Life for Seniors on Martha's Vineyard MA
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
The HBH is located within walking distance from the center of Vineyard Haven MA and the Martha's Vineyard Steamship Authority for easy access for those families not residing on the Island.
What is your access to medical care?
We are 1.7 miles from the Island's only hospital and most of the Island's physicians. Residents can also receive care when necessary at HBH by the services of the visiting nurses who provide physical, occupational or speech therapy in the privacy of their rooms
What is your admission process?
A tour is the most important part of the admission process. All are welcome to come by at any time, as there are no designated visiting hours. The best use of your time would be to schedule an appointment so that you are able to see the entire residence and have your questions answered by management.
What are the financial options?
We are accepted by most Long Term Care Policies, but for the most part, we are a private pay residence.
What services are available?
HBH has a 24-hour awake staff to handle a resident's needs "around the clock" and perform routine rounds. We provide linens, laundry, cable and private phone hookup, medication reminders and help with all activities of daily living as part of our all-inclusive services.
What are staffing requirements?
A registered nurse is on staff to provide admission and care plan services, oversee resident care, and instruct staff on the resident's needs. The personal care staff are certified nurse's aides who have taken a course in care giving required by the state and who receive ongoing training related to personal care, dementia and other elder health issues. Staffing is appropriate for the resident population.
What type of Emergency Response is available?
HBH has a 24-hour awake staff, which do rounds to ensure safety. Camera, intercom or bell system is in place on an individual assessment. A disaster plan is in place, and the HBH has an alarm system directly linked to the communication system in case of fire.
What can my family member take with them?
We urge residents to bring furniture or personal items to make their room as familiar and comfortable as possible.
What about the transition?
This is one of the biggest event changes in an elder's life. Many are aware that this will be their last move. This can be easily and willingly accepted by some who are overwhelmed by their home and responsibilities. Others can be angry or depressed over the life changing decision. We have experienced both and by being present with the resident's family and staff, we work through it together. Change is never easy but being a small family type residence the transition usually works well.
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