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Assisted Living

Tailored to you right here in Fremont.

Assisted Living at The Heritage at Shalimar Gardens provides the comforts of a private or semi-private apartment in Fremont, Nebraska, with a supportive lifestyle that welcomes new residents, fosters friendships, and encourages family support.

But we also go far beyond what you might expect with unique features that might surprise you, including:

  • We’re conveniently located just north of the Fremont Area Medical Center.
  • We’re pet-friendly and welcome visiting pets as well.
  • Our walking trails and enclosed courtyard are favorites of residents and families alike.
  • In addition to an ever-changing Events schedule, we also are proud of our movie theater and well-stocked library.

Our goal is to help you remain as independent as possible, for as long as possible, with a personalized plan of wellness and care.

Did You Know?

Should your loved one ever require Memory Care services here at The Heritage at Shalimar Gardens, we can bring those services to them in their current residence. There would be no need to disrupt their life by moving them from one residence to another if their needs change.

Assisted Living Services

Assisted Living services at The Heritage at Shalimar Gardens guarantee 24-hour access to highly trained caregivers who provide assistance with all Activities of Daily Living (ADLs):

  • Assistance with eating, including mealtime reminders
  • Bathing or showering
  • Dressing and grooming
  • Walking (with or without assistance)
  • Toileting (assistance on or off, assistance with continence aids)
  • Medication reminders and/or medication administration
  • Transferring (from bed to toilet, from walker to chair, etc.)

With ADLs discreetly managed, our residents easily enjoy the events of each day with increased confidence. Our Assisted Living services are tailored to your physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs.

Personalized Care Makes the Difference

Because we’re a Heritage Community, our team at The Heritage at Shalimar Gardens is committed to providing the following personalized care services for our residents:

 

  • Needs and Level of Care (LOC) Assessment prior to move-in
  • Coordination of care with resident’s existing physician
  • Visiting physicians as needed
  • In-house physical and occupational therapy
  • On-site pharmacy for easy medication coordination
  • Maintenance of resident’s health care and medical records
  • Regular updates to designated family members as requested
  • Wellness activities to promote mobility, flexibility and independence
  • Transportation to off-site medical appointments
  • Social activities to promote healthy friendships and community
  • Religious activities to provide spiritual support
  • Compliance and daily monitoring of COVID-19 protections and protocols
  • On-site access to immunizations and health testing

Explore Our Assisted Living Residences

At The Heritage at Shalimar Gardens, we are dedicated to providing modern, comfortable, and easy-to-navigate studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments for our Assisted Living residents.

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 heating and air conditioning units
  • Window treatments
  • Walk-in showers with a bench

Community amenities delight the senses and make each day more enjoyable.

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 and beverages
  • Private dining room for social gatherings
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry (sheets and towels)
  • Recreational trips and activities
  • Religious services on-site
  • Transportation equipped with chair lift
  • Personal 24-hr safety pendant call system
  • Certified and attentive care staff on-site 24/7
  • Small pets welcome
  • Salon/ Barber shop 
  • Exercise classes
  • Movie Theater 
  • Library

Introducing Snapshots for Assisted Living residents who need a little extra care.

For our residents who need a little bit more care – but who do not require Memory Care – The Heritage at Shalimar Gardens has introduced our exclusive Snapshots program.

Snapshots is a program of additional support and care for residents with mild cognitive impairments. Snapshots ensures that participating residents have the opportunity to join and enjoy welcoming and enjoyable social engagement.

Snapshots offers thoughtfully designed activities in small groups or one-on-one. We strive to help our residents enjoy fun, social events, whereas larger group activities may create frustration and distraction.

Our goal is to help residents with mild cognitive impairments once again enjoy leisure activities they may have not enjoyed for some time. Snapshots’ structured activities happen several times a week, at times and places most comfortable for the residents.

Our program’s success lies in our focus on what our residents can do and enjoy doing. It’s quite simple, but it’s also amazing.

To learn more about Snapshots, please give us a call at 402-603-0358.

Frequently Asked Questions About Assisted Living

What is Assisted Living?

Assisted living refers to senior living facilities that provide not only housing (homes, apartments, condos) but that also provide licensed and regulated care and assistance with what are called Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Assisted living communities also routinely provide access to medical care when needed. Assisted living communities can exist as freestanding (only offering assisted living), or assisted living can be offered as one option in a full-service senior living community that offers additional residential-with-care options, including Independent Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing.

What are the 6 ADLs?

Bathing. The ability to clean oneself and perform grooming activities like shaving and brushing teeth.

Dressing & Grooming. The ability to get dressed by oneself without struggling with buttons and zippers. The ability to wash one’s hands and face, apply makeup, brush one’s hair, and put on jewelry. 

Eating. The ability to feed oneself.

Transferring. The ability to move from one activity to another, as well as to move from one’s chair to one’s bed or to and from a toilet or shower. 

Toileting. The ability to get on and off the toilet and clean oneself appropriately.

Continence. The ability to control one’s bladder and bowel functions.

How does one pay for Assisted Living?

Most families use private funds to pay for assisted living. This means a combination of personal savings, pension payments and retirement accounts

Though many seniors save for retirement over the years, family members often contribute to senior care costs. 

The national median cost of assisted living is $4,300 a month, according to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey. Many families are surprised and disappointed to learn that assisted living is not covered by Medicare. However, Medicare may cover some of the health care your loved one receives in an assisted living community. For example, if your relative needs assistance administering insulin, Medicare may allow them to claim the injection fees.

Long-term care insurance (LTCI) generally goes into effect when a senior can no longer perform two Activities of Daily Living. Seniors must register and pay for a policy before age 80. Long-term care insurance does not normally fully cover 100% of assisted living services, but it provides more benefits than most policies.

How can we help?

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