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Short-term Rehabilitation in Westboro, MA

A responsive team of therapists providing highly personalized care

At Beaumont, Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), and Speech-Language (SLP) therapy services are available to our clients and Residents up to seven days per week from registered and licensed therapists.

 

Our clients, their caregivers and Beaumont staff determine the goals for rehabilitation together to provide personalized care. Specific therapies are then applied with an interdisciplinary team approach.

Along with therapy, addressing the unique physical needs and wishes of each Resident and their caregivers is ongoing. That means changes to each resident’s care plan can be made easily and smoothly, for their best outcome and the earliest discharge possible.

  • Short-Term Stays: Sub-Acute Program Clients are covered under Medicare and other insurance coverage guidelines. The goal of a short -term stay is to safely return people to their prior living arrangements. Short-term stays also offer patients with complex medical issues a chance to receive nursing and rehabilitative care at our Westboro, MA center, while they are making comprehensive plans for home (VNA) services to continue upon their discharge from the Center.
  • Long-Term Stays: Restorative Care Program Residents can receive therapy services under Medicare Part B and other insurance coverage meeting those guidelines. The goals of therapy are unique to each individual and focus on Residents achieving and maintaining their highest independent physical functioning, their best emotional well-being possible, and their greatest ability to pursue leisure activities that enhance the quality of their lives.

Long-term Care: A Restorative Care Program

Our team brings a personal touch to our home-like environment

Extended stays are for people who require significant medical care, need support with performing typical daily activities or demonstrate challenges preventing a safe return to their prior living arrangement. Such long-term care is decided only after careful and thorough consideration.

Beaumont strives for a “Resident-directed” lifestyle, meaning care is delivered in a comfortable and positive assisted living environment with special attention to safety measures. Our “Home Within a Home” model means all care and services put the Resident’s individual needs and wishes first.

Our interdisciplinary care team of licensed physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists, dining and recreation staff work with each Resident and their family to enhance the person’s experience at every level.

Beaumont’s Restorative Care Program offers Residents specific activities that support individual life skills and functional mobility every day. Residents on a restorative program are monitored by the team members, who respond to any changes in a Resident’s condition, making adjustments for needs and wishes. As with other situations, Beaumont embraces Resident and caregiver input and participation in this regard for an elegant assisted living arrangement.

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Services and Amenities:

  • A home-like atmosphere
  • Medical management by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant
  • On-site nursing staff 24 hours a day
  • Medication management, monitoring, and administration
  • Physical, occupational and speech-language therapies available as an additional charge
  • Assistance with bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Balanced, therapeutic meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping, linen and laundry services
  • Participation in social and recreational activities
  • Supportive care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Memory Care

The Tapestry Program: An Innovative Approach for Seniors with Memory Impairment

Tapestry Memory Care at Beaumont.Memory impairment refers to memory loss that leaves a person unable to live alone. Most of the elders in our Tapestry Programs have Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia.

Everyone with Alzheimer’s has dementia, but there are also many other causes of dementia, Alzheimer’s is just one of them. Alzheimer’s disease is known as progressive, degenerative dementia, which means the illness worsens over time.

We offer different levels of The Tapestry Program to cater to the different types of dementia in our communities.

There are three different settings for our Tapestry Programs:

  • Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences
  • Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Centers — in Westborough and 4 other MA towns

We take an interdisciplinary team approach and welcome family input as we create personalized plans to meet the needs of each of our Residents. Through consistent staffing, Residents know who will be caring for them on a regular basis. Their families and staff members also come to know each other and can develop relationships. More importantly, a team member becomes better able to notice changes in a Resident’s condition needing prompt action when they know them well.

Philosophy

We recognize and embrace that each person living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is unique, rich in life experiences, and entitled to friendships, feelings of well-being, and opportunities to participate in life as fully as possible beginning at the very first signs of dementia.

Through our Tapestry Program, we strive to preserve dignity and respect by creating a therapeutic setting in which:

  • Each elder is empowered to play an active role in his or her care and become a contributing member of our very special community.
  • A simplified environment offers a consistent, yet flexible, routine which is shaped and supported by the insights of family and the expertise of our caregiving team.
  • Each elder is encouraged to use his or her remaining abilities and strengths while having accommodations made for limitations.

Our 5 Essential Needs

The foundation of our therapeutic program

The Tapestry Program seeks to satisfy what we believe are five essential needs for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss. By working towards the fulfillment of these needs, a life of meaning and companionship can be created, offering the possibility of slowing the progress of memory loss.

The Five Essential needs are:

  1. Sense of Purpose & Pride
    Each day is filled with opportunities for success that build confidence and self-esteem. Helping with chores in the neighborhood, setting the table for meals and assisting other participants are a few examples.
  2. Respect & Dignity
    Lifetime accomplishments are honored through sharing in reminiscing groups and casual conversations. Retained skills can be demonstrated through music programs, expressive arts and task-oriented activities, such as arranging chairs or folding laundry.
  3. Love & Friendship
    Our culture of acceptance encourages the growth of relationships with family, neighbors, and caregivers. Each elder is paired with participants of complimentary personalities, interests, and abilities for small group activities, meals and other social gatherings.
  4. Physical & Emotional Safety
    The Tapestry environment, with strong shape and color cues, promotes recognition and encourages our elders to explore their home. A personalized daily routine coupled with consistent caregivers fosters familiarity, helping to alleviate fears and minimize failures. Fall prevention efforts and exercises are practiced; safety concerns are addressed with controlled-access doors and vigilant staff who gently escort our elders to wherever they need to go.
  5. Freedom from Pain & Discomfort
    Knowing those with Alzheimer’s disease can face communication challenges, our attentive caregiving team seeks to monitor each Resident’s mood and behavior for signals that he or she may be experiencing particular difficulty. Similarly, our interdisciplinary team partners with families, physicians, and other professionals to see that the Resident is as comfortable as possible by following simple stress management techniques.

Our Neighborhoods have:

Neighborhoods are designed to create a protective, home-like environment.

  • An interdisciplinary caregiving team trained and dedicated to Alzheimer’s care
  • Alzheimer-friendly accommodations and features
  • A welcoming environment featuring safety measures
  • A full, interactive program of varied activities daily
  • Consistent caregivers establish familiarity and closeness between Residents and staff
  • Family support groups that meet each month

Our therapeutic program offers:

  • Daily strength and balance exercise programs with an emphasis on walking
  • Intergenerational and creative arts programs
  • Poetry readings; baking groups; pet visits
  • Music programmed and sing-alongs
  • Physically active games such as bowling, volleyball, and horseshoes
  • Sensory programs such as massage and aromatherapy
  • Spiritual programs such as church services, prayer groups, and the rosary

Support Groups

Educational opportunities are available through our numerous family support groups and at our Caregiver Workshops held at different campuses. Click here for dates and times. Topics include: When Actions do the Talking, Interpreting the Language of Behavior, Living with the Glass Half-Full, Family Matters & More, Be Kind to Your Mind and more.

Beaumont at Westborough Respite Stays

A time to recuperate or to substitute for a caregiver temporarily

A “respite” is a short-term break from something. Respite stays at Beaumont are ideal for individuals to get back on their feet after a hospital stay or when their caregiver isn’t available temporarilySuch stays can be coordinated for any amount of time; we encourage a multiple-day plan for the person’s ease and comfort.

Respite guests stay in private or semi-private rooms, join in the daily routines of our Beaumont community, and enjoy all of the services and amenities available to our long-term care Residents:

  • A home-like atmosphere
  • Medical management by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant
  • On-site nursing staff 24 hours a day — in Westborogh and 4 other MA towns
  • Medication management, monitoring, and administration
  • Access to physical, occupational and speech-language therapies (at an additional charge)
  • Assistance with bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Balanced, therapeutic meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping, linen and laundry services
  • Participation in social and recreational activities
  • Supportive care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

An Individual in our Beaumont Respite Program has access to clinical staff for further assessment, if needed, and may transition to long-term care with us if considered appropriate.

Beaumont at Westborough Hospice Care

Respectful end-of-life care for patients and their families

Beaumont offers compassionate hospice care for our Residents who are terminally ill in a peaceful atmosphere aided by music, favorite refreshments, and special attention to what they find soothing. We encourage and accommodate extended visits from their families and friends.

The concept of hospice is rooted in the meaning behind “hospitality” — that is, the offering of shelter and rest to those on a journey, provided with a warm, generous and open-minded reception. The word “hospice” was first used more than forty years ago regarding the special care for people in the last stages of life. Another phrase associated with hospice is “palliative care,” which means an approach that eases the pain or force of an illness without curing it.

Hospice care neither prolongs life nor hastens death. The goal of hospice care is to provide relief from avoidable pain and distress associated with the end of life. Specially trained professionals, volunteers, and family members combine their efforts to create personal care that best meets the varied and changing needs of the individual.

Our hospice care supports both the patient and family to provide a sense of autonomy, individuality, self-worth, and security. An important focus of this service is emotional support for family and friends close to the person receiving hospice care.

Nursing Care in Westborough & Beyond

Professional care delivered with warmth and genuine concern

Our nursing department at Beaumont—here in Westborough, and at our 4 other rehab centers around MA—carries the Home within a Home mindset within them seven days a week. Home Within a Home allows for consistent scheduling, so Residents know who will be caring for them on a regular basis. Residents, their families, and staff come to know each other well and develop relationships. Under this practice, staff can more easily anticipate resident needs, residents can relax and gain more confidence in their caregivers, and families know who to go to with questions.

By getting to know our Resident’s needs and preferences, we’re able to work with each person and their family as a team to develop the best plan of care for every Resident. The care team carrying out the plan consists of all disciplines, including nursing, social service, recreation, dietary and rehabilitation, along with the Resident’s physician.

Beaumont’s skilled nurses work closely with physicians and nurse practitioners on-site nearly every day. This collaboration allows our Westborough nursing staff to handle many complex medical issues, so Residents can receive appropriate care there, avoiding frequent hospitalizations.

We’re proud of and value our staff’s longevity with us. Under the SALMON Health and Retirement “Career Ladder,” many Beaumont nurses started as CNAs and have worked their way up to leadership positions throughout our organization. We encourage licensed practical nurses to pursue their associate degree or earn a bachelor’s degree as a Registered Nurse.

SALMON Health and Retirement’s director of clinical services, assistant director of clinical services and clinical nutrition coordinator work together to ensure we meet the highest standards in the regulatory environment and what are deemed “best practices.” Our nurses complete numerous trainings, from when they first graduate to ongoing, company-offered, free classes on a variety of topics including IV training and wound care.

Discharged from the hospital?

Contact one of our liaisons to help ease the process

When you or a family member are ready for discharge from a hospital or rehabilitation center, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or unsure about the next step, especially when there isn’t much time to make a decision. However, you have rights regarding where you go next.

SALMON Health and Retirement has liaisons who can assist in finding services that meet your needs and will make recommendations—regardless of whether you select SALMON or another organization to provide them. While they are primarily associated with our Beaumont services and locations, they can help patients transition to any SALMON location or care level.

When the time for discharge is close at hand, you must request a SALMON Beaumont liaison from your hospital case manager or discharge planner. That request gives us the necessary permission for one of them to review your medical chart and discuss options with you or your family. Our liaisons won’t push you into selecting SALMON if they don’t think you’ll benefit; that wouldn’t help you or us. They will freely tell you if another choice would serve you better.

There are times when you or a family member may need a change in living situation unrelated to a healthcare setting. Our trusted liaisons can meet with you at the hospital, other healthcare center or in your own home if that’s best. We have areas we cover most of the time but are ready, willing and able to go where you are to be of help. Contact information for our liaisons is listed below.

*Eligibility for these training programs is also based on attendance record and job performance.