Huger Mercy Living Center is a 48-bed, assisted living facility, providing directed care for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Staff provides a state-of-the-art innovative dementia care program in a homelike setting with around the clock care, following a social, activity-based model. This mission-based program strives to instill dignity and quality of life for each person despite the progressive impairment of dementia.
This restraint-free environment relies on behavior modification and provides activities from the beginning waking hours to bedtime. All activities of daily living, exercise, crafts, spirituality programs, art, music, baking, sweeping, gardening, and eating are structured activities. Higher functioning residents participate in off-campus outings, such as going to the park or the ice cream parlor. Twenty-four hour supervision with activities of daily living is provided. Three meals, restaurant-style, are provided daily. Distribution of medication is provided by a specially trained caregiver. Families may visit any time. Family Support Groups are conducted monthly.
All caregivers are Certified Nursing Assistants who receive additional training to provide care for persons with dementia. Huger Mercy Living Center is not licensed to provide care for tube feedings, catheters, or IVs. A resident may be sent to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center or another hospital for short-term acute care needs. A ratio of 1:6 staff to resident ratio allows caregivers to help with ADL, perform light housekeeping, and provide daily activities in each cottage according to the activity calendar and resident-specific needs.
A Geriatrician directs the overall care of each resident, and conducts monthly multidisciplinary treatment plan reviews on each resident. All service plans address the resident’s emotional, mental, physical, social, cultural, and spiritual needs. 2 full-time LPNs are on campus daily to oversee the clinical care of each residents as well as a fulltime on-site certified Assisted Living Manager. There is also a geriatric nurse practitioner that sees residents twice a week, on an as-needed basis, and is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Additional community resources are available. Homecare, hospice, mobile X-ray and lab, and podiatrist services are accessible on an as needed basis on site at the facility. If you want a tour or more information, please contact Joy Faix at 602-406-5600.
Inviting walkways connect the main building with four attractive cottages that house up to 12 residents each. The seven acres of grounds are beautifully landscaped. Attractive amenities such as a beautiful chapel, fountain, gazebo, and garden benches encourage residents to roam at will in safety. Each of the four cottages have a large homelike living room, dining room, kitchen, walk in shower, two bathrooms. and whirlpool tub. There are eight private bedrooms and two semi-private rooms per cottage. A large conference room in the administration building is available for activities or special family gatherings.
Huger Mercy Living Center
2345 W. Orangewood
Phoenix, Arizona 85021
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Chicago, Il 60611-1676
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PO Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250
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22512 Gateway Center Drive
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