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Senior Care 101: Levels of Care, Explained

Senior care isn’t a single type of care.

In fact, it represents an entire spectrum, from community-based or in-home services designed to help seniors age in place, to lifestyle-focused communities that provide older people an easier-going, worry-free retirement, to residential nursing and memory care for elderly people who can no longer safely provide for themselves.

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How to Prepare for a Career in Elder Care

What do you need to do to become qualified for a career in senior care?

What courses do you need to take? Do you need to be a licensed health care provider, or are there non-clinical roles that you could function in?

We get questions like this all the time.

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4 Things You Need to Know About Affordable Living for Seniors

Knowlton Place, located in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati

The Great Recession hit America’s late Baby Boomers and early Gen X-ers hard. Too hard. From multiple directions.

Real wages have been stagnant for the majority of both generations’ working years. A lot of the pension plans they paid into — government and employer-funded alike — are underfunded and can’t meet their obligations.

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Don’t Fall for These 3 Myths About Working in Elder Care 🚸

DD Farmer, 31, loves her job as Household Coordinator at Deupree Cottages

Have you considered a career in elder care? If you’re a conscientious, person-centered professional, you should. Unfortunately, many new grads and mid-career workers don’t.

That’s because there are a lot of myths about senior care. Today, we’d like to take some time to bust a few of those myths, and show you why a career in geriatrics and retirement care can be very rewarding.

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ERS Stands Against Hate

These are strange days in America. Not unprecedented, but indeed strange. And days that many of us mistakenly believed to lie completely in the past.

Charlottesville. Berkeley. Ferguson. Baltimore. Charleston.

Over the past year, we’ve seen hate on the march in those places and elsewhere, including right here in Cincinnati.

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4 Ageist Things You Didn’t Realize You’re Doing

Two of our central goals here at Episcopal Retirement Services, as stated by our new President and CEO, Laura Lamb, are to fight ageism and to help Cincinnati become one of the most age-inclusive cities in the nation.

What is ageism? It’s stereotyping or discrimination against individuals or groups because of their age. Like racism or sexism, ageism can be systematic, or it can be exhibited by individuals. And although it may be more commonplace in the workplace than any other form of discrimination, it often goes unacknowledged and unchallenged.

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How to Make Your Home Alzheimer’s and Dementia Friendly

Many people in Cincinnati provide full-time care, in their own homes, for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. For some, it’s a labor of love. For others, it’s a necessary cost-saving measure.

For people with Alzheimer’s dementia, aging at home can be a bit tricky. Alzheimer’s not only robs people of their memories — it robs them of their mobility and their ability to orient to their surroundings.

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ERS Gets High Marks on Re-Accreditation

Here at Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS), we take our residents’ safety, security and quality of life very seriously.

We continuously train our team members and consistently reinforce that training. We proactively maintain our properties. Most importantly, we take a person-centered approach to rendering elder care.

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How Cincinnati Can Become a More Age-Inclusive City

One of the most ambitious visions Laura Lamb, Episcopal Retirement Services’ new CEO, has articulated is her goal to eradicate ageism. That’s a tall order, but we believe it to be attainable.

To foster such change, the Tristate could become a bastion of age-inclusiveness  that would serve as a model for other cities and regions.

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ERS Chaplain Pens Second Award-Winning Short Story Collection

Fred McGavran is a pretty interesting guy. He’s been a bit of everything in his lifetime.

He graduated from Kenyon College and served as a U.S. Navy officer during the Vietnam War. He went to Harvard Law School and spent many years representing veterans and defending psychiatric malpractice claims. He retired in 2007 as a partner in prestigious legal firm Frost Brown Todd, LLC’s Cincinnati office.

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