If you have a family member diagnosed with memory issues, it can be common for there to be feelings of anxiety. This is true for the person diagnosed as well as their loved ones. This new diagnosis can come with many questions, including what the best long-term living situation is. People with memory diagnoses can still live long, fulfilled lives. Choosing an assisted living community with a memory care level of service can actually help make this a reality. Here are just some of the reasons families dealing with dementia or other memory-related diagnoses may want to choose assisted living.
To quote the famed American poet W. H. Auden, "A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language". The same can be true for those who enjoy reading poetry. Art is often a reflection of the mind of its creator, and one's poetry is representative of an attitude or perspective that's worth exploring. For senior bookworms looking to find a new writer to add to their collection or older adults just getting into reading poetry, here are four poets you might want to enjoy in your assisted living apartment this year.
Memory issues in older adult populations run the gamut from a brain that just doesn't recall things as quickly as before to late-stage dementia or other cognitive diseases. For family members caring for or simply helping to support older loved ones with memory problems, it can be difficult to know how much to act in certain situations.
Autumn View Gardens was founded as a community for people of faith. A place where residents can relax and enjoy the assistance provided while still being able to actively exercise their walk with God. We take this commitment seriously and are dedicated to helping foster and develop your own personal faith journey. In keeping with that, we like to help our residents as much as we can in developing routines centered around their faith.
Taking on the role of caregiver to anyone who is dealing with a chronic illness can be a huge task. At Autumn View Gardens on Schuetz Road, we applaud and appreciate the efforts of loved ones who are willing to make sacrifices to care for older relatives, especially those with dementia.We know that without the right resources, experience and knowledge, though, this can be a stressful and frustrating journey for everyone involved. Families who are considering what is best for their loved one who is dealing with dementia or another memory condition might want to think about the benefits of memory care services in an assisted living community.
Heart health is important at every age, and the sooner you start looking after this vital organ, the better. The heart is a machine. It pumps from before the time we're born, and it continues pumping whether we're at rest or working as hard as we can. Which means the heart does a lot of work through the years, so it's not surprising that it gets more tired and less efficient as we grow older.
At Autumn View Gardens on Schuetz Road, we offer multiple levels of care to ensure every resident is comfortable, well served and able to live as vibrant a lifestyle as possible. Levels of care include assisted living, memory, respite and hospice care. But many people don’t understand the differences between assisted living and memory care and worry that they won’t choose the right option for themselves or a loved one...
Advent this year starts on Sunday, November 29 and runs through Thursday December 24. While we have more than a month to go before Advent even starts, the end of October and throughout November are great times to plan ahead for this season. For seniors of faith in an assisted living community, Advent may bring numerous desires and wishes. If this is your first year in your assisted living apartment, you might be longing for Advent traditions from past years. And with COVID-19 constantly changing the landscape of what people are willing and can safely do together, some traditions you were hoping to engage in this season may be off the table or altered. But that doesn’t mean Advent can’t be a special and enjoyable time. Here are some tips for celebrating Advent in your assisted living apartment and community with some options that you can start preparing today.
At Autumn View Gardens in Creve Coeur, we work with residents in our memory care level of service to promote cognitive function and provide stimulating activities and social opportunities. These are important to helping individuals with dementia and other cognitive concerns maintain what memory and function they have.But stimulating activities also serve a number of other purposes. They help ensure someone stays as mobile as possible to protect other functions in their body.
You might have heard your children or grandchildren talking about Spotify, or maybe a music-loving neighbor at the Autumn View Gardens assisted living community in Creve Coeur recommended this app to you. Perhaps you�re just considering a move into an assisted living community, and you�re worried about how your music collection might fit into your new space. Spotify could be an answer.Find out more about this app below and why seniors who love music and podcasts might want to incorporate it into...