Silverado’s model of care is to give LIFE (Love, Innovation, Family, Engagement) to our residents. Our goal is to provide every resident with the highest quality care, Silverado has a full complement of clinicians, including a physician as Medical Director, an R.N. as the Director of Health Services and licensed nurses on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Most assisted living communities have little if any clinical involvement. In addition, Silverado is affiliated with many outstanding universities and teaching programs, such as: University of California San Diego (UCSD) and Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Southern California (USC), and Baylor University College of Medicine in Texas.
Silverado's dementia-specific communities have a Registered Nurse as full-time director and licensed nurses on-site on all shifts every day. The clinical team's goal is to provide the best care possible by being involved with every resident throughout each day. Silverado licensed nurses pass out medications and in doing so may see each resident several times per day. Our clinical team strives to keep open communication with physicians, therapists and family members.
The differences in nursing involvement at Silverado compared to other assisted living communities are illustrated in the chart below (SSL = Silverado Senior Living):
Another difference between Silverado's model of care and the model of most other assisted living communities is that at Silverado, only licensed nurses administer medications to residents. At most other assisted living communities, as well as at some skilled nursing facilities, medications are administered by medication aides. Because only licensed nurses administer medications at Silverado, every resident is assessed daily by a nurse and possible adverse effects of unnecessary medications (polypharmacy) are minimized.
Silverado's model of care allows our dementia residents to age in place and avoid the trauma of having to relocate to a hospital or nursing home as they physically decline. In traditional assisted living, the most common cause for a resident to leave is for health reasons. However, due to Silverado's clinical model of care, it is rare that a resident would have to leave as a result of health conditions.