residents with greater health-related needs as well as comprehensively manage their care. It also assures that a skilled professional is quickly available should emergencies arise.
CSL also manage residents’ medication using specially trained Medication Technicians and cutting-edge electronic medication administration records (eMARS) technology. This helps minimize medication errors, increase staff efficiency, provide comprehensive documentation, and improve quality of care.
Resident Liaison: Our Resident Liaison acts as the “point person” for family members, so families can receive up-to-date information about their loved one and solve concerns that may arise. Family involvement in the life of the community is highly encouraged.
Clinical Services Consultants: The communities’ wellness teams are supported and educated by CSL Home Office staff – four full-time, dedicated consultants with expertise in clinical services management, policy development, dementia care, and medications management. Communities can call upon these professionals when questions arise or when they would like added information, references and resources. Additionally, the consultants routinely monitor clinical operations for quality assurance.
Award-Winning Care Programs: Argentum, formally known as “The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)”, the national trade association that represents assisted living providers, periodically bestows “Best of” awards for programs of merit. So far, Carlton Senior Living has been honored with three awards, including:
- Advanced Caregiver Training (ACT), which provides the entire personal caregiving staff with additional training on conditions and diseases common among the elderly. Increased understanding better enables them to assist with care related to strokes, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, arthritis complications, Parkinson’s disease, and other disorders.
- A diabetes management program, which is designed to assist residents to live better with their diabetes on a day-to-day basis. It includes services from licensed vocational nurses as well as medication management.
- Balance fitness and mobility assistance, which includes risk assessment, opportunities for fitness training, healthy walking classes and educational seminars to promote enhanced resident mindfulness as they move around their apartment and the community at large.
Physical Therapy: David T. Clawson, M.P.T., maintains an office in Carlton Senior Living Sacramento where he uses specially designed exercises, treatment, and equipment to help residents and other local seniors improve or regain physical abilities and mobility after a stroke, surgery, or injury. He has practiced in the Sacramento region for over 20 years, including seven as director of rehabilitation in skilled nursing care.
Onsite Ambulance Service: AlphaOne Ambulance Service posts paramedics and emergency medical technicians at the communities. These professionals specialize in providing routine care and transport to seniors (including those with dementia), but are also on hand to offer emergency assistance if needed.
Hospice: Both Carlton Senior Living Sacramento and Enhanced have received approval from the state licensing agency to allow hospice care and services. This support is made available to residents in the final phase of a terminal illness. The focus is on comfort and quality of life for the resident and his or her family.
When seniors choose to make their home at Carlton Senior Living, they, as well as their families, can feel confident in the experienced, capable, and caring staff that does their utmost to ensure beloved residents are well cared for.
Conveniences and nearby features
Residents enjoy an elegant living environment and an activity- and service-rich lifestyle. There is so much more available than first meets the eye. Not only are residents’ health care needs met on an ongoing basis, but many of the costs of amenities are included in the basic monthly rent rate, such as:
- Three meals daily, served restaurant-style
- Apartment maintenance
- Water, garbage, and electricity
- Individual heating and air-conditioning controls
- Roll-in showers
- Emergency call system
- 24-hour staffing, seven days a week
- Daily bed-making and garbage removal, plus weekly housekeeping
- Weekly personal laundry and linen service
- Room service for temporary illness
- Scheduled transportation for excursions and activities
- Medical visit transportation with wheelchair access
- A full schedule of Personal Expressions activities
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