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MorningStar Senior Living – Nevada Senior Guide

http://www.morningstarseniorliving.com/communities/morningstar-of-sparks/

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At MorningStar, it’s in the air.  In the very chemistry of the place.  You can feel it.  You can see it with your own eyes, every day:  our staff flat out loving our residents, loving them like they do their own moms and dads.

Ken Jaeger, founder of MorningStar, proved his acumen for the senior living industry through 15 years of executive roles, garnering experience in acquisitions, construction and management.

In 2003, an idea began to take shape, a pressing dream to create his own brand of senior living defined by the human touch.  “I wanted to re-create my grandmother’s house, a place where one can go and feel a sense of family.”

Ken had specific designs on how to foster the ultimate environment for the well being of seniors.  Out of these convictions, he established three precepts for MorningStar:  Honor God.  Value All Seniors.  Invest generously in his team.

From his first home in Denver, MorningStar Assisted Living of Littleton, the difference was manifest: all the amenities of a five-star resort infused with the warmth of a real home.

And now, ten years and 12 homes later, MorningStar has become a landmark name in senior living.

From independent living to assisted living, from basic care through Alzheimer’s support, MorningStar’s continuum of service allows residents to extend their stay until a diagnosis calls for 24-hour nursing.  Through Respite Care and Day Programs, MorningStar also opens its homes for short-term stays.

Our website offers even more about the MorningStar difference.  There you’ll read about WellStar, our signature program which encompasses the physical, social, spiritual and intellectual sides of wellness.  You’ll see a gallery of our award-winning architecture and gracious design.  And find a Decision Guide that helps families understand & navigate the complex world of senior living, complete with downloadable templates.  Read especially “Testify to Love,” which captures the sentiments of residents, their families and our staff as to why we do what we do and the impact we have.

We see our residents as heroes—men and women who have exacted out of life all its triumphs and trials, who in raw courage and tenacity have invested their days.  Seniors are a testimony to the colossal events in history.  They’ve witnessed world wars and the worldwide web—all in one glorious sweep.  If anyone deserves honor and respect, it is our seniors.  This is MorningStar’s high and chosen calling.

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MorningStar Senior Living of Sparks, 2360 Wingfield Hills Drive, Sparks, NV  89436
Phone:  775-626-5665

How to Talk to Aging Parents About Senior Housing

November 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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One in three adults ages 65 and older will fall each year. Use this podcast to learn how to talk to aging parents about senior living before an accident occurs.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three adults ages 65 and older fall each year. Of these falls, 20–30 percent result in debilitating injuries limiting seniors’ ability to live on their own. It is more important than ever for seniors and their adult children to plan for senior living accommodations—before an accident occurs.

Of course, the conversation about senior living can be emotional and taxing for aging parents. Seniors may view the change as a loss of independence, and it can be difficult to think about leaving their home and existing lifestyle to join a new community.

In a recent podcast from MySilverAge.com, Lisa Holland—regional director of quality improvement at be.group, a nonprofit provider of California senior living communities—offers expert tips to ease these challenges and strategies to help start the conversation. Holland explains how to approach the subject respectfully and sensitively, and how to offer the right support for each parent’s unique needs.

To hear all of Holland’s tips on talking to aging parents about senior living, including whom to include in the discussion and ways to prepare for potential responses, visit: www.mysilverage.com/thetalk.

About MySilverAge
MySilverAge is a website and online resource center, brought to you by be.group, that is designed to help seniors enjoy “what’s next.” MySilverAge brings together thought leaders on the subject of successful aging, leading intelligence on healthy aging and senior living, and expert tips and advice for creating the home, community and relationships in which seniors can thrive.

About be.group
As one of California’s largest nonprofit providers of senior living communities, be.group is committed to creating communities and services that make the lives of older adults more fulfilling. be.group’s dedicated, well-trained staff is devoted to helping its residents and clients discover new ways to embrace life’s possibilities and new options for exploring their potential. Follow @begroupliving on Twitter.

Contact:
Jackie Gibson
Content Director
Imagination.
312-382-7862
jgibson@imaginepub.com

Marketing Senior Housing

August 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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senior housingInside Advice on Marketing Senior Housing

By Phyllis M. Thornton

This article is the first in a series of articles derived from Thornton’s new Textbook & CD: Inside Advice on Marketing Senior Housing—The 15 Components of Success.

Long gone are the days when hosting a cheerful open house and producing a pretty brochure passed for a marketing program. Today, maintaining and protecting your market amid fierce competition and rapid-fire industry change requires solving complex issues. It’s a time where no one’s future is assured. If marketing planning falters, an occupancy goal that looked like a sure thing can suddenly become a pipe dream. If marketing execution is incorrect, full occupancy can turn into vacancies before you know it.

While senior housing has never been a simple business, today it’s more complicated than ever before. In fact, you might be tempted to call it something stronger—chaos.

Marketing has suddenly become crucial. To succeed in the face of this daunting reality requires advanced marketing systems and a formula for achieving full occupancy.

One key to successful marketing planning is directing resources to those areas that have the greatest influence on occupancy development and maintenance. However, tracking occupancy as a benchmark for success is misleading in that census is a trailing indicator of a marketing program’s overall effectiveness.

A successful marketing program should…

To read the rest of the article (and parts 2 and 3), click here.

Senior Citizen Housing Choices Are Ready For Today’s Baby Boomer Retirees by Susan Elizabeth

July 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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When it comes time to retire from work, there are some significant choices that you will need to make. One of them is whether you will continue to get up at the same time in the morning as when you had to go to work. Most people opt to not get up as early, but some still like doing that because it is such a habit.

Another choice is about where you want to live after retirement. It isn’t like anyone is saying you have to leave your house if you don’t want to, but many people think that finding an alternative kind of senior citizen housing is more appropriate than where they currently live.

There are so many baby boomers who are retiring right now, that there has been kind of a boom in the amount of places available for seniors to live in. There are a great amount of active retirement communities and assisted living facilities and even more and more nursing homes for people who need a lot of extra help.

But as far as where you are supposed to live, that is something that is completely up to the individual. And that kind of choice is one of the big characteristics of baby boomers; expecting to have a large amount of choice over their lives. That idea of being in charge of your own life certainly has not changed appreciably in any way since back when the boomers were in college.

In general, there are three choices in senior housing. These are identified by the amount of extra nursing and personal care that the residents require throughout the day. The active senior communities are where the folks live who need the least amount of extra personal care during the day. These are often based around sports like golf or tennis and have very active people living there.

The nursing home setups are where the people live who need the most extra assistance. These are staffed by nurses and doctors 24 hours a day and the people who live there need the most amount of extra care during the day.

In the middle are the assisted living facilities where people who need just a small amount of extra personal or nursing care live. This can be a place like a senior apartment complex or an entire community full of small homes where the residents live.

But no matter what amount of extra assistance a person needs after retirement, the internet can certainly help you find the best senior citizen housing option for you and your particular situation.

Susan is a full fledged baby boomer and avid internet researcher who writes about senior retirement communities and other baby boomer topics on her site at www.second50years.com.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Susan_Elizabeth

 

Caring.com’s New Referral Program Supported by Leading Assisted Living Operators

June 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Caring.com’s New Referral Program Supported by Leading Assisted Living Operators

Caring.com Named Preferred Provider by Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — A group of the nation’s largest senior living providers — including Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD), Emeritus Senior Living (NYSE: ESC), Benchmark Senior Living, and Senior Star — have chosen Caring.com as their agency of record for national buying of Internet leads for families looking for housing and care for their elderly loved ones. Separately, the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) named Caring.com as its preferred partner for Internet marketing services.

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With surging demand in the U.S. senior housing market, more Americans than ever before are turning to the Internet and online word of mouth to find and select the best senior living providers for their senior loved ones. About 30-50% of the senior living industry’s leads are coming from the Internet and that number is expected to rise, as tech adoption among baby boomers and seniors alike continues to increase. Whether seeking independent livingassisted living, or memory care, about two million consumers every month turn to Caring.com to find expert guidance about their options, research local providers, and get help in making well-informed selection decisions.

The country’s top senior living providers have chosen Caring.com to increase visibility of their senior living communities, optimize inquiry-to-visit rates, and leverage Caring.com’s resources to better nurture leads from the moment the search begins, through the research and decision-making phases, all the way to community selection and move-in.

In Q4-2012, Caring.com expanded its service offering with the launch of a new toll-free referral help line. Available seven days a week to those seeking senior housing, Caring.com’s family advisors explain different types of senior living options, help identify local senior communities matched to the prospective resident’s needs and preferences, schedule tours, share and encourage consumer reviews, and answer a range of senior living questions. With this added consumer support infrastructure, as well as other new and expanded capabilities for lead qualification and nurturing, the group of senior living community partners announced Caring.com as the agency of record for lead qualification and development, starting January 1. The help line is now referring nearly four thousand prospective residents per week.

“Caring.com has been great to work with as they’ve added the referral model to their business,” said Jayne Sallerson, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Emeritus Senior Living. “Emeritus wanted to consolidate our Internet lead buying with a company we could trust, and Caring.com has demonstrated their commitment to consumers, to us, and to the industry. Their new program is showing positive signs of increased tours and conversions.”

“Caring.com has proven themselves to be a strong partner for Brookdale,” said Jim Pusateri, senior vice president of sales at Brookdale Senior Living. “Working with fewer Internet lead sources has improved our operational efficiencies, lowered our marketing costs, and improved consumers’ experience with Brookdale Senior Living.”

Separately, ALFA, the largest national association of providers of professionally managed communities for seniors, signed Caring.com as its preferred provider for Web-based lead services as well as to power the organization’s new ALFA Senior Living Community Directory.

“Caring.com is our preferred provider of Web-based services because they are an exceptional online resource,” said Richard P. Grimes, president and CEO of ALFA, which is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally managed, consumer-driven senior living communities. “Caring.com’s high-quality content, easy-to-use directory, and online reviews help prospective residents and their families find the right solutions for their needs — this is good for consumers and good for senior living.”

“From the beginning, we’ve focused on building the most comprehensive and most credible online resource to help those caring for a senior parent, spouse, or other loved one,” says Andy Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Caring.com. “Unlike some other Internet resources that will only share information about those providers who pay them, we’ve stayed true to our social mission and help connect consumers to a variety of quality resources for their needs. Working with ALFA and the leading senior living communities helps enable our ability to best serve those in need of senior care — and we continue to offer referral to free and low-cost support resources as well.”

More information for senior living providers interested in partnering with Caring.com is available here: http://providerinfo.caring.com/ProviderGetListed.html Consumers can begin their search for senior housing here: http://www.caring.com/local

About Caring.com
Caring.com is the leading website for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. Caring.com provides helpful caregiving content,online support groups, and the most comprehensive Senior Care Directory in the United States, with 35,000 consumer ratings and reviews and a toll-free senior living referral line (1-866-824-8174). In January 2012, Caring.com launched the Caring Stars award program recognizing America’s best assisted living communities based on consumer reviews. This year, 383 communities in 40 states were named the Caring Stars of 2013. Based in San Mateo, California, Caring.com is a private company funded by DCM, Intel Capital, Shasta Ventures, and Split Rock Partners. Connect with Caring.com onFacebookTwitterGoogle+, PinterestLinkedIn and/or YouTube.

CONTACT: PR@caring.com, 650-762-8190

Boston-Area Over 55 Community Publishes Free Senior Living Guide

April 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Boston-Area Over 55 Community Publishes Free Senior Living Guide

Resource Helps Active Adults Untangle Their Senior Living Options
South Weymouth, MA — Mar 26, 2013 / (http://www.myprgenie.com) — The decision to move — whether to an over 55 community or other option — can be challenging. There are a lot of decisions to make. Sometimes, the choices available can seem confusing.
Fairing Way has created a free Senior Living Guide [www.FairingWay.org/LiveConfident] to help transitioning active adults make their decision with confidence. The guide explains:

  • The types of retirement living options and senior housing choices available — and most importantly, which works for you
  • How to set your priorities
  • Common financial considerations
  • The nine questions you must ask before you move
  • When and how to involve your family in the process
  • And much more!

The guide is available as a PDF on Fairing Way’s website. Active adults can download the free guide at www.FairingWay.org/LiveConfident.
While the Fairing Way Senior Living Guide does highlight a few area resources, the resource is not specific to the Boston market.
“Active adults everywhere are struggling with the same questions,” said Fairing Way Executive Director Joyce Haglund. “What options are available to me, or to my parents? What is right for our needs and desires? The Fairing Way Senior Living Guide helps those over 55 make the choice that’s best for them.”
Fairing Way is the Boston area’s newest over 55 community, located within the new SouthField live-work-play development. Sponsored and developed by established, local, not-for-profit leaders in senior living, Fairing Way offers distinctive apartments with flexible services in an intergenerational setting. Download the senior housing guide for free at http://www.FairingWay.org/LiveConfident.

National Nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation Joins Forces with Parent-giving to Increase Awareness of Contributions of Caregivers

February 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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The national nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership with Parentgiving.com, based in Montclair, New Jersey. Keith Maddox, CEO of Parentgiving, presented a check for $10,000 to Cass Forkin, founder of Twilight Wish Foundation at their Doylestown, PA offices on January 10, 2013. The funding received from Parentgiving will be used to create a program to recognize and reward deserving senior caregivers.

“As Twilight Wish celebrates the 9th anniversary of our first wish granted, we are thrilled to be embarking on a new path with Parentgiving, a company that shares our dedication to meeting the needs of the elderly,” said Forkin. “There are over 42 million caregivers in the U.S. and many of them struggle with their own physical, financial and mental needs. The main goal of this partnership is to increase awareness of the contributions of caregivers and recognize all they do for their loved ones.”

Said Maddox, “Parentgiving recognizes the strains people face when a senior family member needs care due to health and/or mobility issues. We applaud Twilight Wish for all their work to improve the lives of seniors and are thrilled to partner with them on a program to make caregivers’ wishes come true.” Parentgiving, which sells thousands of caregiving products for seniors, has arranged for additional ongoing contributions to Twilight Wish through a special coupon code, available on the Twilight Wish website, which gives customers deep discounts and Twilight Wish 5% of each sale.

Twilight Wish Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to honor and enrich the lives of deserving seniors through wish granting celebrations that connect generations. Since its founding in 2003, Twilight Wish has granted over 1,865 individual wishes to deserving, low-income seniors, thanks to volunteers, corporate and community involvement, and donations. Recent wishes granted include a visit from a string band for a nursing home resident’s 89th birthday party, transporting a nursing home resident to Christmas Eve dinner with her family and hearing aids for an Army veteran who wished to be able to hear his grandchildren’s voices. For more information on Twilight Wish Foundation, visit its website at www.twilightwish.org or call 1-215-230-8777 ext. 104.

Parentgiving.com is a fast-growing online destination for seniors and their caregivers. The Parentgiving Store offers thousands of homecare products, medical supplies and incontinence products, delivered fast right to the home. The store’s top sellers include durable medical equipment, such as walkers, bed rails, bath safety bars, incontinence items, and daily living aids. Parentgiving.com also offers a wealth of free information on eldercare, including original articles and news, Q&A with experts on aging, senior housing and homecare directories, and other aging-related resources. For more information please visit www.Parentgiving.com or follow them on Twitter.

CONTACT: Mary Farrell, Director of Community Relations, Twilight Wish, 215-230-8777, ext. 103

Innovative Senior Housing Community Takes Shape in Tucson include Horses! (equine therapy)

October 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Read about the role of horses and Dr. Andrew Weil along with other exciting news about Watermark’s latest innovation in senior living, The Hacienda at the River in Tucson, Arizona.

Innovative Senior Housing Community Takes Shape in Tucson
Partnerships and Affiliations Announced
Tucson, Ariz. – Before concrete is even poured for the Hacienda at the River, longtime Tucson senior housing developer David Freshwater and his operating partner, David Barnes, are carefully laying the foundation for Tucson’s newest and most innovative senior living community by solidifying partnerships and affiliations with some of Tucson’s biggest names in integrative medicine and therapy.
Most notably, Freshwater and Barnes are teaming with Andrew Weil, MD, to oversee onsite organic gardens and establish culinary principles that will promote optimum health. Co-directors of the Arizona Center on Aging, Mindy Fain, MD, and Janko Nikolich-Zugich, MD, Ph.D., have agreed to provide team-based interdisciplinary healthcare (Fain), incorporating the latest standards and advances of geriatric research (Nikolich) to Hacienda residents, complementing their primary care. Steven Wool, M.D. will serve as medical director and private practice doctor for the community. Evan Kligman, M.D. will coordinate and act as ongoing liaison for all University of Arizona partnerships and affiliations with the Hacienda at the River and other programs under development for Freshwater and Barnes’ organization, Watermark Retirement Communities.
According to Freshwater, the Hacienda team has also entered into an agreement with Barbara K. Rector, MA, CEIP co-founder of Therapeutic Riding of Tucson and Adventures in Awareness, to direct onsite equine therapy, believed to be the first program of its kind to be permanently integrated into an assisted living community.
“We’ve seen equine therapy work so well with residents in other Watermark locations that we’ve made it central to our vision for The Hacienda at the River,” said Freshwater. “Given that The Hacienda site is historically a horse property, we feel this use is especially fitting.”
Utilizing Mission Revival architecture, reflective of the Southwest’s iconic heritage, and set on the terrace at the edge of the Rillito River near River and Hacienda del Sol roads, the Hacienda at the River is envisioned to be a new style of community for mature individuals who need assisted living, memory care, nursing and short-term rehabilitation. The Hacienda is Watermark’s branded response to a new paradigm for de-institutionalized senior living environments: elders receive care almost invisibly through universal workers integrated into the core household, creating a family-centered setting that seamlessly provides expert personal and health support. Each of the four single-story homes at the Hacienda includes a living room and kitchen, library, family room and a front porch. The homes have courtyards with mesquite and other canopy trees. Resident suites in each home have private baths and roll in showers. Nursing and rehab services will also be provided at the new community in a two-story building with the look and feel of a boutique hotel rather than a traditional, institutional nursing home.
Other features of the development will include:
• Green building techniques including water harvesting and gray water systems, and other energy and water saving techniques leading to LEED certification;
• On-site orchard and gardens for providing a portion of fruits and vegetables used at the community;
• On-site restaurant and café featuring natural, organic foods (including those grown on-site) whenever possible serving residents, family members and visitors alike;
• Two rehab facilities for short-term and outpatient services including speech, hearing, occupational, and physical therapies. The Hacienda is also planning to integrate aquatic as well as equine therapies into its rehab programming.
The purchase of the 7.5-acre site closed October 3 and groundbreaking is expected in 2013. More affiliations are in the works, to be announced.
Freshwater and Barnes are nationally noted seniors’ housing experts who happen to live in Tucson. They opened their first senior living community, The Fountains at La Cholla, 25 years ago. Watermark now operates 31 communities coast to coast.
www.watermarkcommunities.com

Affordable Senior Apartments to Open This Fall in Las Vegas, Nevada

August 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI) is pleased to announce that its newest affordable senior apartment community in Nevada – Tonopah Lamb Apartments – is now under construction. Located at 4250 E. Tonopah Avenue in Las Vegas, the new senior housing will provide 34, one-bedroom apartments to qualifying low-income senior households with at least one household member age 62 or older. Rent is based on 30% of household monthly income, with rental assistance provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Income limits apply, but no minimum income is required to qualify. Additionally, rent includes water, sewer, and trash/snow removal. Applications are now being accepted for housing; there is no application fee, and applicants are not obligated to move in by applying. Tonopah Lamb Apartments should be completed by November, 2012.

Tonopah Lamb Apartments will provide approximately 540 square feet of living space in each apartment, and wheelchair accessible apartments are also available for seniors who need a barrier-free apartment. Apartments include grab bars in the shower and bath, ample cupboard and closet space, and an open floor plan. Accessible apartments will include features such as accessible stove-tops and ovens, roll-under counters and sink in the kitchen and bath, large roll-in showers, 36 inch wide doors with lever-action handles, and raised electrical outlets and lowered light switches.

Community opening in October. Experienced staff will be on to answer questions
The nonprofit sponsor and developer, Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI), owns and manages the senior apartments. Founded in 1978, ASI is a St. Paul, Minnesota-based national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide accessible, affordable, independent and supportive living opportunities for persons with physical disabilities and brain injuries, as well as seniors.

This is the 16th building sponsored by ASI in Nevada.

ASI gratefully acknowledges the people, agencies and organizations that supported this initiative, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Clark County HOME Program. For more information or to request a housing application please contact Devin at 800-466-7722 Ext 225 or via e-mail at dvanderschaaf@accessiblespac.org. Informatio

Affordable Senior Apartments to open this Fall in Las Vegas, Nevada

August 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI) is pleased to announce that its newest affordable senior apartment community in Nevada – Tonopah Lamb Apartments – is now under construction. Located at 4250 E. Tonopah Avenue in Las Vegas, the new senior housing will provide 34, one-bedroom apartments to qualifying low-income senior households with at least one household member age 62 or older. Rent is based on 30% of household monthly income, with rental assistance provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Income limits apply, but no minimum income is required to qualify. Additionally, rent includes water, sewer, and trash/snow removal. Applications are now being accepted for housing; there is no application fee, and applicants are not obligated to move in by applying. Tonopah Lamb Apartments should be completed by November, 2012.

Tonopah Lamb Apartments will provide approximately 540 square feet of living space in each apartment, and wheelchair accessible apartments are also available for seniors who need a barrier-free apartment. Apartments include grab bars in the shower and bath, ample cupboard and closet space, and an open floor plan. Accessible apartments will include features such as accessible stove-tops and ovens, roll-under counters and sink in the kitchen and bath, large roll-in showers, 36 inch wide doors with lever-action handles, and raised electrical outlets and lowered light switches.

Meet and Greet event scheduled for the Tonopah Lamb Apartments
Las Vegas’ Newest, Premier Affordable Apartments for Seniors 62 and Better
Hosted by Accessible Space, Inc. Nonprofit Sponsor, Developer and Management Agent
When: Thursday, August 23rd From 3 PM – 6 PM
Where: Las Vegas Senior Center 451 East Bonanza Road Las Vegas, NV 89101
Come for the refreshments and stay to learn about a new quality, rent subsidized apartment Community opening in October. Experienced staff will be on to answer questions.

The nonprofit sponsor and developer, Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI), owns and manages the senior apartments. Founded in 1978, ASI is a St. Paul, Minnesota-based national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide accessible, affordable, independent and supportive living opportunities for persons with physical disabilities and brain injuries, as well as seniors. This is the 16th building sponsored by ASI in Nevada.
ASI gratefully acknowledges the people, agencies and organizations that supported this initiative, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Clark County HOME Program.

For more information or to request a housing application please contact Devin at 800-466-7722 Ext 225 or via e-mail at dvanderschaaf@accessiblespac.org. Information and housing applications are also available online via ASI’s website at www.accessiblespace.org.

Nevada-Senior-Guide El Paseo Senior Community

http://www.horizonseniors.com/

El Paseo is a brand new, beautiful senior community for individuals who are 55 or better.

El Paseo Senior community is conveniently located near the breath-taking Bosque.

Amenities

  • Special Features

    • Washer & dryer included
    • Elevators in all buildings
    • Controlled-access gates
    • Mountain & valley views
    • Sparkling pool & year-round spa
    • Pets welcome
    • Covered parking available
    • Patio or balcony in select units
    • Community center with planned social activities
    • Library room with fireplace
    • Access to river trails
    • Convenient access to bus line & Railrunner Access

    Community Features

    • Accepts Electronic Payments
    • Business Center Onsite
    • Club House
    • Controlled Access
    • Covered Lot
    • Disability Access
    • Elevator
    • Fitness Center
    • Freeway Access
    • Housing Vouchers Welcome
    • Pool
    • Public Transportation
    • Senior Housing
    • Spa
    • View

    Apartment Amenities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Cable or Satellite
    • Carpet
    • Ceiling Fan
    • Dishwasher
    • Garbage Disposal
    • Internet Access
    • Patio or Balcony
    • Walk In Closets
    • Washer Dryer In Unit
    • Water Sewer and Trash
    • Window Covering

    Additional Information

    Apartments in Community: 166

    Pet Policy

    Pets no larger than 12″ or heavier than 25 lbs. welcome. $200 pet deposit.   Please call for details.

Moving to Senior Living: You Have to Time It Right (Nevada Senior Guide)

August 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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The transition to senior living doesn’t happen immediately. You have to research senior living, find out what’s available, understand the fees, and budget accordingly. Years ago, when we moved my father-in-law to senior living, we reserved a unit for ourselves.

“If you plan to live here within the next 10 years or more, you need to make a reservation now,” the marketing manager explained. “Move when you’re able to take advantage of what we have to offer.” We took his advice and paid a $1,000 deposit, which was put in a special account and earns interest.

When is it time to move to senior living? That’s the question we, and perhaps you, keep asking. Each person is different and has different reasons for moving. After weeks of thought, we identified the four top things that will determine when we move. These factors may apply to you.

Family responsibility is at the top of our list. After our daughter and former son-in-law were killed in separate car crashes, we were appointed as our grandchidren’s legal guardians. Our grandchildren are fraternal twins and moved in with us when they were 15 years old. Both graduated from high school with honors and are incoming college sophomores today.

Though we are no longer their guardians, the twins still live with us, and need a place to come home to at holiday time and in the summer. We won’t move until they graduate from college and graduate school.

Health is the second factor on our list and could easily become the first. Like many older adults, my husband and I have health problems and take prescribed medication. Our health is generally good. But health can change quickly if one of us has a heart attack, stroke, or is diagnosed with chronic illness. As long as we are in good health we will stay in our home.

Personal safety is another factor. Virginia McDaniel, MS writes about this issue in her “Living Well” magazine article, “Moving to Senior Housing, When and Why.” According to McDaniel, unsafe driving is one of the main reasons seniors move. Driving may become a burden instead of a pleasure. “One may lose the ability to drive due to the slowing down of reflexes or due to vision problems,” she writes.

Older adults may leave stove burners on or forget to lock up for the night. My husband and I monitor each other and, fortunately, we’re still safe people.

Unit availability is the fourth factor on our list and it changes constantly. Management sends us letters regularly, telling us which units are available and their monthly cost. Two-bedroom units are scarce because most retirees want them. We don’t want to settle for a one-bedroom unit because we think we’ll feel like we’re living in a cracker box.

So we continue to live in our house, enjoy the garden, make necessary repairs, and keep our home market ready. We’ve already started to “lighten the load.” According to the Senior Seasons website, giving things to relatives and friends who appreciate them is rewarding. I gave my beloved piano to my daughter, and she loves it.

Many factors determine when you move. What are your factors? Which are the most important? Thinking about this now can simply your life and ease the transition to senior housing. In the meantime, enjoy your home, your neighborhood and, most of all, your life.

Copyright 2011 by Harriet Hodgson

http://www.harriethodgson.com

Harriet Hodgson has been an independent journalist for 30+ years. Her book, Smiling Through Your Tears: Anticipating Grief, written with Lois Krahn, MD, is available from Amazon.

Her grief resources, Writing to Recover: The Journey from Loss and Grief to a New Life, a companion journal, and The Spiritual Woman: Quotes to Refresh and Sustain Your Soul, are available from Centering Corporation and Amazon. Happy Again! (Harriet’s latest grief resource) is also being published by Centering and is in productionnow.

Harriet has two other new books, 101 Affirmations to Ease Your Grief Journey, available from Amazon, and Real Meals on 18 Wheels: A Guide for Healthy Living, Kathryn Clements, RD, co-author and available from Amazon soon. Please visit her website, click on the blog, and share your thoughts with this busy author and grandmother.

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Senior Living Community Trends (Nevada Senior Guide)

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Senior living communities are relatively new, are responding to constantly changing demands and while even this industry is reacting to the current economic downturn, baby boomers are creating and responding to trends in a variety of ways. A recent survey conducted by Mather LifeWays with Life Services of Illinois in late 2008 revealed some interesting findings. This survey is “significant because there are few published studies that examine trends in programs, amenities, and environments among aging services providers,” states Mary Leary, President and CEO, Mather LifeWays.

Independent living is at the top of the list for most seniors and most are serious about technology. That means that senior living communities must offer state-of-the-art systems for computer savvy seniors. Those leaving the workforce today have become accustomed to and very adept at building their careers and a portion of their personal lives around computers. Seniors want services available that will allow them to maintain independence.

New models in Senior Living Communities
The Beacon Hill model, as described in American Association of Retired Persons Magazine is an innovative program that allows residents to stay in their homes and maintain their independence safely and comfortably. Beacon Hill Village in Boston is being embraced by communities with seniors across the nation because of its model as a full-service concierge program dedicated to linking older residents of the neighborhood with anything from a ride to the doctor’s office to house painting services to free lectures and exercise classes. Members must live in the neighborhood and pay an annual fee. The Beacon Hills Village program has sparked grassroots movements across the country.

“The New Retirement Survey” released in 2005 by Merrill Lynch focused on how baby boomers, who are quickly approaching retirement age, will have a noticeable impact on all aspects of senior living, including housing. In fact, because baby boomers will fundamentally reinvent retirement by living longer and remaining engaged and employed beyond age 65, the impact will influence all trends in senior living communities. The survey describes the “turning point”: 76% of boomers intend to keep working and earning after retiring from their current job and even exploring entirely new careers. This desire to continue working is motivated by earnings and by a desire for “continued mental stimulation and challenge which will motivate them to stay in the game.” Naturally, this finding supports the senior living community trend of a desire for further education. Visit the Bernard Osher Foundation to learn about the location of classes and opportunities for lifelong learning offered by this well-regarded foundation.

Trends can also be observed in surveys targeting the operators and owners of these communities. The Mather Lifeways survey describes trends in senior living communities that include wellness and lifelong learning options available as well as environmental considerations, such as green living standards. The survey also found that wireless technology is opening even more opportunities to pursue a wealth of knowledge. Currently, 22% of continuing care retirement communities are now offering Web-based education; however that number is expected to soar to 69% over the next four years, while wellness offerings, including classes and recreation, are projected to grow to 52%, up from 25%. Studies also reveal that 35% of senior living community providers are expected to observe “green” standards in new construction or renovation.

Another study, by Ziegler Capital Markets, queried senior living community owners, explores senior living community trends from a marketing standpoint. The majority of respondents stated that their multi-site organizations have been impacted by the current downturn in the economy. When asked how they intend to react, most said they will offer a variety of discounts on monthly service and entrance fees, which will naturally be attractive to those considering a senior living community. Marketing programs are also focusing more on what their community can offer in response to trends in senior living communities.

Technology, independence, education, health and environmental concerns will undoubtedly keep the newest members of the senior population occupied, challenged and productive for many years.

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Trends in Assisted Living (Nevada Senior Guide)

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Assisted living communities have become increasingly dedicated to innovation and an emphasis on hospitality in order to remain competitive during challenging economic times. Understanding the resulting assisted living trends will be helpful to families that are in the process of exploring the various options available for aging loved ones.

Assisted Living Trend #1: Wellness Programs to Enhance & Promote a Healthy Lifestyle

In 2009, the age of residents moving into assisted facilities nationwide averages 84.6 years. As seniors continue to wait longer and longer to leave their homes and move into senior living communities, the industry seeks to extend their length of stay by promoting health and wellness among their residents. Nearly every major competitor has developed a multi-dimensional program to include a variety of exercise classes and/or access to neighborhood fitness clubs, healthy meal options as well as spiritual and educational opportunities. Amenities and services that reflect this emphasis on wellness include the availability of on-site massage therapy, exercise equipment made specifically for seniors, computer training with specialized equipment and large screens as well as flexible hours for dining to accommodate medical appointments and activities. The success of such programs improves the general health and well-being of current residents and attracts new residents who are increasingly dedicated to maintaining their active lifestyles.

Assisted Living Trend #2: Larger Apartments and Increased Apartment Amenities

Between 2006 and 2009, the number of apartments in assisted facilities has decreased from a nationwide average of 63 to 54. This statistic reflects a trend in combining two apartments in order to accommodate residents who prefer larger living spaces. Whereas studios used to be the most common type of assisted living apartment, one-bedroom units are now more preferable and allow residents to keep more of their furniture and belongings that make their new apartment feel like home. In addition, many couples currently moving into assisted facilities prefer separate bedrooms for improved sleeping. Amenities frequently include spacious walk-in closets, 9-foot ceilings, balconies and/or patios to accommodate pet owners as well as enhanced kitchenettes with microwaves and small refrigerators.

Assisted Living Trend #3: Increased Flexibility in Financing Assisted Living

In light of current economic conditions, an increasing number of assisted communities are participating in Medicaid. According to a collaborative research project conducted in 2009 by the Assisted Living Federation of America, nearly half of responding assisted care providers have licensed up to 25% of their apartments for Medicaid. Other communities that may not accept Medicaid are partnering with companies that provide financing options such as a line of credit to facilitate move-ins prior to home sales. These types of options are very helpful to seniors who are reliant on the equity in their homes in order to afford assisted care. Given the number of veterans currently moving in to assisted facilities, providers are also dedicated to publicizing and promoting the Veteran’s Aid & Attendance program. For more information about eligibility requirements for this program, visit the Veteran Aid website. Finally, it’s never been a better time to ask assisted living communities about waiving entrance fees, locking in current rates and receiving assistance with moving expenses!

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Senior Housing Options Explained (Nevada Senior Guide)

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Deciding to move to a senior retirement community is one of the biggest decisions you make. It can be an exciting time, but it can also cause some confusion when it comes to choosing which type of community is best for you or your loved one. People have different needs. Living options are not “one size fits all.”
To help you find the best fit, this article explains the main types of senior retirement options, including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care and continuing care retirement communities.

Independent Living

Independent living facilities are apartment style homes that allow a person to maintain complete autonomy. This type of facility is a very good option for those that can still do everything for themselves but need contact with other people – and less isolation than living at home alone. Senior independent living facilities usually have on site staff members that provide minimal supervision. Independent living facilities also offer activities and services for residents, ranging from tennis and swimming to fine dining and hair salons.

Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities are designed to help those that have difficulty caring for themselves to the extent that they can no longer live in their own home. These facilities are staffed 24 hours a day. Employees are trained to assist residents with their needs and provide supervision. A typical person living in an assisted living facility may need help managing medication, bathing, or getting dressed. While assisted living provides residents with assistance with the activities of daily living, they do not provide round-the-clock skilled nursing services.

Skilled Nursing Centers

For round-the-clock medical supervision, Skilled Nursing is the way to go. Skilled Nursing facilities are designed to house and assist individuals who have health conditions that require constant monitoring and the availability of medical personnel. Because of the high level of monitoring that skilled nursing facilities provide, they are staffed with medical personnel 24 hours a day. Skilled nursing facilities provide an invaluable service to those that have medical problems that require constant medical monitoring and/or high levels of assistance.

Senior Memory Care Communities

Caring for those who have dementia requires special expertise. Alzheimer’s and dementia care communities represent a special form of assisted living, with housing, supportive services and care to those who have varying levels of dementia. Staff members are carefully selected and trained to understand and manage the unique challenges associated with dementia care. Physical and behavioral issues as well as life history are key factors in creating daily routines and service plans for residents. Memory Support Centers provides daily structure seven days per week to help maintain the resident’s abilities and encourage the use of their remaining skills.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Continuing Care Retirement Communities, or CCRCs, provide a place where seniors can live, socialize and receive they care they need, while knowing that they can remain in the same community should their care needs change in the future.

A CCRC setting is one that will be able to accommodate you or your family member’s needs now, as well as in the future – all in the same community. If their need for care increases, a person who chooses a CCRC will be able to remain in the same community setting, but get Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing or Dementia care, while keeping the same neighbors and living in a familiar setting.

This means that the ideal living situation is one that can provide for an individual’s current and future needs while allowing him to maintain as much of his independence as possible.

Carol Cummings is a RN and Certified Wellness Coach at Brookdale Senior Living. She shares her knowledge and experience at Brookdale’s Optimum Life Blog. Brookdale Senior Living has a full spectrum of senior living communities throughout the United States, including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Centers and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Residences. Find a Brookdale Senior Living Community near you at http://www.brookdaleliving.com/.

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Nevada-Senior-Guide Atria Seville – Las Vegas

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Find Exceptional Senior and Assisted Living in Las Vegas, NV, at Atria Seville

At Atria Seville, residents find a welcoming assisted living community nestled in a serene residential neighborhood. Take a relaxing walk in one of two landscaped courtyards or practice computer skills in the on-site business center. Atria Seville offers spectacular views of Nevada’s Spring Mountains and the Las Vegas skyline.

Atria Seville provides a uniquely sophisticated assisted living experience, complete with a variety of senior housing options, extraordinary senior care, delicious restaurant-style dining, and a dedicated 24-hour care staff. With quality service as our number one priority, Atria Seville provides an independent living environment far superior to other retirement living communities in Nevada.

Services

  • A choice of floor plans
  • A full-time events director
  • An emergency call system in every apartment
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Concierge
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style daily
  • Housekeeping and linen services
  • Medication assistance
  • Retreat/temporary stays
    Atria offers a respite (retreat) program for seniors who need assisted living services on a short-term basis. Atria Retreat permits seniors to test the waters of senior living. By allowing guests to stay for a short time in an Atria community, potential residents can decide if senior living is right for them. The retreat program is also an alternative to high-cost inpatient rehabilitation following an illness or surgery. Should a patient be ready to leave the hospital but not ready to go home, Atria offers the comforts of home and 24-hour assistance until they get back on their feet. All of our Retreat guests enjoy the same great amenities as our full-time residents, including delicious meals served daily, a full calendar of social activities, scheduled transportation service and more.
  • Scheduled local transportation
    Local scheduled transportation is available to residents for medical appointments, shopping, religious services and other desired local destinations.
  • Trained staff available 24 hours a day

Amenities

  • Cafe with complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Computers
    Our community provides computers with Internet access specifically for resident use. Staying in touch with family and friends and staying connected to the world is important to our residents, and we want to make it easy to shop online, research, play games and more.
  • Engage Life programming
    Explore our events programming, tailored to nurture the mind, body and spirit of every resident.
  • Fitness center
    We recognize the importance of your physical and emotional well-being. And we also know that regular exercise is key to good health. That’s why our community offers an in-house fitness center with exercise equipment designed with older people in mind.
  • Pets welcome
    We recognize pets are important members of the family. That’s why our community allows them in residents’ apartments. Moving to a new home doesn’t have to mean leaving your furry friend behind – instead, they can enjoy the benefits of Atria with you.
  • Worship space
     Religious services are offered in our community, and transportation may also be available to residents to any place of worship they choose.


 

  • Senior Industry Network Group Events

    Monthly SING Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at our NEW location below:

    Desert Canyon - HealthSouth
    9175 W. Oquendo Rd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89148

    S.I.N.G. Agenda:
    - Coffee and bagels will be served
    - A time to show gratitude by thanking those who have sent you referrals
    - Announcements around the room
    - One minute commercials
    - Open Discussion on topics of Self Empowerment

    * When? The 1st Thursday of every month. Networking starts at: 8:00am | Meeting starts at: 8:30am

    * How Much? It’s free!