Resident Centered Care

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Resident Centered Care

Hospitality Meets Healthcare
At Gulf Coast Health Care, our goal is to enrich the lives of our centers’ residents each day.  The centers’ offer residents the ability to make choices and decisions about their individual interest and activities. The centers’ encourage their residents’ family members to play an active role in their care and support the associates in the participation with residents. Resident-Centered Care at the centers’ combines the best of the clinical model of care with a flexible, innovative social model. By providing activities that focus on the resident’s individual needs, it fosters a sense of comfort and security in a home-like setting.

“Let Food Be Your Medicine”
Our team is continuously implementing life enrichment activities with a creative approach. One of these practices has been to transform the dining experience, allowing residents the choice of when and how they are served. By promoting this independence, the centers have created a restaurant atmosphere where residents are able to choose from a menu, buffet style table, or even a cook-to-order room service option. Along with this concept, the centers have hired chefs or culinary trained staff to provide home-style meals made from fresh ingredients, not from cans or frozen packages. These culinary teams also customize their meals according to resident preferences. It is a necessity for the centers to hire culinary professionals who can not only cook delicious meals, but also cater to the needs of all residents by talking to them daily about their dining experience.

Resident Centered Care
In addition to the centers’ resident centered dining experiences, they also offer diverse activities and community outings which encourage residents to stay engaged and volunteer within their communities. In turn, this promotes social interactions and self-confidence. Some of those activities and events include:

  • Baseball games
  • Wii
  • Internet Café with Wi-Fi
  • Trivia
  • Religious Services
  • Movies
  • Horse racing
  • Shopping
  • Gambling
  • Gardening
  • Creative Arts
  • Bingo
  • Satellite TV services
  • Restaurant outings
  • Fishing
  • Pageants
  • Dance/Music
  • Wine Tasting
  • Holiday Parties
  • Cooking Classes
  • State Fair outings
  • Pet Therapy
    (various locations)
  • Entertainers
  • Parades
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Beach trips