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AVOIDING ISOLATION IN OLDER ADULTS

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Healthy Connections: Senior Isolation and How to Combat It

Deeply rooted in all human beings is a need for community. But did you know that lack of connection and social interaction is a health concern? According to research by AARP’s Connect2Affect initiative, 26% of adults over age 65 are at an increased risk of early death due to feelings of loneliness. One of the best steps to take to maintain seniors’ health is to foster existing social connections and develop new ones. But it’s not always simple. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

RETIRE TO A COMMUNITY YOU LOVE BY ENSURING IT MATCHES YOUR INTERESTS.

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Deciding where to retire takes more consideration than opening a map, closing your eyes, and letting your finger be your guide. But no matter where you end up, your destination should put a smile on your face and a gleam in your eye, says Steve Gurney, founder of The Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook. “And the way to get that is by having a purpose in life,” he says. “Where we live should be a tool to make it easier to engage in this purposeful activity.”

To help you uncover what to look for in a retirement community, here are 10 factors that could turn a city, town, or suburb into a retirement destination that meets your unique needs. READ MORE

HOW TO BE A LONG-DISTANCE CAREGIVER FOR AN AGING PARENT

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Long-distance caregiving comes with its own unique challenges, whether you live an hour, a state line or even an entire continent away. As a caregiver for a parent, you’re responsible for the decisions that impact both their life and your own. The stress of this responsibility can be high, along with the guilt of feeling like there’s more you could do. Recent studies have shown that long-distance caregiving can mean spending an average of nearly $12,000 each year in care-related expenses.

For long-distance caregiving tips, CLICK HERE.

YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD TO HAVE A HOBBY: THE BEST RETIREMENT HOBBIES

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If you’ve retired from a full-time job, you suddenly have 40-60 hours of time previously filled with working, commuting and eating lunch with co-workers. Some retirees use their newfound time to check stuff off their to-do list. But after you’ve seen the sights, visited relatives, caught up on your reading list and got your house in order, what’s next?

To learn more, CLICK HERE.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR RIGHTS AS A CAREGIVER

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In 2015, 43.5 million family members, friends and neighbors helped care for someone 50 or over, according to a study by the National Association for Caregiving and AARP. While caregivers for seniors receive many emotionally rewarding benefits, they may also experience occasional feelings of anger, frustration, exhaustion, loneliness or sadness. But if you don’t care for yourself, you won’t be able to take care of anyone else.

To learn more about caregivers’ rights, CLICK HERE.

Life Care Services Ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction in J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Senior Living Study

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It’s a Proud Time to Live at Clarendale of St. Peters

 

Our management company, Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company, was ranked highest in Customer Satisfaction among Senior Living Communities in the J.D. Power study. This award demonstrates that residents and their families are receiving the care and service they absolutely deserve.

 

The award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Senior Living Communities encompasses seven individual resident-experience factors. We’re excited to say that, not only did Life Care Services win the overall category, but it also ranked highest within each of the seven factors:

 

  • Resident Services and Activities
  • Community Staff
  • Food and Beverage
  • New Resident Orientation
  • Resident Cost
  • Community and Grounds
  • Resident Apartment Unit

 

“Our company is committed to providing the resources for communities to deliver an exceptional resident experience driven by innovation, signature programs and quality services. The J.D. Power award represents the voice of the senior living customer, and I can’t think of a more important voice than that of the residents we serve,” says Joel Nelson, LCS president and CEO.

 

At Clarendale of St. Peters, we strive to bring the Life Care Services resident-first mentality into our everyday actions. In its unbiased comprehensive study, J.D. Power surveyed 3,021 residents, family members and friends of residents living in communities across the United States. Life Care services scored a full 49 index points above the next highest-performing senior living organization. We are grateful and humbled to receive this honor, especially since it comes from the people we work so hard to serve each day.

 

What Does This Mean for our Residents?

 

We are deeply grateful to know that our hard work is valued, and we at Clarendale of St. Peters want to assure residents, family, friends and staff that we will continue to improve, evolve and innovate to provide the newest offerings to meet the needs of current and future residents.

 

If you’d like to know more about the way we enrich the lives of our residents, send us a message on our contact page. You can read more about Life Care Services or the award from J.D. Power when you visit the LCS website.

 

*Life Care Services received the highest score in the J.D. Power 2019 Senior Living Satisfaction Study of resident/family member/friend’s satisfaction with senior living communities. Visit jdpower.com/awards.

A Place to Call Home

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How to select a senior living community where you can live, love and laugh.

You’ve decided you are going to move to a senior living community. Where do you start? First of all, congratulate yourself if you’ve made that decision before you or your spouse has experienced major health problems. You’ve probably saved your family a lot of stress.

Donna Quinn Robbins, founder and president of Ultimate Moves, a San Francisco Bay area business, says seniors who plan ahead are well adjusted and happy. “On the other hand, those who avoid facing the inevitable aging process … are often the most traumatized by a sudden move. This move is usually precipitated by a crisis,” she said.

Robbins’ business is dedicated to serving seniors in transition and helping them and their families with the process of moving into senior living communities.

To learn more about what to ask during your search, CLICK HERE.