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Morning Pointe Senior Living offers comprehensive *assisted living care in Kentucky.

Ensure your loved one can age in place with these essential services all offered at Morning Pointe communities across Kentucky:

  • Coordination of on-site medical and therapy services.
  • Regular nurse assessments to meet residents’ needs.
  • Licensed nurses and certified staff administering medications.
  • Trained professionals performing nursing and therapeutic tasks.
  • Menus reviewed and approved by a dietician or nutritionist.
  • Comprehensive policies for CPR and emergency training.

*As of June 2024, the State of Kentucky changed the regulations regarding senior care. Based on our understanding, Morning Pointe Senior Living has provided initial detailed information to help you; please click here to learn more.

Common chronic illnesses that Morning Pointe Senior Living can help manage:

  • Diabetes
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • COPD
  • Parkinson’s
  • Early-stage dementias and Mild Cognitive Impairment (in Assisted Living communities)
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Frequent UTI
  • Depression
  • Arthiritis
  • Osteoporosis

New Assisted Living Care Levels in Kentucky

Kentucky’s new Assisted Living care levels provide a structured approach to meeting resident needs. There is the ALC-Social (Assisted Living Care – Social) level and the ALC-BH (Assisted Living Care – Basic Health) level, which offers a more comprehensive health management approach. ALC-DC (Assisted Living Care – Dementia Care) provides specialized dementia care along with basic health assisted living care services. Morning Pointe Senior Living meets all of the basic health and dementia care standards, ensuring residents receive tailored support for their well-being and specific requirements.

ALC-Social ALC-BH and ALC-DC
Food and Nutrition
  • Menus don't need approval from a dietician or nutritionist.
  • No requirement to keep a 3-day supply of food, offer menu substitutions, or provide special diets (like low-sodium or low-carb).
  • Menus must be reviewed and approved by a dietician or nutritionist.
  • Requires a 3-day supply of food, offers menu substitutions, and provides special diets (like low-sodium or low-carb)
Medical and Therapy Services
  • They can't arrange on-site providers for medical services like primary care, mental health services, physical therapy, or hospice. However, residents can arrange these services themselves.
  • Required to provide and coordinate care services, including arranging on-site providers for primary care, mental health, physical therapy, hospice, and more.
Nurse Assessments
  • No regular nurse assessments are required.
  • Regular nurse assessments are required to evaluate and meet residents' needs.
Medication Assistance
  • Staff can only help residents take their own medications (self-administration). They cannot administer or manage medications, including eyedrops, injections, or treatments like nebulizers.
  • Licensed nurses and certified medication aides can administer medications. No unlicensed person can administer medications.
Nursing and Therapeutic Tasks
  • Staff cannot perform or be trained to do nursing tasks like wound care, ostemy care, or catheter care.
  • Nursing and therapeutic tasks can be performed by certified staff.
Staff Qualifications
  • Families should check if staff are licensed nurses or certified medication aides. "Med techs" are often trained in-house and uncertified.
  • Licensed nurse on staff and available for consultation 24 hours a day. Medication managed and administered by licensed and certified staff only.
CPR and Emergency Training
  • CPR and emergency training for staff are not required by state regulations; it depends on the community's policy.
  • Community policies determine if CPR and emergency training are required (Morning Pointe policies require CPR).

Additional Services & Amenities at Morning Pointe Senior Living

  • Licensed nurses providing oversight of health, wellness, and medication management
  • Licensed and clinical staff available 24 hours a day*
  • 24-hour access to personalized care services
  • Medication assistance and reminders
  • Periodic check-ins
  • Personal grooming assistance, such as bathing or getting dressed
  • Assistance with transferring to a bed or chair
  • Escorting to meals and events
  • Accommodations for no-salt-added and reduced-concentrated-sweets diets
  • Incontinence management

*Varies by community

Dementia Care

This addition to the Basic Health licensure includes all the Basic Health services plus specialized dementia care focusing on residents’ emotional and social well-being. New regulations have increased training requirements for dementia care staff. Morning Pointe Senior Living continues to excel in providing specialized dementia care and ongoing training in its Lantern memory care communities To learn more about memory care at Morning Pointe, click here.

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