What Kind of Care Does Your Elderly Loved One Need?

What Kind of Care Does Your Elderly Loved One Need?

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Not all Louisville retirement homes offer the same services, and that can be confusing to seniors and their families who are just beginning to explore their personal care options.

Some senior living communities focus on retirement lifestyle. They might offer some light assisted living services, but don’t offer a skilled nursing care or advanced memory care. Some skilled nursing facilities don’t offer independent living options at all.

Episcopal Church Home (ECH), on the other hand, is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). On our campus, just off Westport Road, we provide a range of services that a senior might need as he or she ages. Some are just light, supportive care; some include close medical monitoring and intervention.

In a sense, you could think of Episcopal Church Home not as one retirement home, but as a collection of senior care “neighborhoods” that constitute our community. A senior might live for a time in one neighborhood, then move to another as his or her needs change, without leaving the larger overall campus.

Our CCRC model is popular (and beneficial), because a resident doesn’t have to worry that changes in his or her medical circumstances will require uprooting and moving to another, unfamiliar personal care community, where he or she would have to re-acclimate and make new friends.

In short, CCRCs like Episcopal Church Home take a lot of the uncertainty out of retirement care. Today, we thought we’d take a moment to walk you through the services we provide.

Independent living in Dudley Square Patio Homes

Some retirees don’t want to worry. They don’t want to mow lawns, keep up with home maintenance, pay property taxes and monthly utility bills. They just want to relax and enjoy their golden years, in the company of people their own age, who share their interests.

Or, they’re ready to downsize out of their multi-story, family home and into a single-floor, easier-to-manage and easier-to-navigate ranch home.

That’s what independent living in ECH's Dudley Square Patio Homes is like. It’s not nursing care. It’s not personal care.

It’s luxurious retirement living in homes that have been optimized for seniors’ needs, with an emergency call system, attached garage, maintenance and landscaping services included.

And residents of our Dudley Square Patio Homes neighborhood enjoy full use of ECH’s recreational and community spaces, entertainment and dining options, wellness activities and health services.

If your senior loved one lives independently, but is looking to enjoy some well-deserved relaxation and pampering in relaxed, secure retirement community, Dudley Square at ECH is the perfect option.

Personal care in Woodcock Licensed Personal Care

Some seniors are vibrant and full of energy, but just need a little extra help in getting around and managing the tasks of daily living, like laundry, cooking and cleaning, bathing, dressing and so on.

If that sounds like your older loved one, he or she might benefit from residency in our Woodcock Licensed Personal Care neighborhood.

Woodcock’s spacious senior apartments are designed to allow residents to continue living as independently as possible, with licensed nursing staff and care assistants nearby to lend helping hands, as necessary.

Supportive care from ECH’s Memory Care Center of Excellence

For seniors with early-stage age-related memory loss, dementia, Parkinson’s, or Alzheimer’s, our Memory Care Center of Excellence neighborhoods offer dignified, person-centered assisted living services, with the added benefit of therapeutic memory care.

Each Memory Care Center of Excellence neighborhood is designed to feel like home.

There are friendly pets, family-style kitchens and dining, comfortable living rooms and even secure outdoor spaces, which allow and encourage monitored “safe wandering” — now understood to be an important tool for conserving cognitive function and slowing the decline of someone living with dementia.

Long-term care in our Clingman and Marmion neighborhoods.

For older residents who require close medical monitoring and skilled nursing care, our Clingman Long-Term Care unit offers the person-centered, dignified and compassionate care that Louisville’s families have trusted us to provide for over a century.

And seniors with advanced age-related dementia, Alzheimer’s and other degenerative memory conditions get that same compassionate care, with the added benefit of intensive memory support, in our Marmion Long-Term Memory Care neighborhood.

Would you, or your older loved one, benefit from a move to Episcopal Church Home?

As you can see, whatever are your family’s senior care needs, we offer the residential and personal care services to meet them.

Click here to request more information. We’ll be happy to answer all of your questions. Then, schedule your tour of one of our premier Louisville retirement lifestyle community.

Welcome to Episcopal Church Home.

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Bryan Reynolds
October 17, 2017
Bryan Reynolds is the Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Bryan is responsible for developing and implementing ERS' digital marketing strategy, and overseeing the website, social media outlets, audio and video content and online advertising. After originally attending The Ohio State University, he graduated from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he earned a Bachelor of fine arts focused on electronic media. Bryan loves to share his passion for technology by assisting older adults with their computer and mobile devices. He has taught several classes within ERS communities as well as at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute run by the University of Cincinnati. He also participates on the Technology Team at ERS to help provide direction. Bryan and his wife Krista currently reside in Lebanon, Ohio with their 5 children.

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