What is Gull House?
Gull House is a structured and supervised Adult Care program designed for functionally impaired persons who are 18 years of age or older. The primary goals are to avoid or forestall institutional placement; to support or improve social, mental, emotional, and physical levels of functioning; to enhance the quality of life; and to provide respite to family caregivers.
Located in Rehoboth Beach, Gull House opened in the spring of 1987 in response to the community's need for an intermediate care facility to bridge the gap between 24-hour home care and nursing home care. Its services are a vital part of the continuum of care for the elderly, providing a healthful atmosphere and reassurance and support to their families.
Who is eligible?
- Persons aged 18 or older
- Functionally disabled and in need of supervised care
- Not bedridden or completely incontinent
- A resident of Sussex County, Delaware (east of US 113)
Celebrating Excellent Care knows no boundaries
In 1994, Eileen Hamilton and I retired from a defense contractor north of Baltimore, Md. Eileen had worked there as an executive secretary for 16 years, and I as an engineering executive for 38 years. We married a year later and moved into my home in Rehoboth. Eileen had three grown children from her previous marriage: Charles, Tim and Caroline. They visited us often with their children.
Gull House is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
A hot lunch and snacks are provided daily. Special diets can be arranged. All meals meet the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance.
Planned activities are scheduled daily. Activities include: walks, outings, exercise, arts and crafts, games, cooking, reminiscence therapy, reading and storytelling, discussion groups, music and singing, and special celebration events.
A full-time RN/LPN is available to give medications, monitor vital signs, and perform basic nursing procedures. All staff members are certified Dementia Practioners — certified by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.
A Caregivers Support Group meets once a month for discussion, encouragement, and sharing of ideas and resources.
Transportation to and from Gull House is available at a nominal charge.
Programs are customized to meet each client's particular needs.
For further information, contact us at (302) 226-2160.