Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of activities programs does Gateway have?
We have full time activity professionals who provide a variety of activities daily. The following are some examples of different activities we offer on a weekly basis: bingo, arts and crafts, pet and music therapy, current events, trivia, pinochle club, dice and card games, exercise classes, walks, movies and much more. On a monthly basis music groups such as accordian players, piano players and singing groups perform at our facilities. We also have special activities for our Alzheimer’s residents.
Does Gateway have a specialized Alzheimer’s Care Unit?
We have nine Memory Care Houses. Each house has 14-15 residents and is designed to meet the special needs of residents living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. All Memory Care Houses are secured yet have ample amount of inside and outside common space to explore.
Does Gateway have a nurse on duty?
We have several full-time RN’s and with few exceptions, one or more on site each day. We also have RN’s available to answer our staff’s questions 24 hours a day.
Does Gateway have caregivers 24 hours a day?
We have caregivers on duty 24 hours a day, in three shifts, available to aide residents.
How is the food prepared at Gateway?
Breakfast is prepared in each individual house. Lunch and dinner are cooked for 2-3 houses at a time. This means our food does not taste “institutionalized”. Instead, our meals taste “home cooked”. We are also able to offer a wide variety of specialty diets, such as, diabetic, no-sodium, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.
How long can my loved one live at Gateway?
In most cases, residents are able to stay at Gateway until the end of life. However, if a resident needs skilled nursing care (24-hour IV’s, feeding tubes, etc.) then they will need to be transferred to a skilled nursing facility.