Help for Their Golden Years: What Your Loved Ones Can Expect from Assisted Living Communities

Why do people move into assisted living communities? Failing health was the leading factor for 75 percent of respondents in a recent survey. 

Losing the ability to drive, loneliness, and the loss of a spouse or partner are the other top reasons.

Assisted living offers safety, social interaction, and personal care to each resident. Anyone uneasy about living alone appreciates the social aspects of a community.

Keep reading to learn what you can expect from assisted living communities.

Healthcare Services

While an assisted living community isn’t a nursing home, there are healthcare services. The amount of help depends on the resident.

Medication management and pharmacy services match the resident’s needs. A staff physician or nurse provides wellness and medical checkups.

An emergency response system connects to each apartment. Trained staff perform emergency first aid.

Assisted living makes sense for a range of health-related issues. When someone has visual problems or is unsteady on their feet, living with others is safer. Fast help in a health emergency is a relief for someone with heart problems.

Help with Daily Personal Care

Most communities have caregivers who assist residents with activities of daily living.

These activities include dressing in the morning, help with eating meals, and bathing. Caregivers may provide extra help with tasks like toileting and dental hygiene.

Many communities have on-site salon services and physical therapy for residents. Staff members help schedule and coordinate appointments.

Social Activities and Engagement

Assisted living communities make it easy for residents to make new friends. Community libraries, cafes, and game rooms are perfect for casual social meetups.

Scheduled activities give residents a chance to meet and interact with like-minded people. Clubs, classes, and visiting entertainers keep everyone engaged. It’s easy to find a bridge game or start a book club.

Residents can opt-in to outings at local restaurants, theaters, and attractions. The community provides scheduled group transportation.

Fitness rooms, walking groups, and wellness classes keep residents active. A chapel with scheduled services offers spiritual support.

Assisted living gives each resident many ways to make new friends. Social and fitness events replace loneliness and isolation. Engagement with other residents reduces senior depression and related health issues.

Delicious and Nutritious Meals

Grocery shopping and cooking can challenge older adults. Someone who lives alone isn’t motivated to cook for one. They may choose unhealthy food options instead of cooking.

Residents eat chef-prepared meals served restaurant-style in a dining room. Dinner is more than a meal. It’s a social experience that aids in digestion. 

The staff customizes meals to meet personal tastes, medical conditions, and diet restrictions. The menu changes every day to please tastebuds and meet nutritional needs.

Snacks and beverages are often available during the day. A shared meal or snack is a fun way to combine nutrition and socializing.

Housekeeping

Residents in an assisted living community don’t worry about housekeeping and maintenance.

Housekeeping staff is available 24/7 for emergencies, including spills, and toiling accidents. Weekly cleaning includes laundry and linens. Staff vacuum, dust, and clean the entire apartment.

You won’t have to worry about interior or exterior maintenance. Basic cable, WiFi, and utilities are part of the monthly fee.

Transportation

One of the reasons people move to assisted living is because they can’t drive anymore. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t go places.

The assisted living community schedules transportation for appointments, shopping, and recreational outings. Residents can always get around town.

Residents who drive have reserved parking with easy access to their vehicles.

Residents can use scheduled group transportation or arrange personal transportation for a fee. Use chauffeured transportation for appointments, classes, and errands.

Safety and Security

24-hour help removes the fear of dealing with an injury or illness alone. Residents can summon help anytime they need it with the emergency call system.

Residents know the staff is nearby to assist with health or housekeeping concerns.  

The amount of monitoring depends on the resident’s health. Keep reading for a definition of assisted living levels of care.

Care Levels in Assisted Living Communities

Many families think their loved one needs a nursing home. Often, assisted living is the appropriate choice. It’s a vibrant residential choice that offers varying degrees of support and care.

An independent person may only want housekeeping and medication management. Another person who’s at risk for falls may opt for help with bathing and dressing.

Seniors who move into assisted living can maintain a high level of independence. They enjoy an active social life. They’re engaged in physical, mental, and artistic endeavors that suit their needs.

Daily activities keep residents active and engaged. Some assisted living apartments include kitchen and laundry facilities to encourage independence. Staff is always close by to lend a helping hand.

An assessment by a medical professional is the best way to decide on the level of care you need.

Assisted living residents are independent. Some may need help with bathing, dressing or medication management. Typical assisted living care includes:

  • Medication Management. Prescriptions administered and reordered by staff.
  • Bathing. A staff member helps you enter and exit the shower. The caregiver stands buy to give partial or full aid with bathing.
  • Dressing. Help with balance while the resident dresses or undresses.
  • Grooming. Assist with combing hair, shaving, and brushing teeth.
  • Toileting. A caregiver helps the resident transfer on and off the toilet.

Assisted living care depends on personal preference and need. Everyone is different. It’s important to acknowledge and celebrate each resident’s personal needs.

Visit More Than One Community

There’s no single model for assisted living communities. Visit several communities to find the right one. Choose a community that supports aging in place so your loved one can stay as their needs change.

Look for a community with healthcare, housekeeping, and transportation services. Review the social and recreational activities. Schedule a personal tour to find the best match for your loved one.

Contact us today for answers to your questions on customized services and care.

Do You Have Everything? Moving to Assisted Living Checklist

Over a million seniors live in assisted living facilities throughout the United States.

But moving your loved one to an assisted living facility can be difficult—for everyone involved. Packing might be the last thing on your mind.

Why we’ve put together this moving to assisted living checklist to help you through the process.

So let’s get started.

Tour and Talk to the Community

Before you start packing, make sure you visit the assisted living community. This will get you familiar with how much space your loved one will have after they move.

You should also talk to someone in charge at the community. Ask for the exact dimensions of the living area and if there are any items they don’t allow in the facility. (Some assisted living communities don’t want anyone to bring expensive jewelry collections.)

Getting this information will give you an idea of how much you can pack and what to leave behind.

Start Packing Early

The earlier you can start the packing process, the better.

Your loved one will most likely have to downsize, and getting rid of their things can be difficult for them. Start at least a month in advance so they have time to sort through everything. If you can, start even earlier than that.

Start with a small space, like a closet, to help ease them into the process. Keep track of the items you’ll donate, throw out, sell, and take during the move.

Assisted Living Packing Checklist

No matter how much time you spend planning or prepping, moving is still overwhelming. This is especially true if you’re trying to juggle taking care of a senior who can’t get by on their own anymore.

We’ve put together this assisted living checklist so you don’t forget anything important.

Here’s a quick breakdown of what you’ll need from each room.

Bedroom

You’ll need to bring all the basic bedroom furniture. This includes the following items:

  • A bed
  • A nightstand (or two)
  • A dresser
  • Lamps
  • etc.

Most assisted living facilities don’t have a lot of storage space, so it might be worth bringing two dressers. You can put one in the closet for extra storage.

You should also pack all the necessary bedding, such as pillows, sheets, comforters, and other blankets. Make sure you have at least two full sets so your loved one will have something to use while they’re doing laundry.

Don’t overlook clothing.

Pack comfortable, around-the-house clothes, formal wear for special occasions, PJs, seasonal clothes, a bathing suit (optional), and plenty of socks and undergarments. Your loved one should also have at least one pair of shoes and a pair of comfy slippers.

Kitchen

Some assisted living communities provide basic kitchen appliances. If they don’t you’ll need to bring everything yourself.

Keep the furniture small. Remember, your loved one probably won’t have a lot of space.

Make sure you stock the kitchen with these items:

  • Small table and chairs
  • Fridge or mini-fridge (depending on the space)
  • Microwave
  • Dishes (plates, bowls, cups, silverware, Tupperware, etc.)
  • Pots, pans, and cookie sheets
  • Kettle or coffee maker (or both)
  • Trash can
  • Dish soap
  • Sponges
  • Hand towels

You should also make sure your loved one has plenty of food when they move in. But it might be easier to make a shopping trip after the move.

Living Room

You want to make this space as comfortable and as homey for your loved one as possible. If you can, use the same furniture they had at home (you might have to buy something smaller).

Make sure you have these things when you move:

  • Couch(es), chair(es), rocker, etc.
  • Pictures and other decor
  • Coffee table (or end tables)
  • Lamps
  • Curtains
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Phone

If your loved one uses a computer, you might want to put this in the living room as well.

Bathroom

Pack plenty of bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths, and make sure you have all the toiletries your loved one needs, such as:

  • Toothpaste and a toothbrush
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo, conditioner, and soap
  • Makeup items
  • Other health items
  • Hairdryer
  • Trash can

Don’t forget any medication your loved one takes.

Laundry Room

Your loved one might not have a traditional laundry room in their assisted living home, but you should still bring laundry detergent and general rags for dusting or cleaning up spills. Make sure you also have supplies to clean the bathroom and other living areas.

Important Documents

Gather all your loved one’s important documents and make sure they go in a secure and organized spot. This will help you find the necessary financial, legal, or medical information when you need it.

Entertainment

Make sure you bring entertainment for your loved one. Bring supplies for any hobbies, such as knitting, painting, scrapbooking, cooking, etc. You should also pack things like games, a deck of cards, books, magazines, and more.

Things You Shouldn’t Pack

There are a few things you should leave behind during your loved one’s move. These items will just take up space, and some of them are safety hazards.

Here are a few things you shouldn’t pack:

  • Area rugs (tripping hazard)
  • Office chairs (or other furniture on wheels)
  • Large, bulky items
  • Repeat items (they will just take up space you don’t have)
  • Items your loved one never (or hardly) uses
  • Random, personal items

Remember, you won’t have a lot of space. If your loved one has a lot of collectibles, it’s a good idea to only take the most important items.

Your Complete Moving to Assisted Living Checklist

If you follow this moving to assisted living checklist, your loved one should have everything they need in their new home.

Still looking for the right assisted living community for your loved one?

We can help! Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information!

You’re a Danger to Yourself: 5 Signs It’s Time for Memory Care

When our loved ones begin to get older it can become impossible to take care of them.

It’s an unfortunate truth, but in the US alone around 5 million people struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. And it’s not the only condition that requires memory care.

It’s hard to commit our loved ones, but at times it becomes necessary simply to make sure that they’re healthy.

Let’s get to the bottom of it. If you’re still questioning what to do then look for these signs it’s time for memory care.

1. A Dementia or Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

The most obvious sign that your loved one needs some form of memory care is simple… if their diagnosis includes dementia or Alzheimer’s. These crippling conditions can be painful for the whole family.

When the diagnosis comes in many families will strive to take care of their loved ones but the truth is that sooner or later someone with these issues will need full-time care.

It’s a horrible situation and not one that anyone expects or looks forward to. You should begin to make plans for care before the condition progresses too far.

2. Declining Health

When someone begins to suffer from a condition that requires memory care they’ll often have accompanying health problems.

This cascade begins and will often spiral out of control in short order even when full-time care is given. A well-meaning family can only help for so long before it all becomes too much for them.

Compassion is great, but it can’t prepare someone without a professional background for the enormous amount of problems that may emerge in short order.

The cycle can be intense as physical and memory problems lead to injuries and missed medication doses. A care facility may be the only option for many families since staff on hand will are trained to react to these situations as they occur.

3. Consistent Disorientation and Confusion

If your loved one is still living on their own then they may become disoriented on a regular basis as their mental condition deteriorates.

Depending on the exact circumstances this can lead to them becoming lost, injuring themselves, or even causing incidents that require emergency service intervention.

Because the symptoms of dementia can vary so much and increase in intensity without warning it’s important to make sure that you pay attention to your elderly family members. The onset can seem sudden and all it takes is one badly managed incident to cause serious problems.

It’s doubly important if the family member still has their driver’s license intact. Or thinks they do, many people will continue to drive long after they should be and a minor accident can be disastrous for a frail and elderly person.

These symptoms are often the first signs that it’s time to move to a high level of assisted living, even if they are hesitant to follow through.

4. A Lacking Social Life

Many elderly patients begin to see a stark decline in their social life. This isn’t just sad, it can spell a worsening of symptoms. Studies show that maintaining social connections improve prognosis in patients with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Memory care facilities can help with this. Since it seems to counteract memory loss it often means that a person will be coherent for much longer than they would be if they were socially isolated.

In many elderly patients, it’s just a matter of outliving their friends, but a general decline in social relationships is also common as a person ages.

While it may just seem sad from the outside, a lacking social life is actually a serious environmental hazard for the elderly.

5. Aggressive Moods and Behaviors

In some cases, a dementia patient can begin to become aggressive as cognitive decline increases.

This is hard on family members and caregivers. Most people aren’t trained to handle these situations and the conflict will affect the whole family. Trained professionals and around-the-clock care is for the best when this happens.

In most cases the person doesn’t truly realize what they’re doing either, making it even harder.

6. Caregiver Burnout

The truth is that not everyone is cut out to take care of a patient going through physical and mental decline. As time goes on even the most loving and well-meaning caregiver may begin to burn out.

When that happens it’s hard on the family and it can lead to decreasing quality of care. It’s one of the most common reasons for a person to be placed in some sort of assisted living situation after all.

There’s a reason that professional facilities exist: it takes too much time, patience, and training to deal with a dementia patient for most to be able to do it alone.

In the end, dedicated facilities and services, trained staff, and a safe environment usually end up being the best options. It can be sad to see our loved ones needing care, but when the primary caregiver begins to burn out it may be time to look into other options.

Seeing These Signs It’s Time for Memory Care?

Your loved ones deserve the best care possible and with the complications of modern life, it’s not always possible to do it alone. If your family member is displaying these signs it’s time for memory care then you need a trusted facility to ensure their safety.

It’s not always easy, memory care can feel hard on the family and you might not know who to trust with such a vital task.

We offer several levels of care for the elderly and disabled, if you’re looking then we suggest you check out our memory care facilities to see if they’re the right fit.

The Best Assisted Living Facilities Near Me: How to Choose the Best from the Rest

When you search for “assisted living facilities near me” the results can be overwhelming. You see the many options and some of them look like they are very similar.

Our parents have helped us throughout our lives from learning to walk and talk to getting us through college. We want to make sure that we give them the best care available.

Continue reading this article to learn how to choose the best assisted living options for your loved one.

Determine Your Parents’ Needs

Before you reach out to any assisted living facilities, determine what needs these facilities need to cover. Knowing your parent’s abilities and the areas where your parents need the most help will allow help you throughout the rest of the search.

Make a List of Potential Matches

Once you know what you need, look at the available assisted living facilities near you and see which ones offer the services you need. Once you have all of these listed, you can start looking at the pros and cons.

Make a List of Pros & Cons

After you’ve narrowed it down to a few choices, make a pros and cons list to help you decide which assisted living facilities you want to tour and interview. If you have too many cons, you should drop that facility from the running. These facilities are meant to make your life easier and if there are too many drawbacks, it may end up doing the opposite.

Do an In-depth Interview

When you’re doing the interview, you should already have a list of questions that you want to ask. Preparing the questions before the interview will make sure you don’t forget something important. Here are some questions you might want to ask when you’re interviewing the facility’s staff.

  • Can I see a list of the rules and regulations?
  • Can residents come and go as they please?
  • Are there medical professionals available on-site at all times?
  • What would get a resident removed from the facility?
  • How much are all the fees combined each month?

You likely have your own list of questions but these can help you get your wheels turning.

Make the Decision

Once you’ve gone through the above process, it’s time to make the decision. While it might be difficult to make these types of decisions for your parents, if you know they need help, it’s the best thing you can do.

Avoid These Common Assisted Living Mistakes

There are some common mistakes people make when they are choosing an assisted living facility for their parents. Read through the following mistakes so you can avoid them.

Choosing a Location You Like Vs. What Your Parents Like

You might walk into a facility and absolutely love it. It looks and functions the way that you want it to and you feel like it’s very cozy.

While it’s good if you like the facility, if your parents don’t like it — don’t go for it. You’re not going to be the one that is going to live there and you need to make sure that your parents are at ease with the decision.

Choosing a Facility That Doesn’t Fit Your Parents Current Needs

If your parents have certain needs but you choose a facility that doesn’t yet offer these services, you’re going to make life hard on yourself. You may think you’ll be able to come and help with these areas, but life can get busy fast.

Make sure the facility you choose can help your parents in their current situation and if they can help in their next stages of life, that is even better.

Making a Decision Too Quickly

When you are looking for a good place for your parents to live and get help, you might want to make this happen as quickly as possible. Your parents might be in a nursing home and no longer need that level of care or they may just be getting out of the hospital.

Depending on the situation, it may be more urgent than others but it’s still not good to rush your decision. Make sure you go through the process we outlined above — going to the tour and asking questions.

If you make a decision too quickly, you may find that you have to relocate your parents because the location turns out to be a mismatch.

Failing to Read the Fine Print

If the facility you’re considering isn’t forthcoming with their terms and other information — run. Make sure to ask for all of the terms so you can go over them carefully.

When you don’t read the fine print, you might miss fees or rules that you didn’t think about. When your parents are on a fixed income, you’re likely to have to pay some of the expenses for their assisted living arrangement, so making sure you know how much money you’ll be paying is important.

Finding the Best “Assisted Living Facilities Near Me”

Now that you’ve begun to make heads and tales out of the results you find when you search for “assisted living facilities near me”, you can make a good decision for your parents.

Maybe you have some questions or there’s something else we can help you with. If you’d like to find out about our facility and see if it might be a good fit for you, be sure to reach out.

Visit our site and schedule a tour today. We will be glad to see how we can help you and your loved one.

What is Assisted Living? The Main Levels of Memory Care

How often do you find yourself worried about your aging parent? Maybe your mom has become forgetful, and she no longer takes her medication as prescribed? Or perhaps your dad is getting lonely by the day, and he can no longer take care of himself?

These concerns can keep you awake at night, especially if you are not able to live with your parents and take care of them personally. What’s the best way to not only assure their safety but their health and happiness too?

Searching for assistance can be quite a daunting task because the senior care industry is huge. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all the information available online, and it may get hard to choose as you may not understand what each one has to offer.

So, what is assisted living? We have gathered all the information you need to know about assisted home living and other common senior levels of care that are likely to benefit your loved ones.

What Is Assisted Living?

Senior living facilities are usually categorized by the levels of care they provide. Assisted living facilities are one level of care, and they provide seniors with a safe place to call home. The living spaces could be anything from shared quarters to apartments and individual rooms.

These facilities offer a home-like setting and offer a helping hand while still maintaining a level of independence. They focus more on providing assistance with day to day tasks and health care maintenance.

How Are Assisted Living Facilities Different From Other Levels of Care?

There are several types of senior care facilities, such as memory care, nursing homes, and independent living facilities. It’s essential for you to understand how each one differs from assisted living so you can make an informed decision. Your parent deserves the right kind of care, so let’s see what each one has to offer.

Memory Care Facilities

Memory care facilities are similar to assisted facilities in that they offer 24-hour care. However, memory care is more geared towards providing specialized care to seniors who have Alzheimer’s and other kinds of dementia diseases.

Independent Living Facilities

These two are similar in so many ways that most people confuse between them. Independent living facilities are for seniors that are able to take care of themselves fully. These facilities offer the convenience of living in a community to prevent seniors from getting lonely and bored at home.

Seniors get to enjoy the company of each other as well as services and amenities such as housekeeping, dining, social amenities, security, transportation, among others. If your parents are totally capable of taking care of themselves and you are just worried that they get lonely living alone, this is a good option. They’ll not only get to interact with others, but they can exercise and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Nursing Home Facilities

Nursing facilities are the most clinical of the lot. They offer skilled nursing for seniors that need constant medical assistance. If, for instance, your parents are living with complex medical conditions and need significant care, a nursing home would be the best option.

Many nursing home facilities are set up like hospitals, and depending on the one you choose, your loved one could have their own room or share with other residents. Some have a home-lie decor and a community kitchen so the residents can interact as well. They offer treatments for all kinds of illnesses.

What Will Your Loved One Get From an Assisted Living Facility

Understand that most facilities differ from each other in terms of features and the living culture. However, they do have certain similarities as well, and you need to find the one that suits your loved one.

So what is assisted living all about? To begin with, all of them offer a safe, home-like environment. You may choose an apartment setting and choose the kind of amenities you’d like your loved one to enjoy. Some communities allow seniors to bring their decorations and furnishings.

Housekeeping services allow them to enjoy their retirement without worrying about chores that may be a hassle for them. Beyond that, the facilities also have nursing staff that help with medications and things like blood sugar testing for the seniors that need it. Most facilities also have professional medical practitioners on-site who offer different types of care, going from audiology to physical therapy, occupational therapy, and more.

Your loved one will also enjoy exceptional dining opportunities as they are offered healthy meals. Some of them have a community dining area that allows seniors to interact and enjoy a familial and social environment.

Finally, an assisted living facility will offer a social hub for your parents. Even if they are introverted, they will get a chance to make friends as they engage with peers. The facilities have fully staffed departments that organize activities, events, and trips to keep seniors engaged and entertained. They emphasize on building friendships and pursuing hobbies.

Who Would Benefit From An Assisted Living Community?

How do you know whether an assisted living facility is the best place for your loved one? Depending on age and health condition, you need to weigh which senior living facility your loved one will thrive in. Here are just a few examples of people who will benefit from living in an assisted living community

Independent People

Seniors that enjoy their independence and don’t mind living at home, but are having a hard time keeping up with chores will fit perfectly here. They won’t have to worry about preparing meals or cleaning up after themselves. They will have more time to pursue their hobbies and enjoy other activities they may want to try out.

Social People

Seniors who once had a bustling social life will get very lonely with age and would thrive in these communities. With all the activities and exercises provided, they will not only make new friends but stay active and decrease any chances of loneliness and possibly depression.

People with a Fall Risk

If your loved one has a history of falling and you are constantly afraid they may get hurt, this would be a good place for them. Most assisted living facilities have fall risk assessments that prevent falls.

In case it happens anyway, they have on-site emergency services that will offer assistance immediately. Besides, with group mobility and all the exercises they get, they increase balance, minimizing or eliminating any chances of falling.

Ready to Make a Choice!

Now that you know what is assisted living community, would it be right for your loved ones? Finding the right one is the next thing you should look into.

You may search for assisted living facilities near me and see what you can find. How about you get in touch with us, and we’ll tell you all the nice things your loved one will enjoy in our facility.

Assisted Living with Memory Care in Omaha

According to the popular saying, “life begins at 60“. It happens to be the time to remember one’s glorious past and cherish all those wonderful memories that life has in store. However, every member of the senior community is not as fortunate. While some seniors are in great health, others are suffering from cognitive imbalances, orientation issues, and emotional stress.

If you have loved ones suffering from such critical issues and want to help, the leading Memory Care Centers will be right there for you. With your dream home in Omaha NE, you will also have some of the best Memory Care Omaha NE has to offer.

The perfect healing touch

Aging can sometimes come with cognitive imbalances and memory issues. Sufferers often fail to recollect the golden moments of their life, thus taking a step towards chronic dementia. It’s here that they need a compassionate partner capable of making proper care decisions. Seniors wish for a proactive social life, and they truly deserve it.

The process

The leading Alzheimer’s Facility in Omaha will deliver the most useful assistance in this context. By employing progressive treatments and highly experienced staff. This Alzheimer’s Facility Omaha NE will help seniors realize their cognitive potential.

What’s so special about Esprit Whispering Ridge Senior Living?

As one of the leading and reliable Alzheimer’s care Omaha locations, Esprit Whispering Ridge amalgamates medical healing with compassion and love. Quite unlike the other Omaha or Lincoln NE Memory Care Centers, we believe in the active social involvement of these seniors. We strive to offer the most compassionate Alzheimer’s care here in Omaha.

If you really wish to perform a good deed, introduce your loved ones in need of memory care to Esprit Whispering Ridge today. We will ensure unique and affordable Memory care experience.

Quality Memory Care in Omaha

Offering Quality Memory Care to Meet the Needs of the Omaha Community

If your loved one needs memory care, you should consider an assisted living community, many of which dedicate a separate wing or floor to a Special Memory Care Unit (SMU). You may also want to opt for an independent memory care community which provides Alzheimer’s, dementia or memory care in Omaha to its residents, and are looked after by skilled nurses specially trained to take care of those with memory impairment.

Why the need for an Omaha memory care facility

In recent times, memory care communities in Omaha have moved away from the traditional way of caring for those with memory impairment. Instead, they have started adopting a person-centered-care approach. This means that the staff caring for the residents understands the importance of knowing their residents well and deals accordingly while taking care of them.

Some basic services in communities for Alzheimer’s care in Omaha includes daily meals, medication management, housekeeping services, laundry services, private or semi-private rooms, exercise programs, physical therapy programs, social activities, gatherings, and 24×7 personal assistance.

Though specialized treatment in Lincoln NE for memory care facility is more expensive than traditional assisted living, there are many features and special services which are offered for those suffering from dementia. These include allowing the residents the liberty to wander in a safe environment, a low ratio of staff-to-resident, special design features in hallways for easy navigation and the accommodation of residents through early, middle and late stages of the disease.

The cost of an Alzheimer’s facility in Omaha usually depends on many other factors which include the size of the room desired, the level of care which may be required by the senior seeking accommodation, the requirement of a private room or a semi-private room and also the location of the community.

Clayton Oaks Living, a center for senior care in Omaha, is designed keeping in mind the needs and requirements of the residents. The round-the-clock caregivers in our Omaha memory care facility provide supportive and personal care, assisting the residents with dressing, bathing, grooming, managing medications and a host of other daily living activities. Pay a visit to our community to find out more about the various amenities and services that we provide to our residents.

Top Notch Dining at this Omaha Assisted Living

The dining quality at this assisted living community outshines every other

When you get down to searching for an ideal Omaha assisted living community for yourself or your loved one, you must be looking at multiple factors in your decision-making process. You must look at a residential facility that comes with a good list of amenities. This helps in the independent and comfortable accommodation within the assisted living community.

How to judge senior living amenities from the outside

Nowadays most of the homes for seniors like Omaha senior care showcase their assisted living community online. An interested person can always have a look at the amenities displayed there or even schedule a visit to see them. It is important that the amenities available look good and at the same time make life easy for senior citizens. A look at the dining halls and rooms can actually reveal a lot in this respect. An assisted living community in Omaha NE with great dining facilities can reflect the resident care that is maintained inside.

How dining quality helps to decide

When you get down to choosing from the various options available to you, careful consideration must be made for the overall quality of food (both, at the time of cooking as well as serving). A mix of nutrient-laden food offered in Omaha assisted living is an ideal choice to help residents cope with the mental and physical regimen of daily life. At assisted living centers in Omaha NE, you must also find out if the cooks are available to carry out customization based on an individual’s health level and medical need.

Also, there can be medical necessities associated with the older age. In such conditions, the assisted living Omaha facilities must have ready access to physicians and specialists to provide expert care.

To conclude, a good blend of nutritious food and on-time health care is what makes a senior living facility distinct from others. We at Esprit Whispering Ridge are reputed for the care we offer in the form of the service and food provided in the right quantity at the right time. Connect with us for a great assisted living facility experience.

Omaha Assisted Living involves Seniors Daily

Creating an Assisted Living Community that Involves Seniors in Daily Activities

Moving to a facility for assisted living in Omaha NE, where seniors will be well-fed, looked after and taken care of, are not the only factors on which their happiness will depend during their retirement years. The seniors residing in these retirement communities need to live life to the fullest in their new environment – smiling contently and engaging in physical and mental activities too rank high on the list of preferences in such communities.

How are Omaha Assisted Living Communities Changing Today?

Communities are now moving away from the traditional approaches which were followed previously i.e. “the 3 Bs – Bible, bingo and birthdays”. Today, communities make an effort to keep their residents connected to their hobbies and interests even as the residents attempt to adjust in their new homes.

The communities for senior care in Omaha NE, try to identify the individual tastes and abilities of the residing seniors and offer a range of activities which are engaging and sometimes even unconventional to keep their residents interested. At Omaha assisted living communities, activities include dancing, field trips, outdoor excursions, fitness regimes, various modes of entertainment and organizing special events. 

Why are Engaging Activities Required?

Encouraging the seniors of the community in Omaha NE assisted living, has shown to reduce depression which overtakes most undergoing long-term care living. Exercise has also shown to have positive effects on the mental health of the residents not to speak of the physical benefits that exercising regularly brings by helping to improve mobility and overall health. These activities strengthen social and cognitive stimulation, helps to lessen the feelings of loss and depression and also helps in venting frustrations.

At Esprit Whispering Ridge, the Omaha NE assisted living and memory care facility, we offer a wide range of services and activities. Besides services and facilities which include full-time concierge, grand dining room, library, laundry rooms, walking trails, beautiful community and grounds amongst many other features, we also have different means of keeping our residents occupied which include dedicated arts and crafts room, activities room, exercise programs for conditioning and strengthening, high-speed wi-fi, educational, social and recreational programs and multiple large-screened TVs throughout the community to name a few.

Enjoy Life at this Omaha Retirement Home Community

Creating an Assisted Living Community Where Seniors Enjoy Living

Assisted Living is a distinct retirement home living arrangement for complete senior care in Omaha NE. It is specifically targeted at seniors who, though able to live independently, may be unable to manage the activities of daily living on their own. These activities may include dressing, eating, showering, taking medications, and help with mobility. In these types of arrangements for senior living in Omaha NE, personal care services such as housekeeping, meals, and transportation are provided along with medical care as needed. Assisted living communities are also known as congregate housings, boarding homes or residential cares.

Assisted living communities fill the gap between nursing homes and home-care and provide a homelike environment to seniors who simply require help with the activities of daily living and do not require 24-hour nursing care in the hospital environment of a nursing home. These communities for senior living in Omaha NE may also have areas for those with Alzheimer’s or memory disorder who do not require medical attention but need guidance.

What can you look forward to in an assisted living community?

In Omaha NE, assisted living apartments come with private rooms or suites with locked doors. There is a common area for the residents who want to have gathering areas with couches, gardens, fireplaces or atriums. The residents dine in the central dining room which also serves as a place for meetings, social gatherings or entertainment. Many activities are arranged for the seniors that help to keep them active and stimulated; outings, recreational activities and wellness and exercise programs are planned as well. The residents are provided transportation and 24-hour security.

Esprit Whispering Ridge, a facility with memory care services and assisted living in Omaha NE, has been designed to promote independence and provide choice to our senior residents. Our team of professional caregivers in Omaha are dedicated to the cause of well-being and wellness of those in the care of the community and are available onsite 24-hours a day. Our apartment homes provide the residents the privacy required by them while being assisted with their activities for daily living under the supervision and assistance of our committed staff.

Retirement Home in Omaha with great amenities

This Assisted Living Community in Omaha Offers Unrivaled Amenities

If a senior is finding it more and more difficult in managing daily activities of life like dressing, showering, managing medications, running errands and getting around the house, the best solution is an assisted living residence, also known as assisted living facility (ALF). Such facilities offer expert senior care near your home in Omaha NE and provide supervision to senior people who need assistance with their activities of daily living. The senior living communities are for those who are unable to live independently but at the same time do not require 24-hours medical care which is provided in nursing homes.

Assisted Living Costs in Omaha

Assisted living costs vary depending on several factors – the type of residence chosen, whether the apartment is a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom, the services required and not to forget the geographical location of the community. In most of the communities for senior living in Omaha NE, the basic rate takes care of all the services, with additional fees for any special services. While some assisted living facilities charge on a month-to-month basis, there are other communities in Omaha for senior care where there are options for long-term payment.

Assisted Living Availability

In Omaha NE, assisted living community services will include meals, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, 24-hour security, exercise programs and social and recreational activities. Personal care services include an experienced staff that assists the residents with eating, dressing, bathing, and walking and medication management. The assisted living facilities also provide assistance to those who may also have Alzheimer’s or other memory disorders or need support with incontinence, help with mobility or any other challenges.

Esprit Whispering Ridge is an affordable assisted living and memory care community for assisted living in Omaha NE. We offer our residents a nurturing and caring environment where they get the best during their retirement years with social activities and companionship in gatherings and quiet and personal time in their accommodations. Our assisted living residence provides all the care and comfort to the seniors and is just the place for them to triumph in the new phase of life which they have chosen.

Retirement Community in Omaha Stay Close to Home

You Don’t Have to Travel Far to Find the Best Assisted Living in Omaha

You know you need to relocate to an assisted living community when you realize that you are unable to perform some basic daily activities like eating, dressing, showering and getting around the house without assistance. Leaving the comfort of your home to an unknown new place can be a tough decision to make. But by taking some time out to find out more about the different senior living communities offering senior care right here in Omaha NE and the type of facility which would best suit your needs and wants, you can ensure that your senior years are comfortable in your new home also.

Services in Assisted Living Communities

Assisted living communities combine housing, support services and health for all those who want them. A range of services are available for individuals whose needs may vary. In Omaha NE, assisted living communities give 24-hour round-the-clock support and care to their residents with their everyday activities which include bathing, dressing, eating meals, managing medications and transportation. In these communities for senior living in Omaha NE, there may also be residents who are in need of assistance with incontinence, mobility or other challenges.

Special Care Units

Some residents in senior living may also have memory ailments like Alzheimer’s or related dementia. These assisted living communities are referred to as special care units and are housed in special wings with specific architectural features such as additional security devices. These special care units are also staffed with staff who are specifically trained to deal with such individuals.

At Esprit Whispering Ridge, a community for assisted living in Omaha NE, we offer supportive and personal care to your loved ones. Our caregivers provide 24-hours assistance to the residents with their bathing, grooming, dressing, managing medications and all other routine activities of daily living. Pay a visit to our Omaha senior care community and see for yourself the quality services and the range of amenities that would be available for our wonderful future residents.

Quality of Life a Priority at this Omaha Retirement Home

Whether you are looking for Assisted Living in the Omaha area for yourself or a loved one, you’ll find that the wide array of alternatives available can get quite confusing. But it is actually not as difficult as it appears. The primary thing you can do to make this job easier is to decide what kind of quality of life you want in Omaha Senior Living.

What to check in quality of life.

For assisted living, the most important issue that needs to be checked, assessed, and verified is the quality of life that seniors in their sunset years will have in Omaha senior care. This includes the amount of activities (both physical and mental) that will help them stay fit, happy, and content. It also looks at the degree of care provided to them in various ways (personal hygiene, medication management, on-time healthcare availability, food and beverage facilities, and recreational options)

Why an assisted living facility to improve quality of life?

Though the role of a caretaker is usually taken up by a family person, over the time as care requirements grow, it can become a strain for your well-being too, and affect you emotionally. This is precisely where Omaha senior care in form of assisted living comes to the fore. It is an ideal choice for people who desire to stay in a comfortable living condition and also want some kind of assistance in carrying out their day-to-day actions. Such assisted living Nebraska care services comprise of expert and personal care in dressing, bathing, and maintaining hygiene. You can also add some additional needs such as:

  • Meal preparing
  • Reminders to take medicines on time
  • Light housework
  • Tasks that stimulate mental faculties
  • Companionship

This is an excellent choice for people who want to live separately with a little bit of help, or who need company. You can narrow down your options and check out Esprit Whispering Ridge, a premier Omaha Assisted Living facility. We have the resources, experience, and expertise in providing calm and tranquil quality of living services to seniors who need it the most.

Beautiful Assisted Living Near Lincoln Nebraska

A Well-maintained Assisted Living Facility near the Lincoln, NE

Assisted living is the fastest growing long-term care option for senior citizens here in Nebraska. Assisted Living in Sugar Land provides a wide range of services with housing solution for adults who are capable of living independently, but also need some assistance. For many seniors, senior living near your home in Lincoln offers the next level of care required to flourish and triumph in this new phase in their life. After all, golden years ought to be enjoyable!

Is Omaha the perfect place for seniors?

Senior assisted living at Omaha offers the best of services. All the benefits provided by Esprit Whispering Ridge Senior Care are combined with a full spectrum of services to create a premier senior assisted living community. The caregivers and staff are there to cater to all needs, whether it is help with day-to-day activities, medication management, or getting to appointments.

The key services provided at Omaha Assisted Living to enable the seniors to live their life to the fullest include:

  • 24-hour staffing
  • Medication management
  • Personalized care plans
  • All day dining restaurant
  • Laundry
  • Basic housekeeping
  • Social Programs
  • Emergency response system
  • Individually controlled heat and central air
  • Beauty and barber shop
  • Scheduled transportation to local shopping and medical appointments
  • All utilities and basic cable
  • Fresh, seasonal cuisine prepared by the dining service team

Besides, at Nebraska Senior Care, the senior residents are provided with a comfortable home with numerous opportunities for social interaction and recreation. Moreover, the needs of the senior residents are catered without any compromise with the independence. This further ensures healthy and fulfilling life.

Wrapping up, Esprit Whispering Ridge staff and personnel adhere to state-of-the-art standards of senior living in Lincoln while providing a special touch, especially a well-deserved dignified treatment.

You no longer have to live in the fear of loneliness. Esprit Whispering Ridge is one of the best assisted living centers in town, where you can enjoy your retired life with your peers. This is a place where you will get all the assistance you need and the company you long for.

Best Memory Care in Omaha for Retired Seniors

Caring for your loved ones when they are suffering from Alzheimer’s is challenging. Along with professional care, they require emotional support from their loved ones to discover and maintain their abilities. However, you aren’t alone in this endeavor. To help you with this, there are many Alzheimer’s Care centers that have come up in Omaha.

They are designed to meet the specific needs of individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Omaha Alzheimer’s care focuses exclusively on memory care, offering the most up-to-date research, for our residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia. This memory care can take several forms within a single residential unit.

How Assisted Living provides value to patient’s lives

There are numerous Omaha NE Memory care facilities right here in Omaha having nursing homes and assisted living residences. These provide you with all the specialized services, including a trained staff that has the ability to care for the residents. They provide a compassionate approach which helps them nurture the soul and cultivate a good quality of life.

Many state-of-the-art memory care centers in Omaha are designed in such a way that it allows abundant natural light. Also, the wide hallways and a secure courtyard allow them to sit, relax, and enjoy a stress-free life.

Esprit Whispering Ridge – The name for Omaha Memory Care

Esprit Whispering Ridge is one such popular memory care community in Omaha offering the environment and activities that are designed for residents with early to mid-stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia. We prepare a social and physical environment with activities and social events designed to keep them engaged. These exercises help them stimulate memory and maintain their independence and realize their self-worth.

Along with the caretakers, our corporate and culinary staff work with the residents every day to understand the needs. Every resident’s meals are personalized according to his or her preferences. In the premier Omaha Alzheimer’s community, you can be sure that your loved ones are in good hands.

Helping Omaha Seniors have the best in Retirement

Helping Omaha seniors in retirement have the best years of their life

Aging is a natural process through which all of us have to pass one day. And it is needless to say that old age comes with its own set of woes, deteriorating health and increased dependency, being the most common concern. With no one to take care of them in this critical situation, many senior citizens are looking for a capable retirement home in and around Nebraska. Now many apartments and communities have developed offering independent as well as assisted senior living in Omaha. In the senior living community, the residents get all kinds of assistance for leading a smooth, hassle-free life. All their needs and requirements are catered to in such retirement homes – right from personal needs to medical needs and so on.

Peace of mind with Omaha senior care

There are many people who cannot take care of their elderly, ailing parents as their jobs take them away from homes in a different country or city. With communities in Omaha senior living, both the elderly members as well as family members remain at peace that proper care and attention will be paid to the senior citizens in the best possible manner. Not only this, excellent senior care in Omaha, NE, is also guaranteed at such communities and apartments. In the case of medical emergencies, prompt action is taken so that the resident gets relief and treatment as early as possible from reputed medical minds.

Finding the best community for senior citizens

People living in and around Omaha, NE, and Lincoln, NE have some of the best senior citizen communities nearby. Among them, Esprit Whispering Ridge deserves a special mention as it offers an affordable assisted living for senior citizens in the area by providing world-class amenities and conveniences. With Omaha senior living, elderly people can stay within a happy community with their peers. We excel in providing a state of the art community to our residents so that they can enjoy a comfortable and relaxed stay at Esprit Whispering Ridge.

The Right Retirement Home in Omaha

Finding the Right Retirement Home and Community in Omaha

Caring for our seniors is important. As members of the family, it is our duty to bestow the same love and compassion to them that they had once bestowed to us. For senior citizens, leading an active, normal life of dignity can often become difficult with health concerns and general debilitation with passing years. If you have an elderly family member that has specialized needs or require more intensive care, the best step forward is to get in touch with a reputed Omaha based assisted living facility such as Esprit Whispering Ridge. These communities provide seniors a ray of hope in their twilight years, thanks to skilled professionals handling basic needs and many opportunities to socialize and make new friends.

Senior Living, Better Living

When you are looking for a qualified and experienced Omaha senior care facilities, there are certain criteria that you need to look at. These include the quality of life, living environment, the training and sensitivity of the involved personnel and the option of addressing special needs for seniors with particular health conditions. Medical facilities and emergency medical services are also essential. The right combination of all these factors constitute the right senior living facility right here in Omaha where you can send your elders with peace of mind.

When it comes to assisted living in Omaha, it is always a wiser choice to send the seniors in your family to a thriving, compassionate community like Esprit Whispering Ridge. With excellent living environments and a staff comprised of qualified and trained personnel, it exudes the vibe of hope, happiness and positivity. Sending your elders there can ensure that they live life to the fullest in the midst of like-minded, friendly people who they can forge new relationships with easily.

Omaha Assisted Living Building Trust With The Community

Building Trust with People Looking for Assisted Living in Omaha

An assisted living community might be a good choice if you need more personal care services as compared to what you are getting at home or an independent living retirement community. Esprit Whispering Ridge is just the perfect choice if you are planning to shift to senior care center in Omaha.

Is Assisted Living the right choice?

If you are thinking of a move to a senior care center in Nebraska, but wondering whether it is the right decision, reflect and ask yourself some questions, like:

  • Do you really need more help than what is available? If you find daily activities overwhelming or stressful, and the in-home or family help is unable to bridge the gap, assisted living might be the right move for you.
  • Is transportation a matter of concern for you? It might be possible that you are no longer able to drive. Besides, with growing age and reducing strength, you might find it difficult to travel by public transport. This makes you increasingly housebound. Services by an assisted living community include transportation services to enable you to move freely wherever you want without relying on family and friends.
  • Are you worried about your safety? Growing age reduces your mobility and physical strength. You might even find it difficult to get out of bed by yourself, for example. Moving to a senior care would help you fight this fear by providing 24-hour assistance.
  • Are you too tired for housekeeping? Living in your own home is accompanied with numerous responsibilities, like cleaning, cooking, laundry, shopping for groceries, and lots more. Moving to an Omaha Assisted Living would provide a homelike environment with lesser responsibilities.
  • Do you feel socially isolated or lonely at home? An active social life is important for your health and happiness. Being alone for long durations can lead to depression. One huge benefit of residing in a senior living community is that you can participate in a good range of recreational and social activities and make new friends as well.

Gift Your loved Ones a Life of Love and Care

For seniors in Omaha, here is some great news. Esprit Whispering Ridge has all that a senior citizen might need to feel completely at ease. With its growing popularity, it has become one of the best retiremtn homes for Senior Care in Nebraska. With different amenities and assistance available throughout the day for every senior resident, this retirement home ensures an abundance of both nursing and care for senior living in Omaha. This custom built Senior Living community in Omaha has much to offer. This includes many apartments types for senior citizens to choose from. Many of these have either a one or two bedroom floor plan. The views from most of these apartments are fantastic! Seniors get to lead a life of dignity without facing restraints on their freedom.

Simple and convenient life and leisure

The families of senior citizens who decide to live here need not to worry about their health, nourishment or welfare. The residents are sure to have a great time here with their peers getting involved with many of the recreational opportunities at this senior living community. Some of the many amenities that are present here include a beautiful kitchen in every apartment, a common area, private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi access, 24-hour nursing, fitness center, and the list goes on. While the kitchens are complete with dishwashers and refrigerators, the common area is the life of the center which is a great location to help people socialize. This could include many recreational activities like theater, enjoying the game room, and self-serve ice cream machine! Another special feature of the Esprit Whispering Ridge is the expert memory care provided to patients who suffer from dementia. The patient staff and nurses make sure that each and every person residing here gets the best from this community, no matter what.

Choosing Assisted Living in Omaha Nebraska

Tips to Choose Perfect Assisted Living Community

Choosing the right assisted living community is an important yet difficult decision. There are several factors which need to be evaluated before accepting a particular community for your retired loved one. Here is our list of things to look at before making this decision.

Cleanliness Level of Community

Maintaining a proper cleanliness level in an assisted living community is an important point. You can tell a lot about the condition of a facility, merely by observing its cleanliness level. Use your gut instinct and ask a lot of questions. You can inquire about the facility and their frequency of housekeeping services in personal living space and laundry services.

Staff Matters

Apart from the physical aspects, another important factor for an assisted living facility is the employees. You should pay proper attention to the behavior and attitude of employees. The workers should not only be friendly but also empathetic. They should be able and ready to hear your problems and should solve them within a reasonable period of time. Also, pay attention to the number of people employed. The underemployed assisted living facility is unlikely to provide prompt and required services. You should also try to meet the management team, in order to know them and understand their motivation.

Test Drive

Try to experience their services first hand. Visit an assisted living facility during one of their events. This way you will be able to see the type of activities arranged by the community. You should also try to see that they provide a good variety of food. The nutritional factor of meals should also be kept in mind.

Ask for Safety Measures

It is important that you also ask in detail about the safety and security measures that are in place at the senior living home.

You can visit a reliable Assisted Living center in Omaha NE for this purpose, such as Esprit Whispering Ridge – a one of a kind assisted care center that is tastefully decorated and spans over several acres of lush green. Live your retired life with pride!

Nebraska Assisted Living with a Human Touch

Assisted Living with a Human Touch

More than half of the residents in assisted living communities across the United States are aged above 85 years of age. In most cases, these seniors are non-Hispanic, females and have age-related conditions. It is a misconception that by placing parents in a retirement home we are shrugging off responsibilities.  Caring for the elderly demands training and a lot of time – things that a working family might not be capable of. Alternatively, admitting the elderly into assisted living ensures better care and medical support.

Looking for an assisted living community near Lincoln?

If you are anywhere near Lincoln or Nebraska for the matter, Esprit Whispering Ridge is a popular assisted living center located in Omaha. A highly specialized infrastructure, Esprit Whispering Ridge also provides special Alzheimer care. Seniors with failing memory and motor capabilities are provided the best quality of treatment and care by trained staff and nurses.

Amazing advantages on the cards

Firstly, the most striking thing about Esprit Whispering Ridge is the location it is set in. Constructed amidst a beautiful natural setting, this would be the perfect place for any senior seeking peace of mind and solace. Conveniently located in Omaha, the facility provides proper connectivity to Lincoln and has fair policies that keep the elderly and their families happy and bonded. It is also among the few assisted living centers in Omaha that provide memory care treatment near Lincoln. As the saying goes, a man should go with his full senses, Esprit Whispering Ridge strives to make the life experience the most peaceful, happy and honorable for its residents. No complaints, no regrets, and a peaceful living!

Memory Care Omaha for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease can be an issue that comes with old age and causes memory loss. According to NIH, estimates from various research studies have suggested that the symptoms for the diseases would start to manifest itself by the age of 60.

The point that the person inflicted with Alzheimer’s may lose memory completely, puts them under the need for constant care under watchful eyes. This has led to the emergence of many Memory Care Facilities around Omaha. Here, patients with Alzheimer’s are given complete care and all their needs are looked after.

How a memory care facility provides support

Memory Care Facility right here in your neighborhood in Omaha is your best bet if you are looking for expert yet humane care for your elderly loved ones fighting Alzheimer’s. Esprit Whispering Ridge is one such Omaha NE Memory Care that has a separate Alzheimer’s Facility in Omaha. It comes with some great offerings that promise to deliver a comfortable living experience to those who are traumatized by Alzheimer’s. Some of these include –

  • Constant support: Round the clock assistance is given to the Alzheimer’s patients by a way of Assisted Living in Omaha NE. Helpers are allocated for each patient so that each person can be monitored individually.
  • Full-time care: The opening of the separate Alzheimer’s Facility in Omaha has ensured that patients do not get neglected at the time when they need the support and the help.
  • Professional help: The helpers assigned to each of the patients or for a group of patients have complete knowledge about the Omaha Alzheimer’s Care. These people work hard to ensure that the patients feel comfortable all day long.

A good memory care center

Opting for the appropriate and easily accessible Memory Care facility in Omaha is very much important since this involves the lives of your loved ones. Esprit Whispering Ridge stands to be a very good Alzheimer’s Facility in Omaha.

Loved One Struggling with Memory? Memory Care available

See Your Loved One Struggling with their Memory? Give them the Care They Deserve

It is the question we dread the most; losing a loved one is the most painful thought, but to lose them while they are still alive is the worst. We see an increasing number of people lose memory as age catches up with them or, on certain occasions, due to the onset of early dementia. Whatever may be the reason, the whole process is difficult not just for the person, but more so for the family. Not only do they require constant care but also regular attention. This is not possible to a great extent as we move out for our daily pursuits like school, job, and the likes.

For those who need proper care and attention

What to do in that case is a valid and serious question, one that, at first glance, might not seem to have the right answer. So we find homes away from home that will take care of our loved ones. Memory care in Omaha is available, and it is the perfect place for your loved ones. Esprit Whispering Ridge is one such assisted living facility that takes care of our loved ones like one of their own. They shower outstanding care provide an extraordinary life to our loved ones in a safe and protected environment.

Senior Care Centers in Omaha

There are a lot of family-owned senior care centers near your residence in Omaha NE that provide a unique and sensitive care program to elders and especially to members suffering from memory loss. They take care of people who need Alzheimer’s care in Omaha as well. These places have large open areas that help the patients to relax and feel at ease. What seems like a hard thing to do, keeping our loved ones away from us, is also the right thing to do as they live a better and safe life while still being right here in Omaha.

The Need for an Assisted Community in Omaha

Seniors need a lot of respect, love,  and care, especially when they have age-related health conditions. With time and with the onset of old age, a number of debilitating and serious health concerns might plague the elderly. These include arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, amnesia, and senility. Due to the seriousness of these conditions, it is essential that the care of your older family members be placed with people who have the skills of handling these situations, and also the experience and sensitivity required to handle them compassionately. This is where an Omaha NE assisted living center can be of great help.

Get seniors the Care They Need

In Omaha, senior care is a sensitive subject and one that merits careful thought and attention. Arranging for the right care for the seniors in your family can sometimes be a tough decision to make. The reality is, it is often not possible to provide the extent of expert care seniors need at home. Professional staff can handle these requirements in an assisted living home for senior care in Omaha NE. These experts have a lot of important experience working with the aged and are particularly trained towards meeting their needs. This is an altogether better solution for the managed care of seniors which can lead to a greatly improved quality of life in the long run, and even help with their health conditions and special needs.

If you are planning to send the retired in your family to an Omaha NE assisted living center, it is best to opt for a well-known, reputed place like Esprit Whispering Ridge. With their helpful staff and warm, open environment, your seniors can have a much improved and dignified life. They can interact with others in the same age group, and live happily.

Senior Living in Omaha – Make It The Best Years of Life

Senior Living in Omaha Gives You Comfortable Golden Years

Senior living in Omaha can be some of the most cherished years in your loved one’s life when they get special care and a life of dignity in assisted living. Providing a perfect combination of daily activity assistance along with mental and physical engagement tasks, the senior care facilities in Omaha NE aim to achieve the goal of quality of life for its senior residents. Here are some reasons that prove quality of life is a specialty of Omaha Assisted Living.

Specialized care

Assisted living in Omaha involves specialized care for seniors suffering from memory disorders like Alzheimer’s or Dementia. The care comprises providing a caring hand while they perform their daily routines like bathing, changing clothes, participating in activities, eating, walking etc. Omaha senior care has been thoughtfully designed to inculcate a sense of independence among seniors while taking care of their necessary needs.

Senior care in Omaha NE available 24 x 7

The availability of a professionally trained and compassionate staff makes it easier to lend a helping hand to the elderly whenever required. Seniors are taken care of twenty-four hours a day and three-hundred and sixty-five days a year without fail. Senior living in Omaha becomes convenient for your loved ones due to excellent quality care.

A stress-free environment for growth and quality of life

Seniors can live here independently without feeling themselves to be a burden on other family members. In the company of people of same age, they enjoy activities that improve their social health. Regular care ensures that they remain healthy physically and mentally too. Seniors from Omaha NE and Lincoln NE can tour our senior care community in Omaha NE anytime.

Esprit Whispering Ridge is known for providing an outstanding assisted living experience for seniors. To know more about our assisted living amenities, please book a tour of our community.

A Beautiful Place for Assisted Living in Omaha Nebraska

Esprit Whispering Ridge – Here Assisted Living Services are Dignified and Comfortable

You’d never want to see your loved ones as a burden, irrespective of the disease or its impact. But looking after them can get emotionally heart wrenching especially as the Alzheimer’s progresses and you watch your loved one’s condition deteriorating in front of your eyes. Esprit Whispering Ridge offers an Alzheimer’s facility in Omaha to assist you with dignified care for your family member.

But what makes this retirement community worthwhile and why should you opt for them?

Covers all Basic Amenities and Services

This Omaha memory care facility provides all of the basics your loved one needs for personal and supportive care. As they’ll be living in private apartment homes, dedicated caregivers can assist them with their day-to-day living activities – bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, managing their medication and other daily care activities. The well-trained, compassionate staff is available every minute of the day to offer your family member all the assistance they require to live comfortably.

Dedicated Staff

The senior residents at Esprit Whispering Ridge are a lively bunch. The dedicated staff makes the atmosphere perfectly friendly and enjoyable for elderly residents. Besides helping out with the fundamentals, the staff here also makes sure everyone has fun by having them participate in arts and craft, theater performances, physical exercise, and activities.

Affordable Alzheimer’s Care

There should never be a price too high when it comes to family. Affordable assisted living at Esprit Whispering Ridgemakes it possible to give your loved ones superior care during this difficult time. Besides the 24-hour care and assistance, Esprit Whispering Ridge’s rooms for assisted living also includes memory care, medical care, transportation, housekeeping, and social activities.

Bringing your parents or loved ones to Esprit Whispering Ridge will guarantee they are well taken care of. Apart from the great memory care, your elderly family member gets the chance to socialize with other people in a fun, relaxed environment. You get to visit as much as you’d like. This arrangement is so perfect that it takes away the worry and tension of caring for an aging family member with Alzheimer’s.

Understanding Different Levels of Alzheimer’s

Understanding Alzheimer’s and its Various Stages

Alzheimer’s is a fairly known disease, but most of us know very little about it. The disease can take effect years before showing any significant symptoms. It causes little changes to the brain that eventually lead to forgetfulness and general deterioration of brain cells. Lack of knowledge about the disease can affect the way you take care of your loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. It’s important to know the stages of the disease so that you can take the necessary steps to arrange for Alzheimer’s care in Omaha NE that provides for those living with the disease.

Stage: 1 – Normal Outward Behavior

At this stage, the disease can only be picked up through a PET scan. The more visible signs of Alzheimer’s are clearly noticeable during later stages.

Stage: 2 – Very Mild Changes

The symptoms in this stage are similar to those one experiences as a result of old age. As a result, they will be difficult to spot, even by a doctor. Some of the symptoms include slight forgetfulness and misplacing things.

Stage: 3 – Mild Decline

Alzheimer’s indicators are more visible now. These include signs like:

  • Repeating questions
  • Trouble remembering names of new people
  • Forgetting new information
  • Can’t make plans or stay organized

Stage: 4 – Moderate Decline

In this stage, the previous signs are more pronounced and obvious with the addition of new issues related to thinking and reasoning.

Stage: 5 – Moderately Severe Decline

At this point, the above symptoms will amplify. Your loved one will have problems recalling things like phone numbers, his address, what to wear for the season and his school days.

Stage: 6 – Severe Decline

This is where the disease gets worse and your loved one starts displaying the following signs:

  • Getting delusional
  • Mistaking one person for someone else
  • Using the bathroom may also become difficult

Arranging for an Omaha NE memory care facility would be advisable at this stage and beyond.

Stage: 7-Very Severe Decline

Basic activities, like walking, sitting and eating begin fading away, making the person completely dependent on round-the-clock care.

Esprit Whispering Ridge knows how difficult it can be on you and your family. That’s why their Alzheimer’s facility in Omaha provides your loved ones assisted living to make sure they receive the necessary care and attention they require when they are unable to help themselves.

A loved one in Omaha with Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

Best Way To Care For A loved one in Omaha with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Caring for a loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia often becomes challenging for a family in Omaha. However, with medical advancements, it has become easier to understand the mental, physical and spiritual needs of the patient and offer assisted living that can be taken advantage of through a trusted Alzheimer’s Facility in Omaha. To care for your loved one in assisted living in Omaha, you have to keep in mind following objectives-

Know the patient’s needs

It is crucial to assess the everyday needs of the resident. Routine things like bathing, walking, eating, sleeping etc. require extreme care. Selecting a caring facility where the resident can feel at home and can live a high-quality life are very important. Patients having Alzheimer’s disease often insist on doing things repeatedly or can get angry over small things. Look for an honest, intelligent, courteous, and experienced team of caregivers in an Omaha based memory care facility

Match your expectations with Omaha assisted living facilities

To ensure a comforting yet active lifestyle for your loved one, considering reliable Alzheimer’s Care in Omaha as a long term solution. Equipped with best in class Nebraska assisted living facilities, they have a trained team of caretaking professionals. Senior care in Omaha NE is professionally available through a senior living facility right here in Nebraska.

Know the services your loved one will need

An Omaha senior care resident will be dependent on the care-taking staff for getting them bathed, changing clothes, grooming and eating. They will also be assisted in doing normal exercises and activities to improve their mental and physical faculties. It will improve the quality of life for patients in the long run.

Esprit Whispering Ridge is a trusted name, providing memory care in Omaha. Known as a professional Nebraska memory care facility, it has all the expertise to fulfill your loved one’s Affordable Assisted Living needs with an empathetic touch.

Affordable Memory Care in Omaha and Lincoln NE

Memory Care in Omaha and Lincoln NE May be More Affordable than You Think

Millions of elderly people in the USA are suffering from Alzheimer’s. In fact, the disease has been one of the main causes of deaths in the country for the senior citizens. Along with Alzheimer’s, dementia is also a common problem. In old age, people tend to forget things very easily and that can cause real problems. It is often difficult to keep Alzheimer’s and dementia patients at home as they need specialized care and attention. For such people, staying at an Alzheimer’s Care Center in Omaha is a good option. Along with Alzheimer’s, high standard memory care is also offered at many centers.

People have a notion that centers for Alzheimer’s Care in Omaha have very high expenses. However, with affordable Alzheimer’s care services now available at Esprit Whispering Ridge, these communities have become accessible for all. Along with this, affordable memory care is offered to residents who need it. So, if you think that the elderly member of your family needs that extra care for Alzheimer’s or dementia. You should explore assisted living options from the many centers offering high-quality Lincoln TX Memory Care at the most reasonable rates. If right evidence for low income can be furnished, additional discounts might also be offered.

The living environment that is provided at our Omaha / Lincoln TX Memory Care Center is highly suitable for the senior community. Special security arrangements are also made so that the environment is safe. Along with this, nutritious meals are provided along with other kinds of wellness programs and therapies to improve the physical and mental conditions of the residents in the best way possible. Reap the benefits of an Alzheimer’s Care Center in Lincoln TX, where the caregivers will pay full attention to each individual suffering from this debilitating disease.

Making Assisted Living Affordable in Omaha Ne

In the busy hectic world of today, we often lack time for our loved ones. The problem is magnified when you have seniors at home, who need specialized care and attention. This is the reason more and more people are seeking assisted livingcenters in and around Omaha and Lincoln NE. In these areas, you will have a good choice of centers offering the best for the senior community. Seniors citizens can require care in many ways and a reliable Lincoln Senior Care center such as Esprit Whispering Ridge knows very well as how to dispense all-round care with a human touch.

It is true that for residing in a facility of assisted living in Omaha, one has to have the ability to afford their services. Many seniors believe they may not have the finances to go to a Senior Living Community in Omaha. At Esprit Whispering Ridge we keep these seniors in mind and do our best to provide affordable care. Also, don’t think because we strive to be an affordable assisted living facility that we decrease care. Do not worry! There are no compromises with the quality of services provided to all senior residents.

A center that can offer affordable assisted living in Omaha is Esprit Whispering Ridge. Residents can choose their apartments and communities that suit their preferences and within their budget. With assistance from the best caregivers and with the fellowship of other seniors, staying at Esprit Whispering Ridge is far better than staying alone.

What is memory care in Omaha all about?

Affordable Memory Care in Omaha is Just a Phone Call Away

Affordable and reliable care for those whose memory has degenerated is quite difficult to find. However, in Omaha TX, not only do highly qualified memory care professionals take care of the residents but also provide them a safe, nurturing and protected environment. Affordable Alzheimer’s care is no longer an unattainable illusion in Omaha TX.

What is memory care?

Secure and assisted Memory Care in Omaha NE provides a safe haven for those suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s or any other memory deteriorating condition. The Alzheimer’s Facility at Esprit Whispering Ridge Living in Omaha NE provides semi-private living quarters where the residents live only a few steps away from experienced staff who can handle any situation or crisis that may arise. It also helps the families of the memory care residents in Omaha to rest easy about the health and living conditions of their loved one.

Cost of memory care

Memory care costs can vary depending on the living arrangement and medical care provided to the residents. Unlike other medical conditions, memory care requires a 1:1 or even higher medical staff to resident ratio. As a result, it becomes quite expensive to put an Alzheimer’s patient, especially one in an advanced memory degenerative state, to put in care. But the Alzheimer’s Facility in Omaha provides surprisingly Affordable Memory care.

Memory Care Services

Many memory care patients need a bit more than love and compassion. They need continuous medical attention and this is costly and difficult at home. When it comes to Memory Care facilities in Omaha near Lincoln you have a large number of options to choose from – most notable among them being Esprit Whispering Ridge. Our assisted living care is affordable and chosen by many families to care for their elderly suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Apart from medical attention and care, the residents in these memory care communities are also provided with exercise, physical therapy sessions and social programs and activities.

A Great Omaha Memory Care Community for Your Loved One

Choosing the best Memory Care Community in Omaha for Your Loved One.

Alzheimer’s and dementia are two of the most common ailments that are related to old age. With diminishing brain function, patients are unable to remember things properly and may show abnormal behavior. Memory care in Omaha NEis available for seniors where they can get medical treatments for their challenges amidst a loving and caring environment. Along with memory care centers, there is an innumerable number of centers offering the best in Alzheimer’s Care in Nebraska as well. When you are looking for the best place for senior care in Omaha, make sure that you check the following things before taking making the decision to move your loved one there. 

  • Good accommodations – Make sure that the room allotted for your loved one is a large and spacious one. The room should receive abundant natural light and should be well ventilated. Since the accommodation is for Alzheimer’s patient, it should have an emergency pull cord system.
  • Additional activities participation – While staying at a center for Memory Care in Omaha, the resident should be made to feel at home. Usually, such places have guarded courtyards, outdoor gardens and large entertainment areas where people indulge in various kinds of activities and remain happy.
  • Excellent medical care with trained staff – Ensure that the Nebraska memory care center you are choosing offers high-quality treatments to its residents. The medical and nursing staff should be compassionate and patient in handling the senior citizens. Various kinds of exercises and therapies are also tried on the patients so that they feel comfortable.
  • Wholesome and nutritious diet – Providing healthy and nutritious diet is mandatory in senior communities in Omaha. See that the requirement of the resident is understood and suitable food and beverages are given.

Keeping your loved one at an exemplary Memory Care Center in Omaha such as Esprit Whispering Ridge will ensure that they are being well taken care of.

Choosing the best Omaha Assisted Living Community

Choosing the Best Assisted Living Community in Omaha for Your Loved One

Life in old age needs more love, care, and special attention than during young adulthood. If you have loved ones in their twilight age and are worried about their care and support. But don’t have the time to provide the care and assistance necessary to help your loved one then consider assisted living. An assisted living community in Nebraska will take care of your concerns towards your loved one’s well-being. There are many options for assisted living in Omaha and you choosing the best one for your loved one can be difficult. Here are some things to consider before making a decision.

Find Comfortable Accommodations

This is obviously the first aspect you should consider while choosing a retirement community in Omaha. The accommodations should be airy and spacious enough for your loved one to stay comfortably. The layout plans of such accommodations should be available online and should also be able to tour the floor plan you are considering beforehand.

See Examples Of The Food Being Served

Food is another primary need and the nutritious diet planned by the experienced nutritionist is essential for senior residents. Omaha assisted living provided by Esprit Whispering Ridge is backed by a healthy diet regime or an in-house dietitian and can be selected for your seniors to keep their health intact.

Find Friendly Trained Staff

Senior citizens can be susceptible to many medical issues. Assisted living in Omaha NE should be equipped with on-call medical Staff to tackle any sort of medical emergencies in time. Many reputed Nebraska assisted living communities have on-call doctors and regular medical checkups of the residents to ensure that their health is doing well.

Find the community that offers your loved ones much deserved support and entertainment that enables you to be at ease while they enjoy their life.

A Great Assisted Living Community in Omaha NE

Why Having a Great Assisted Living Community in Omaha NE is So Important

Centers offering assisted living in Omaha help people needing special care. Here one gets the required supervision and health care they need. They ensure the safety, health, and well-being of our aging population. Esprit Whispering Ridge is one such well-equipped center that provides these services at a very reasonable price and thus ensures peace and happiness of the family of the resident.

Opening a well-functioning assisted living is critical on many levels. It provides senior care for Nebraska residents. It also provides amenities and monitored medication required for those that have trouble keeping up with their medication. Below are some more points that highlight why having a great assisted living community in Omaha NE is important.

Personal care:

  1. Here one can find trained professionals and other staff who are at your service round the clock.
  2. Different programs offered include diabetes management, medication management, and wellness.
  3. Additional staff available for providing bathing and grooming services.
  4. Onsite doctor and ambulance available 24×7.

Transportation and housekeeping:

Here at Esprit Whispering Ridge hygiene is given topmost priority and considered very important. Housekeeping services are offered weekly to maintain good hygiene and a healthy environment. A transport service is offered for grocery shopping, medical appointments and for attending various events if required.

Dining and socialization:

At our, Omaha assisted living community delicious yet thoughtfully cooked meals are served each day in the spacious dining hall. Apart from this magnificent meal, nutritious snacks are also served. To keep in touch with your friends recreational activities are conducted for people who like to socialize.

Other features:

Individual residents are assisted with their day-to-day activities by the caretaker on a scheduled basis. They are given complete freedom to do whatever they like. But when aid is required, a care program monitors and addresses their needs.

Why a Memory Care Community in Omaha NE is so Important

Alzheimer’s disease is becoming an increasingly common illness within the USA. Medical reports have come up with the startling statistic that almost 5 million people in the country are affected by the disease. It was also listed as number six on the list of causes of death1. It is indeed an alarming situation and handling the disease efficiently with adequate care becomes very important. It is heart-breaking that there has yet to be cured. With tons of research being done, we hope that in future we may eradicate the disease. But for now the symptoms can only be restricted for some time. Memory loss, disruption of brain power, inability of normal thinking and abnormal behavior etc are some of the most common symptoms of the dementia.

There are many seniors in Omaha and Lincoln, NE suffering from Alzheimer’s and or Dementia. For such persons, there are many centers, which provide the best of Alzheimer’s Care in Omaha. Since dementia is common, providing proper memory care for Nebraska residents becomes very important. Seniors staying at a senior living community in Omahasuch as Esprit Whispering Ridge get proper medical care under the supervision of experienced doctors and trained nursing staff. Along with this, there are excellent accommodation facilities on offer with nutritious and healthy diets that are catered to each resident.

Dealing with Alzheimer’s can get quite difficult at times. Senior Care Centers in Omaha Nebraska offer Alzheimer’s Care and have duly trained staff and professionals for handling health, medication and activity. In an empathetic ambiance with suitable exercises and therapies, helping seniors feel relaxed and comfortable. Staying at an Omaha Memory Carecenter helps the elderly residents in getting the best care and attention as well as healthy living with other seniors of the same age group. It is a well known fact that Alzheimer’s cannot be cured, but with the right care and attention and medical help, an attempt can be made to make the person feel at ease.

1 – http://www.alz.org/downloads/Facts_Figures_2014.pdf
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