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By Christy Griffith
By Christy Griffith
Organizational Structure
 Sierra View Homes is a not-for-profit community
founded by the First Mennonite Church in Reedle...
Levels of Care
• Residents must be at least 62 years of age
• Residents must be reasonably healthy, ambulatory, and
able t...
Organizational Structure:
Interdisciplinary Staff
Community Context
 SVH is located in
Reedley, CA
 Reedley is a small town
of 4.5 square miles and
25,000 residents locat...
Community Context
 The members of the
Sierra View community
are all retired seniors
 There are more females
than males i...
Population-at-Risk
Broadly speaking, this agency serves the elderly
population. More specifically, they serve the seniors
...
Population-at-Risk
 About two-thirds of the residents in either
assisted living or skilled nursing are on a
psychotropic ...
Agency Missions
and Aims
 “Our mission is to maximize
the quality and enjoyment of
the lives we serve through the
Christi...
Agency Practices
 Because SVH has three
individual services
available on one campus,
the practices of the
facility are va...
Agency Practices
 Apartment Living offers the most freedom and
independence while allowing residents to remain free
of ma...
Agency Practices
 Residents have access to the facility’s Wellness Center. The Wellness
Center has exercise machines and ...
Agency Practices
 Another great service that Sierra View provides
is a program specifically for seniors with
memory impai...
Agency Practices
 SVH has an activities staff
that takes a personal
interest in the residents’
psychosocial well-being.
...
Significance
Sierra View Homes offers services and opportunities for
a vulnerable population of seniors. Residents of Sier...
Significance
Source:http://quangkhoi.net/learningcenter/2009/
05/maslows-hierarchy-of-needs/
•According to Maslow’s Hierar...
Significance
 Sierra View Homes
understands and practices
the social work value of the
importance of human
relationships
...
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  1. 1. By Christy Griffith By Christy Griffith
  2. 2. Organizational Structure  Sierra View Homes is a not-for-profit community founded by the First Mennonite Church in Reedley, CA designed for senior living  There are three different levels of care on the same campus  Independent Apartment Living  Assisted Living Facility/Residential Care  Skilled Nursing Facility
  3. 3. Levels of Care • Residents must be at least 62 years of age • Residents must be reasonably healthy, ambulatory, and able to take care of themselves Independent Living • Offers different levels of assistance to a senior who may need extra help or a more controlled living environment • CNAs and other caregivers work to ensure the residents are as healthy and happy as possible. Residential Care • Offers short and long term rehabilitation and restorative nursing care • 24-hour care is provided for the resident Skilled Nursing
  4. 4. Organizational Structure: Interdisciplinary Staff
  5. 5. Community Context  SVH is located in Reedley, CA  Reedley is a small town of 4.5 square miles and 25,000 residents located right on the edge of Fresno County  The surrounding community is known for its agriculture
  6. 6. Community Context  The members of the Sierra View community are all retired seniors  There are more females than males in each facility  Most of the residents are English-speaking, Caucasian, and Christian  Other ethnic backgrounds are also present (Asian, Hispanic, African American) but they are a small minority  The demographics of the community reflect the larger demographic of Reedley, with the exception of age
  7. 7. Population-at-Risk Broadly speaking, this agency serves the elderly population. More specifically, they serve the seniors that reside on their campus in one of the three environments. .The elderly population is often abused and oppressed. Because they often have to rely on others for so many tasks in daily living, there are many opportunities for people to take advantage of them. SVH exists to provide quality care and Christian love to its residents. Source: http://www.ruralhealth.utas.edu.au/padv- package/module2-5.html
  8. 8. Population-at-Risk  About two-thirds of the residents in either assisted living or skilled nursing are on a psychotropic drug regimen  Most of these prescriptions are antidepressants  Some of the life situations that could compromise their quality of life and happiness include:  Loss of independence  Suffering from memory loss or other diseases and chronic illnesses  Grieving for loved ones who have passed away  Inability to do many of the activities they used to enjoy  Loneliness Another factor that makes this elderly population an at-risk group is their increased rate of depression and suicide.
  9. 9. Agency Missions and Aims  “Our mission is to maximize the quality and enjoyment of the lives we serve through the Christian ministry of healing, hospitality, and community created and maintained within the tradition of the First Mennonite Church of Reedley.”  Lifestyle options for seniors at Sierra View Homes make it possible to have valued independence without the worry or fear of being alone  Sierra View’s Activities and Social Service staff work hard to provide several different activities for residents of every level of functioning.  These activities engage the residents physically, socially, mentally, and spiritually
  10. 10. Agency Practices  Because SVH has three individual services available on one campus, the practices of the facility are varied.  Common to all levels of care is a commitment to safety and quality of life  Each level offers the highest degree of independence and self- determination that it can, without causing harm to the resident Source: http://wisdom.unu.edu/en/active-aging/
  11. 11. Agency Practices  Apartment Living offers the most freedom and independence while allowing residents to remain free of many of the responsibilities of home ownership  There are several different sizes and floor plan options for the apartments . The variety makes this lifestyle a viable option for seniors who are looking for affordable housing, and also for those who want a more spacious, modern living space.
  12. 12. Agency Practices  Residents have access to the facility’s Wellness Center. The Wellness Center has exercise machines and a heated pool and spa. They offer water aerobics classes and the help of a trained instructor.  Meal plans are also available for the residents. They are free to make their own meals if they live in the apartments, or they can sign up to come into the dining room and eat their meals there.  Residents in Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing are all on a meal plan
  13. 13. Agency Practices  Another great service that Sierra View provides is a program specifically for seniors with memory impairment.  The Special Needs Program is for residents with late stage Alzheimer’s or other kind of dementia. People with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have different needs than other seniors because they are usually easily confused and prone to wandering  The Special Needs Program is a specific room in the Skilled Nursing facility where the memory impaired residents spend their days.  People with AD benefit from a consistent daily routine and surroundings with limited distractions
  14. 14. Agency Practices  SVH has an activities staff that takes a personal interest in the residents’ psychosocial well-being.  Activities made available to the residents on a regular basis are movies and popcorn, reminiscing, Bible studies, church services, music programs, tabletop cooking, arts and crafts, Bingo, puzzles, and other games  Residents are encouraged, but not obligated, to come out of their rooms and participate
  15. 15. Significance Sierra View Homes offers services and opportunities for a vulnerable population of seniors. Residents of Sierra View are treated with dignity and worth, without regard to their age or level of functioning. Residents are made aware of their rights to privacy and self-determination when they are admitted. We strive to create an environment in which the residents can live in an active and joyful community with a staff that is conscientious of their age appropriate needs and concerns.
  16. 16. Significance Source:http://quangkhoi.net/learningcenter/2009/ 05/maslows-hierarchy-of-needs/ •According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, people have certain needs that they need to have met before they can feel secure and develop self- actualization •Sierra View Homes strives to meet all of these needs. We acknowledge that our residents need to have their physiological needs met before they can feel safe and secure. •Understanding this hierarchy is important because if we strive to help our residents function at their highest level of functioning and quality of life, then we need to know that there are underlying conditions that must be met before we can see their self-esteem improve.
  17. 17. Significance  Sierra View Homes understands and practices the social work value of the importance of human relationships  This facility is run in a way that feels more like family than business  The staff is encouraged to take the time to get to know each resident and not simply rush through the day  The residents in assisted living and skilled nursing are cared for by the same nurses and staff every week. This consistency shows the commitment to building relationships
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