Monarch at Home, a home health program offered by Monarch Landing, a continuing care retirement community in Naperville, IL, is designed specifically for independent living residents who need assistance and want to remain living within their apartments. This service helps residents stay in their units longer by providing them with the necessary support they need.
Monarch at Home’s traditional services were previously available to residents through outside agencies. However, this new service offers visits lasting 15 minutes or so as opposed to one-hour increments charged by outside agencies. According to Associate Executive Director Kelli Cox, Monarch at Home can save residents money because of this. In addition, the program can provide assistance to one spouse so they can remain with their husband or wife in independent living longer.
The program also includes care companions who assist residents with outings, personal care, domestic chores, and other tasks with which they may need help. These companions are carefully matched with residents to ensure that it is a good fit. Caregiver companions are subject to a thorough background check and rigorous guidelines.
Monarch Landing staff members staff Monarch Landing and are also subject to background checks and strict guidelines. The CCRC is owned and managed by Harrison, NY-based Senior Care Development and is an equity partner with Life Care Services. Other CCRCs have also expanded their offerings to include home care services like Monarch at Home.