Every Llewsac Lodge resident has a cross-disciplinary team providing care.
Most team members have worked at Carleton-Willard for many years, and all of them build strong relationships with their residents.
Certified Nursing Assistant – The CNA provides direct care, and may help with bathing, dressing, and other daily activities. The CNA builds a close relationship with the resident, and is always around to give encouragement, have a conversation or a laugh, help with an activity, or maybe just give a shoulder rub. Each resident has an assigned caregiver so that a strong connection develops.
Nurse –A licensed nurse administers medications and treatments, such as changing a dressing. As part of the team, the nurse can address symptoms before a medical problem becomes severe, proactively helping residents stay healthy and well. The nursing model of care lessens the burden on families, because much of the resident’s medical care takes place right here.
Nurse Manager – The nurse manager is the liaison with the resident’s physician and is the person the family calls for help with any medical concerns. The nurse manager discusses any medical updates with the family, such as changes in medication or, or in a resident’s medical condition.
Activities Director– The activities director plans a range of engaging activities that fit the different interests and abilities of our residents and are intellectually, culturally and socially stimulating.
Music and Expressive Therapist – The music and expressive therapist uses music and the arts to help residents stay socially engaged; maintain physical, cognitive and emotional health; and decrease the effects of pain, confusion, depression and anxiety. She will guide the residents to sing, read or write poetry and stories, play the drums or chimes, listen to great music, or make art.
Fitness staff – The fitness staff offers exercise programs twice a week, as well as a walking program, Wii contests, seated volleyball, and more. Residents are also able to go to the fitness center on campus for a more extensive range of exercise equipment and classes.
Director – The director, a licensed social worker, helps residents successfully transition to their new environment and addresses any psychological or social needs that develop.
The Director is amazing, and Mom has become close to many of the staff. It feels like family to her.