Monarch Landing, a premier continuing care retirement community in Naperville, IL, has recently introduced Monarch at Home, a home health program. This innovative service is specifically designed to assist independent living residents who need support and wish to remain in their apartments.
Mychelle Benton, Director of Monarch at Home, explained that this service helps residents stay in their units for longer periods. Traditional services have been available through external agencies but can be expensive. In contrast, Monarch at Home offers 15-minute visits instead of the one-hour increments typically charged by outside agencies.
According to Associate Executive Director Kelli Cox, Monarch at Home can save residents money because it provides assistance to one spouse so they can continue living with their partner in independent living longer. The program also includes care companions who help with outings, personal care tasks, and domestic chores. Additionally, there is always a nurse available who can coordinate medications and provide injections or wound care as per doctor’s orders.
Caregiver companions are carefully matched with residents to ensure a good fit. All staff members working for Monarch Landing undergo thorough background checks and follow strict guidelines.
Monarch Landing is owned and managed by Harrison-based Senior Care Development and is an equity partner with Life Care Services. Other Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) have expanded their offerings to include home care as well.
In conclusion, the introduction of Monarch at Home marks a significant step forward in enhancing the quality of life for independent living residents at Monarch Landing by providing them with the support they need to remain in their apartments for longer periods while still receiving the necessary care and assistance from highly trained professionals who are committed to ensuring each resident’s safety and wellbeing.