Independent living is for active, dynamic seniors fully capable of caring for themselves.
Independent Living is for seniors who are ready to give up all the yard work and home maintenance chores and want to live a life with fewer responsibilities and more possibilities. Independent Living at Pomperaug Woods gives you the opportunity to embrace worry-free living. When you choose to move to a Senior Living community, your time is your own and you’re completely free to pursue your hobbies, interests, and passions.
Pomperaug Woods has put a whole new spin on Assisted Living. While other Senior Living Communities have a separate wing on their campus for Assisted Living residents that is separate from the Independent Living residents, Pomperaug Woods takes the exact opposite approach and has established our own program called Home Assisted Living. Here, all Independent Living residents and Assisted Living residents live in one community. The only difference is that the care team and nursing staff will stop into the Assisted Living resident’s home to help them as needed. That’s it. Our Assisted Living residents remain in their apartment where they are capable of living active, engaged lives here at Pomperaug Woods. They just receive a little extra support to maintain that independence, whether it’s help with medication management, bathing, dressing, etc.
Assisted Living is for people who can still live independently but need extra assistance with daily tasks — taking medication, bathing, dressing, meals, housekeeping, transportation, and other everyday needs. The Pomperaug Woods Care Team will assess your level of need and provide an individualized care plan recommendation.
The Pomperaug Woods Health Center is home to residents who need the services of skilled nursing, rehabilitative care, respite care, or hospice care.
Our Health Center staff includes:
- Director of Nursing
- Registered and licensed practical nurses
- Licensed social worker
- Dietitian and nutritional counselors
- Licensed rehabilitation therapists — Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy
Memory Care is for seniors with cognitive deficits that are unable to care for themselves or it is unsafe to leave them alone. Pomperaug Woods Memory Care provides residents with additional support that specifically address the unique needs of memory loss. We strive to keep the resident as independent, active, and engaged as possible so that they continue to pursue a lifestyle that is meaningful to them.
No. Any senior who meets the needs assessment for Memory Care is eligible to become a Pomperaug Woods Memory Care resident. Call Janel Beard at (203) 262-6555 for an appointment to learn more.
Our Heartfelt Connections memory care program takes a unique person-centered approach to care. By focusing on the individual’s routines, interests, and preferences, we build a day filled with socialization and engagement. That human connection and cognitive stimulation provides the highest quality of life possible for those with dementia. While every person’s memory care journey is different, the families of our residents report time and again that their loved one has never been happier, healthier, and “more like their old self” than they have been in years.
Yes. All staff members receive dementia-specific training, as well as training in the Pomperaug Woods’ Heartfelt Connections programming. The state of Connecticut also requires staff log a requisite number of memory care training hours, and our community exceeds that benchmark.
Assisted Living provides residents with assistance for daily living (bathing, grooming, dressing, medication management). Assisted Living Memory Care provides residents with additional support that specifically address the unique needs of memory loss. With Memory Care, specially-trained team members work closely with the resident and their loved ones to create reliable structure and a familiar schedule — all within a secure environment to ensure safety and comfort. Both AL and ALMC strive to keep the resident as independent, active, and engaged as possible so that they continue to pursue a lifestyle that is meaningful to them.
Other Memory Care Communities will require you to sign an annual contract. At Pomperaug Woods, there is never any contract. Your loved one’s residency is on a month-to-month basis for as long as you choose for them to stay at Pomperaug Woods. Other Memory Care Communities will charge you a base rate, and then add additional service fees for each ADL (activities of daily living). That means each time they dispense a medication, or help a resident with bathing, toileting, personal hygiene, dressing, or eating, a fee is tacked onto the monthly bill. That can add up fast! At Pomperaug Woods, residents are charged one all-inclusive value-priced monthly fee. No matter how your loved one’s health needs change, there are never any service add-ons. The monthly rate is predictable and extremely budget-friendly. The monthly fee includes daily nursing care, medications, assistance with activities of daily living, regular housekeeping with linen and towel service, personal laundry, meal plan, community activities, preventive building maintenance, and utilities including electric, water, and heat.
Of course! We’re happy to provide the large furniture (bed, television), but you’re encouraged to bring familiar items and treasured belongings to provide comfort and consistency. We want every aspect of their surroundings to bring happiness, so if your loved one has a favorite recliner, photographs, or décor that is meaningful to them, by all means bring it.
Friends and family are welcome anytime. This is your loved one’s home! Guests can enjoy all dining venues, amenities, and activities during their visit.
Skilled Nursing is for individuals with health needs that require round-the-clock medical care from licensed nurses and therapists.
Skilled Nursing is for individuals recovering from illness, injury, surgery, or stroke who need intensive therapy and care to regain good health. Skilled Nursing is also for residents that require 24/7 medical supervision or are individuals with a chronic health condition or a permanent disability, or those who suffer from chronic severe pain or frailty that comes with advanced age.
Pomperaug Woods is Medicare-certified. With a qualifying hospital stay, Medicare typically covers days 1-20 of the stay. A Medicare-set daily coinsurance rate will be assessed for days 21-100. Medicare payment rules are very stringent and vary depending on a number of factors. Your out-of-pocket expense may vary based on your individual health insurance plan and additional long-term care insurance coverage you may have. Visit https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/skilled-nursing-facility-care.html for more details.
No. Any senior who meets the needs assessment for Skilled Nursing is eligible to become a Pomperaug Woods Skilled Nursing resident. Call Janel Beard at (203) 262-6555 for an appointment to learn more.
Rehabilitative Care is short-term in-patient care for a senior recovering from surgery, injury, or an illness. Rehabilitative Care also includes rehab therapies like physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.
Rehabilitative Care is for any senior recovering from surgery, injury, or an illness who is unable to care for themselves in their own home while they recover, and who need therapy services to aid in their recovery. The goal of this short-term care is to recover and return to your previous lifestyle and routine.
Every patient receives a personalized care plan, based on rehabilitation needs, physician orders and therapist recommendations. The therapy team is on site 7 days a week and will provide the appropriate services as recommended.
No. Both therapies work to restore strength and mobility after surgery, injury, or an illness, but there is a distinct difference. Occupational therapy helps patients regain the ability to perform everyday tasks on their own. OT specialists also teach patients how to adapt tasks or modify their environment so that they can regain their independence. Physical therapy is used to improve a patient’s ability to move their body and manage their pain, helping patients regain range of motion, muscle strength, coordination, and balance.
Prior to your discharge, a care plan will be developed that determines any equipment needs and in-home services you may require.
No. Any senior who meets the needs assessment for Rehabilitative Care is eligible to become a short-term Pomperaug Woods Rehabilitative Care resident. Call Janel Beard at (203) 262-6555 for an appointment to learn more.
Pomperaug Woods is Medicare-certified. We also accept most major insurance providers and will assist you and your family in guiding you through the administrative process.
Respite Care is short-term in-patient care for a senior who is unable to care for themselves. Our care team provides round-the-clock medical care, and our Health Center staff provides engaging socialization opportunities, ensuring your loved one will thoroughly enjoy their stay with us.
When a primary caregiver needs a much-deserved break from their caregiving duties, or when the caregiver must meet an obligation that temporarily takes them away from their caregiving duties, short-term respite care is the vetted caregiving service they are looking for. Respite care is a valuable caregiving option, providing the senior and the primary caregiver time apart to recharge. The quality of care provided at Pomperaug Woods is second-to-none, providing families with peace of mind when they are apart from their loved one.
No. Any senior who meets the needs assessment for Respite Care is eligible to become a short-term Pomperaug Woods Respite Care resident. Call Janel Beard at (203) 262-6555 for an appointment to learn more.
Hospice care provides compassionate care for people in the last phase of an illness or disease who have shifted from finding a cure to comfort, addressing only the symptoms of the disease, and staying focused on the dignity of the patient so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible.
Hospice Care is for patients in the end-stage of life who need pain control and symptom management that can’t be provided in another setting.
No. Any senior who meets the needs assessment for Hospice Care is eligible to become a Pomperaug Woods Hospice Care resident. Call Janel Beard at (203) 262-6555 for an appointment to learn more.