Senior living communities have many departments that are designed to provide older adults with a safe, comfortable, and supportive living environment.
These communities typically offer various services and departments to meet residents’ physical, emotional, and social needs. Different departments and amenities aim to enhance the quality of life for residents and help them truly age in place.
Kensington Park Senior Living also promotes and hosts events to help seniors and their caregivers become more knowledgeable and aware of the care that seniors need in their daily lives.
If you’re a compassionate individual with a love for seniors and a spirit to serve, you may be interested in learning about our independent, assisted living, and memory care communities.
Learn more about the departments in our communities and how each plays a crucial role in the well-being of our residents and how you can be a part of that.
How do senior living communities enhance seniors’ well-being?
Senior living communities can be an excellent option for older adults who want to maintain an active and independent lifestyle while having access to care and support as needed.
If you’re unsure which type of care and support you would like to offer seniors, learning about each of the senior living departments may help you decide.
Socialization and community
One of the most important benefits of senior living communities is the opportunity for socialization, as socialization and friendships significantly improve overall health and well-being.
Our communities offer a full calendar of life-enrichment activities to help our residents stay active, sharpen their minds, and build friendships.
As a life-enrichment director or coordinator, you would be responsible for planning and organizing social, recreational, and educational activities for residents.
You will also ensure that residents remain engaged, active, and socially connected, which will help them improve their quality of life and overall well-being.
In our communities, residents have access to our nursing staff, rehabilitation services, and other memory care professionals who can address their physical and mental health needs.
The nursing department provides medical care and assistance to residents.
Our nursing department ensures that residents receive appropriate medical attention and that their health needs are met promptly.
Our RNs are responsible for overseeing the medical care of our residents. They assess residents’ health needs and develop care plans.
They may also administer medications, monitor vital signs, and coordinate care with other healthcare providers. This team is available to residents 24/7.
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
Our LPNs work under the direction of RNs to provide basic medical care, such as administering medication, dressing wounds, and checking vital signs.
They also assist with daily living activities, such as bathing and grooming.
Care partners (CNAs)
Our care partners provide direct care to our residents, assisting them with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and toileting, and helping residents with mobility and positioning.
The rehabilitation department provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy services to help residents maintain or improve their functional abilities.
Working in this department means you would work with residents to create personalized treatment plans and provide ongoing support and encouragement to help the residents achieve their goals.
Kensington Park also offers creative art therapies, such as music therapy and brain wellness. Music therapy can improve seniors’ physical, emotional, cognitive, and social health, and brain wellness helps maintain and improve cognitive function.
They provide specialized care to ensure that residents with memory impairments receive the appropriate care and assistance for their specific needs.
Our memory care department is divided into two specialized neighborhoods. The Connections neighborhood is for residents in the early-to-middle stages of dementia, who still maintain independence but may be experiencing early signs of forgetfulness.
Residents who are experiencing the late stages of dementia reside in our Haven neighborhood. These residents may require a higher level of care, and our team is there to maximize their comfort and ease agitation.
Nutrition and wellness
Nutrition and wellness are critical components of a healthy and fulfilling life, especially for older adults.
Kensington Park Senior Living has recognized this fact and implemented programs and services to help residents maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Our dining department manages the kitchen and all-day dining services to provide nutritious meals to residents. Our professionally trained chef and team ensure that residents receive healthy, balanced meals that meet their dietary needs and preferences.
The main dining room is also fully staffed with waiters to give residents and their families a sophisticated experience.
Senior living communities provide a range of support services to help residents maintain a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle.
Our dedicated concierge supports our residents with various tasks, ensuring convenience and personalized service.
The service-minded concierge team handles tasks ranging from organizing transportation and handling technical services to coordinating porter assistance and scheduling personal appointments.
Our concierge service, KP On-The-Go, will even help our residents run errands off campus. Residents only need to provide information to the concierge and our team takes care of the task.
Support with housekeeping and laundry services is commonly provided in senior living communities.
Our housekeepers help maintain clean and organized living spaces, handle laundry needs, and ensure our residents a safe and comfortable environment. This department allows our residents to live the life they want to without worrying about how they’re going to accomplish the things they have to do.
The administration department is responsible for managing the overall operations of our senior living community. This includes managing finances, staffing, and resident care.
Administration ensures our community complies with regulations, provides oversight for the other departments, and handles any resident concerns and complaints.
Marketing and sales
The marketing and sales department promotes the senior living community and informs potential families about the services it offers.
This department works with prospective residents and their families so they can access all the information they need to make informed decisions. Kensington Konnect also provides resources to caregivers on how best to care for their loved ones.
Our newsletter, The Park Bench, also keeps families of residents, caregivers, and potential residents up-to-date about what’s happening on campus.
The security department provides safety and security measures to protect residents, staff, and property. This includes monitoring the community for potential safety risks, ensuring that entrances and exits are secure, and responding to emergencies as needed.
One of the biggest benefits to senior living communities is that they allow the residents a sense of safety and security, which can help them feel more comfortable and at ease in their new living environment.
Families can be assured that their loved one is taken care of. Our wander management technology, for example, keeps track of our residents as they move about freely. The security team is present and ready to prevent any accidents from taking place.
Join our family at Kensington Park Senior Living
We are known for our commitment to delivering exceptional care, promoting an engaging and enriching environment, and prioritizing the well-being of our residents.
Our Promise is to love and care for our residents as we do our own family. We also extend this promise to our team members.
We take pride in fostering community and helping our team members grow personally and professionally. Our hope is that caring for our residents is as fulfilling for you as it is for us.
When you join our team, we offer the following benefits:
- Competitive salaries
- Health, life, 401K & other benefits starting at 32 hr/wk
- Generous paid time off
- Employee assistance program
- Complimentary lunches & dinners
- Full-time and part-time positions