As a Riverside healthy living community, our approach to assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care is inspired by our resident or their loved ones. Their voice, their preferences, their needs and their concerns drive our decisions. The flexible structure and schedule allow each resident to feel empowered to make their own choices and live the life they create for themselves.

Reframing Long-term Care
Within our healthy living community, we also offer the Household Model of long-term care, a transformative approach to convalescent or nursing care that dismisses the outdated, traditional nursing home template. The Household Model is resident-focused, from the physical layout of the space to the training of staff and the availability of choices in schedules, dining and activities.

Transforming the Physical Space
The Household Model consists of:

  • Self-contained living areas with smaller numbers of residents
  • A fully functional kitchen
  • Private bedrooms
  • Shared living and dining areas where residents enjoy family-style meals and can easily interact

The  residence is comfortable, private and rather than home-like, it is simply home.

A New Beginning for Older Adult Living
Residents in Riverside’s Household Model wake up, eat, bathe and go to bed when they choose rather than on a pre-determined schedule, and the staff accommodates and honors these preferences.
This approach promotes:

  • Independence
  • Greater engagement
  • Improved quality of life

These values are central to our senior living philosophy but may be hard to find in a traditional nursing home setting.

The Future of Residential Care is Available Now
An extensive amount of research shows that people do best and report the highest levels of satisfaction when they are in an environment that is as close as possible to the way they’ve always lived their lives. On the most basic level, that kind of familiarity and the comfort it brings are at the heart of the Household Model residence.

To learn more about the Household Model of care at The Orchard, please contact us at 804-313-2400 or contact us.