A family-focused long-term care residence
Our residents need to bring more than just a suitcase when they come to Granite House. There is typically a delay between the time when the resident is ready to move in and the time that their equipment and supplies are available. For this reason we will always have one bedroom set up as a welcome room.
The Welcome Room will have a motorized hospital bed and an alternating pressure mattress. Like all the other rooms, it will be prepared with a ceiling lift for transfers. Basic equipment such as an enteral feeding pump, pole, and nebulizer, plus basic personal supplies will be ready. The room will have a dresser and a bedside supply shelf for the use of the aides. We will have pictures and quilts on the wall to make it feel like home. We hope that as each resident and their family arrives, they will feel welcome. The new resident can stay in the welcome room while the family takes some time to prepare his or her bedroom with equipment and personal items.
Durable medical equipment (DME's) such as hospital beds, mattresses, nebulizers, and other items may already have been purchased through the waiver program and will need to be moved from the residents’ current facility. If the newcomer is coming directly from a long-term care setting, the purchase of this equipment will be arranged by a county caseworker and sent directly to Granite House.