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What Kind of Care Does Your Aging Loved One Need?

Posted by Kristin Davenport

Aug 29, 2019 7:00:00 AM

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Rising life expectancy in the U.S. means that Americans are living longer than ever before. But are they living better? The answer depends on whether they’re getting the right care as they age. Fortunately, today’s seniors have more options than ever before when it comes to senior living and personal care thanks to continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) like Marjorie P. Lee (MPL).

If you’re the child or spouse of an aging adult, the following guide to MPL’s senior living communities will help you identify the optimal environment for your loved one’s unique wants and needs.

Short-Term Rehabilitation at Lee Gardens

Seniors are hospitalized at higher rates than any other segment of the population. Unfortunately, many older patients physically and mentally deteriorate during their time in the hospital—even after they’ve recovered from the injuries or illnesses that led to them being there in the first place. According to research published in JAMA, a significant number of seniors leave the hospital more disabled than when they were admitted. 

Our short-term rehabilitation Shaw Apartments act as a “bridge from hospital to home” with the goal of restoring seniors to health so that they can pick up where they left off and move forward with their lives.

What makes short-term rehab different from the rest? Our team, experience, and track record are stellar, including a low readmission rate of less than half of the area average. We provide excellent care for post-surgical, stroke, knee replacement, heart attack, pneumonia, joint replacement, pain management, and edema-circulation management patients utilizing short-term recovery protocols such as electrical stimulation, short wave diathermy, acupuncture , and ultrasound. We are also proud of our 90 percent wound healing rate.

Independent Living at the Victoria Apartments 

Many seniors desire to “age in place.” At the same time, many no longer want the responsibilities associated with owning and maintaining a home. Enter Independent Living at MPL.

If your aging loved one is still able to manage the tasks of daily living but is simultaneously looking for more freedom, options , and security, they’ll find what they're looking for—and more—at our Victoria Apartments. Life-enhancing amenities and services include most utilities; satellite dish television; individually controlled heat and central air; weekly flat linen and towel service; continental breakfast service; daily meals in our welcoming dining room; a convenience store for gifts and sundries; an event center; weekly housekeeping; heated garage parking; pool and wellness center and more.

Of course, we all need a bit of extra help now and again. Enriched Living packages let community members select additional services to fully embrace everything that MPL has to offer while still living on their own terms. 

Memory Care at the Morris & Kirby Memory Care Households

For seniors with early-stage age-related memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer’s, our Morris and Kirby memory care households offer dignified, person-centered assisted living services, with the added benefit of therapeutic memory care.

We offer a full suite of cognitive therapies designed to better serve our residents. Most notably, we are the only retirement community in Cincinnati accredited to offer SAIDO, a non-pharmaceutical intervention that relies on simple yet specific mental tasks that increase social engagement and quality of life. 

We are proud to offer SAIDO and other cognitive therapies in our newly renovated memory care homes. Residents can socialize in open kitchens or enjoy the comfort and privacy of their room. You can take a virtual tour of these spaces here.  

Long-Term Nursing at the Berghamer, Amstein & Rookwood Houses

The aging process is often accompanied by physical and cognitive changes which require skilled nursing care in a secure environment. However, needs vary from person to person. In keeping with our tradition of setting the standard for elder care, MPL has evolved to offer three different long-term care options, including the following:

  • Berghamer House is designed to support seniors with physical challenges. Staffed by a qualified team of nurses, social service coordinators, life enrichment specialists, and wellness professionals, Berghamer House keeps residents physically, intellectually, and vocationally engaged while providing a variety of services, including medication administration; an on-staff nurse practitioner; restorative therapy; dressing and grooming; mobility assistance; incontinence care; bathing; resident assistance services; housekeeping services; three daily meals with restaurant-style dining and optional in-room service;—all in a home-like setting and delivered with an interdisciplinary care planning approach aimed at meeting the holistic needs of our community members.
  • Amstein House offers long-term care for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. In addition to the standard 24-hour care offered in all of MPL’s long-term nursing communities, Amstein House also serves residents with a cognitive loss with its Living Well Memory Support program. Comprising art, music, advanced cognitive exercises, and physical wellbeing therapies, this comprehensive memory care program was created to fully engage and stimulate residents.
  • Rookwood House provides a uniquely attractive option for seniors looking for the elegance and amenities of home in a long-term nursing care setting. Each spacious studio or one-bedroom apartment features high ceilings, large windows, kitchenettes, and a large bathroom with walk-in showers. Community members also share a beautiful private dining room serving upscale meals with extraordinary garden views while also having access to personalized, catered living experiences, such as concierge services, specialized events, wellness coaching and more. From a thoughtful pillow menu to afternoon cocktails, your aging loved ones will continue to enjoy the quality of life to which they’re accustomed.

One of the most exciting aspects of MPL as a person-centered continuing care retirement community? If a resident needs to move from one level of care to another, they’ll be able to do so while remaining part of our community. Residents continue to receive the support they need from the staff they know, and their relationships with their neighbors can be sustained.

We take great pride in offering person-centered care aimed at enabling all of our community members to make the most of the transition to independent or assisted living. The exciting changes underway will further enhance our ability to do so. If you think your parent or other aging loved one would benefit from a move to MPL, click here for more information or schedule a tour today.

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Kristin Davenport

Written by: 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.

Topics: Planning Ahead, Marjorie P Lee, continuing care retirement community, memory care, short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, catered living, independent living

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