The staff at Sterling Ridge has been individually selected based on prior experience, training and their authentic desire to be of service to our residents and their families. Building on this foundation, each new staff member receives a comprehensive orientation to our community. Each department is actively supervised by a manager who continuously seeks to improve the experiences of our residents and their families.
Let the staff at Sterling Ridge welcome you home.
Sterling Ridge focuses on a resident-centered approach to day-to-day life. With an ever evolving social calendar, we try to meet the needs and desires of each of our residents. Be entertained by weekly Happy Hour performers, movie nights and a variety of games. Indulge at the Ice Cream Social and Margarita Madness. Keep your body active with Beach Ball Volleyball , Chair Exercises and even Water Balloon Fights. Don’t forget to keep your mind active by participating in Trivia, Cranium Crunch and Words from Words. All this and more is held at our community, but we also load up the Sterling Ridge bus for outings to restaurants, casinos and stores. We can also accommodate the necessary errands of life with scheduled outings to medical appointments, banks, the post office and even the DMV.
Independent Living is just that: Independent. It’s a wonderful option for those 55 and older who would like fewer worries and a more social environment! No health or care services are provided by our staff, but many other services are provided and available, such as meals, housekeeping, a social calendar and transportation. All basic utilities are included in the monthly rent, so there are much fewer bills to worry about.
Should one need a little extra help with some day-to-day activities, Assisted Living would be the right fit. At the Assisted Living level, residents can still maintain independence, but get a little of the help that may be needed. Assistance by our trained care staff can be provided in medication management, Activities of Daily Living (such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toilet assistance), and reminders.
Our Memory Care wing is designed for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia who need more hands on assistance in a safe and secured environment. Our specially trained staff provides ongoing care with continuous patience.
Please feel free to write or visit us at:
4255 Spencer Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Call us at: 702-732-0652
Our fax number is: 702-732-9520
Probably the most important benefit of massage is the pleasure of human touch, and the companionship provided during massage therapy sessions. This provides a relaxation which alone may relieve some of the loneliness, depression and fears that many seniors suffer from. A recent study found that all senior citizens who were receiving regular massages showed a dramatic improvement in their moods and their attitudes toward life in general. Nearly 50% of the same group tested also showed additional health benefits;a reduction in their rates of breathing, an increase in their range of motion, an improvement of their postures, development of more body awareness, their skin took on healthier colors and their muscle tones were enhanced.
In addition to these general life improvements, some health conditions that may respond positively to regular massage include:
– inflammations in the joints;
– skin discoloration and other dermatological conditions;
– deteriorating muscles and bones;
– reduced appetite and therefore weight loss;
– poor blood circulation;
– sleep disorders;
– weakened mental capacity,
– high blood pressures;
– diminished functions of the internal vital organs such as the heart, the liver, the brain, the thyroid, the stomach and the intestines.
Before you make your appointment, make sure you take care of safety first:
– Find a massage therapist that is properly trained;
– Limit your appointments to 30-45 minutes at a time;the elderly appear to respond better to shorter, more frequent sessions.
– Be careful when positioning yourself on the massage table: ask for help or request a chair massage.
– Tell your massage therapist if it is your first massage: request a gentle relaxation massage. Your bones may be thinner and your joints stiffer than other patients; ease into it. Over time you may request a deeper tissue massage if it feels comfortable for you.
– Tell your massage therapist if you are not comfortable being touched in some areas: Many elderly prefer head, hands and feet massages. Even massaging these body parts alone will greatly benefit you.
– Request use of lotions or oils, or bring in your own favorite lotions: senior citizens’ skin tends to be thinner and less pliable, and using oils will help avoid cracking or damaging of your skin. Lotions will also soften and moisturize your skin, making it healthier and more pliable.
Relax and enjoy your massage! With the above precautions massages are perfectly safe regardless of your age. Most importantly, massages help you relax and improve your outlook on life. That alone may alleviate other aches and pains and make this worth your while.
So contact a qualified massage therapist today, and make the appointment that will help you relax and enjoy some TLC, you deserve it!
For a more detailed description of the benefits and precautions of Seniors Massage, see http://massagetherapystartup.com/massage_therapy_for_senior_citizens.html.
For more information regarding massage therapy, setting up your own massage therapy business, or how to make a lucrative living in the massage industry, see http://massagetherapystartup.com
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Whether it is at Christmas time or a birthday coming up buying gifts for some people seems to take up time and a lot of pondering. Do you want to buy something practical that they can use all the time or maybe surprise them with something unique, much of the decision depends on the person that you are buying for. One group of folks that tend to be difficult to buy for is senior citizens. Gifts for senior citizens shouldn’t be any harder to find than for any other age group. The perception is that since they are older they are pickier about what they will like, which really isn’t the case. Another misconception is at their age they probably have received just about every gift that you can think of, which is also incorrect.
One of the best and easiest gift choices is books. Although you may think that not everyone is a reader you would be surprised especially if you find a subject that is interesting to the person you are buying it for with the World Wide Web buying books like everything else is pretty easy. Not only can you order the books from your home you can also send them directly to the gift recipient. But take your time looking there are a million books out there; try to find one that would be interesting the whole way through.
Is gardening an interest of the person you are getting the gift for. Although gardening can only be done during the growing season it is great for older folks because they get to stay active and they are outside. Tool sets or possibly a garden caddy that makes it easier to cultivate the ground are great choices. It is probably best to let them buy the plants, you never really know what kind of flowers or vegetable they want in their gardens.
As we get older we help with certain things like keeping our balance, remembering to take medication or remembering doctor’s appointments. There are many products out there specifically for the elderly or senior citizens. Of course you have to be careful getting something like this for some folks because they may not feel that they need these things. But then again practical gifts are always good especially if they can be put to use.
Funny or gag gifts are great ways to lift the spirit and bring on a good laugh. There are many places on the internet that you can find such gifts, but just remember to think about the person that you are giving it too. Are they sensitive or can they take a joke?
If you take some time and a little effort buying gifts for senior citizens isn’t that difficult at all.
David Stillwagon blogs about health and age issues like Gifts for Senior Adults
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The Nevada Senior Guide is your comprehensive resource directory for seniors and those who support them.
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The print version of Nevada Senior Guide is free and is available throughout Las Vegas, Henderson, Green Valley, Boulder City, North Las Vegas, Pahrump and Summerlin.
The Nevada Senior Guide contains the Senior Services Directory including government and non-profit agencies that offer services to seniors in Nevada. These services include food and housing assistance, transportation for medical appointments and other life enhancing services.
A Level of Care Directory is included to assist in the selection of appropriate services in assisted living faculties.
Previously known as the Las Vegas Senior Guide, Mathis began the publication in 2001 because she recognized the need to inform seniors about services that were available to them. It is distributed in Von’s Grocery Stores, Whole Foods Grocery Stores, all libraries and hospitals through-out southern Nevada.
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The publication is filled with informative articles that relate to Senior issues including health care, home health and leisure activities.
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