The Watermark is a continuing care retirement facility in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It has a few different living options for its residents. These living options include independent living, cottage living, enhanced living, assisted living, memory care, and rehabilitation and skilled nursing. As far as space, this facility has 181 rooms for independent living and cottage living, 26 rooms for memory care, 13 rooms for memory care, and 22 rehabilitation and skilled nursing rooms. You can learn more about the Watermark and its living options here.
Assisted living offers daily services like housekeeping and laundry, as well as a personal call system, and staff on call 24/7. Assisted living residents each have a private apartment with a private bathroom, shower, and kitchenette. Other options with this care include medication administration, personalized care plans, health care management and monitoring, social services, a wellness program, meals, and a calendar of activities.
Assisted living is a nice option between independent living and a nursing home. It offers some assistance without the restrictions that nursing homes oftentimes have.
The independent living residents have a lot of independence and choices. This allows them to maintain much of their lifestyle while staying safe. Care options are available, but independent living residents also have the freedom to choose their living quarters and how they spend their days. Residents in independent living have access to:
- Modern kitchens
- Restaurant-style dining
- Exercise classes
- Personal trainers
- Aqua fitness classes
- A community of other seniors, at an affordable price
- Watermark University classes
- Outings and activities
- Preventative health screening
- Access to memory care, assisted living, and skilled nursing care if needed
The cottages for independent living are around 2,000 square feet and these residents have full access to all of the services and amenities of the facility.
The cottages include:
- Gas fireplace
- Kitchen and appliances
- Wet bar
- Master bedroom and master bath
- Walk in closet
- Second bedroom and guest bathroom
- Single car garage
- Washer and dryer
- $400 community credit per month
- Maintenance and transportation
- Housekeeping and linen service
The memory care residents have access to a neighborhood of 13 suites, daily housekeeping, apartment maintenance, 24/7 staffing and trained memory care experts, snacks, three meals a day, and a calendar of classes and activities.
Staff members in the memory care unit are referred to as “nayas.” They are specially trained to work with those facing memory issues. Those in memory care have access to:
- Safe memory gardens
- Outings off site
- Family communications center
- Community living and home like environment
- Access to activities and classes at Watermark University
- Communication with family members and any healthcare professionals
Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing
The rehabilitation program offers a personal ambassador program, dietician oversight, individual service plans, staffing 24/7, resident call system, transportation, wellness program, semi-private suites, and physical, occupational, and speech therapists.
Rehabilitation and skilled nursing are available in the event that a resident needs more intensive care than the average person. The staff is available to work with your loved one at all times, and have been professionally trained to provide assistance.
Choosing a Facility
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