Advantage Living Centers
Southfield, MI, 48075, US
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Advantage Living Centers offer a number of metro Detroit-based assisted living, rehabilitation and skilled nursing care centers. Each of the locations offers clients a comfortable atmosphere to live or recuperate with all of the conveniences, safety and amenities that family members want for their loved ones.
"We own and operate skilled nursing and assisted living facilities around the metro Detroit area, many with memory care options," says Kelsey Hastings, an owner and operator of Advantage Living Centers. "We have 10 skilled nursing facilities that do rehabilitation and offer service for those requiring more care. We can do everything from IVs and tube feedings to trach care or post-operative rehab."
There are Advantage Living Centers rehab and skilled nursing locations in Armada, Detroit, Harper Woods, Redford, Roseville, Southgate, Wayne, Warren and also one in Battle Creek. The facilities focus on things like rehabilitation and heart, kidney and lung disease. The nursing care team can also provide aid in the areas of cardiac care, pulmonary care, diabetes, IV therapy, post-surgical care, memory care, renal dialysis support, respiratory care and wound care.
Assisted living facilities that can accomodate those who are still able to live independently, but would like access to extra care, meal services, organized activities and the ability to stay social and active, are available at the Advantage Living Centers in Armada and Redford. Each includes one-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio-style apartment housing options for single people or married couples.
Within the assisted living communities, there is a restaurant-style menu and dining, medication management, housekeeping and laundry, social activities, basic cable television, life safety system and exterior courtyards for the residents to use.
The Advantage Living Centers assisted living facilities include short-term respite care, which provides peace-of-mind to caregivers who want to travel or need to make short-term alternate arrangements for their loved ones.
Hastings says most of the care facilities offer memory care living options as well. These neighborhoods are designed for those living with Alzheimer's, dementia or other forms of memory loss. These Advantage Living Centers offer care for clients without psychiatric issues or traumatic brain injuries. The specialized staff works with each individual to make sure they are comfortable and safe.
"The staff train specifically in caring for people with memory concerns, including sundowning syndrome. Our program on those specific units is designed to address their needs. We get into a resident's rhythms and mimic the patterns of their lives in our facility," Hastings says.
The memory care areas have certified dementia practitioners and use different approaches for helping those who have memory issues, like music therapy.
"It's an evidence-based program that taps into certain areas of the brain and even helps them to calm down," Hastings says. "We have the music program and other memory programs that utilize a non-medication approach to taking care of behavioral issues."
Families are encouraged to be involved with their loved ones care. The families and the resident help build a story of the resident's life through Life Bio, which provides a written life review and reminiscence album that is helpful to both the resident, those caring for them and also for the family.
"We want to focus on the families. The family members often spend so much time on the caregiving aspect that they lose the relationship with their loved one. Having them in a facility that can help with the health and safety of their loved one can help the family members connect and enjoy their time together," Hastings says.
Fore more information on Advantage Living Centers and the services available at each facility, visit the Advantage Living Centers website.