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Morning Star Assisted Living

13217 Sherwood Forest Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20904-1242
(301) 879-0940
Services Offered:
Assisted Living
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    This community/facility is owned and operated by healthcare professionals - doctors, nurse practitioners and registered nurses. Services are provided skilled, trained professionals. We take care of all levels of care. Location - Silver Spring, Colesville area. Private home. Easy access to metro bus and public transportation. Walking distance to shopping center, restaurants, grocery stores, post office, banks, etc. Wheelchair ramp access. YOU/YOUR LOVED ONE WILL BE CARED IN A SPECIAL WAY CUSTOMIZED TO MEET YOUR/YOUR LOVED ONE'S NEEDS IN OUR HOME!!!
    All genders welcome
    Care Options
    Licensed nursing care provided 8-24 hours per day
    Physician care by routine visit
    Personal Assistance
    Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    Catheter management
    Foot care
    Sitting, standing, walking, and getting in and out of bed
    Medication management
    Care Services
    Adult day care
    Dental care
    Eye care
    Massage therapy
    Mental health counseling
    Occupational therapy
    Physical therapy
    Restorative therapy
    Speech therapy
    Support groups for patients
    Support groups for families and caregivers
    Residents may contract with an outside agency to bring in services
    Behavioral Support Offered for Residents Who...
    Hit, kick, or act physically aggressive
    Yell, curse, or act verbally aggressive
    Do not sleep through the night
    Become disoriented
    Pace or rummage habitually
    Seek exits
    Need prompting for their personal care
    Diabetes Management Care
    Oral medication
    Self-administered insulin injection
    Staff-administered insulin injection
    Health Condition Care
    Bariatric needs
    Breathing support requiring oxygen
    Broken bones
    Developmental disabilities
    Emphysema or other lung diseases
    Heart disease or heart failure
    Immune deficiency
    Incontinence and bladder management
    Management of an I.V.
    Management of a feeding tube
    Memory loss
    Monitored intake of foods and liquids
    Multiple sclerosis
    Parkinson's disease
    Psychiatric conditions such as bipolar/manic depression or schizophrenia
    Tendency to fall
    Traumatic brain injury
    Wound treatment
    Staff certifications and training:
    Staff coordinating and managing the program and MD, NP and RN's, staff providing care are certified medicine aid, retired RN's, certified nursing assistants/aides and staff with extensive experience fully screened and prepared for the services provided one on one.
    Memory Care
    Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Provided
    Stages of Alzheimer's Progression Accepted
    Stage 1: no impairment
    Stage 2: very mild decline
    Stage 3: mild decline
    Stage 4: moderate decline
    Stage 5: moderate, mid-stage
    Stage 6: moderately severe
    Stage 7: severe, late-stage
    Services for Alzheimer's or Dementia Residents
    Family members able to join at mealtime
    Family members able to participate in care plan
    Specially trained staff
    Safe wandering areas
    Regular assessments by interdisciplinary staff
    Environment that is easy to navigate
    Daily planned recreational and social activities
    Activities tailored to residents' abilities
    Diminished abilities or stage of disease that would result in a transfer or discharge:
    medical needs that require 24 hours supervised medical care along with diminished mental abilities
    Special care programs offered for Alzheimer's and Dementia residents:
    recommendations for special devices, appliances, reorganizing room/space to adapt to special needs -- one on one assessment.
    Short Term and Temporary Stay Options
    Respite care
    Rehabilitation care
    Pet Types Allowed
    Smoking accommodations are provided
    Residents may bring their own furniture
    Security Features
    24 hour up and awake night staff
    Controlled access garage
    Door alarms
    Emergency in-room call system
    New staff subject to criminal background check
    Transportation and Parking Options
    Access to public transportation
    Resident parking
    Guest parking
    Room Amenities
    Air conditioning
    Air purification system
    Cable hook up
    Private courtyard or patio
    Walk-in shower
    Wheelchair access
    Opened in:
    This facility is a residential home
    Number of residents: 7
    Dietary Options
    Ethnic meals
    Gluten-free meals
    Low sodium meals
    Low sugar diet and meals
    Vegetarian meals
    Kosher meals available
    Meals Provided
    Dining Styles
    Family style
    Room service as needed
    On-Site Services
    Activity director
    Beautician and/or barber
    Computer and internet access
    Designated family visiting area
    Gym and/or fitness center
    Guest dining
    Guest lodging
    Laundry service
    Maintenance director
    TV, media room, or theater
    Other recreational activities:
    Bible study groups, prayer meetings, outdoor activities arranged trips to eg. visits to Wheaton Regional Botanical garden, shopping, swimming, bowling, church services etc
    This facility caters to:
    screened/assessed on a individual basis to match the needs and care provided
    Payment Sources Accepted
    HUD or other subsidy
    Long term care insurance
    Private funds
    VA benefits
    Variable rent or other fees based on age, income and/or other qualifications
    Pet deposit required
    Damage or security deposit required
    Additional personal assistance fee required
    Nursing care fee required
    MD Assisted Living Program
    Issued by Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
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