Sunday, September 15, 2019

MorningStar at Arcadia’s Assisted Living with an Emphasis on Fun

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At MorningStar at Arcadia, we take the job of providing our assisted living residents with a lifestyle of comfort, wellness and community seriously.  We also think that extends to making sure we offer a full range of activities that are designed for out and out fun. In fact, we love a reason to celebrate whether it’s birthdays, holidays, or special events and are sure to provide plenty of food, music and good company. 

Take for example the month of August, where we celebrated several birthdays and also had visits from several special guests and live entertainment.  And each Sunday in August we enjoyed our Donuts & Drivin’ scenic drives. On the 18th our residents hit a home run with matinee tickets to the ballpark. It was a perfect day for Diamondback baseball! ​Other outings in August included brunch at Over Easy, Let it Roll Bowl, and a trip to Casino Arizona.

Speaking of fun, we cannot forget to mention our regular games of Billiards on Wednesdays and Bingo on Fridays.  Moreover, we offer Wine Down Wednesday every yes, Wednesday at 2:30pm. Here, residents can enjoy a glass of wine, share stories and have a good time.  Saturday afternoon Social Hour at 4:00pm is another chance to spend time with friends.

This is just a small sampling of what goes on at MorningStar at Arcadia where we believe seniors’ retirement years should be as carefree as possible.  Programs also include our signature wellness program, WellStar, which is designed to ensure each day enhances health and wellness, stimulates the brain and encourages connection.

Please visit our website to learn more about one of the finest assisted living homes Phoenix AZ has to offer.  Our community has 80 graciously-appointed assisted living suites, with spacious studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans as well as another 30 memory care suites devoted to caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. 

MorningStar at Arcadia’s distinct mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest” sets us apart from other senior living options.  Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve.  Set in a loving environment with exceptional architecture and resort-style amenities, MorningStar at Arcadia invites you to schedule a tour of one of the best assisted living homes Phoenix AZ offers.

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At MorningStar of Sparks we strive to create a true home where you can enjoy your retirement years as carefree as possible.  Our mission includes hiring a team of caregivers with a felt calling to serve to ensure our residents are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. Along with offering exceptional independent living, assisted living and memory care, our company also believes in taking part in philanthropic work locally here in Nevada and globally.

All MorningStar Senior Living communities host and participate in fun and inspiring activities sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and other senior-focused not-for-profit organizations.  One such event we participate in is the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s.”  The 5K Walk is the world’s largest event and raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. We encourage our staff, residents and families to join us in whatever capacity they are able.

Also, every year our communities across the Western U.S. host celebrations for the “The Longest Day” event on June 21, which again is intended to raise funds and awareness for treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.  Among our many communities, each one hosts their own activities, and we enjoy planning our own unique celebration at MorningStar of Sparks.   

In addition, MorningStar Senior Living also feels a responsibility to serving and investing in charitable projects around the world.  One such project is helping to build and support an orphanage in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. See our website to learn more about the MorningStar Foundation and the causes we support.

The more you know about MorningStar of Sparks, the more you will understand it is unlike other senior living communities.  Contact us for more information about our beautiful, loving community.

The unique mission statement of MorningStar of Sparks, “to honor, to serve, to invest,” sets us apart from other senior living communities. Our foundation is built upon honoring God, valuing all seniors, and investing in staff with a felt calling to serve. Dedicated to creating a real home for residents within a beautiful setting, we encourage you to see for yourself our exceptional offering for independent and assisted living in Sparks, NV.


Things Seniors Should Look for in a Healthcare Provider

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As we age, our healthcare needs change, which is why seniors should have a primary healthcare provider who understands their special needs.  Experts recommend finding someone that “talks to you” and clearly explains what they are saying; and then most importantly listens to what you have to say.  Also you do not want a healthcare provider that makes you feel like they only have ten minutes to spend with you.

Many seniors want to have a geriatrician, a physician dedicated to the care of seniors, on their team, but as Dr. Michael Wasserman, himself a geriatrician and board member of the American Geriatrics Society's Health in Aging Foundation, says, “There are 7,000 board-certified geriatricians in the country, and the number's going down every year."  However he explains that even if you do not have access in your area to a geriatrician, there is no reason to worry as a family doctor is able to manage your needs and can refer you to a specialist when appropriate.    

One way to find the right healthcare provider is to get a referral from family, friends or neighbors.  When you call the office, ask if they are accepting new patients, and if not, is there a waiting list? Also check to see if they accept your insurance including various Medicare plans.  Another important thing, especially for seniors, is to find out if they have extended hours and after-hours availability as this can help keep older adults out of the hospital. Experts further advised that you routinely use a single pharmacy as this can help to avoid dangerous drug interactions.   

At the MorningStar of Santa Fe senior living community, we have created a true home for our residents to ensure their comfort, wellness and safety.  Our assisted living is designed for seniors who require some help with their day-to-day personal care. Our memory care compassionately provides for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases.  

MorningStar of Santa Fe offers the very best in senior living with our distinct mission statement of “to honor, to serve, to invest.”  Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve to create a true “home” for residents.  Please visit our website for more information about compassionate senior living in Santa Fe, NM.

Source: https://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/slideshows/11-things-seniors-should-look-for-in-a-health-provider

MorningStar’s Unique & Compassionate Approach to Memory Care

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MorningStar of Albuquerque is committed to provide the best senior living Albuquerque NM offers, which includes compassionate and loving memory care to those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Our Reflections Neighborhood has 21 secure memory care suites dedicated to residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.   MorningStar’s compassionate team will expertly provide the care your loved one requires for their utmost comfort, wellness and safety. 

Our holistic approach to memory care is done through our program we call “Lavender Sky.”  By utilizing our extensive understanding of dementia, it provides the tools to empower and equip our team to advance our vision and mission of providing a more insightful way to support the memory-impaired and their families. 

All of our employees, regardless of their position in our community, will receive training in the program as we understand knowledge provides greater wisdom and insight into interacting with our most tender residents.  The eight hours of training includes the pathology behind the disease as well as communication techniques, and holistic solutions to dining, safety and challenging behaviors. 

Through Lavender Sky, our caregivers thoughtfully enter, embrace and explore the “purple world” of dementia as they crossover the physical and emotional boundaries that would otherwise separate us. By exploring each of our residents’ life stories including their history and preferences, we create an individualized care plan. We also involve and engage family members in how to follow our lead.

Please visit our website for more information regarding experienced, compassionate memory care.  At MorningStar of Albuquerque, we do not consider serving our memory care residents to be depressing but rather offer hope to families as we strive to find ways to elevate and celebrate each resident’s life. 

The unique mission statement of MorningStar of Albuquerque, “to honor, to serve, to invest,” sets us apart from other senior living communities. Our foundation is built upon honoring God, valuing all seniors, and investing in staff with a felt calling to serve. Dedicated to creating a real home for residents within a beautiful setting, we encourage you to learn more about the finest senior living Albuquerque NM has to offer.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

MorningStar at Arcadia’s Individualized, Compassionate Memory Care

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At MorningStar at Arcadia, we proudly offer seniors in Phoenix assisted living and memory care.  As experienced specialists in caring for those with memory loss from Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related diseases, our community is equipped to care for residents from the onset of the disease right through to the most advanced stages.

Our loving and compassionate team considers it their calling as well as their privilege to care for your loved one.  Also, MorningStar’s holistic approach to memory care incorporates some of the most respected research-based care programs available. Our comprehensive care also includes assisting families to better understand and cope with the disease. 

When a resident joins our community, we spend time with them and their family to learn as much as we can about their life before the memory loss including their talents, vocation, and preferences.  From there, we create a daily care plan based on their needs and designed to stimulate or calm in response to their mood or situation. We know that whatever the form of dementia, a person’s essence remains and our calling is to find ways to connect with and nurture that essence. 

Residents are invited to join scheduled outings and special events, as well as participant in a daily calendar of activities in our Great Room or on our enclosed patio.  As a way to calm and awaken memories as well as support and encourage residents’ capabilities, our professional methods include using multi-sensory cues such as aromatherapy.  Furthermore, everything we do is in a loving environment that affirms the dignity and value of the individual. 

MorningStar at Arcadia offers 80 private assisted living suites and 30 secure studios devoted to the specialized care of those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.  All of our units are ready to move into and just need your furnishings and personal items to feel like home. Please contact us for information on pricing and availability. 

MorningStar at Arcadia represents the best in Phoenix assisted living with a unique mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest.” We have built our foundation on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve…all of which contributes to creating a true home for residents amid a beautiful, serene setting. Call to schedule a tour of our exceptional community.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Don’t Underestimate the Benefit of Socializing that Senior Living Offers

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At MorningStar of Santa Fe, we know that senior living offer many benefits including the often overlooked benefit of socialization.  Senior living provides a natural, easy way to be around people that share your interests as well as encourages older adults to stay engage in life.  In fact the National Institute of Health (NIH) has substantial research that shows socialization is an important component to our good health.  

One thing the NIH studies consistently found is a “strong correlation between social interaction and health and well-being among older adults.”  Moreover they found that social isolation may have significant adverse effects for older adults. They report that social relationships are strongly associated with biomarkers of health and that loneliness may have a physical as well as an emotional impact such as a higher risk for symptoms of depression. 

MorningStar’s assisted living and memory care community offers residents the benefit of a relationship with a whole team of caregivers that not only gets to know them but is instrumental in coordinating a comprehensive care plan.  Our collaborative care includes 24/7 compassionate care managers, medication management, nutritional meals, routine review of care plans, scheduled health & wellness evaluations and access to licensed nurses as well as physical, occupational, respiratory, speech and massage therapists. 

As MorningStar defines health and well-being holistically, we proudly offer services and programs that support the whole person: body, mind and spirit, and consider Wellness to be a joint effort between Life Enrichment and our Wellness Care Team.  In addition we value all seniors as gifted and contributing individuals and are committed to creating a community that promotes a healthy, engaged lifestyle, while providing security and independence. Please visit our website to learn more about the best senior living in Santa Fe, NM.  

MorningStar of Santa Fe offers the very best in senior living with our distinct mission statement of “to honor, to serve, to invest.”  Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve to create a true “home” for residents.  Visit our website for more information about unsurpassed assisted living in Santa Fe, NM.

Source: https://www.nia.nih.gov/about/living-long-well-21st-century-strategic-directions-research-aging/research-suggests-positive

Thursday, September 12, 2019

How We Meet Each Resident’s Needs

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As one of the most respected Phoenix assisted living communities, MorningStar at Arcadia offers seniors an unparalleled lifestyle of comfort, wellness and community.  Our experienced team also understands that when families are looking into assisted living for a loved one, they want to know how we meet each resident’s needs to ensure their utmost comfort and safety. 

At MorningStar, that process starts as soon as you make the decision to join our community.  Each new resident and their family meet with our Wellness Director to allow us to get to know your personal preferences and normal routines.  Our Wellness Director will also review your medical history to enable us to create a customized care plan that meets your approval. Furthermore, your care plan will be regularly re-evaluated to address any changing needs.

Various auxiliary services provided by MorningStar include medical and non-medical and are priced a la carte.  For example, if you require medication management, it will be administered by a Certified Med Care Manager. Other ways we provide our residents with a higher quality of living are diabetic management, oxygen administration, pharmaceutical services, transportation to medical appointments and much more. 

Regardless of the level of care you will be receiving, all residents have access to 24-hour Care Managers and a licensed nurse who is onsite 5-7 days a week and on call 24/7 as well as receive scheduled health and wellness evaluations.  In addition, we have a CPR-trained staff member on every shift. 

In the Reflections Neighborhood, which is devoted to the individualized care of those with memory impairment, our all-inclusive services (suite and care) are one packaged price.  Please visit our website to learn more about MorningStar at Arcadia and for contact information to set up tour. 

MorningStar at Arcadia represents the best in Phoenix assisted living with a unique mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest.” We have built our foundation on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve…all of which contributes to creating a true home for residents amid a beautiful, serene setting. Call to schedule a tour of our exceptional community.