New Aleydis Centers
December 9, 2009

Is your mother or grandmother getting her teeth cleaned in the hair salon or having foot surgery in the shower?
A state of the art revolutionary new healthcare center, known as the Aleydis Center, can provide much needed healthcare services to residents of Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) nationwide. Studies have shown that two out of every three Americans who reach the age of 65 will need long term care services or support. According to the Assisted Living Federation of America, aging in America has changed due to life saving drugs that allow millions to manage chronic health conditions which may have required hospitalization or nursing home care in the past. "Assisted living has become synonymous with a philosophy of care that allows seniors to age with dignity, independence, and choice," said Richard Grimes, the President and CEO of the Assisted Living Federation of America, the nation's leading association for professionally managed assisted living providers.
After 18 months of research and consultation with the best minds in the medical industry, it was concluded that the need for such a center in ALFs across the country exists and is not only an added amenity for these facilities and their residents, but someday may be mandated by our government. It is assumed that when families are "shopping" for a facility for their loved ones that care given on site at an ALF is of the highest level, especially when one considers that facilities have hair salons, pharmacies, big screen televisions, and workout equipment. However, there is no current on-site facility to provide care that emphasizes infection control, privacy, accurate record keeping or dignity. Most people are shocked to learn that medical care is often rendered in the residents's bed, common areas, the hair salon or in a chair placed in the placed in the residents shower if the procedure is more complex. In fact, Jennifer Granholm, the Governor of Michigan, has ordered a a study on the matter.
Aleydis Centers LLC of St Joseph, Michigan is the only company in the world to design, install, service, and supply a treatment room through which various health care providers can rotate. Dentistry, podiatry, cardiology, dermatology, sudiology, optometry, psychiatry, and physical therapy are all medical services that can be performed at an Aleydis Center. There are also 1,400 service technicians ready to service the Centers.
Aleydis Centers are identical, insuring ease of use and conformity of care and are designed with patented components. Each Center provides a multi-funtional, sterilized, medical hub which can be designed to integrate into the existing facility plan or via new construction. Off-site emergency care will be improved as the facility plan features electronic medical record keeping and imaging capabilities which allow for easy transmission for referral and emergency room needs. Aleydis Centers can also be the designated location for consultations with providers and for emergency care in the unlikely event of a disaster.
With a 40% turnover rate in assisted living facilities, it is becoming increasingly apparent that existing facilities will need to expand the services offered to their residents while thinking of expanding their existing facilities to accomodate new residents. "Needs driven products are the ones doing best and holding their own," said Mike Leader, the President and CEO of Country Meadows Retirement Communities, a family owned business based in Pennsylvania.
The average age of assisted living residents in our nation is 85, and female residents outnumber male residents by 3 to 1. The US Census Bureau reports that the fastest growing demographic in our nation is the very old. Seniors are not only living decades longer than their parents and grandparents, but they are healthier and more active. Study after study show that older Americans want to remain in their communities as they age and stay near friends, family, and the familiar.
It is a fact, that access to standard health care becomes more and more burdensome as one ages. Senior citizens often lose their driving privileges, becoming reliant on family members or hiring adjunct care givers to them to doctors offices for appointments. No longer will seniors put off their care or suffer in silence not wanting to be an inconvenience to their families. No longer will these individuals be shuttled to and from doctors' offices exposed to other infections of fearful of slipping on the ice in winter months.
The merits of an Aleydis Center are numerous, and the overall increase in access to care is capturing the attention of the nation's largest Assisted Living Facility owner/operators. The addition of an Aleydis Center within an ALF will demonstrate the ALF's committment to outstanding care for their residents.
Dr. Stuart Boekeloo
Aleydis Centers LLC


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