Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Assisted Living Facilities Littleton – House That Runs on Care and Support

Liz Littleton joined the nursing course as a career choice, and she never expected that it would change her entire life. After becoming a registered nurse, she worked in several fields like Pediatric ICU and Hospice Nursing. However, Hospice Nursing and end of life care became a passion for her. Since her father was also a physician, she selected nursing as her career but her focus became more attuned towards people with dementia disorders during the 11 years that she practiced as a nurse. That is when she met Tom Littleton. He had a master’s degree in Business Administration, and wanted to have his own business. After meeting Liz, he also became equally interested in health care and assisted living homes. Thus, the first of the Lighthouse Assisted Living Facilities Littleton came into existence as Newland House at 7070, S. Newland Court, Littleton, 80128. The next assisted living Littleton facility started functioning as Wadsworth House at 8603, S. Wadsworth Court, Littleton 80128. Four more assisted living homes followed these two. They are

•    Elizabeth House at 7783, S. Elizabeth Way, Centennial 80122
•    Steele House at 6,700, S. Steele St., Centennial 80122
•    Irwin House at 2745, E. Irwin Place, Centennial 80122
•    Emporia House at 6318, S. Emporia Circle, Englewood 80111

High quality service is important to Liz and Tom, and they have ensured that the homes remain small so that the staff members are able to give personal attention and care to each resident. They have selected the staff members after careful screening, and give them continuous training and motivation to provide the best possible service to the seniors in assisted living facilities Littleton and the other homes. They also hire part time help during the weekends so that the elders have enjoyable outings during the weekends for shopping, visiting parks and nearby picnic spots, in addition to other activities. Even their four children actively participate in activities with the elders whenever they have free time.

The staff to resident ratio is very high at all assisted living facilities Littleton, and the other homes of Lighthouse Assisted Living. The house managers are Certified Nursing Assistants with several years of experience in caregiving, especially to persons afflicted with dementia disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, memory loss, disorientation, stroke, etc. The home managers are full time employees who assist the residents with other staff members in all aspects of caregiving. The residents get assistance in all their daily routine activities like bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.

While ensuring high quality caregiving in the assisted living facilities Littleton and other homes, Liz and Tom also make sure that the setting remains homely and affordable to all the residents. They interact with the family members frequently to help them understand that their loved ones are taken care of in every necessary detail. They stand with the seniors all the way until they pass away peacefully, since Hospice, or end of life service, is Liz’s specialty.

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