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Causes: Health, Nursing Facilities, Seniors

Mission: The mission of western horizons living centers is to assist our neighbors in achieving and maintaining their highest level of independence in a caring and respectful environment.

Programs: Western horizons living centers (whlc) was licensed by the north dakota department of health and began its operations of long-term care services on september 1, 2007. On average, long-term care services were provided to 50 residents every day during this reporting period. There were 14,596 skilled nursing days, 70% of which were medicaid certified. There were 3,787 basic care days for this reporting period. In addition to the basic daily routine care, staff also provided physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, activities, and social services to the residents. Throughout the year, whlc and community individuals/groups provided many varied forms of programming including exercise groups, muscial entertainment, bingo, van trips, community outings, social events, monthly birthday parties, educational programs, movies and bedside activities. Local clergy and facility staff conducted regular worship services and bible studies for residents.

it was on april 1, 2008 that whlc began operations of a 16-unit assisted living facility known as western horizons assisted living (whal). It provides handicap accessible bathrooms in the rooms, electric door openers throughout the facility, and is all on one level to provide easy accessibility to the tenants. Whal operates charitably by meeting the physical, emotional, recreational, social, religious, and similar needs of elderly people. Some of the activities include card playing, gardening, weekly religious gatherings, and social interaction with each other or family visitors. Staff also provides other health-related services including bathing, hair, skin and nail care, dressing, assistance with mobility, communication and reminders, medication management, housekeeping and laundry services, meal planning and preparation, exercise program, and monitoring blood sugars, vital signs and oxygen. Demand for these services in the community has exceeded our supply ever since the facility was constructed. Assisted living services are open to any individual who qualifies for care. Staff have close relationships with regional and county social service workers to assist in the application process for medical assistance.

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