Dining in retirement communities is markedly different from just a few years ago, a trend in senior dining made evident at Cape Albeon in Valley Park and at Brooking Park and The Willows in Chesterfield. These communities in the St. Andrew's Resources for Seniors System offer high-quality, locally sourced food and restaurant-style fare from classically trained chefs.
BRIDGETON, MO (July 31, 2018)...The Sarah Community in Bridgeton, Mo., today became first retirement community in the nation to house an AMVETS post, commemorating the occasion by presenting the induction of AMVETS Post 122 during an opening ceremony and celebration.The faith-based Life Plan retirement community (formerly known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)), collaborated with AMVETS to create AMVETS Post 122 to enhance the quality of life for 20 veterans currently residing within the retirement community and for other veterans from the surrounding areas. It will honor the vitality and service of veterans with a mission “To Protect and Serve Seniors,” bringing veterans together to help identify and address the needs of their fellow veterans. Read Full Article →
Our Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives recently shared an intriguing twist on memory care that extends our St. Andrew's pet-friendly approach - farm animals! Would you ever consider placing your loved one, perhaps experiencing memory impairment, in a farmstead with pigs, goats, and chickens roaming about? Perhaps our rural-based senior options like St. Andrew's Kirksville Senior Apartments or St. Andrew's at New Florence should experiment with this model. Let us know your thoughts on FacebookRead Full Article →
St. Andrew's & our In-Home Support Service, Senior Solutions, developed The Caring Workplace™ to help combat the amount time, plus emotional and financial stress it takes to balace worklife with caring for a loved one. A recent article published by Michelle Seitzer of Senior Housing Forum cites that "for 39% of caregivers, the commitment is equivalent to a full-time job, logging 30 hours or more each week." These duties affect many of the respondents at the workplace as well, contributing to a high percentage of midday distractions and, absenses. Share your expereince with us on Facebook
These are busy people, juggling many responsibilities and finding themselves stretched to their limits. These are people who care about their loved ones and their careers, and who may even have children at home who rely on them too.
They’re also giving from their wallets: while 46% of respondents spent $5,000 a year or less (which is still no small amount), 8% spent more than $50,000 annually on caregiving expenses.
Saturday, August 25th from 1 to 3 pm
Enjoy delicious homemade food, chilled refreshments, and musical entertainment by guitarist Pat White.
Tuesday, August 28th at noon
Award-winning performer Deborah Sharn has been bringing her stylish blend of jazz and theatricality to audiences throughout her hometown of St. Louis and around the country for nearly two decades. Join us for a special performance of all-time classics and favorite standards.
Thursday, August 30th at 10:30 a.m.
Learn about St. Paul's current promtion, connect with team members and residents at our August Brunch!
Individuals with Alzheimer's disease are increasingly affected by memory loss, disorientation, and impaired decision-making. There are currently no cures for this condition, but researchers are taking steps to tackle some of its physiological sources in the brain.
Medicare officials proposed Friday to begin allowing reimbursement for video chats or check-ins. They also say CMS will cover doctors who evaluate patient-submitted photos or monitoring chronic conditions via smartphone.
..."This is a big issue for the elderly and disabled population for which transportation can be a barrier to care," CMS Administrator Seema Verma said
"After the pilot’s completion, 100% of the residents who participated reported that the Echo’s “voice-first” technology component—Alexa—made their lives easier, and another 75% said that they used Alexa to control devices like smart thermostats and lighting systems in their units at least once per day."