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Using CMS Five-Star Quality Ratings to Find a Care Center

There are many things to think about when considering moving to a nursing home. These things are the same whether it is a single building or is part of a senior living community offering a continuum of care. Important questions include: How close is the community to family and friends? And, does the community have a good reputation? One of the most important considerations can also be one of the hardest to get answers to: Is the Care Center, where you get 24-hour nursing care, one of good quality?

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What is Memory Care Assisted Living and When is It Needed?

Older adults living with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairments can benefit from a living setting that provides the care they need with programming that engages them. Memory care assisted living is a controlled-access, purposeful environment created with the special needs of the residents in mind. Staff cater to those needs, with a focus on the residents’ holistic well-being.

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Skilled Nursing Facility, Nursing Home, Care Center: What Does it All Mean?

When you start to look into senior living, whether for yourself or your loved one, it can feel like there is a big learning curve, especially when it comes to terminology. Being familiar with terms commonly used in senior living is especially critical. This becomes more important as you move into the licensed levels of living, such as the Care Center, where care is provided for residents.

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A Tranquil Expansion

The newly expanded garden at the Village at Mackenzie Place, a Lutheran Senior Services Affordable Housing community located in St. Louis, Missouri, not only provides residents with a tranquil space to enjoy the changing seasons, this garden also gives residents a selection of fresh vegetables and herbs throughout the summer.

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Independent Living? Assisted Living? What’s the Difference?

Whether you are considering senior living for yourself or a loved one, it’s important to be familiar with the terminology especially when it comes to the levels of living. Independent living and assisted living are two levels of living built specifically for seniors with assisted living providing staff to help with the activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, and toileting. But that’s just the beginning of describing these levels.

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Spending Quality Time Together in Assisted Living

Throughout Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) communities, staff in Assisted Living are keeping residents engaged with life enrichment activities. LSS team members also are focused on finding opportunities to spend quality time with Assisted Living residents. Staff members check in on residents regularly, and with visits limited due to COVID-19 guidelines caregivers are going the extra mile to engage residents.

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Richmond Terrace – Small Community, Big Heart

Carol B. can’t speak highly enough of the staff at Richmond Terrace and the care and support they provide for her mom. Carol’s mom moved to Richmond Terrace after a stay in Skilled Nursing resulted in the desire to find an Assisted Living option that fit her needs. When they first visited Richmond Terrace, Carol and her mom loved it.

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Lenoir Woods – Setting a High Bar for Care

Sometimes it’s a small change that can lead to a big transition. That’s how it was for Chad B.’s mom. After she fell and spent some time in REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation at Lenoir Woods, the family and staff decided that an Assisted Living arrangement would be the best option for her. Luckily for Chad and his mom, they already had a plan in place.

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Giving a Little Extra in the Care Center

Even during these uncertain times, we continue to provide exceptional care for our residents and opportunities for them to live life to the fullest. Our staff has been especially creative in making sure our residents are engaged and leading active lives mentally, physically, and spiritually.

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Limited availability in the Laclede Groves Care Center

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