The Home of The Good Shepherd has been serving the senior population in Saratoga County since 1870. The assisted living facilities have provided care to thousands and the company recently expanded, with the addition of a new location at 400 Church St. in Saratoga Springs.
The organization has other Saratoga County sites in Moreau, Wilton and Malta.
Development coordinator Courtney Lamport said the new location provides customized care plans for each resident, including nursing assessments and skilled nursing tasks; 24-hour care seven days a week with a registered nurse on site; meals, housekeeping and laundry services; daily activities and transportation.
There are several floor plan options, depending on each resident’s individual needs.
“We have warm and inviting private suites,” said Lamport.
Lamport said prospective residents can expect to experience all the comforts of home.
She said The Home of The Good Shepherd prides itself on being able to provide care that is personalized, making each resident feel valued. They are able to accomplish such care through assistance with dressing, bathing, oral care, and general hygiene. After being admitted, each has a care plan created to meet their needs. The personal care plan includes looking into routines that were established prior to admission, discussions with the resident, family members, and physicians.
Lamport said for the residents, dining services are more about just eating meals.
"Meals are the cornerstone of our steadfast commitment to provide superior, gracious quality of living for all of our residents. Our talented culinary staff is on site in each residence, ready to prepare fresh, nutritious and in-season meal options. They are trained to provide meals for therapeutic diets as ordered by a physician. Our residents truly enjoy three freshly prepared meals each day and snacks during the morning, afternoon and evening," said Lamport.
An example of the dinner meal would include a rib eye steak, stuffed baked potato, asparagus spears, lemon meringue pie, and coffee or tea.
Keeping seniors active and social is a priority at the home.
There is always a full calendar of social and recreational activities that keep residents active. Trips are often taken to area shopping centers, restaurants, in addition to many cultural activities. They often schedule scenic rides, bingo, ice cream socials, wine and cheese parties, salon and barber shop outings, birthday parties, sing-along events, baking, story telling, and flower arranging.
To learn more, visit homeofthegoodshepherd.com. The number for the new home is 518-450-7360.