Researching options in the senior living industry can seem slightly overwhelming at first. It appears like there are so many options for care, and it can be hard knowing what’s right for your loved one.
No one can care for your loved one like you. But sometimes, you need help. Choosing between an assisted living community and a nursing home can be difficult, especially when you are not aware of the critical differences.
Every senior living community, assisted living facility or retirement center has a resident with a life story. And it is that story that ultimately will serve as the foundation to help you find the very care that matches your spiritual, emotional, and physical values.
Studies show that six out of ten people consider moving to be one of the most stress-inducing life events. For older adults and their caregivers, this stress can often feel intensified.
Are you struggling with common activities of daily living? Senior assisted living is a residential option for older adults who want or need help with activities. These activities include cooking meals, going to the bathroom during the night, keeping the house tidy, and traveling to appointments.
Is it surprising to learn that 70% of Americans over 64 years will need some level of long-term care? This figure looks at the care needed for the rest of these individual’s lives.
Do you have a relative who’s having more trouble with activities of daily living (ADLs)? Are you concerned about their health and safety? Do you wonder what senior assisted living care facilities offer?
Do you have an elderly loved one who needs more help with daily care? Is it becoming too difficult or unsafe for them to live alone? Many more families face these concerns every day.
Our older American population continues to increase. Experts say the elderly population will increase from 56 million to 94.7 million by 2060. Individuals over the age of 84 will increase from 6.7 million to 19 million by 2060.
Cape Albeon, a non-profit, faith-based lakeside retirement and assisted living community located in southwest St. Louis county, held a groundbreaking project kickoff for their new Secure Memory Care apartments homes on Tuesday, August 25th.
“We are so thrilled to add ‘The Cove’ to our wide variety of care options,” said Carol DiSanza, Executive Director at Cape Albeon.
“It’s going to represent a beacon of hope for residents and families
as we continue to demonstrate the top-quality care as established by our reputation.”
The new household, scheduled to open in fall of 2020, was carefully designed to give residents the utmost in comfort and familiarity, with calming scents, softly lit spaces, and beautiful views of the grounds. Staff members have years of experience with people challenged with Dementia and Alzheimer’s, and they understand the role and importance of family involvement in the daily care of residents. The Cove will also allow for a sense of continuity for seniors presently living in Cape Albeon’s Independent Living and Assisted Living apartments who may someday need Memory Care services.
“For over 20 years, Cape Albeon has been a trusted name in St. Louis when it comes to senior care,” continued DiSanza. “Our increased focus on Memory Care builds upon our strengths while allowing us to expand our continuum of care so we can serve more people. It’s going to be so welcomed by residents, family members, and the greater St. Louis community.”
You have a choice to make, and for most, one you’d hoped you’d never have to make. But when the time comes, you will have to determine whether your loved one would be better in assisted living vs nursing home care.
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With COVID-19 at the forefront of our thoughts, it’s easy to forget that we’re also in the middle of the Missouri 2020 Census. While Missouri has an overall self-response rate of 62.1% (slightly higher than the national average), St. Louis’ rate is 49.5%. For every person that is not counted in the census, Missouri will lose $1,300 in federal money every year. Due to the results of the 2010 Census, Missouri lost a congressional seat and hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding.
The 2020 Census will continue through October 31, so there is still time to make sure that #MissouriCounts. If you’re interested in learning more, visit the Missouri Counts website and check out its resources. Please help us spread the word about the Missouri 2020 Census!