Austin House Assisted Living

Cottonwood, AZ - Assisted Living

Community size: Large (26-100)

Austin House Assisted Living is a splendid assisted living community in Cottonwood, Arizona. It is within scenic Yavapai County which is part of the Grand Canyon State.

Austin House prides itself on the educational training, dedication, and continuity of our care staff. Each program unit is maintained by a Care Coordinator who oversees day-to-day clinical operation, handles staffing, and oversees implementation and follow-up of resident care. Our care givers are required to successfully complete ADHS-approved directed care training. In addition, they attend our orientation and training program focusing on approaches and interventions for dealing with low acuity behavior issues and working with people with dementia. All program staff are required to attend on-going continuing education training sessions.

Our Austin House care team includes the unit coordinator, community LPN, primary care provider, behavioral health consultants, case managers, and caregivers. Each resident is reviewed by the care team within seven days of admission and a minimum of once a quarter thereafter.

At Austin House we maintain two distinct and separate comprehensive/holistic programs for individuals exhibiting low acuity behavioral problems. One program for residents with dementia behaviors and the second program for residents with non-dementia behaviors.

  • We utilize the soundest and most up-to-date treatment approaches to insure optimal quality of care.
  • Our staff is extensively trained in caring for persons with low acuity behavior problems.
  • Each resident benefits from an individually-designed care plan that specifically addresses their behavioral needs.
  • Behavioral health care is available on-site as needed.
  • We are responsive to the needs of our residents and families, as well as to the needs of their medical providers, referral sources, and payors.
  • We honor and adhere to a philosophy and practice of commitment and compassion in meeting the physical, cognitive, behavioral, affective, and social needs of our residents.

The Mirage and Sahara units provide a homelike environment for residents with low acuity behavioral issues requiring the stability, structure, and safety of a secure living environment. Two distinct and separate units; our Mirage Unit is home to residents diagnosed with dementia with our Sahara unit providing a home for persons whose behaviors are associated with diagnoses other than dementia.

Both units provide a therapeutic care program facilitated by a professional staff that are highly trained in working with persons with dementia. We place a special emphasis on effective approaches and interventions in dealing with low acuity behavior issues.

Relationships, continuity of care, and comfort are key in maintaining Austin House’ family atmosphere. Both units offer comfortable semi-private and private rooms. Families and residents are encouraged to bring personal items and furniture to create a homelike atmosphere.

The Oasis unit offers a more independent residential option for residents who have demonstrated the capacity to manage behaviors and function effectively in a less restrictive environment. Our step-down solution from the Sahara unit, the Oasis unit provides both semi-private and private rooms.

Austin House maintains an activity program that meets the diverse behavioral, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of all program residents. Our full-time activity director offers activity programming designed uniquely for each separate and distinct unit. All caregivers, care coordinators, and staff members are cross-trained to help facilitate activity programming through out the day, 7 days a week.

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