Tis The Season To Check On Senior Loved Ones

As we celebrate the season with loved ones and friends, spending time together gives us the opportunity to not only catch up with each other but also check on older family members who we don’t see every day.

It’s natural for seniors to exhibit physical and cognitive changes as they age. But do you find that your older loved ones are more anxious than usual? Maybe they’re forgetting things like names and important dates or are easily confused. Do they seem overwhelmed or lonely? Are they keeping up with their hygiene or do they look unkempt? Do you notice they’re struggling physically— unstable on their feet, straining to climb stairs, or have lost or gained a significant amount of weight? Any of these activities can signal a need for a lifestyle change.

Thankfully, many senior living options exist for older Americans, including all-inclusive Life Plan Communities like St. Catherine’s Village in Madison. Those who enter a Life Plan Community have lifetime access to all levels of care as needed. For instance, an active adult can move into Independent Living at St. Catherine’s Village and leave major responsibilities such as home repairs and lawn maintenance behind. Then, over time, if these individuals require additional assistance, they have a whole continuum of care available to them—from Assisted Living to Memory Care to Skilled Nursing.

Over the long term, a Life Plan Community provides an outstanding value by guaranteeing services at a predetermined rate throughout the resident’s retirement years. It also allows for a smooth transition as a person ages and the level of care required changes. At St. Catherine’s Village, for example, residents can move from a cozy studio apartment or spacious garden home to Marian Hall to Campbell Cove to Hughes Center, Tuscany or Siena Center…all within the comfort of a familiar setting.

St. Catherine’s Village was the first Life Plan Community in Mississippi to earn accreditation by CARF-CCAC. This “commitment to excellence” seal signifies that the campus exceeds the standards established by the only international accrediting body for CCRCs (Continuing Care Retirement Communities).

With unparalleled services and a homelike environment, St. Catherine’s Village is Madison’s preeminent, all-inclusive Life Plan Community—providing seniors the right care at the right time. The gorgeous, gated property is located on 160 picturesque acres.

In the spirit of giving this season, St. Catherine’s Village is offering a holiday special for Campbell Cove Memory Care. Right now, new residents can lock in 2022 rates and save $3,000 if they move in before the end of the year. $1,000 will be discounted from their Monthly Service Fee for the first three months of 2023.

Campbell Cove offers a protected, comfortable ambiance and activity-focused care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The secure building accommodates 36 residents in three color-coded wings, each with a common living room, dining area and 12 furnished private bedrooms. The residential wings join together in a large multipurpose area with an arts and crafts room, recreation center, country kitchen, and living room.

This thoughtful architectural design minimizes obstacles and emphasizes way-finding cues and circulation paths to guide people from one place to another. The small yet distinctive neighborhoods reinforce familiarity while common areas are available to support family-size gatherings. Outside are secure landscaped patios and a walking garden so residents and their families can enjoy time outdoors in a safeguarded setting. Campbell Cove is licensed as an “Alzheimer’s Assisted Living” community and has received “Exemplary” recognition for its person-centered programming.

For more details on the Campbell Cove holiday special or to learn about St. Catherine’s Village Life Plan Community, log onto www.StCatherinesVillage.com or call (601) 856-0123 to schedule a tour.