Programs & Services
An individualized approach to care encourages each and every resident to reach their desired level of independence and live an optimal quality of life.
The programs and services at the Home aim to address not only the physical needs but also the psychosocial needs and emotional needs through individualized and group treatment. The Margaret E. Moul Home’s interdisciplinary team approach promotes an optimal quality of life for every resident.
The Margaret E. Moul Home uses a contract food service management company, Culinary Services Group (CSG). Their focus is to enhance the experience of selecting and enjoying food so that it truly makes a difference in residents’ lives. CSG staff work closely with the Margaret E. Moul Home staff to address concerns, make improvements and provide the residents with a dignified dining experience.
The Social Services team at the Home encourages resident growth and overall wellness by overseeing psychosocial needs which encompasses medical, social, spiritual, behavioral and emotional and collaborates with other departments as needed to help residents reach an optimal quality of life.
The mission of the Therapeutic Recreation Department is to provide an integrated therapeutic approach to meet each resident’s leisure lifestyle, improve the quality of life for residents, and actively engage residents in the internal community of the Margaret E. Moul Home and the external community at large. This is achieved through individualized and group treatment, diversional group activities, multi-sensory stimulation, adventure programming and community integration.
The Home’s team of a Speech Pathologist and Speech Aides address communication, cognitive, and swallowing disorders as a result of neurological impairments.
The Speech Language Pathologist provides augmentative and alternative communication systems for residents with severe expressive/language comprehension issues. Augmentative communication devices (ACDs or talkers) allow residents who cannot verbally communicate to express his/her needs and wants. Each device is uniquely designed based on a resident’s physical ability.
Based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life, Occupational Therapy (OT) encourages residents to meet their highest functional level (such as self-care skills, mobility and positional needs for posture and contracture management).
Occupational Therapy aims to enable, adapt or encourage participation in such activities despite impairments or limitations in physical or mental functioning. The main focus of OT is to assist in establishing least-restrictive environments for each individual’s functional needs based on their abilities, modifications and overall safety.
For maintaining residents’ functional levels, OT provides a structured weekly therapeutic intervention program that includes strength exercises, seated and floor mat activities, range of motion with gross and fine motor tasking, weight bearing implementation with standing platforms or standing/ambulation activities, modalities such as paraffin, heated mitts, and ultrasound as well as other sensory integration.
Vocational Endeavors enables residents to be active members of the community’s workforce. Residents involved in the program assist local businesses with mailings and small assembly jobs.
Currently, the Home partners with Johnson Controls and First Capital Federal Credit Union. An outlet to be productive, Vocational Endeavors encourages residents’ independence, work ethic, range of motion and small and gross motor skills. Incentives such as batteries, postage stamps, stationary, small electronics, craft supplies, etc. are given to residents who meet their goals.