STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of Solheim Senior Community is to meet the physical, mental and social needs of older adults in an atmosphere of peace, dignity and security:
- By nourishing people through health care and support, minds through enrichment programs and spirit through community-focused engagement;
- By offering multiple levels of accommodations including: Residential Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Nursing Care;
- By maintaining, updating, designing and building physical facilities to meet the needs of residents and older adults;
- By meeting all codes, regulations and standards of performance and safety;
- By managing operations in order to fulfill all contractual obligations;
- By prudently investing funds and seeking capital preservation with acceptable return;
- By encouraging charitable giving and providing services, to the extent of the organization’s ability, regardless of the individual’s ability to pay;
- By valuing staff and enhancing their lives through an environment conducive to growth and fulfillment;
- By developing Board members and leadership dedicated to fulfilling the Vision, Mission and Purpose of Solheim.
Health and Wellness Philosophy
The philosophy of care at Solheim is to deliver quality medical care and services in an environment conducive to the promotion of wellness and abundant life. Delivery of health and wellness services is accomplished through the following practices:
- Accept, recognize, and respect individual needs and decisions;
- Provide information that assists residents and their families in making informed decisions about their personal health care;
- Maintain privacy and confidentiality;
- Offer spiritual support and counseling;
- Affirm Resident Rights on a daily basis;
- Provide activities to promote health, wellness and sense of community;
- Provide opportunities for community involvement, service and socialization;
- Encourage residents to seek enjoyment of life through hobbies and activities of personal choice;
- Provide knowledgeable staff that are trained on an ongoing basis to deliver care consistent with community practice standards;
- Provide a support framework for families;
- Restore and maintain an individual’s health to the highest practicable level of function;
- Strive to relieve pain, discomfort, anxiety and fear;
- Advocate for residents;
- Provide and coordinate personal and professional resources;
- Collaborate with health care delivery systems to effect positive resident outcomes;
- Provide a working environment and services that promote optimal health and wellness of staff;
- Implement innovative practices to remain within or ahead of community standards.
Dedicated to assisting persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia as well as their loved ones and caregivers, through information and referrals, support groups, care consultation, and educational programs for families and professionals.
LeadingAge (formerly AAHSA)
Committed to advancing the vision of healthy, affordable, ethical long-term care for America.
LeadingAge California (formerly CAHSA)
The state’s leading advocate for quality senior living and care. The public-interest association represents more than 400 nonprofit providers of aging services – including affordable housing, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living, skilled nursing, and home and community-based care – that collectively serve more than 80,000 seniors.
California Department of Public Health (formerly DHS)
The government agency that oversees Solheim’s Skilled Nursing facility. Its goal is to protect and improve the health of all Californians.
California Department of Social Services (DSS)
The government agency that oversees Solheim’s residential, assisted living and memory care. The mission of DSS is to serve, aid, and protect needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility, and foster independence.
In accordance with in Health and Safety Code (H&SC) section 1790, CCRC’s are required to submit to DSS an annual report of financial condition within four months after their fiscal year end. To see Solheim’s most recent annual report as submitted to DSS, please click here.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
The Lutheran Synod with which Solheim is affiliated.
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