Senior living services at The Waterford at Colby
Our caregivers work collaboratively with each resident and their family to design a custom, personalized approach that nurtures the whole self.
For older adults who need hands-on help with daily activities of living like bathing, grooming, dressing, moving around and taking medications. You’ll also enjoy nutritious meals and housekeeping services. We offer:
- 24-hour staffing
- Regular personal care assessments
- Access to a choice of home health agencies
- Bathing, dressing and grooming assistance
- Special nutrition counseling
- Incontinence care
- Medication administration and reminders
- Housekeeping and linen services
- Meals served daily
- Wellness, walking, balance and exercise classes
- Escort and transfer assistance
Our specialized program, Magnolia Trails™, goes beyond the typical management of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia by providing care for the whole person–mind, body and spirit. Our caregivers work with families and their loved ones’ health care providers to create a unique plan for each resident.
We tailor the days to meet seniors where they are at each moment. From daily interactions and activities to the environment and food, every aspect of the experience we provide is centered on the resident.
Sometimes called a respite care or rehab, temporary stay is available for seniors who need extra support and monitoring for a short period—such as recovering from a surgery or injury, or while a caregiver is away.
This is also a great way to see if a senior living community is right for you. You’ll stay in a spacious, private apartment and have access to all our community’s amenities and services throughout your stay.
Services we provide to keep seniors healthy
We offer convenient on-site services to help protect and nurture your health, including:
- 24-hour awake staff with a doctor on call
- On-site massage therapist and nutritionist
- Full medication management
- Specialty on-site medical care including catheter care, incontinence care and oxygen
- Visiting physicians, including occupational and physical therapists, podiatrists and nurses
- Home care and hospice available
Frequently asked questions about assisted living and memory care
Assisted living can improve the daily life of seniors, especially for those who are starting to struggle on their own. Residents will receive support with everyday activities including bathing, getting dressed, incontinence care, help with mobility and more.
On the other hand, memory care facilities are specifically geared toward those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Assisted living can be an option for seniors in the early stages of Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. If a higher level of care is needed due to advanced dementia, memory care is more suitable.
There are many factors that affect pricing. This includes the type of apartment, such as a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment. However, the cost of senior living at our community in Colby begins at $4,085 for assisted living and $6,700 for memory care per month. Because memory care requires a higher level of support, the cost of memory care is higher than assisted living.
Moving to an assisted living and memory care community can be cost-effective. Expenses that are usually included as part of the monthly rent include utilities, basic cable and Wi-Fi (in some communities), groceries, meals, dining service, cleaning/housekeeping, maintenance, transportation services, and of course, activities to keep you entertained!
The majority of families with relatives in assisted living and memory care facilities pay out of pocket. However, there are options available to help pay for assisted living and memory care, including long-term care insurance policies, life insurance conversions, bridge loans and more.
At our community, staff are on-call 24/7 to respond to resident needs or emergencies. We offer social activities, meals, support with chores like housekeeping and laundry, medication management and help with tasks like bathing and getting dressed. Residents generally have their own apartments, although some communities offer shared apartments to make them more affordable.
Many assisted living and memory care communities offer on-site care, like physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, through partnerships with care providers. Memory care facilities are not generally staffed or designed to provide medical treatment. However, they can provide medication management for routine prescription medication prescribed by a resident’s doctor. Those who need more medical care than what a memory care facility can provide may be better served by a nursing home.
Respite care, also known as temporary care, refers to a short-term stay at a senior living community. The stay ranges from a few days to a few weeks in a furnished apartment with access to community amenities and services.
We offer this option for seniors in need of temporary residence. That could be due to a caregiver’s absence or a recent illness or injury, or even just for those who want to try out our community before making a permanent move.
I’m so happy I am able to stay here. The caregivers are great and really take care of you. The food is delicious. They also have different activities to participate in that I enjoy. Patricia K.