Kenwood Care Assisted Living is continuously fielding referrals that hail from across the industry, both from private practices and larger facilities that are seeking a different kind of care for patients.

The reason for this outpouring of support? Around here we call it “The Sessler Standard.”

Co-owner Victoria Sessler has the essence of caretaking running through her veins. When she was a child, Victoria’s father established multiple renowned facilities in Florida. She grew up in and around these special homes and drew on those formative experiences when she opened the first Kenwood Care assisted living home in Maryland with her husband John.

From the jump, the Sesslers established an unparalleled way of working with families and residents; a higher standard of living and collaborating that they would hone over the next 20 years.

This standard – straightforward at a glance, but long-reaching and forever life-altering to those it touches – consists of three main goals:

  • Individual care for residents: From the first day that the doors opened at Kenwood Care, the team’s goal was to provide a positive, supportive, and personalized environment that would give seniors extended time to live independently with comfort and dignity. For that reason, the level of care offered allows residents to maintain their schedules in a home-like environment, while accessing assistance from staff as they need it, whenever they need it. Thanks to live-in caregivers and a low turnover rate, Kenwood Care’s s 2.5:1 resident-to-caregiver ratio ensures that familiar faces provide a full spectrum of care, from basic help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) to end-of-life care and support.
  • Top-tier medical partners: Kenwood Care is proud of its ongoing relationships with some of the area’s top-rated medical professionals specializing in geriatric fields, including memory care, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia. A geriatric-based Nurse Practitioner visits homes weekly, and specialists in geriatric psychiatry, physical therapy, and podiatry make regular calls to ensure quality care. By bringing medical care to our homes, we limit the need for seniors to leave the comfort of their surroundings. Many – if not all – medical services are conducted on-site.
  • Affordable fixed rates: At Kenwood Care, rates are all-inclusive and include 24/7 awake and overnight care, memory care, fully furnished and semi-private accommodations, home-cooked meals and snacks, media services, housekeeping, activities, exercise, and so much more. We don’t charge admission or move-in fees or medication management. Additional costs are limited to medications and personal care items like shampoo and toothpaste. Most importantly, rates never increase. Ever.

Many physicians have referred to Kenwood Care’s homes as “Victoria’s Homes,” and it’s easy to see why. There are no strings attached here, no small print straining tired eyes – just people caring about other people. That’s what The Sessler Standard is all about.

If you are considering assisting living for your aging family member, reach out to us today. We would be honored to assist you and your family in taking the first steps to a brighter, more comfortable living situation.

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