Monarch Landing, a continuing care retirement/life plan community located in Naperville, IL, has recently launched Monarch at Home, a home health program. This service is specifically designed to meet the needs of independent living residents who require assistance and wish to remain living in their apartments.
Director of Monarch at Home, Mychelle Benton, explained that this service aims to provide residents with the support they need to stay in their units for longer periods. Traditional services offered by Monarch at Home have been available to residents through outside agencies. However, by offering visits lasting 15 minutes or so, Monarch at Home can save residents money compared to one-hour increments usually charged by outside agencies.
According to Associate Executive Director Kelli Cox, Monarch at Home can assist one spouse so they can remain with their husband or wife in independent living longer. The program also includes care companions who are carefully matched with residents to ensure a good fit. These caregivers can assist residents with outings, personal care, domestic chores and other tasks that they may require help with.
Monarch Landing staff members staff the CCRC and are subject to a thorough background check and rigorous guidelines. The CCRC is owned and managed by Harrison-based Senior Care Development and is an equity partner with Life Care Services. Other CCRCs have expanded their offerings to home care as well.
Overall, Monarch at Home provides independent living residents with the support they need to continue living in their units for as long as possible while also providing them with peace of mind knowing that there is always a nurse available who can coordinate medications and provide additional medical assistance if needed.