The fact that people are experiencing increased levels of anxiety is one of the many consequences of living in such uncertain times. In fact one poll from the Washington Post and ABC News in late March, says that “77 percent of American women and 61 percent of men were reporting personal stress.” The poll also found that 69% of Americans are worried about family members, and even more worry that the economic impact will be greater or worse than the Great Recession.
So how do we deal with the new normal? Experts stress that we need to remember to take care of ourselves, both our bodies and our minds. As we work from home, take care of our families full-time, and deal with the worries of the world; don’t forget to take the time to check in and listen to what you need.
Ben Crocker, MD, a medical director for a large primary care practice and a healthy lifestyle advocate, reminds us that it is okay to mourn for what we have lost. He says it is normal to feel sad about not being able to see family members or friends or unhappy about not being able to attend worship services or a favorite activity or class. When we acknowledge loss, it helps us to feel more grounded with our reality. Dr. Crocker suggests we intentionally add some ‘shutdown’ time in our schedule for “meditation and quietude.”
Other tools to help cope with anxiety include eating a nutrient-rich diet and making time to take a walk, ride your bike or exercise at home. Also remember it is important to get enough sleep each night as well as to connect socially with loved ones. Finally, don’t get caught up in just focusing on the negative but rather take some time out each day to be grateful for what we do have.
For the area’s finest memory care and assisted living, Glendale area seniors are encouraged to consider MorningStar at Arrowhead. We are still accepting residents during this difficult time, confident in our protective protocols. Please see our website for more information about our community and a message from the CEO detailing our coronavirus (COVID-19) response.
MorningStar at Arrowhead proudly provides the very best in senior living with our unique mission statement of “to honor, to serve, to invest.” With a foundation built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve, we create a true home for residents amid a beautiful setting. Please contact us to learn more about the finest memory care and assisted living Glendale AZ offers.
The MorningStar story began with a vision from our Founder/CEO, Ken Jaeger, who wanted to re-create senior housing that was defined by the human touch and felt much like his grandmother’s house – “a place where one can go and feel a sense of family.” Out of this loving concept that focuses on the power of relationships, came three mission statements upon which MorningStar was founded: Honor God in our business practices and relationships; Value all seniors as gifted and contributing individuals; and Invest generously in our team’s ability to serve well.
Following these precepts, the MorningStar of Billings’ independent living and assisted living community is committed to providing the area with a lifestyle of wellness and comfort for carefree retirement years. To serve the various needs of seniors, we offer 32 free-standing cottages as well as 72 bright suites for independent living. In addition we have another 70 assisted living suites and 36 secure suites for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments.
While Montana slowly gets back to normal and our state starts begins to reopen, we want you to know that MorningStar of Billings senior living community will still be following the Governor’s guidelines to ensure the safety of our residents and team members. This includes continuing to prohibit non-essential visitors and vendors from entering our community. Also all team members who interact with residents must follow strict protocols regarding hygiene and protection, and we will continue the daily screening of staff for symptoms and prevent those who are ill from coming to work.
Currently we are safely accepting new residents; however it is being done in conjunction with a thorough screening process. New residents move directly into their private suite, where they will remain for a 14-day quarantine period; and staff entering the room will wear full PPE.
Remember our first commitment is to the safety of all those in our care. Listen to what one resident’s daughter writes about her experience, “Although it is difficult not being able to visit our loved ones, I am so grateful for the proactive stand you are taking. Our parents could not be in a better place.” Please contact us via our website or give us a call to learn more including availability and pricing for trusted independent and assisted living.
MorningStar Senior Living of Billings represents the finest in senior living with our unique mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest.” Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve in order to provide a true home for residents. Please contact us to learn more about the comfortable, loving atmosphere of the area’s top independent living and assisted living community.
At MorningStar Memory Care at Bear Creek, we are staying vigilant in our approach to the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. Our highest priority is to the health and safety of our residents, their families and our staff members.
We are doing all we can to achieve this including instituting a policy that temporarily suspends non-essential visitors and vendors from entering our home. MorningStar is also keeping up-to-date and following closely, and in many cases exceeding, guidelines set by the CDC to ensure the health and wellbeing of everyone in our home.
Some of these actions include a thorough screening of new residents followed by a 14-day quarantine. Other steps include spacing out tables for dining, suspending all non-essential visits (medical personal and end-of-life situations are the exception), eliminating all resident outings, and cancelling all events and outside entertainment.
All of our team members have received training on infection control with an emphasis on hand sanitation including information from the CDC on COVID-19 and the uniqueness of this viral strain. We have ordered extra disinfectants and other cleaning supplies as we as modified and increased the frequency of our cleaning practices throughout our home.
However most importantly of all, our team knows our residents well and is on high alert for any signs of respiratory illness, and has plans in place to address this including protocols for quarantine and relocation, as needed. We invite you to visit our website to read our full coronavirus COVID-19 update.
MorningStar at Bear Creek is devoted to individualized care for those with mild to advanced memory impairment. Our community is designed to accommodate the needs of our residents and encourages and supports their independence while keeping them safe. If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another dementia-related disease, please visit our website for more information about our experienced, compassionate dementia care.
MorningStar at Bear Creek embodies the very best in senior living with a distinct mission statement of “to honor, to serve, to invest” that sets us apart from other senior living communities. With a foundation built on honoring God, valuing seniors and investing in a staff with a felt calling to serve, we offer loving, compassionate care within a beautiful home-like setting. Please contact us to learn more about our unique approach to dementia care.
Rather than diminish a senior’s life, assisted living communities such as MorningStar of Billings, help to improve quality of life for residents in a variety of ways. Along with providing the daily care services residents need to maintain their independence, we provide on-going support to ensure their safety, comfort and continued personal growth. For our residents’ families, they get peace of mind knowing their loved one is being well-cared for.
Another benefit of Billings’ assisted living is we offer residents healthy daily meals that allow them to self-manage a variety of dietary restrictions such as low sodium, sugar free, no sugar added, vegetarian or low fat. Additionally our medication care management services see to it that residents’ medications are ordered, delivered and dispensed in a meticulous, timely fashion. Services also include light housekeeping, laundry, transportation and more.
Moreover as the CDC reports that each year 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries, residents at MorningStar of Billings feel comforted knowing that help is just the push of a button away as all suites are equipped with a 24-hour Emergency Call System. In addition all bathrooms are handicap-accessible and equipped with grab bars.
Along with assisted living, MorningStar of Billings offers exceptional independent living as well as memory care for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Even now, we are safely accepting new residents and following all of the guideline, in some cases exceeding them, set forth by the CDC, the American Senior Housing Association and the Federal government to ensure the health and well-being of all beneath our roof. Please visit our website to learn more about our gorgeous, compassionate community and the ways we are keeping our community safe.
MorningStar Senior Living of Billings represents the finest in senior living with our unique mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest.” Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve in order to provide a true home for residents. Please call us for information regarding pricing and availability on the area’s most trusted assisted living.
MorningStar of Billings’ various senior living options meet the needs of area seniors with 5-star amenities, wellness programs and activities. In addition to compassionate assisted living and memory care, we are the area’s top choice for independent living.
Situated on a beautiful, park-like campus, our 32 stylish patio homes are the perfect solution for active seniors who are more than ready to give up the never-ending maintenance of home ownership. Amenities include a fireplace, one-car garage, kitchen with full appliances, washer/dryer, and a floor plan of over 1,225 square feet of carefree living space. Your new home not only offers privacy, but also lets you be as much a part of our wider community as you choose to be.
Independent living also gives you the assurance that you know what your expenses are from month-to-month as our all-inclusive pricing includes rent, utilities and even cable in one monthly payment. Moreover downsizing from your current home may minimize your monthly output and actually put more money into your pocket. Along with our patio homes, MorningStar of Billings has 72 independent living suites in a wing in our community building for those who do not require assistance with daily personal care activities. However please keep in mind that if your care needs heighten and you require more daily assistance, your move to an assisted living suite is given first priority.
While the MorningStar of Billings’ community is located on the far west side of town and offers residents country-style living with spectaculars views of the Rockies, we are still near shopping centers and medical facilities. Awarded the #7 ranking by MSN.com in 2015 for “The 10 Best States for Retirement” due to nice weather, low cost of living, reasonable taxes (well below national average), and scenic beauty, Montana is a beautiful place for retirement. The city of Billings itself has four golf courses and is just miles away from Red Lodge, Montana, home to quaint, historic buildings and a menu of winter and summer adventures.
MorningStar Senior Living of Billings represents the finest in senior living with our unique mission statement: “to honor, to serve, to invest.” With a foundation built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve, we create a true home for residents. Visit our website learn more about the area’s preeminent independent living.
Often seniors take multiple medications daily that in some cases have been prescribed by a couple of different doctors for different conditions. In addition, they may also be taking over-the-counter (OTC) medications. All of this can lead to problems with drug interactions and side effects that range from mild to severe including death.
In a report by the US News & World Report, it cites statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that suggest each year there are four visits to the ER per 1,000 adults attributed to adverse drug effects. First published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, statistics find that almost 60 percent of Americans take at “least one prescription drug, and nearly 20 percent are taking more than five prescriptions medicines.” The study also looked at OTC medications and warns that there is a huge potential for “side effects, drug-drug interactions and negative outcomes.” It also states that for the elderly, the possibility of dangerous drug interactions is even greater.
One of the most important things that a patient or family member can do to reduce the likelihood of this happening is to communicate with all of your health care providers about the prescription and OTC medications that you take. It is a good idea, especially if you take more than one medication, to write down the names of the drugs and the amount you take each day and carry it in your wallet. You can also take a picture of the list of medications with your cell phone so you always have it handy. Another tip is to fill your prescriptions at the same drug store and to build a relationship with the pharmacist as he or she can help to spot potential problems involving drug interactions.
Annually review the need for each medication with your health care provider and discuss how long you will need to take the drug. Lastly be sure to check each new prescription container for accuracy as pharmacies sometimes do make mistakes.
If you are looking for assisted living care or memory care in the Fort Collins, CO area, MorningStar of Fort Collins may be your answer. From healthy daily meals to wellness programs and activities, we have a whole range of services and resort-style amenities to ensure residents’ comfort and wellbeing. Our care services include care managers, access to licensed nurses, and medication care managers.
Please visit our website to learn more about our exceptional community. While you are there, you may read the statement from our CEO which details our coordinated defense in the fight against the coronavirus to ensure the health of both residents and team members during this difficult time.
MorningStar of Fort Collins represents the very best in senior living with a mission “to honor, to serve, to invest.” Our foundation is one built upon honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting team members with a felt calling to serve. Please contact us for more information about the finest assisted living home in the area.
MorningStar of Billings offers an array of senior housing options including independent living, assisted living and memory care, and we want area families to know we are safely accepting new residents (all new residents are quarantined for 14 days). In addition we are a welcoming and safe solution for seniors in transition and have immediate openings for month-to-month rentals. To fight back against the coronavirus outbreak, we have set up protocols that meet, or in some cases even exceed, CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of our residents, their families, and team members.
As a loving son, daughter, or relative of a vulnerable senior, we want you to know that MorningStar of Billings is working every day to ensure the wellbeing of our residents. This includes providing nutritional meals and keeping residents hydrated as well as access to 24/7 healthcare and basic and protective supplies. Our services also include ordering, delivering, and dispensing residents’ physician prescribed medications.
Another thing MorningStar of Billings offers to your mom or dad is loving, social connections. Based on the MorningStar name, our mission, and our ministry, we have a team of extraordinary individuals who know the value of building meaningful relationships with our residents. Just take a look at our Twice the Story video series that showcase the tender relationships between residents and team members throughout our MorningStar communities. These friendships testify to the fact that we need to lean upon and lean into each other—that each might receive a blessing, that each might be served, and that each might come away changed.
MorningStar of Billings offers 32 free-standing cottages, together with 72 bright suites for independent living and 70 for assisted living. We have another 36 secure suites for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments. Visit our website for pricing and availability or for answers to any questions.
MorningStar Senior Living of Billings represents the finest in senior living with our unique mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest.” Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve in order to provide a true home for residents. Please give us a call or visit our website to learn more about trusted assisted living in Billings.
We all know that life changes can be fraught with anxiety and fear and moving into assisted living is certainly a major change for many seniors. However, experts say there are several things families can do to help ease the transition period.
One of those things is to help your loved one make a comfortable home in their new suite. Julia Bailey, a senior associate and interior design project manager with Denver-based OZ Architecture, explains that, "Moving into assisted living often can feel like a loss of independence and privacy for your loved one, but thoughtful interior design can go a long way toward improving happiness and well-being for the resident, as well as improving overall functionality of the new living space."
Ms. Bailey cautions that you need to remember to let your loved one have a say in how their new home will be decorated including the personal mementos and photos they want to bring with them and which ones they want to display. Trigging happy memories with sentimental items is a big step toward making their new place a real home. Also accent pillows and pictures are an easy way to add a lot of color and attractiveness to their place.
Please keep in mind safety concerns when placing furniture and avoid using area rugs that can become trip hazards or overcrowding a room and not leaving enough space to easily navigate. Install hand rails where needed and make sure there is easily accessible lighting in the bathrooms and hallways if the person is getting up at night.
Helping your loved stay organized can improve the home’s safety as well as the aesthetic. Consider any mobility issues the person may have and make sure frequently used items are within easy reach on a shelf. Chairs and sofas should be firm and stable.
At MorningStar at Arrowhead, we have 60 private bright suites for assisted living and another 25 secure suites for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We are committed to provide the best assisted living Glendale offers, and invite you to set up a tour to see our exceptional community.
MorningStar at Arrowhead proudly provides the very best in senior living with our unique mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest.” With a foundation built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve, we create a true home for residents amid a beautiful setting. Please contact us to learn more about the finest assisted living Glendale AZ offers.
For the area’s finest senior independent living, assisted living and memory care, we encourage you to consider MorningStar of Billings. At our all-inclusive community, we strive to meet seniors’ physical, emotional, spiritual and wellness needs within a comfortable, secure setting. We are proud to have a care team who feels called to serve seniors and help us to create a true home for our residents.
Independent living is designed for seniors without the need of any care services. If you are looking for stress-free living and a refreshing change of lifestyle, MorningStar can provide you with carefree, comfortable retirement years. Independent living provides seniors with a range of benefits including predictable monthly budgeting, activities and programming, and tasty meals you longer need to cook as well as built-in companionship. Also, we take care of all the maintenance, both inside and out, and offer housekeeping, which allows our residents plenty of time to pursue their interests.
Assisted living is an excellent solution for older adults who are finding it increasingly difficult to live alone. MorningStar offer various levels of assistance with daily living activities which are tailored to meet individual needs. Our Wellness Director carefully assesses each person and then creates a care plan in agreement with the senior and their family. Also, as we offer 24/7 care, you know you or your loved one will get the attention they need.
Memory care is another term for dementia care and is intended for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia-related diseases. MorningStar’s memory care is delivered with the utmost professionalism and respect for the individual. We use alternative natural therapies whenever possible, and try to replace medications with patience, attention and love.
MorningStar of Billings offers seniors a safe place to socialize and make new friends as well as a place to learn new things or just have fun with our variety of meaningful activities. In addition, if you are someone who values their privacy, you will have that at MorningStar as our spacious cottages and suites are designed to give you your privacy while offering the comfort of knowing people are around.
Our community offers 32 free standing cottages and 72 well-appointed independent living suites in a variety of floorplans. In addition, we have 70 assisted living suites and 36 secure suites devoted to the individualized care of those with memory impairment. To experience MorningStar of Billings up close, contact us to schedule a visit.
MorningStar of Billings offers the very best in senior living with our distinct mission statement of “to honor, to serve, to invest.” Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve to create a true “home” for residents. We encourage you to contact us for more information regarding unparalleled senior independent living, assisted living and memory care.
If you have become responsible for more and more of the caregiving duties for an elderly parent or another loved one, it may be time to consider a change. Today’s senior living options include assisted living that provides daily help with personal care, and actually helps residents regain their sense of independence. Also once your loved one is getting the proper care they need, it allows you to get back to just enjoying the time you spend together. Moreover, senior living communities like MorningStar at Arrowhead provide much more than just physical care. Along with a wealth of amenities, activities and services, it is designed to feel like a real home.
Our first priority is to ensure your loved one gets the care they need. This starts with a thorough evaluation of their medical and personal history, followed by a care plan approved by you and your parent. MorningStar’s services also help out our families by providing transportation to doctor appointments as well as offer scheduled physician visits, choice of physicians, pharmacy services, and onsite dental and podiatry care. Residents have the opportunity for plenty of socializing and are encouraged to participant in a range of activities and wellness programs. While this is not a substitute for the time your loved one spends with family, you may find your parent is not always available to take your call as they are busy having fun with other residents and staff.
Our services also include providing housekeeping to help ensure residents’ homes are tidy and clean. By taking care of meals, we see to it your loved one gets the daily nutrition they need. Moreover, meals are served restaurant-style in our charming dining room as we believe breaking bread together provides far more than physical nutrients but bonds us as family and friends. We also offer assistance with another common problem many seniors experience when living alone, which is forgetting to or improperly taking medications. We solve this by offering medication management services.
Please visit our website for more information regarding the area’s finest assisted living Glendale offers. Our community offers 60 bright suites for assisted living and 25 secure suites devoted to the individualized care of residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Our team looks forward to hearing from you.
MorningStar at Arrowhead proudly provides the very best in senior living with our unique mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest.” With a foundation built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve, we create a true home for residents amid a beautiful setting. Please contact us to learn more about the finest assisted living Glendale AZ has to offer.
MorningStar Senior Living’s distinct mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest” sets us apart from other senior living options. Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve.