If you know someone living with a form of dementia-such as Alzheimer's Disease-you know about the feelings of despair, confusion, loss and pain that go side by side with memory loss.
But even with memory loss, life can still offer many rewards.
Are you interested in a place where individuals challenged with memory loss can continue living, can continue doing, can continue loving?
What would this place be like?
Would it include a professional staff trained to provide dementia specific care? Would this staff seek to provide positive solutions that anticipate the unique needs of your loved one? Would the staff have the time and the patience your loved one needs? Would the staff provide a progression of care through all of the remaining stages of life?
Would this place be a home with familiar surroundings? Would it be a safe haven with security systems and handicap accessibility? Would there be a feeling of calm and peace that envelops its residents with love and harmony?
Would it be a home where catnaps in the warm sunshine are a staple and sleeping in from time to time is considered a must? Would it have someone there who truly wants to take the time to dignify the needs of the residents, to dry their tears, laugh at their jokes, revel in each and every story, and respect them for who they are?
At Gianna Homes-Sursum Corda we don't know how it could be any other way.
If you answered yes to any of these needs, we invite you to take a closer look at our home.
Providing memory care with a loving kindness that respects the dignity of each resident. Welcome Home!
Gianna Homes-Sursum Corda is a not-for-profit organization providing exceptional senior memory care in a residential home.
We demonstrate a unique understanding of memory loss and the challenges it creates for our residents and their families.
We are dedicated to preserving the dignity of an individual while providing for his or her medical, social and spiritual needs. Our care is given in a home designed to honor God, nurture family, and foster friendship.
We have made a home that provides a familiar and secure environment where individuals challenged with memory loss can live and thrive.
We provide ten (10) resident beds at our home, Sursum-Corda and six (6) resident beds at our second home, Gladys’ Place. Our small occupancy levels insure that our residents feel that they are truly in a home and are receiving complete personal care.
Our professional staff members are trained to provide memory loss specific care. They will provide positive solutions that anticipate the unique needs of loved ones entrusted to our care by their families. Our gifted staff creates a place that is calm, peaceful and inclusive, enveloping your family member with love and harmony.
We allow for a flexible daily routine by honoring individual requests and preferences. Our high staff to resident ratio allows us the TIME to dignify the needs of our residents so that we can dry their tears, laugh at their jokes, and revel in each and every story they share.
We strive to know the person behind the disease. By partnering with the family we are able to adapt and comply with the psycho-social needs of our residents. Because of the decrease in cognitive abilities associated with dementia-particularly with Alzheimer's, Lewy Body, Parkinsons and Frontal Lobe - we must do our best to preserve the whole person, and support a lifestyle that is meaningful and wholesome.
At Gianna Homes our focus is on more than health care. We are concerned with LIFE CARE.
There are those who live on this earth in such a way that they make the world a better place for others.
Born in Milan, Italy, Gianna Beretta Molla chose pediatric medicine for her profession. While many in her field were motivated in their career by money, she instead served those in need at no charge.
In her work Dr. Gianna lifted the spirit of her patients with her selfless, compassionate care. Her love for children was evident in her devotion to her family-ultimately expressed in her decision to sacrifice her own life to save the life of her unborn daughter.
Dr. Gianna was a woman of uncompromising love who demonstrated complete commitment to those in her care, and who gave unparalleled devotion to her faith, her family, and her profession.
With the blessing of her family, it is in her spirit each day that we open our doors at Gianna Homes.
Our staff members receive thorough and continuous training.
All staff members receive specialized training in Alzheimers/Dementia Care, Hospitality, Customer Service, Emergency Procedure, Safety Training, Medication Passing Procedure, Infection Control, Housekeeping/laundry care, Orientation to Home Care Bill of Rights, HIPAA compliance and all other requirements of our Assisted Living License and Housing with Services license.
Our staff RNs provide all training.
New staff members are required to orient to their role with a senior staff member on each shift until we feel they can appropriately meet our standards and the needs of the residents.
All staff members receive continuing professional development and skill training throughout the year.
At both of our homes, we have nursing aides on duty 24 hours a day. Our staff to resident ratio is one of the highest in the business and is based on census. Please inquire for more details. In addition, our RNs, music therapist, volunteers and ancillary service providers also provide direct patient care throughout the day.