The Tides - Assisted Living Residences
The Tides provides assisted living residences in the only full-service retirement community at the Delaware beach: Cadbury at Lewes.
Respite Care Available!
The Tides offers short term care for individuals who are normally being cared for at their home. This provides temporary, and much needed, relief for the caregiving family members.
As we advance in age, we may need assistance with some of our daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, meals, medication management and transportation. It is also very important to have opportunities for social activities. None of these activities are skilled medical services, but they are required to help provide a necessary quality of life for seniors.
What is Assisted Living?
Assisted Living is a licensed entity that provides a combination of housing and personalized services designed to help a resident with one or more activities associated with daily living, but not services that would be associated with a skilled nursing care resident facility, such as continuous nursing care. Assisted living provides services in a residential setting and emphasizes individual independence and choice with as much support as is needed to be safe, secure and confident. It allows you to take control of your own life.
How is Assisted Living different from Skilled Nursing Care?
In "The Tides", our residents enjoy the advantage of a full apartment with a kitchenette and private bath, including a barrier free shower. Residents can lock their apartment doors whenever they feel the need and are free to come and go at their leisure. We offer transportation within the area to appointments and shopping. Although the healthcare is supervised and managed by our nursing staff, residents are not "strictly" monitored as in a skilled nursing care residence.
Our goal is to create the most attractive and effective way to provide a homelike environment for residents who need help to manage their daily lives, but provide the assistance in a manner that supports their independence and dignity and enables them to retain what they value of their current lifestyle.
Home Health Services are available to people in their own homes now. What is the advantage of moving to "The Tides"?
Our residents receive so much more than is possible when living alone in one's home. Each resident is assured three meals a day, assistance with medications, if needed and the security of having trained caregivers on site, 24/7. Our residents enjoy the company of interesting, caring friends who share common interests.The community center offers on-site services such as an indoor heated pool, fitness center, gift shop, restaurants, hair salon, library, creative arts studio and an auditorium to enjoy as well as structured activity programs.
Who licenses Assisted Living residences in Delaware?
Assisted Living residences are licensed by the State of Delaware under the Division of Long Term Care and Resident Protection in the Department of Health and Social Services. On-site surveys are performed annually.
Is there any limit to the level of care that a resident can receive in "The Tides"?
Yes, if a physician determines that skilled care is needed on an on-going basis, residency would not be appropriate. However, rehabilitative therapy services are available and can be provided while you are a resident of "The Tides".
Can I come to "The Tides" for short-term respite care when I need some extra help?
Yes, we offer a fully furnished private apartment for short term stays.
Can someone move to "The Tides" directly upon discharge from a hospital?
Yes, however, the apartment needs to be furnished by resident or family prior to move-in.
What are the fees for extra services?
Our monthly fee includes three meals a day, weekly housekeeping and linen service, all utilities including basic cable and local phone services and emergency response system with around-the-clock nursing. Modest fees are charged for such things as personal laundry and salon services. A complete list of available services is disclosed in our Assisted Living Residency and Service Agreement. For permanent stays, there is a one-time Community Fee and an application processing fee.