Person Centered Care

River’s Bend Health Care is a recognized leader in Person-Centered Care, an initiative to make nursing facilities more homelike and provide more holistic care. In June 2013, River’s Bend was honored with a Partnership Award from the Area Agency on Aging District 7 for participating in the Person-Centered Care Project.

As part of the project, River’s Bend completed an assessment to see how our practices measured against best practices, we conducted a resident satisfaction survey, developed mission and vision statements and made changes in the facility to become more person-centered.

Every resident is important to us and we get to know them and their families while honoring their past, present and future.

Examples of Person-Centered Care include:

  •  New resident welcome program
  •  Residents choose their preferred rising and retiring times
  •  Residents choose their shower schedules
  •  Residents have input on food choices
  •  Snacks available 24/7
  •  Fresh doughnuts and pastries served daily
  •  Personalizing rooms is strongly encouraged
  • Residents help select the activities that are offered