Residential Care & Supportive Nursing Services
When you become a resident at Pond Home, you have access to all of the comforts and luxuries of home. From a wide range of activities to delicious meal options, we ensure that you are able to continue to live a full, rewarding life! We offer two living options: Residential Care, and Supportive Nursing Care for those who need more assistance. We have been proud to provide seniors of Wrentham, MA and the surrounding areas with the highest standard of care in our bed-and-breakfast-styled home since 1899.
Residential Care: Pond Home Style
Our Residential Care, or Level IV home is licensed and regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, including unscheduled inspections and complaint investigation.
All meals and snacks are provided based on a diet recommended by a resident’s doctor. Meal planning is done according to resident preference, and all meal breakdowns are reviewed by a Registered Dietician to verify proper nutrition.
Our on-site Certified Nursing Assistant staff is available 24 hours a day to provide around-the-clock safety checks, remind residents of meal times, provide assistance to the dining room, provide toileting reminders, assist residents in dressing, and encourage participation in activities. Activities are scheduled and run by our full-time Activities Director. The operation of the home is overseen by our Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.
On-site Registered or Licensed nursing staff are available 24 hours a day to assess each resident’s medical conditions and needs. Our nursing staff also manages residents’ medication needs, including administering prescription and over-the-counter medication as directed by the resident’s private physician, refilling prescriptions, monitoring the resident’s reaction to medications, and providing recommendations to the resident’s physician as needed.
Personal laundry, linen cleaning,and weekly housekeeping of each resident room and a full linen change on the bed are included in the monthly fee.
Supportive Nursing Care: Pond Home Style
Residents in Supportive Nursing Care, also known as Level III, receive all of the above services included in Residential Care, plus enhanced housekeeping, laundry, and nursing care. At Pond Home, we can provide all of the services found in a skilled nursing facility, except for the care of feeding tubes and the administration of IVs. Residents who require these services cannot be admitted to or remain at a Supportive Nursing Care home.
At Pond Home, we keep our activities program lively and varied because our goal is to keep everyone fit in mind, body, and spirit. Our activities program is coordinated by our full-time Activities Director
For the Body
We offer exercise and strength-training classes on a regular basis. Residents are often surprised by the significant improvement they see in their own balance and strength! Each morning, we lead stretching exercises in the dining room after breakfast. If there is nice weather, we enjoy the walking paths and gardens around Pond Home and The Community at Pond Meadow, the independent living community on the campus with Pond Home
For the Mind
To stimulate the mind, we offer all types of word games and recollection trivia games, such as New England trivia, TriBond, Silver Screen trivia, and word scrambles.
Each room has a wired data line if you would like your own computer, but our Activities office also has a computer available for all residents, with a large-type keyboard and photo-quality printer attached. We offer a hands-on introductory lesson if you would like to learn more about using the computer, the internet, and our email account!
We offer weekly afternoon bus rides in our 14-passenger, wheelchair-accessible minibus. Trips include fall foliage tours, holiday light tours, trips to La Salette Shrine, Council on Aging events, neighborhood tours lunches, and ice cream stops!
Arts & Crafts
If you enjoy making beautiful things, we offer a wide range of arts and crafts, such as rubber stamped greeting cards, birdhouse decorating, and wreaths. Residents can also paint or practice needlework, floral arranging, scrapbooking, decoupage, and more. Residents are also welcome to help with the plants and gardens outside Pond Home, including our standing gardens for easy access to getting your hands in the dirt!
There are plenty of places to relax and read a good book inside and outside of Pond Home. If you want to enjoy time with friends socializing, we have coffee socials planned as well as beautiful patios and gardens where you can enjoy a relaxed time in nature. We also offer ice cream socials and cocktail hours on a regular basis.
*Breakfast is served to order. There are two options for lunch and dinner; these menus give you a sample of what is available.
Pond Home is the perfect place for seniors with all sorts of interests! Whether you are in our Residential Care or Supportive Nursing Care, you can enjoy constantly evolving activities and events. There is always something new to try! For more information or to schedule a tour, contact us today at (508)384-3531.