At Ashton Manor Assisted Living & Memory Care, the mindset is that an exceptional experience is a personalized experience. Everything about the community, from the environment to the amenities to the specialized care, is built entirely for and around the residents it serves. The goal, says Ashton Manor Executive Director Jay Tipton, is to provide residents of the assisted living community with a lifestyle in which they’re able to maintain their independence while also receiving individualized care and support that allows them to thrive and live their best lives.
That environment continually evolves to anticipate and meet the unique needs of the residents Ashton Manor serves. Residents have a Town Hall Meeting each month where they make important decisions regarding day-to-day life at the community, including their menu, monthly activities, and outings to restaurants and regional attractions.
“We truly listen to our residents,” Tipton said. “This is their home, and we want this to feel like home. We care deeply about their feedback, whether it’s about the different restaurants they enjoy visiting or introducing new activities they are interested in trying. They’ll tell us what they like and what they don’t like, and we adjust our community life accordingly.”
He also says the listening process isn’t a “sometimes” thing.
“It’s 24-7,” he states. “We work diligently to identify personal preferences about our residents, like when they like to wake up, what they like to eat, and what their hobbies and personal passions are.” Ashton Manor then utilizes all of that information to develop a customized plan for each resident based upon their unique wants and needs.
The Luling community consists of 60 apartments and has been accredited by the Dementia Care Specialists, which is the basis of Ashton Manor’s exclusive Warchol Best Abilities Approach to care. The community was the first in the state of Louisiana to be honored with the Distinguished Provider Award, a national award that acknowledges superior resident care. The building is divided into three wings, called neighborhoods. Two of the neighborhoods are primarily for residents who are more independent in terms of assisted living, while another is for residents in need of specialized memory care.
“By offering different levels of specialized care, Ashton Manor ensures that our assisted living residents are able to make a smooth and easy transition if they find themselves in need of additional support over time,” states Tipton. “Our residents become fully immersed in their routine and way of life here, and we ensure that they remain able to carry on living the life they’re accustomed to at every age and stage.”
Ashton Manor residents stay busy taking part in a robust, enriching activities program planned by the community’s full-time Activities Director, with offerings that include volleyball, card games, arts and crafts, and bingo. For holidays, the building is always cheerfully and elaborately decked out with decorations handmade by the residents, and the residents are already busy planning and crafting for the upcoming holiday season taking place over the next few months. In every facet of its approach to community life, Ashton Manor showcases its deep commitment to providing its residents with a life worth celebrating each and every day.