[Updated: January 10, 2023 | Published: September 21, 2021]
One of nine dimensions of wellness we call The Village Way, on-site senior health services at Friendship Village of Dublin help our residents live their best lives at every age.
Through this holistic approach to wellness, we empower residents to pursue an active senior lifestyle that fulfills their vision of a life in perfect balance.
Dedicated, On-Site Senior Care
“Our Residential Health Services department helps residents stay healthy or work their way back to good health,” said Health and Wellness Navigator Ava Eisele, MSW, LSW.
“Senior health services works with the eight other dimensions of wellness to assist residents in living life to the fullest,” she added.
“Because it is hard to engage intellectually or vocationally if you are not doing well physically, senior health services provide an important foundation for a high quality of life.”
A Comprehensive Range of Senior Health Services
Friendship Village of Dublin places quality senior health care within walking distance.
Our on-site medical practice, operated by Central Ohio Primary Care, is the only one of its kind in central Ohio.
Our Residential Health Services Department works closely with COPC and other personal physicians, ensuring care coordination for residents.
Some types of specialized care we offer on campus include:
- Inpatient Rehabilitation Services at our new Alderwood Health & Rehab.
- Assisted Living at our new Waterford Assisted Living
- Outpatient Rehabilitation Services in resident apartments or one of the fitness centers
- Health and wellness programming, including fitness classes and personal training at two fitness centers and a large indoor pool
- Podiatry Services
- Audiology Services
- Massage Therapy
- Medical Transportation
- Pharmacy Delivery
- Psychological services
Residential Health tailors all senior health services to each resident’s unique needs and desires.
“Our goal is to keep residents in their best possible health so they can thrive The Village Way,” Ava said.
Health Services Navigator Coordinates Care
“As the Health and Wellness Navigator, I help residents navigate between service levels on campus and link them to off-campus senior health services as needed,” Ava said.
For Independent Living residents, Ava discusses barriers to living well and helps them explore ways to overcome obstacles.
She helps residents who are considering a higher level of care learn about their options. As a LifeCare community, Friendship Village of Dublin provides on-campus access to independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. Now under construction, our new Rowan House Memory Care will open in Spring 2023.
A full-time licensed social worker, Ava also coordinates optional home care services and off-site senior health services using a vetted Preferred Provider list.
“Our clinical team has determined that the providers on this list are in line with the standards we practice on campus,” she said. “That means we can feel confident in the quality of care our residents receive off campus.”
Off-site services include insurance consultation, legal help, connection to medical equipment providers, hospice services and more.
Optional Home Care Services
Friendship Village Home Care Services brings high-quality, person-centered care into residents’ homes.
“Whether you are dealing with an illness, injury or just the challenges of daily life, professional in-home care can make all the difference,” Ava said.
A wide variety of private duty care is available, including personal home services, in-home nursing and care partner services. Long-term care insurance may cover fees for some services.
Personal Home Services
- Ironing, minor sewing
- Washing dishes, polishing silver
- Household organization of closets & cupboards
- Seasonal decorating
- Planting flowers & watering
- Removing items from storage or garage
- Mail pick up & delivery
- Organizing papers
- Light housekeeping
In-Home Nursing Services
We offer short-term nursing care to support residents after illness or recent hospitalization and long-term care to maintain safety and independence.
Residents and their families might choose in-home nursing care to handle:
- Coordination of care with physicians, including scheduling appointments and transportation
- Review and management of medication and prescribed treatments
- Assessment during illness, including coordination with Primary Care Provider
- Injections and wound care
- Catheter and ostomy instruction and care
- Oxygen assessment and instruction
- Blood pressure monitoring
Care Partner Services
Our care partner services provide a helping hand to assist with activities of daily living, such as:
- Assistance with personal care, showering and mobility
- Meal preparation
- Meal order & delivery
- Wheelchair transport
- Wellness and safety checks
- Companion 1:1 socialization
- Medication reminders
- Respite companion for caregivers
- Escort to appointments
Love Life the Village Way!
Even given today’s challenges, you can live your best life. Through the nine dimensions of wellness that make up The Village Way, our residents enjoy a healthful, vibrant lifestyle!
“We’re committed to creating a community that lives up to its name and supports you as you learn, grow and pursue your lifelong passions,” said Executive Director Rita Doherty.
“You’re invited to learn more about The Village Way and how our 9 dimensions of wellness promote life in perfect balance during a safe, socially distanced visit.”
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