- Last Updated on Friday, 20 September 2013 20:24
Determination for admittance is made using the eligibility criteria as well as the assessment conducted by The Guest House Assessment Team.
Baseline eligibility includes ability to assist with transferring, ability to feed self, non-combative behavior and not a persistent wanderer (requiring constant one-on-one supervision). If patients are unable to assist themselves with guidance and remindres, or do not meet the eligibility criteria, they may not be appropriate for Guest House Services. The Guest House professional team may also decide that our services are inappropriate due to certain behaviors and/or conditions that are not suited to a day care setting serving the frail elderly.
- Trial Period
The first two weeks that a patient attends The Guest House is considered a trial period. These two weeks are used to determine The Guest House’s ability to serve a particular individual and the individual’s desire to participate in the program. Discharge or an extension of the trial period may be necessary.
- Adjustment Period
It is not unusual for individuals to experience some anxiety or stress during the first few days, or weeks. This is a normal and understandable response. There are new routines, new faces and new experiences to encounter. The Guest House staff is experienced in handling transitional periods and will make every effort to ensure that the patient is supported and reassured. In some cases, a shorter length of stay is suggested for this transitional period. After this period of adjustment, a full day is considered to be five or more hours.
The rate of pay is based on a sliding scale determined by the patient's income. Qualified patients may be eligible for some financial assistance through State Alzheimer's funding. Guest House services are very affordable, as we suppliment the cost with grants, fundraising events and community donations.