As seniors age, they often have to change routines and give up some of the simple pleasures they’ve long enjoyed and will always consider very important. At Dogwood New Albany, we have our own private beauty salon and licensed beautician to keep those traditions alive. Our ladies can have their hair “done” and men can get a fresh cut or shave. It is one of the most appreciated services we provide and enriches the lives of our residents. A full list of services is available upon request and services provided from the salon are at an additional charge.
The safety of residents is the foremost priority of the management and staff at Dogwood New Albany. There are many obvious areas where safety must be a concern, however, there are some that are not so obvious and that we’ve learned to address through experience. We believe that anyone who interacts with a senior plays a role and can enhance their safety. This includes their family and friends, doctors, therapists and other Dogwood New Albany residents.
An abundant supply of walking space, hand rails, grab bars, smoke alarms, lighting and closely monitored emergency call lights installed in all apartments are considered standard and just some of the ways we address residents’ safety. Nothing, however, replaces attentive resident assistants who inevitably grow friendships, a sincere concern and are available at any time to offer residents personal assistance.
Although Dogwood New Albany has an open door policy, all visitors are required to check-in and doors are locked for security after hours. If a prospective resident has a certain fear, or if a family member has a particular safety concern, they are encouraged to share them in the initial interview and they will be addressed when developing the resident’s individual care-plan. A secure and safe environment is not just another priority at Dogwood New Albany, it is our top priority.
Keeping a clean home is one of our top priorities at Dogwood New Albany. We think it says a lot about us as individuals. That’s why, regardless of the time of day, family members of residents who stop by Dogwood New Albany, are likely to find us cleaning, straightening or folding something.
Because dust, soiled garments and general disorder take time to build-up, they often go unnoticed in a senior resident’s previous home. However, we believe when things are kept fresh and orderly, residents feel better mentally and physically about themselves and others.
Among the housekeeping and cleaning services we provide are: