Monarch Landing, a continuing care retirement / life plan community in Naperville, IL, has introduced Monarch at Home, a home health program designed specifically for independent living residents who require assistance and wish to remain in their apartments.
The Director of Monarch at Home, Mychelle Benton, stated that the service is intended to help residents stay in their units longer. Traditional services have been available to residents through outside agencies. However, Monarch at Home offers visits lasting only 15 minutes or so, which can save residents money compared to one-hour increments charged by outside agencies.
According to Associate Executive Director Kelli Cox, the program includes care companions who can assist with outings, personal care, domestic chores and other tasks that residents may need help with. Furthermore, because there is always a nurse available on-site, Monarch at Home can coordinate medications and provide injections as well as wound care with a doctor’s order.
The program’s caregiver companions are carefully matched with residents to ensure it’s a good fit. This means that residents will receive individualized attention and support from trained professionals.
Monarch Landing staff members staff the community and undergo thorough background checks and adhere to strict guidelines. The CCRC is owned and managed by Harrison NY-based Senior Care Development and is an equity partner with Life Care Services. Other CCRCs have also expanded their offerings to include home care services like Monarch at Home.