Assisted Living in Sioux City, Iowa
The right touch of personal care.
Assisted Living at The Heritage at Northern Hills provides the comforts of a private or semi-private apartment in Sioux City, Iowa, with a supportive lifestyle that welcomes new residents, fosters friendships, and encourages family support.
With ADLs discreetly managed, our residents easily enjoy the events of each day with increased confidence. Assisted Living services are tailored to your physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs.
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We also go far beyond what you might expect:
- Our dedicated and well-loved care team includes two full-time registered nurses.
- Our residences are unusually spacious and sought after.
- We offer a unique array of on-site activities, including regular citywide bingo with cash giveaways.
- We’ve been a Siouxland’s Choice Award winner three of the last four years!
Our goal is to help you remain as independent as possible for as long as possible with a personalized plan of wellness and care.
Care You Can Trust
Assisted Living services at The Heritage at Northern Hills are dedicated to providing assistance, as needed, with all activities of daily living (ADLs). Multiple Levels of Care supply an array of personalized services designed to meet your changing needs.
A points-based needs assessment by our health services team determines your individualized service plan of wellness and care. Multifunctional clinical/operations team reviews changes in your condition.
Assisted Living Services
- Bathing/showering, grooming and dressing
- Dining assistance and food modification
- Getting in and out of a chair or bed
- Mobility assistance
- Toileting and incontinence care
- Order, set up and administer medications, inhalers, injections, eye, ear, nose drops, nasal sprays and oxygen
- Coordinate care and supplies with other medical providers
- Limited transportation to and from scheduled medical appointments
- Blood sugar checks and insulin injections
- Monitor pulse rate, blood pressure and weight
- Support stockings, braces, splints and prosthetics
- Coordination of long term care insurance benefits
- Pet care, including feeding, walking, clean-up
- Whirlpool Bath available
- Personal laundry
Did You Know?
When Is the Right Time To Consider Assisted Living?
Increased frustration and inability to perform basic tasks
It is common for many seniors to deal with occasional forgetfulness and increasing muscle weakness. However, when these symptoms progress beyond occasional, seniors will show frustration, irritation and often anger. When frustration and anger are exhibited daily, it is a sign that they are not enjoying life where they are.
Falls, slips or accidents
Each year, millions of older adults – those 65 and older – fall. In fact, more than 1 out of 4 older people fall each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falling once doubles your chances of falling again. Every year, more than 3 million older adults are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries.
The recovery period for seniors who have had a serious fall can be weeks or months, especially when the fall has led to a broken hip or a head injury. Recovery at home can be costly if round-the-clock care is required. Costs increase when physical therapy is required as well.
Requiring help with routine activities
Paying bills, housekeeping, cooking, maintaining a yard, doing repairs, shoveling snow, raking leaves, taking the car to the mechanic, and grocery shopping are just a few of the chores that can become overwhelming as seniors age in their own homes. And when you hire someone to help with one or more of these tasks, the costs can quickly add up.
Inability to drive or discomfort with driving
Seniors who have reduced cognitive abilities and physical abilities put themselves and others at risk when they drive – particularly if they do not recognize their limitations. When seniors do realize their limitations, but they don’t discuss them with friends or family, it is common for seniors to “give up” driving without telling anyone. The result is that they quickly become homebound. Without access to shopping, social activities, and a change of scenery, their mental and physical health become compromised.
At-home care costs become too high
Many families will work with their senior loved one to “age in place” before considering the benefits of an Assisted Living community. Unfortunately, the costs can quickly add up.
- In-home care costs rise like any other health care costs
- Health care needs generally continue to increase
- Mobility issues may require expensive machinery
- Mobility issues may require home renovations
- Current home may simply not be safely designed for senior living
In short, when a senior’s needs exceed what their spouse, family members, in-home, or in-community caregivers can give, that is a clear sign their well-being, comfort and safety are at risk. These key signs are indisputable indicators of the need to consider Assisted Living.
Introducing Snapshots – for Assisted Living residents who need a little extra care.
Snapshots is an exclusive program for assisted living residents with mild cognitive impairment created to ensure that all residents have the opportunity for social engagement. Thoughtfully designed interactions promote brain health and wellness, while increased supportive cues and reminders assure that each resident is set up for success.
To learn more about Snapshots, please give us a call at 402-603-0358.
Explore Our Assisted Living Residences
At The Heritage at Northern Hills, we are dedicated to providing modern, comfortable and easy-to-navigate studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments for our Assisted Living residents. See our options here!
We also provide features and extra touches that create joy and make life a little easier.
- Kitchenette including microwave and full-sized freezer/refrigerator
- Cable television
- Wireless high-speed Internet
- Utilities (gas, electric, water)
- Individually controlled heat and air conditioning units
- Window treatments
- Walk-in showers with a bench
Our amenities – more than you might expect
Amenities in Assisted Living communities are much more than “bells and whistles.” In fact, they are often the features that set us apart from other communities and the reason our families recommend us to other families.
- Beautifully-landscaped, secured outdoor courtyard
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily in our full-service, restaurant-style dining room
- Daily snacks
- Private dining room available for social gatherings
- Weekly housekeeping and laundry (sheets and towels)
- Recreational trips and extensive activities
- Religious services on-site
- Detached garages available
- Transportation equipped with chair lift
- Personal saftey pendant call system for 24-hour assistance
- Certified and attentive care staff on-site 24/7
- Small pets welcome
- Salon / Barber shop
- Exercise facilities including classes
Did You Know?
What Is the Difference Between Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Care?
The main difference between Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing is the type and extent of care provided.
Assisted Living communities provide assistance, as needed, with activities of daily living.
Skilled Nursing Communities (SNCs or SNFs) provide both short-term and long-term rehabilitation and medical care. Some stand-alone skilled nursing communities are affiliated with large hospital networks. (In the past, people often referred to SNCs as “nursing homes,” but that term is largely obsolete.)
For the most part, care in Assisted Living communities is provided by certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and medication management technicians (med techs). While most Assisted Living communities will have a supervising registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) as part of the care team, they generally provide supervision and oversight, not daily practical nursing care.
The majority of care provided in a Skilled Nursing community is nursing care delivered by LPNs or RNs. Care is often required 24/7 and is considered high-level nursing care.
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