Focus on our Customers: Elderly Solutions Incorporated – Raising the Standard for Assisted Living Adult Foster Care

Posted on Jun 6, 2013 | 2 comments

This series of original articles focuses on our local business customers, employees and other areas of interest to our communities including local initiatives and non-profit organizations. We hope that you will find these interesting and informative, and that you will share them with your friends and colleagues via social media or by free subscriptions. It’s easy – just enter your email address or click on the Share on Facebook icon! Chezlynn Chinavare, owner of Elderly Solutions Incorporated, an extraordinary assisted living and adult foster care facility in Monroe, is a woman with a passion and a mission – to provide the highest standard of live-in care for persons suffering from medical issues or memory disorders like Alzheimer’s disease. And less than 30 seconds after meeting her, you realize she’s been blessed with extra helpings of compassion, energy and commitment. Probably the most striking fact about Elderly Solutions is that it doesn’t look or feel like a nursing facility, but rather like a private, spacious, airy, open family home with high ceilings, lots of windows and light. And that’s because it really is one. Chinavare, a registered nurse, purchased a large house from a local physician in 2003 to fulfill her dream of providing exceptional private care with all of the comforts and amenities that you would wish for in a ‘home away from home’. “I had worked as the Director of Nursing at another assisted living facility, where I was unhappy with staffing ratios, training and other issues,” Chinavare explained. “I realized that there had to be a better alternative for people who needed a safe, secure, personal place to live and be cared for. I contacted Congressman John Dingell to plead for something better. He encouraged me to effect change from within and to demonstrate that change. “He was my inspiration. So, with help from my parents and family, I purchased the house and remodeled it to fit their specialized needs. My family and I lived there during this process and throughout the early years after we opened our doors. I worked non-stop – but it was and is worth it.” “I am completely passionate about what we do here”, Chinavare continued. “We specialize in helping people with dementia or who require hospice care, and our goal is to provide the best quality of life possible – at a cost significantly below that of a nursing home. I love the fact that we really function like a family home with programs and care plans tailored to each person. It’s very personal for me and my staff. The differences we make are amazing- my staff goes above and beyond.” Families appreciate the fact that Elderly Solutions has a guaranteed flat fee for care – without additional costs for services or level of support needed. Support includes 24 hour access to staff and nurses; three homemade meals per day served in a family setting; snacks; laundry service; room and board; bathing, grooming and dressing assistance; housekeeping; healthcare monitoring; and medication assistance. “Beyond all of the services that you would expect, we offer a full range of activities and programs designed to enhance cognition and social interaction, including games, travel outings, seasonal water aerobics, a breakfast club, movie nights, card parties, craft and exercise classes, gardening, cooking, scrapbooking, and bingo,” Chinavare...

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