Bigger is not always better, especially when it comes to caring for our elders and those with memory loss. Yet you will often find senior living facilities featuring large living spaces that feel more like a hotel and while spacious also house large amounts of people. While these vast lobbies and dining rooms may feel luxurious, they miss one important mark. Azura isn’t a hotel, it’s a home.
A place where you should feel comfortable leaving your room and joining your friends for a cup of coffee in your comfy clothes, kicking off your shoes in the living room to watch your favorite program on TV and enjoying a conversation with your family without concern for who might be listening.
This is why at Azura Assisted Living and Memory Care we have implemented the use of the Household Model, with the goal that our residents feel comfortable and want to spend the majority of their time, outside of their apartment and with our Azura family engaging in life and personalized moments of joy!
One parameter of the Household Model is that everything should run through “Bump’s Law,” named after Linda Bump who helped develop the Household Model. It asks the following questions:
Using this formula our goal is to enable each resident to use the whole house as their own. As a result, each of our Azura Assisted Living and Azura Memory Care homes use a household structure which is designed to be a self-sufficient 9 – 28 resident home that can fully function from a single household to a multi-household community. The size of each household is based on the ideal balance of small residential environments along with optimal staffing capabilities.
Our Azura homes come in a variety of shapes and sizes from serving just 9 residents in our Azura Memory Care of Manitowoc home to the 108 residents that make up our 4 separated households at our Azura Assisted Living and Memory Care of Brookfield community. As a result, you will often find that our homes have a residential kitchen, living room or great room, den and TV room, formal dining room, casual dining room, dining sunroom, and all have access to outdoor living spaces that include raised gardens, patio, grilling areas and much more!
Using the Household Model as a guide and cutting-edge research from throughout the World, we have also incorporated other items into our homes to create the best possible environmental MOSAIC to support our residents. Below are just a few of the highlights of how our MOSAIC Philosophy, coupled with the Household Model = EXCEPTIONAL Care and Quality of Life!
"We want to thank you for the loving special care you took of our mother, Diane. It was truly mom's home and you all became part of our family. Everything was home for her....from the beautiful rooms, large sunny windows all around, good food made with love, fun and personal activities from people who really loved our mom. We would highly recommend your facility to anyone. The staff from the director, to the doctor, to the nurse, to the caregivers and the maintenance man were all extremely helpful, caring, loving and professional. There are not enough words to say how much we appreciate all of you. Your exceptional care, kindness, and love were beyond anything we could have imagined. You were part of our family, and we will miss you." - Gail Sommers and Deborah Guse