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The Benefits of Early Dementia Intervention

A dementia diagnosis can be life-changing. However, it can also be an opportunity to gain access to invaluable interventions that can improve quality of life—both for those living with the disease and for the people who love them. Here’s a closer look at the many benefits of early dementia intervention.

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First Christian Church Generously Donates Grant Funds to ECH's Memory Care Neighborhoods

As more families struggle with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, memory care has emerged as an increasingly prevalent solution. At Episcopal Church Home (ECH), we’re proud of the role our Memory Care Center of Excellence plays in supporting the needs of our residents and their families. A recent donation from First Christian Church’s Wholeness Grant program further facilitates our ability to help our community members remain engaged with the world around them while maintaining the highest possible quality of life.

Here's a closer look at how the generosity of First Christian Church is changing lives at ECH.

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Meet the Volunteer Group Helping ECH Residents Live Well Into the Future

The transport bus at Episcopal Church Home (ECH) in Louisville got a makeover this past spring—including a freshly wrapped exterior with the updated ECH logo and a completely refurbished interior—all thanks to funds raised by the Woman’s Board, an Episcopalian volunteer ministry and independent 501(c)(3) dedicated solely to serving ECH and its residents. But you’d be remiss to think the fingerprints of the Woman’s Board stop there.

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Exploring the Importance of Quality Care With ECH’s Executive Director, Beverly Edwards

Since 1881, Episcopal Church Home has been a place of love and compassion where families in Louisville, KY, feel known and well cared for. Our long history of quality care has allowed us to help generations of older adults have more positive health outcomes and brighter outlooks. 

Still, many have questions about how we’ve achieved this legacy and how it benefits our residents. Here, our Executive Director, Beverly Edwards, answers several of these questions. 

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How to Prepare Yourself for the Rising Cost of Memory Care

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia continue to have a monumental impact on society. Today, 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, and this number is projected to climb to nearly 14 million by the year 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Not only that but, 6.5 million of these people will be at the most severe stage of disease meaning their treatment needs and costs will be highest.

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How ECH Maintains a Legacy of Quality Senior Care

If you’re looking for a retirement community, personal care home or memory care in Louisville for yourself or for an older loved one, how do you begin your search? How do you compare quality of retirement care?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) make it easy for you. The government agency’s Nursing Home Compare (NHC) ratings are conveniently posted online, so you can quickly narrow your search to only those retirement care centers that meet the safety inspection and quality of care standards.

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Why It's Important for Seniors to Stay Active This Summer

The long-awaited arrival of warm weather in Louisville means different things for different people. For older adults who may have spent the majority of winter indoors, the change in season means more chances to explore the great outdoors — and to enjoy better health as a result. Here’s a closer look at why staying active matters so much for seniors, along with tips for helping aging loved ones move more this summer.

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Common Questions About Memory Care Answered by ECH’s Care Team Manager, Paula Cates

When considering memory care for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s normal to have a lot of questions. Fortunately, our staff is always available to address your queries and go over your options. Below, our care team manager, Paula Cates, answers several of the questions she regularly receives from caregivers and families.

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Tips for Understanding and Managing Difficult Dementia Behaviors

Caregiver life can be wonderfully meaningful and fulfilling. But this doesn’t mean it’s not without its share of difficulties. The key to managing these challenges? Understanding them. Here’s a closer look at common dementia behaviors, their causes, and coping mechanisms for caregivers.

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Tips for Traveling With a Parent or Spouse Who Has Alzheimer’s

The weather is warming up, which means summer vacation will be here before we know it. Whether you plan on hitting the road or flying the friendly skies, traveling with a parent or spouse who has Alzheimer’s or dementia can pose unique challenges. That doesn’t mean your traveling days are over, though. Taking trips can be a healthy way for your loved one to stay engaged and connected with the world around them.

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