4482 PORT SHELDON STREET, HUDSONVILLE, MI  |  616-662-8191

Sheldon Meadows Assisted Living

Services

Our Mission: It is the mission of Sheldon Meadows Assisted Living Center to provide a home setting for the care of senior adults. We aim to create an environment with as few restrictions as possible for our residents, and to encourage their personal growth and happiness during their time with us. We strive to meet the needs of our residents fully, while respecting their independence and dignity.

Personal Care

Included in our basic monthly fee are the following personal care services, intended to provide residents with the standard of living they deserve and the assistance they need. Staff members are available around the clock to serve the needs of residents, planned or emergent.

Meals & Snacks

Sheldon Meadows provides residents with healthy home-cooking everyday in the form of three scheduled meals and snacks that are available at any time. Snacks include fresh, homemade baked goods, ice cream, sandwiches, fruit, coffee, tea, juice, and more!

Breakfast is served from 7–9 a.m., hot and to order! If you’re not an early bird, don’t fret, cold breakfast items are available after 9 a.m. Lunch, the main event, occurs daily at noon. Supper happens between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

You can eat in the dining room with other members of the community—after all, eating is a social experience—or have food brought to your room (at an additional cost). Feel free to invite your friends and family to join you for meals, too (nominal fee applies).

Medication Assistance

If you would like us to administer your medication, remind you to take your medication, or open those pesky containers for you, we are happy to do so. We have a professional nurse on staff to supervise medication assistance activities.

Wellness Checks & Mail Service

Everyday we meet with our residents to give them their mail, and to make sure that they are well and happy.

Maintenance

Sheldon Meadows has an experienced and friendly maintenance staff to perform all necessary maintenance tasks and upkeep at our facility, from connecting the cable to fixing leaky faucets and more.

Housekeeping

Our housekeepers take good care of our residents’ apartments with the utmost respect for treasured personal belongings. To keep our residents’ apartments clean and comfortable:

  • Everyday we…
    • Make the bed
  • Twice per week we…
    • Change bath towels
  • Every week we…
    • Dust and vacuum apartment
    • Change bed linens
    • Wash personal laundry
    • Clean bathroom

As Needed Care

Additional services are available to supplement our service offerings, should you require them. Supplementary care may include

  • Assistance bathing in resident’s shower or in hydrotherapy tub
  • Complex medication administration and testing (insulin testing, etc.)
  • Evening tuck-in
  • Meal time assistance
  • Assistance with toileting and incontinence management
  • Assistance with dressing and grooming
  • Escort to meals and activities

These additional services may incur additional costs.

We conduct a Personal Needs Assessment to determine the level of support required by each resident. Assessment factors include daily living activities, mobility, cognition, and continence. At the conclusion of an assessment, Sheldon Meadows staff will meet with the resident and his or her family or representative to discuss the assessment, review any cost or rate changes, and develop an individualized service plan.

Assessments are made before move-in, 30 days after move-in, and quarterly (at minimum). Additional assessments may occur after acute episodes such as serious illness, injury, or hospitalization.

Wellness Programs

Our desire is that each resident is able to live well. To this end, we offer a variety of activities and programs designed to help our residents achieve and maintain wellness.

  • Regular blood pressure checks
  • Wellness seminars
  • Registered nurses on staff
  • Medication assistance and pharmacist medication review
  • Exercise and fall prevention programs, led by trained physical and occupational therapy professionals
  • Eyeglass and hearing aid checks
  • Podiatrist visits
  • Walking groups
  • Senior aerobics
  • Nintendo Wii® games including bowling, tennis, and golf
  • Social events and opportunities for social engagement
  • Chair dancing
  • Balloon toss

Specialized Dementia Care

To address the needs of residents facing memory impairment, Sheldon Meadows provides residents with a specialized memory care unit, known as The Terrace. Staff in this unit are devoted to meeting the needs of residents with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, as well as other memory impairments and is specially trained to work with these individuals and understand their daily challenges.

The Terrace presents residents an altered environment that accommodates lost abilities and skills and failing memory. For residents this often means living a life with less stress, anxiety, and confusion; struggling less in daily tasks; and overall, a higher quality of life.

Support services from The Terrace include:

  • Supporting family caregivers
  • Care planning that is person-centered, rather than focused on the disease or lost skills
  • Guiding social interaction with peers, staff, and visitors
  • Maintaining daily routines
  • Encouraging physical activity such as walking, dancing, and seated exercises
  • Assisting with toileting and incontinence
  • Assisting during meal time
  • Dressing, grooming, and bathing assistance

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