Winter can be hard on older adults

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Taking Care of Your Life

Winter is coming to Northwest Ohio, and it will be here soon. Winter is hard on elder loved ones. Once the holidays are over, it grows colder and often there is more snow. Older adults can feel isolated, slippery conditions can make them prone to falls, and it is easier to get sick but harder to take care of yourself. Now is the perfect time to consider a move for your loved one to assisted living at St. Clare Commons.

 

Nicole Davis, Director of Marketing and Admissions for Assisted Living and Memory Care, can advise you and your loved one of the various options. These can include the community as a permanent residence, a transitional/respite stay on a short-term basis, staying in the community during the winter months, or a rehabilitation stay.

“It’s important that your loved one moves somewhere they can be taken care of before something happens. We can ensure all measures are taken to keep them as safe, healthy, and happy as they can be, and if something should happen, we can be there quickly to get them properly cared for,” explains Davis.

“Proper nutrition through our culinary-prepared meals is just one way that we make sure your loved one is staying healthy and strong during cold/flu season. Sharing meals with other residents creates a warm family atmosphere and maintains socialization, which is important to keep spirits up during those cold, dark winter months,” she says.

St. Clare Commons encourages residents to keep their bodies and minds active and healthy. “We have plenty of exercise classes and activities to keep residents busy when they can’t go outside. We have a bus that takes them on excursions, easing driving woes as well as getting them out to be part of the community. Our residents enjoy sitting by the fireplace reading, listening to music, or chatting with friends. Plus, everyone enjoys Thursday’s Happy Hour and Tuesday’s Dueling Pianos,” Davis adds.

Gold Seal of Approval for skilled nursing

Where St. Clare Commons shines is skilled nursing care. If something should arise, St. Clare Commons has 24-hour nursing supervision to care for your loved one. “When you can’t be there, we are if there is a medical issue or a fall,” explains Davis.

Should a resident need extensive care, there are skilled nursing and rehabilitation services right on campus. St. Clare Commons’ skilled nursing has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Nursing Care Center Accreditation. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient and resident care.

Home is here

At St. Clare Commons “home is here” for residents. As a mission-based senior living community, there is a sense of calm and sereneness, something that visitors feel the minute they step through the door.

“Our best asset is our residents. Our residents are welcoming and assuring. They enjoy meeting new residents and love showing them around and integrating them into their new home. It’s all about creating new friendships,” Davis explains.

St. Care Commons offers spacious apartments, where seniors can surround themselves with items important to them. Painting classes, social hours, musical presentations, and trips around the area are just a few of the multiple activities and social gatherings that keep seniors active, involved, and vital. Assisted living residents have independence, but when they need that next or extra level of care, it is there for them at St. Clare Commons.

Another reason home is here for residents at St. Clare Commons is the healing ministry of the Church through comprehensive and spiritually enriching services for seniors of all faiths including Masses, sacraments, and Protestant prayer services.

Conveniently located just minutes from Levis Commons shopping area in Perrysburg at 12469 Five Point Road, St. Clare Commons is close to churches, shopping, restaurants, and theaters. The 55-acre campus offers 56 beautiful assisted-living apartments. Culinary-prepared meals, organized activities, exercise classes, a pastoral-care program with spiritual enrichment, and much more make residents feel that home is truly here. St. Clare Commons offers a continuum of care with assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation services. Call Nicole Davis at 419-931-0050 or go to homeishere.org to arrange a tour and learn more. Follow St. Clare Commons on Facebook. ❦