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Kristin Davenport

Kristin Davenport
Kristin Davenport is the Director of Communications for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Kristin leads ERS’ efforts to share stories that delight and inspire through social media, online content, annual reports, magazines, newsletters, public relations, and events. Kristin earned her BFA in graphic design from Wittenberg University. She joined ERS after a 25 year career as a visual journalist and creative director in Cincinnati. Kristin has a passion for making Cincinnati a dementia-inclusive city. She is a Lead SAIDO Learning Supporter and a member of the Wellbeing Team at ERS. Kristin and her husband Alex live in Lebanon, Ohio with their 2 daughters. She also serves as a Trustee and the Secretary of the Lebanon Food Pantry.

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When Should You Put Your Aging Parents on a Senior Living Waitlist?

Baby boomers have a lot on their plates. In addition to raising families and planning for their own retirement, many of them are also caring for aging parents. A common concern among this group of people known as the “sandwich generation": What will happen when a parent is no longer able to live independently?

If you’re in this situation and wondering whether or not the time is right for your elderly loved one to put his or her name on a retirement home waitlist, here’s what you need to know.

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Marjorie P. Lee & The Art of Hospitality with "Platinum" Service

When is retirement care a healthcare service, and when is it a hospitality service? There are, of course, aspects of both. Marjorie P. Lee and Episcopal Retirement Services have long pondered that question. And we keep coming back to the answer, "sometimes, and all the time."

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What Is Catered Living for Seniors?

Many Cincinnati seniors who are no longer able to live independently struggle with the decision to move to long-term care. A significant part of the issue? Fears about giving up the quality of life they’ve enjoyed while living on their own in neighborhoods they’ve lived in for years such as Hyde Park, Mariemont or even Indian Hill. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Refined senior living communities like Marjorie P. Lee are adapting with an innovative answer to these concerns: offering added upscale, bespoke experiences to their long-term residents, thought of as catered living.

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5 Unexpected Trends in Today’s Long-Term Care

The words “nursing home” often bring to mind thoughts of colorless, sterile and depressing environments. This stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth—especially when you consider the emergence of a new model of long-term care designed to maximize independence, dignity and personal choice among residents. How, specifically, are these senior living communities raising the bar when it comes to positive aging?

Read on for a roundup of five exciting—and unexpected—trends transforming the face of long-term care.

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When a Parent's Short-Term Rehab Becomes Long-Term Care

For some seniors, short-term rehab can end up becoming a transition stage to long-term care. Medical science can't always predict how the human body will heal. There are times when a person just doesn't respond as expected to treatment, or when there is simply more deterioration than the body can overcome.

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7 Fun Things to Do With Your Aging Parent Around Cincinnati This Summer

Need fun things to do with your aging loved one now that the weather is warming up? Look no further! An active social calendar is instrumental to positive aging, and there’s no better time to get out and explore the Queen City than summer. Check out the list below for our favorite senior friendly things to do in Cincinnati.

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Tablet Technology Debuts at Marjorie P. Lee

Technology is changing the way we live. It helps us stay connected with loved ones—even when they’re thousands of miles away. It allows us to find nearby restaurants with the click of a button. More importantly, it improves seniors’ quality of life.

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Senior Fraud: How to Protect Aging Loved Ones From Digital Scammers

US Senator Susan Collins dubbed it a “growing epidemic.” The National Council on Aging (NCOA) called it “devastating to many older adults.” While these comments may seem like they’re referencing a healthcare issue, they actually sound the alarm about another pressing topic: senior fraud in the digital age.

Below, we take a closer look at the issue as well as discuss ways you can keep your aging loved one—and their nest egg—safe from online scammers.

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Meyer Family Rehabilitation Center Provides Top-Notch Care at Marjorie P. Lee

Rehabilitation plays an invaluable role in helping seniors recovering from illnesses and injuries stay active, independent and healthy. But all rehabilitation centers aren’t created equal. Five years after first conceptualizing what an updated therapy center at Marjorie P. Lee would look like, we’re delighted to announce that our major renovation project is complete. The result? The exceptional Meyer Family Rehabilitation Center.

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4 Steps to Take when Mom or Dad is Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

 

An estimated one in three Americans will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. That translates to millions of Americans living with a dementia diagnosis, and many more millions of family caregivers providing support to them.

When your parent is diagnosed with dementia, it can be devastating for both of you. What should you do? What steps should you take to make sure that your parent has the care and support he or she needs?

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