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Episcopal Church Home - Louisville

ECH Residents Move to New Memory Care Center of Excellence

Today’s personal care options for seniors are very different than those of 50, 25 or even 10 years ago. A perfect example of the beautiful new face of senior living? The impeccably updated Memory Care Center of Excellence at Louisville, Kentucky’s Episcopal Church Home. Residents moved into this new community in September upon completion of Phase I of the comprehensive renovation project, and have been enjoying the many benefits of living there over the past few months.

Here’s a closer look at what makes ECH’s Memory Care Center of Excellence a shining standout among person-centered care communities.

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How to Know When In-Home Care is Not Enough to Keep Your Parent Safe

Many older adults voice a strong desire to “age in place.” However, while it’s sometimes possible to accommodate this preference through measures ranging from adaptive home remodels to in-home care services, the reality is that the time may come when it’s simply not safe for your aging loved one to continue to live alone. Wondering how you'll know when that time is imminent? Here’s a closer look at the issue.

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Choosing a Long-Term Care Community for Your Loved One? Here's What to Ask

All long-term care communities aren’t created equal. Which begs the question: How do you find the best fit for your loved one? Read on for a roundup of eight things to ask when choosing long-term care for your parent.

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When Should Your Older Loved One Get On a Waitlist for Personal Care?


Aging.com recently declared senior living to be “the first priority every senior should have.” This advice isn't just relevant to seniors, though. It's also applicable to the adult children who love them. Indeed, personal care should be something you’re thinking about for your parents, likely sooner than you might realize. Here’s what you need to know about getting your aging loved one on a waitlist for senior care.

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Feet to The Fire Writing Class Sparks Creativity in ECH Residents

When residents gather at the Feet to the Fire Writers’ Workshops® at Episcopal Church Home retirement community in Louisville, you can rest assured they will have questions. Their stories are filled with endless questions about what they have heard and seen, and the history they have witnessed over a lifetime. They have a story to share and feel they are the only ones who can write it.

Very often their stories prompt curiosity and even more questions amongst the group, though the class etiquette states that questions wait until the end. Many times, the ones that spring to mind are answered once the full story is revealed.

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Dealing With Dementia: One Daughter’s Journal

There are some days that I can’t get the motivation to call Mom on the phone. I never know how she will be. Will she be too tired, will she be confused, will she feel bad, will she be in pain? Some days it’s too stressful for me to make the call. Then comes the guilt...again. Feeling selfish.

She is so afraid. She is so afraid of forgetting...everything, everyone, herself. Afraid of the indignity that comes in the late stages of the disease. 

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Five Tips for Spending the Holidays With a Parent with Alzheimer's

The holiday season is upon us. And while the season brings the promise of all things merry and bright, it’s not without its challenges — particularly if you have a parent with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia.

Fortunately, there are some things you can do to minimize stress and maximize joy over the next few weeks. Here are five tips aimed at helping you handle the holidays while caring for an aging loved one with Alzheimer’s.  


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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Memory Care Community

When a senior in your family is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of cognitive loss, choosing the right memory care can be a challenging process.

Opting for placement in a senior living community like Episcopal Church Home (ECH) in Louisville might be the best course of action, but you’ll naturally have many questions about which care center might be the right fit. 

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Seven Memory Care Center Warning Signs

All memory care centers aren’t created equal. In fact, according to Kansas Advocates for Better Care executive director Mitzi McFatrich, “There are no consistent standards for memory care.”

The takeaway: Finding a trustworthy community can make a significant difference in the quality of life for your aging loved one. Wondering what to be aware of during the selection process? Keep an eye out for these seven red flags while touring prospective memory care centers.



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Bingocize Gets ECH Residents Moving

Photograph by Gary Kessler

Seniors playing bingo is a common stereotype of retirement communities. But here at Episcopal Church Home senior living community in Louisville, we do bingo a little bit differently.

Twice a week, ECH residents participate in a program called Bingocize®, which strategically integrates exercise and health education into a fun game of bingo regardless of participants’ background, physical or intellectual abilities. 

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