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WHY YOU SHOULDN’T STOP YOUR ASSISTED LIVING SEARCH IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

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Don’t let uncertain times stop your search for assisted living.
If you or someone in your family is considering an assisted living apartment or assisted living facility — you shouldn’t allow uncertainty to slow or stop your efforts to choose the best assisted living community. Why? For one thing, the clock is ticking on preserving your independence. Typically, the best assisted living communities have a waiting list for their assisted living homes and apartments. The average wait time is 6 months. And with the options of virtual tours and virtual visits available to you now, there’s no reason to let precious time slip away without making progress on your search.
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EVALUATING YOUR SENIOR LIVING OPTIONS: RENTAL COMMUNITIES

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If you’ve been considering a senior living community for yourself or a loved one, you’ve probably noticed that the options are vast and vary. It can seem a bit overwhelming. Where do you even start?

A good place to begin is by looking at two of the most popular choices – Life Plan Communities (also known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities or CCRCs) and rental retirement communities.

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WHY ENVIRONMENTAL WELLNESS MATTERS WHEN CHOOSING A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY.

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As you or your loved one research senior living communities, you’ll quickly discover that most stress their approach to wellness for living a healthier, longer life. You’ll hear a lot about opportunities for physical activities, proper nutrition, lifelong learning, programs and classes.

But did you know that environmental wellness for seniors is just as important? The environment in which you live and how it’s cared for contributes greatly to enriching your mind, body and soul.

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DEBUNKING SENIOR LIVING MYTHS

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There are a lot of myths out there about senior living communities. And if your only experience with a community was from several decades ago, some myths may seem easy to believe. The truth is, society has changed its ideas about aging, and senior living communities have changed right along with it.

This post will dispel common senior living myths and give you a better idea of the reality: seniors choose to move to a community to enhance their lifestyle and give themselves more freedom to do what they want to do. Here are some retirement myths and the truth.

2020 SENIOR LIVING TRENDS

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A Community of Individuals: 2020 Senior Living Trends

Baby boomers are set to become some of the most educated, savvy and individualistic seniors the industry has seen. 2020 will see a popularity spike for products, services and even community locations that enable older adults to retain more control over their surroundings and daily activities. Technology will focus on preventing and monitoring health conditions in an attempt to avoid independence-impacting crises. And living spaces will be chosen and designed to create flexibility and facilitate choice. READ MORE HERE.

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.

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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.