I have often been asked, “What sets Argent Court apart from other assisted livings?” I think the most important thing that sets us apart is longevity of staff, meaningful activities, and trained and caring staff.
We have numerous staff that have been with us over 5 years which in long term care is unheard of. The biggest reason I think this is the case is because we look for people with the heart of a servant. In our Seguin community, the administrator has been with Argent Court 20 years. We also feel like it is important to staff each facility with a nurse. Our regulations do not require us to do this, we just felt it is a good practice. It is reassuring to know that there is a nurse on-call 24/7 in the event there is an need.
We keep residents engaged in meaningful activities. You can view the activity calendars from each facility on our website. For example, I have linked to the Seguin location. In addition, each community has its own Facebook page where they regularly post pictures of residents having fun. I have linked to our Seguin facility but each facility has its own. You can see from the myriad of activities that each community has its own activities based upon the unique interests of the residents.
Each staff person undergoes an orientation as well as 16 hours of on-the-job training, shadowing another employee until we feel as though they are able to adequately assist residents with activities of daily living. Employees are also required to attend online monthly training. This is above what is required by the regulations. We regularly bring in speakers from the community on a variety of topics that are unique to the population we serve.
If you have any questions regarding your loved one, feel free to give us a call. We’re always willing to help.