Long Term Care
Long-term care at St. James House includes a range of services and supports necessary to meet your personal care needs. Customarily, long-term care is not medical care, but rather assistance with the basic personal tasks of everyday life, sometimes called Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), such as:
- Using the toilet
- Transferring (to or from bed or chair)
- Caring for incontinence
Other common long-term care services and supports are assistance with everyday tasks, sometimes called Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) including:
- Managing money
- Taking medication
- Preparing and cleaning up after meals
- Shopping for groceries or clothes
- Using the telephone or other communication devices
- Caring for pets
- Responding to emergency alerts such as fire alarms
Short Term Care
Short-term care lasts several weeks or a few months while someone is recovering from a sudden illness, injury or surgery from which recovery is expected. In these instances, skilled nursing care that includes ADLs and IADLs may be a temporary solution. At St. James House the full complement of services and supports are available to our residents. Such as dressing wounds, dispensing medications and monitoring vital signs. The injury or illness may also require physical, speech and/or occupational therapy to aid in recovery.
We provide short-term accommodation in our communities to allow family caregivers the opportunity to take a vacation; complete time consuming projects; and/or enjoy much needed ‘me’ time. While being cared for by our compassionate team members, your loved ones may benefit from any of the life enriching services we provide.
Respite care at St. James House can range from four days of care provided on a one-time basis to several weeks on a regular or irregular basis.