Luther Park

Assisted Living and Memory Care

Assisted Living and Memory Care

What is Assisted Living?

Assisted living provides senior independent living with added healthcare and housekeeping services, such as meals, housekeeping, 24-hour security, medication reminders/administration and assistance with personal cares. Our assisted living residences provide an array of social, cultural, spiritual and recreational opportunities. 

How do I know when it is time to consider Assisted Living options for myself or my loved one? 

As human beings we are hardwired for independence.  But there are times when our independence could benefit from assisted living services. Following are five signs to tell if your loved one might benefit from supportive services:

  1. Do you see weight loss?
    Losing weight without trying is a sign that something's wrong.  It could be a sign of cancer, dementia, depression, or heart disease.  Or it also could mean that your loved one is lacking the energy to cook, is unable to grasp the tools needed for cooking, can’t get groceries, or read the labels on products.  A consultation with a physician and assisted livingservices can address these issues and lead to solutions.

  2. Are your loved ones taking care of themselves?
    Are your loved ones keeping up with their usual personal hygiene routines? Are their clothes clean? Not keeping up with daily routines, such as bathing, tooth brushing and other basic grooming, could indicate health problems. Dementia, depression or physical impairments could also be evident. 
     
  3. Is one’s home becoming too much of a burden?
    Check for signs of your loved ones not maintaining their home.  Are the lights working? Is the heat on? Has the well-maintained yard become overgrown? Are there dirty dishes in the sink? Is their home abnormally messy? 

    Significant changes in the way your loved ones do things around the house could provide clues to their health. Scorched pots could mean a parent with dementia is forgetting about dinner cooking on the stove. Neglected housework could mean depression is robbing your parent of the motivation to take care of the home. Light bulbs that haven't been replaced could indicate that physical impairments make it impossible for your loved ones to keep up with the regular maintenance around the house. 
     
  4. Are your loved ones having trouble moving around the house?
    Pay attention to how your loved ones are walking. Are they reluctant or unable to walk usual distances? Is knee or hip arthritis making it difficult to get around the house? Do they need a cane or walker? Discuss ways to make getting around easier. 
     
  5. What is your loved ones’ mood?
    Are they happy?  Are they actively engaged in activities and interests that provide joy?  Are they connecting with people who they enjoy?  If not, it’s time to explore the causes of this discontentment and work on solutions.

How do I become a resident of the Luther Park at Sandpoint community?

There are several simple steps in the process of becoming a resident:

  1. Take a tour—call Karla at 208-265-8834 to schedule
  2. Make a Reservation Deposit.  This involves a simple one page form and a deposit of $1000 (Fully refundable if you don’t move in, less interest earned)
  3. When an apartment becomes available, sign a Medical Release form  to give us permission to receive your medical records and fill out a short Personal History.
  4. Schedule and have an assessment from our nurse.
  5. Sign Resident Admission Agreement and Negotiated Service Agreement and arrange moving day
  6. Move In

 

What is included in my monthly rent?

If you are not seeking health care and personal assistance services, the following is included in your monthly rent: 

  • Nursing oversight and coordination of outside health services
  • Three chef–prepared meals per day with daily snacks
  • Housekeeping every other week
  • 24-hour staff on-site and emergency response
  • Initial RN assessment and 90-day reviews
  • Social, spiritual and leisure activities
  • Paid utilities including heat/air conditioning, electric, water, trash, basic satellite television, WiFi in common areas (telephone, internet and premium television package are not included)
  • While you are away services
  • Interior and exterior maintenance
  • Transportation Program

 

Can I have guest's stay with me?

Guest's are welcome anytime in your home at Luther Park. 

Can I decorate my home the way I want to?

Absolutely! Bring all the furnishings that you would like to help you make your new residence your "home."

 

What is the pet policy?

 Visiting Pets to Luther Park

At Luther Park we welcome your family and friends to visit and bring their pets. However, we do have an established Visiting Pet Policy. We encourage you, as a resident of Luther Park, to be aware of this policy and to share this information with your family and friends prior to their visit to our community.

  • Prior to pets visiting the community the Administrator must be notified and set aside an appointment to visit with the pet to ensure pet friendliness.
  • Current and up-to-date vaccination records must be provided and kept current for continued visits and this is the responsibility of the pet owner.
  • Visiting pets are not permitted to stay over-night in either the resident’s apartment or the Monarch Guest Suite.
  • Pets must have a friendly disposition and be approachable by residents, staff and visitors.
  • When in common areas of the building or property the pet must be on a leash or a pet carrier and be supervised at all times.
  • Immediate clean-up is expected when taking pets outside for “bathroom breaks.”

Resident Pets

Luther Park at Sandpoint is a pet friendly community and enjoys that our residents are permitted to move-in with their beloved pets.  For those with pets please keep in mind a few items:

  • When in common areas of the building or property the pet must be on a leash or a pet carrier and be supervised at all times.
  • Immediate clean-up is expected when taking pets outside for “bathroom breaks.”

 

 What is included in my monthly rent?

The monthly service fee includes:

  • Chef-prepared meals each day
  • Utilities, including electric, heat/air, water, trash, basic satellilte television service, WiFi in common areas;  telephone and internet service is not included
  • Housekeeping 2 times per month
  • 24-hour emergency response
  • Social, spiritual and leisure activities
  • Scheduled transportation
  • “While You’re Away” services
  • Interior and exterior maintenance

 

What if I need more services?

Additional services are available such as:

  • Medication Administration
  • Bathing Assistance
  • Dressing/Grooming
  • Personal Hygiene Assistance
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Transfer Assistance
  • Escorts
  • Dining Assistance
  • Comfort Checks
  • Nursing services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry

 

When are meal times and How will I know where to sit in the Dining Room?

One of the unique dining experiences that we offer to our residents at Luther Park is a term that is called “Open Dining”.  Open Dining allows residents to attend a meal at any time during the meal service time. How wonderful it is to be able to just casually dine on your own time rather than feeling pressured to attend a meal at the precise time it begins! 

Additionally we offer open seating rather than “assigned” seating - which allows residents to sit wherever they choose from day to day or meal to meal. This gives a great chance three times a day to meet new people and make new friends.

Meal Service Times

            Breakfast  7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

            Lunch       11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

            Dinner     4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

 

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