A community where seniors feel safe, cared for, and like they’re among family
Paddock Ridge isn’t like other assisted living and memory care communities—there’s a vibrant culture of vitality, social engagement and activity. Seniors are encouraged to live as independently as possible, with the security of knowing the trained medical staff and caregivers are always available to help. This is a place where even the nurses and therapists feel like family, and that was exactly what the owners had in mind when they decided to build a better assisted living facility—where seniors can truly feel at home.
“When we created Paddock Ridge, we wanted to take aspects of a home and integrate them into a plan that would create a more inviting and familiar environment,” says Cody Mansfield. “We have eliminated the need for long, drafty corridors to connect our residents to our amenities. Within each neighborhood are designated, living, dining and recreational spaces. At Paddock Ridge, our residents are family.”
Each of the four neighborhoods is home to no more than 18 residents and is staffed with the same nurses and certified nursing assistants, which allows the residents and caregivers to bond. The care staff says it becomes more like taking care of a family member, which is a comfort both to residents and their families.
Unlike many facilities, Paddock Ridge has nursing care around the clock, which gives residents quicker access to evaluation and care. A nurse can respond to a resident who doesn’t feel well during the night or has a need for medication, and that sometimes can prevent an unnecessary trip to the emergency room.
“Having nurses available 24/7 makes it quicker to get treatment for the residents,” explains Debra Bullard, director of health services. “It gives families the added sense of security that their loved ones have nurses readily available to care for their family member right away.”
Nurses work closely with certified nursing assistants, who help residents with all their day-to-day needs, including serving meals in their own neighborhood dining room. They personally monitor what residents eat and drink to ensure they’re staying hydrated and receiving proper nutrition. If they notice someone has a swallowing issue, they can request speech therapy. If a resident isn’t eating, they can consult with the dining services director, whose goal is to provide an individualized dining experience based on each resident’s needs. It’s this kind of integration that allows the staff at Paddock Ridge to provide outstanding, personalized care to every resident.
Another important aspect of caring for assisted living and memory care residents is therapy. At Paddock Ridge, therapy is accessible and enjoyable. Morning exercises are led by a licensed physical therapist, with fun, laughter, and movement designed to help residents feel their best, so they can continue to take part in all the activities they enjoy. The therapists who work onsite full time are an important part of the care team. Because they interact with residents on a daily basis and accompany them on outings, they know each residents’ abilities to stand, walk and take care of themselves and can quickly spot any changes in functional abilities. A resident can quickly be evaluated, and because of a unique partnership with home health companies and a mobile physicians’ group, they can almost always start therapy within 24 hours if needed.
Physical, occupational and speech therapy are available to residents both on a home health and outpatient basis, which means therapists can assist a resident in the privacy of their room if they are having challenges with dressing, bathing or getting in and out of bed. They can also work with residents in the onsite gym, making use of a full range of therapy equipment.
The continuity of care and holistic wellness programming at Paddock Ridge support each resident’s physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing with a whole-person approach to wellness. It’s more than a senior living solution for those in need of assisted living or memory care. It’s a lifestyle that promotes health and happiness with a personalized balance of socializing and privacy. It’s home.
Paddock Ridge › 4001 SW 33rd Court, Ocala FL 34474 › (352) 512-9191 › www.paddockridge.com