When is it time to consider a move to an assisted living facility?
Making the decision to move into an assisted living residence is not always easy, but it may very well be the best decision ever made -- for both seniors and their families. Families need to consider whether a family member can live alone. Often, social interaction is limited when one lives alone. Assisted living enables seniors to enjoy both social and recreational activities. Safety is yet another factor.
What is the difference between a traditional assisted living and a memory support residence?
Traditional assisted living provides assistance with daily activities such as medication management, eating, bathing and dressing, but with minimal supervision. Memory support residences cater to individuals living with such cognitive disabilities as Alzheimer’s and dementia. The personalized support services of both types of assisted livings enable residents to live in a safe environment while still maintaining a level of independence.
Will there be medical care available?
There are licensed nurses on staff five days a week as well as a Resident Care Director, who oversees all aspects of care, including medication assistance and communication with family and physicians. Nurses are available from 8am to 5pm. A Resident Care Director is on-site from 8am-5pm and we also have a 24/7 nursing on call system. In addition, all residents have access to on-site visiting nurse practitioners and physicians, although residents have the option of keeping their own primary care physician.
What if I need more services than those provided at the assisted living residences?
JGS Lifecare offers a continuum of support service and residences that are always readily available to residents. This is a huge advantage of being part of the JGS Lifecare family; these services can be easily accessed whenever a resident needs additional support. Our affiliate agencies include:
  • Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care offers supplemental personal care aides for our residents.
  • The Leavitt Family Jewish Home offers skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services.
Making the decision to move into an assisted living residence is not always easy, but it may very well be the best decision ever made -- for both seniors and their families. Families need to consider whether a family member can live alone. Often, social interaction is limited when one lives alone. Assisted living enables seniors to enjoy both social and recreational activities. Safety is yet another factor.
Traditional assisted living provides assistance with daily activities such as medication management, eating, bathing and dressing, but with minimal supervision. Memory support residences cater to individuals living with such cognitive disabilities as Alzheimer’s and dementia. The personalized support services of both types of assisted livings enable residents to live in a safe environment while still maintaining a level of independence.
There are licensed nurses on staff five days a week as well as a Resident Care Director, who oversees all aspects of care, including medication assistance and communication with family and physicians. Nurses are available from 8am to 5pm. A Resident Care Director is on-site from 8am-5pm and we also have a 24/7 nursing on call system. In addition, all residents have access to on-site visiting nurse practitioners and physicians, although residents have the option of keeping their own primary care physician.
JGS Lifecare offers a continuum of support service and residences that are always readily available to residents. This is a huge advantage of being part of the JGS Lifecare family; these services can be easily accessed whenever a resident needs additional support. Our affiliate agencies include:
  • Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care offers supplemental personal care aides for our residents.
  • The Leavitt Family Jewish Home offers skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services.

780 Converse Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
413-567-6212
info@jgslifecare.org