Liberty Lutheran’s Ambler-based community has opened a new short-term rehabilitation facility that elevates services and choice to whole new level. Referred to as a concierge-style model, the new facility features amenity-rich private rooms with deluxe private baths, flexible dining options in a restaurant-style setting, access to a therapeutic spa, and the security of after-hours physician care through the use of telemedicine technology and digital diagnostic equipment. Additionally, two rooms have been designed to accommodate individuals of excess weight, particularly those who are recuperating from bariatric surgery.
The new facility is distinctly separate from Artman’s long-term care accommodations “Unlike long-term residents, the emphasis for these individuals is on a daily routine of therapies. Therefore their expectation, the approach to care, as well the environment and amenities need to meet the needs and desires of a more independent senior,” said Janet Lorenzon, Artman’s Executive Director.
Janet explained the many hours of research that went into the development of the concierge rehabilitation model. She and other staff toured other similar models in Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, New York, Maryland and central Pennsylvania to assimilate best practices and apply them to the model at Artman.
As a result, the new rehabilitation facility represents not just a brand new physical space, but a paradigm shift in the approach to service as well. “Residents can awake whenever they like and have breakfast made to order. Our new kitchen has a built-in wine refrigerator so we can offer regular happy hours and we have a weekly Sunday brunch. Ultimately, food is available 24 hours each day,” said Janet.
Calming colors and fixtures were installed to help the healing process of residents. “We have outfitted each room with tailored bedspreads and pillows, coordinating window treatments, a 40-inch SMART television, and furniture that is as beautifully designed as it is functional,” said Shelley Daniels, who has spearheaded interior design for the new facility.
Services offered at Artman’s short-term rehabilitation facility include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, IV therapy, and certified wound care. For more information, visit www.artmanhome.org.