Wellness Philosophy

Here, wellness isn’t a program – it’s a philosophy.

Wherever you go, whatever you do, wellness follows. The Homestead at Hamilton wellness philosophy is a way of life that ensures your mind and body stay healthy and active.

This philosophy, called Salus™ by Solvere, is a holistic wellness platform on which all programming for our independent living, assisted living and memory care community is based. It’s designed to enhance and customize the community-wide successful aging initiative.

SALUS (SAL-us), noun. Latin for “well-being.”

Salus is our trademark wellness philosophy that focuses on your potential to achieve your personal goals through engagement and connection. In addition to the services and amenities of the community, the Salus philosophy is integrated throughout Homestead at Hamilton. You’ll find no shortage of classes and events, programs and ways to connect with others to sustain or improve your health and well-being. You, your family and the Homestead team are encouraged to use your unique talents and their professional skills through our signature Salus programs.

FOUR COMPONENTS OF WELLNESS

Salus takes a comprehensive approach that concentrates on the Four Components of Wellness, each one a critical element for creating a path to meaningful living.

1. Physical: Living a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and proper nutrition as a means to stay strong, flexible and limit disease and disability.

2. Social: Strengthening existing connections with family and friends and developing new relationships to stay connected to the community.

3. Intellectual: Stimulating minds through participation in lifelong learning initiatives and challenging, creative programs.

4. Spiritual: Continuing lifelong search for purpose and meaning through faith-based involvement, volunteerism and service and enjoying meaningful pastimes.

To age successfully requires a physically active and mentally stimulating lifestyle, strong social engagement, an environment that supports your unique goals and — perhaps most importantly — a sense of purpose and meaning. Salus equips you with the tools you need to meet these goals.

And learn about Valeo™, our signature wellness philosophy for memory care.

But it’s not just science that drives wellness — it’s the people. You and the team alike work with one another to create initiatives and programs that keep the mind, body and spirit engaged. Bring your personal talents and professional skills to Homestead at Hamilton and make it a great, engaging place for all.

Contact us to learn more about making Homestead your new home.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Infectious Disease Protocols

How are staff screened each day before entering the community?

All staff are being screened and documented at the beginning of each shift. This process includes using screening logs for symptoms and questions about travel to or contact with areas of potential COVID-19 exposure, including other places of employment, other Senior Living community, as well as temperature readings prior to entering the community

Are independent living residents allowed to come and go as they wish during a quarantine?

Federal and state agencies continue to provide stringent protocols around self-isolation and social distancing. We have elected to update our protocol according to these guidelines in the interest of protecting residents and team members. We strongly discourage any resident from leaving the community. Should an Independent living resident decide to leave the community, they are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon return to the community.

Our community teams are prepared to work closely with each resident and to provide assistance in meeting any needs a resident may have outside of the community including shopping and medication pickups.

If a resident leaves the community for a routine yet necessary health-care need, they are to be placed in continual self-isolation and screened every 4 hours. If the resident is symptom- free, an opportunity should be provided for them to leave their apartment, accompanied by a team member following social distancing protocol of 6 feet of separation.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, shortness of breath and dry cough. Some individuals may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea, loss of sense of taste and smell, tiredness or fatigue. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

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