Unlike some communities in the area, which are owned by investors and managed by other companies, Thames Edge is owned and managed by the Odd Fellows Home of CT. The Odd Fellows Home of CT has provided quality health care since 1892. As a financially secure, non-profit organization, Thames Edge at Fairviews’ financial goals are not driven by the need to return profits to investors. Instead, we seek to make continuous improvements to the programs, living environments, and services we provide to our residents.
You pay an Entrance Fee that is based on square footage and location of your new home. You will have an option of three different financial entrance fee models. You pay a Monthly Fee, based on square footage. It includes most utilities, maintenance, emergency call system, access to the clubhouse, and more.
Moving to a retirement community is a very personal decision, and a process that typically involves a great deal of thought and discussion. In order to move into Thames Edge at Fairview, you must be able to live safely on your own. If you wait until a crisis happens, it may be too late.
No, you are purchasing a membership in Thames Edge at Fairview. The benefit is when you vacate you do not have to worry about selling it. Also you pay renter’s (instead of owner’s) insurance. Any property taxes paid by the organization are included in your monthly fee.
While you may never use the full continuum of care provided on campus, the peace of mind that comes from knowing that services are available allows you to put your worries aside and truly enjoy life. Health care services that make life easier here include temporary rehabilitation, assisted living services in your home, and the ability for one spouse to reside in a higher care setting (such as skilled nursing care) while the other spouse lives close by in the independent living setting. Also when you buy into our community, you will get a discounted rate should you need to be in our skilled nursing setting on a permanent basis.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services developed a rating system for nursing homes in 2009. The stars are based on the following ratings that are broken down into four areas: The overall rating, health inspection surveys, quality measures and staffing information.
Fairview is one of only thirty-five facilities in the entire country to have achieved a five-star rating across all CMS quality measurement segments. The rating can be seen online at www.medicare.gov under the link nursing home compare. A five-star rating means much above average. Only the top 10% of nursing homes in the State of Connecticut are eligible for the five-star rating. Fairview has maintained five-star overall quality since January of 2009!
This ranking validates the quality of care and the outstanding service that Fairview delivers through its dedicated, compassionate, and hard-working staff. Working together every day, we are committed to making a difference in the lives of our residents, by improving the quality of care and increasing the level of patient satisfaction.
Fairview has a full-time, experienced Certified Activities Director who schedules activities for multiple levels of resident ability that are interesting and creative. Enhancing the quality of life and well being of our residents is our activity department’s first priority.
Our daily meals are set, however, alternate choices are always available. Don’t forget our bistro café, which provides an inviting atmosphere to share a meal with family or to have a cup of coffee. Our goal is to provide meals that are both delicious and nutritious. Our dietitian is always available to discuss any dietary concerns.