Yes. Before you leave, please check with the QMAP (Qualified Medication Administration Professional) on-duty to receive any medications the resident will need to take with them. Also, please sign the resident out on our Sign Out sheet. Have a fun trip!
Mostly. Our facility is unlocked at 6:00 a.m. and locks again at 10:00 p.m. The only reason we would discourage family members/friends from visiting is an outbreak (influenza, norovirus, etc) in our facility or if you have an illness that could spread to our residents.
Can a family member, such as a daughter or grandchild, stay the night with my loved one in your facility?
Absolutely. Please remember if you need to leave during the night, our staff will need to unlock the door for you. If you try to leave while the doors are locked, the alarm will sound. For stays beyond two nights, the family member will need permission from the Executive Director and may be asked to [...]
Yes. Please try to RSVP the day before you would like to join us for a meal. However, you are welcome to stop by any time and, most likely, we will have enough food. We kindly ask that you make a $5.00 donation for your meal. For holiday meals, the amount is increased depending on [...]
Yes. The entire house, with the exception of the staff offices, are yours to use. Please enjoy our gardens, sunrooms, living rooms with media centers, and craft rooms. Ask an Activity Coordinator or caregiver where you might find games and movies to enjoy!
Our residents have assigned bath and shower days, which can be found in your move-in packet. If the resident has an in-room shower, and our RN has cleared the resident to shower alone, then yes, the resident may shower at any time. The whirlpool room and shower room remain locked for safety.
Any staff member at CCAL can assist you in looking at past shower records to determine the last shower date. We never force a resident to shower, but we creatively encourage. We also welcome help from family on these matters. We do our best to help residents stay hygienic while keeping their rights and dignity [...]
If your loved one is capable and inclined to do laundry, they may do so at any time.
Breakfast is served between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. During this time, we typically provide eggs to order, a meat dish, and a carbohydrate dish. Lunch is served at 12:00 p.m. and dinner is served at 5:00 p.m. If your loved one does not make it to breakfast, they are always welcome to have a lighter [...]
If my loved one is having unusual pain such as a headache or a sore back, can they request a pain reliever such as Tylenol or Aleve? What about Tums?
Any medication we administer to the resident must be on their Medication Administration Record (MAR). Please ensure we have a doctor’s order on file if you believe your loved one will need a specific medication frequently. Please note, residents on our Medication Administration Program are not allowed to keep medication in their rooms unless ordered [...]