... our second home in Westerville dedicated to providing outstanding care for those with dementia. The Mitchell House of Freeman will open July 18, 2017 and will offer a beautiful, relaxed residential setting, our signature care ratio of one caregiver for every 2 to 3 residents, and the professional services of our Medical Director, Registered Nurse, and 24/7 certified caregivers.
...and proven model of dementia care has been enthusiastically received by the families of our residents, particularly those who have come to us from Assisted Living or Nursing Home facilities. They are now seeing the remarkable difference in the level of care their loved ones are receiving and how our smaller, home environment is better suited to meet the needs of those with dementia, at typically less expense than the larger facilities.
Westerville and the surrounding area has many beautiful Assisted Living facilities but most of what you are paying for goes towards the expensive building and real estate, amenities that are frankly of little or no value to those with dementia, and the enormous overhead required to operate a large facility. There’s not much left over for the direct care of your loved one. That’s why it’s common to see a care ratio of one caregiver for every 12+ residents in larger facilities. Is that the level of care and the environment you really want for your loved one?
We found the Mitchell Home in Westerville through the recommendation of a dear close friend whose sister had been cared for at the MH during the end of her journey with dementia. After meeting Mr. Mitchell and the loving staff, we knew that this was the move we needed to make. We ended up leaving a nursing care center in order for my Grandmother to have a quieter, home-like environment with caregivers that she could truly form a predictable bond with. Regardless of the stage of her dementia, the relationships matter so much. At the Mitchell House, my Grandmother was able to finally relax, find peace in her everyday routines, and formed the most wonderful bonds with her caregivers. The genuine depth of kindness and compassion shown by the staff is almost hard to describe. In the short time we have been there, we have formed lifetime bonds because our loved one is truly treated with such care, kindness, patience, and love that is not consistently associated with long term care. The staff of the Mitchell House has become OUR family. Placing GG in the Mitchell House was a blessing to us beyond measure.
Thank you George and Debbie Mitchell and thank you Mitchell Homes staff for loving Mom as we do. We see her joy again. And, in turn, that helped us all to remember who Mom is without this disease. She has started smiling again. Her hair is combed, her nails are clean, and she even has her makeup done. The stress in her face has lessened and she actually looks younger. They take her outside to enjoy nature, they paint with her, they watch her favorite shows, and they ask her what she needs and wants.
My father was in the late stages of Alzheimer's. I placed him in a facility that was convenient to me where I could visit him every day and spend time with him. As his condition worsened I was asked to remove him from that facility. This was extremely stressful and heartbreaking. I learned that George Mitchell had opened a home for Alzheimer's care and dementia care in Westerville. We met and I told him that I needed a place for dad where he would be treated with respect and kindness. I was also looking for a place where my family and I could come and feel comfortable. Dad moved into The Mitchell Homes in Westerville and we loved it. I knew I could go any time to see my dad and be welcomed. The caregivers were wonderful. I would recommend The Mitchell Homes for a loved one you want to keep safe and loved!
We came to the Mitchell Home during a difficult time for our family. Dave had been living in a large assisted-care facility for over a year. His rapid deterioration was evident to the family and we realized that changes had to be made. In our search for a better place, we met George and Debbie Mitchell and the caregivers at the Mitchell Home. They made us feel comfortable, assured and at home. They treated Dave with more love and respect than we could have ever expected was possible.
My mother came to The Mitchell Homes after we were unexpectedly told she could no longer stay at her assisted living community. We were shocked since we chose this place because they also offered long-term care. We were blessed to find The Mitchell Homes, and Mom's transition was smooth. She felt like it was her home, and our family felt like it was home. Her anxiety lessened, and she began to smile again. The staff took the time and interest to engage and encourage her. We were thankful to find such a personal and intimate setting for Mom
Comfortable Residential home
Relaxed environment better suited for dementia care
Maximum of 5 residents
One caregiver for every 2 to 3 residents
Timely response to personal care needs
Home cooked meals
Individualized care and activity plans
Lower staff turnover rates
Your loved one is our #1 priority
One all-inclusive, unchanging rate
More of what you pay goes to hands on care
Large Institutional facility
Over stimulated environment
16 to 50+ residents
One caregiver for every 12+ residents
Delayed response causing agitation and combativeness
Mass-produced meals for dining
Activity calendar designed to fit all
Higher staff turnover
Your loved one can get lost in the numbers
Rates that change with level of care
More of what you pay goes to the building
(real estate, bulding, amenities, overhead)