Monarch Landing, a continuing care retirement / life plan community located in Naperville, IL, has recently introduced Monarch at Home, a home health program. This new service is designed to help independent living residents who need assistance and wish to remain in their apartment.
According to Mychelle Benton, Director of Monarch at Home, the program is specifically tailored for those residents who require additional support and wish to age in place. The service offers visits that last 15 minutes or so as opposed to the one-hour increments typically offered by outside agencies. This can save residents money while still providing them with the care they need.
In addition to saving residents money, Monarch at Home can also assist one spouse so they can remain with their husband or wife in independent living longer. Associate Executive Director Kelli Cox explained that this is particularly beneficial for couples who may not have access to similar services through outside agencies.
The program includes care companions who are carefully matched with residents to ensure a good fit. These companions can assist with outings, personal care, domestic chores, and other tasks with which residents may need help. They also provide medication management services as well as wound care under a doctor’s order.
All staff members working on the Monarch at Home program are subject to a thorough background check and adhere to strict guidelines. The CCRC is owned and managed by Senior Care Development from Harrison, NY and is an equity partner with Life Care Services. Other CCRCs have also expanded their offerings to include home care services like this one.
Overall, Monarch at Home provides an excellent solution for independent living residents who need additional support and wish to age in place comfortably within their own home environment.