Assisted Living Communities
Assisted living communities are typically staffed 24 hours per day (many with certified nursing assistants) and can call an ambulance or doctor, but they cannot provide medical care themselves. (other than CPR until emergency assistance arrives.)
The focus of assisted living communities is to limit isolation and provide a comfortable living and socializing environment where older adults can live with a great deal of independence and privacy while knowing personal assistance is available 24 hours per day right outside their doors.
Assisted Living Communities provide assistance with activities of daily living such as:
- Medication administration and management
- Incontinence management and assistance
- Transferring and Mobility
- Socialization and Activity Programs
- Exercise and Wellness Programs
- Chronic Disease Management such as: Diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, and other related dementias, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, etc…
BAKA offers two forms of assisted living CBRF and RCAC
BAKA specializes in identifying problems and delivering solutions that work. How? By improving operations and applying a solid financial expertise to managed properties.
Operational efficiency begins with business planning and financial projections, revenue enhancement initiatives and cost containment strategies and ends with profitability.
A thorough business assessment includes studies of financial performance, market trends, demographics and competition. BAKA specializes in bringing financial, operational, and strategic systems in line with profit requirements and state regulations. The primary goal is to design a business plan to reduce expense, maximize profit and deliver state approved care.
Financial stability is the cornerstone of rebuilding and sustaining a senior living community. Analysis of staffing, vendors, inventory management and pricing, coupled with BAKA’s national and local expertise, assist in assessing the financial strengths and weaknesses of communities. The BAKA perspective offers a thorough analysis with specific emphasis on financial recovery. A measurable recovery plan is designed and tailored specific to the situation.
Investors and owners expect results from their managed properties. Results include increased profit, property value and state and community reputation.
By building a solid foundation for success, BAKA has become one of the top assisted living management choices in Wisconsin.
CBRF (Community based Residential Facility)
A CBRF provides housing for mature adults including a personal apartment (usually a studio apartment,) meals, utilities, laundry, housekeeping, maintenance, and personal assistance with activities of daily living including but not limited to: dressing, medication administration and monitoring, bathing, walking and transferring, incontinence management, etc…
Each community offers different services so it is important when visiting communities to ask for a list of the services provided. Remember to consider what is important now and what may become important during the aging process.
CBRF’s generally care for residents from the time of admission through the end of life. Ask what types of cares a community will not perform and what (if any) types of cares or behaviors would force a move to a more advanced level of care, such as a skilled nursing facility. Change becomes more difficult during the aging process and can negatively impact mental status, physical ability and mood, especially in those with dementia. It is important to make the best CBRF choice the first time and avoid future moves or changes in residency.
RCAC (Residential Care Apartment Complex)
An RCAC provides housing and services for mature adults including a personal apartment (with bedroom and kitchenette) meals, utilities, laundry, housekeeping and maintenance. Limited personal assistance with activities of daily living is also included. Usually personal assistance includes medication administration and bathing.
Residents of RCAC’s are generally independent with decision making, setting their own daily schedules and coming and going from the community as they wish.
RCAC’s may not accept residents with:
- Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias
- Clients with protective placement orders.
- Clients with a Statement of Incapacity.
If a resident develops dementia after admission, they may be asked to move to either a CBRF or skilled nursing facility.
Staff are generally available and awake to serve residents 24 hours per day. RCAC’s may not provide more than 28 hours per week of supportive, personal and nursing services.
RCAC’s have very active social/activity calendars including trips about town and to shopping and banking.