According to the NIH (National Institutes of Health), nearly 70% of people over age 65 will need some type of long-term care in their lifetime. Long-Term Care refers to the services required for an individual’s personal or heath care needs. Long-Term Care can be provided in a home setting, community setting or housing setting (i.e. … More Ask the Expert- What is Long Term Care?
This Spring we’re celebrating everything new at our Senior Campus! Many remodeling projects taking place, new team members, and new residents too. The Wellington has now expanded to senior living, including independent living, assisted living, and extended care services. Our new sign, new café seating in the lobby, and remodeled aquarium have been welcome additions … More New Residents and More at our Senior Campus!
Thanks to Interim Healthcare for providing this month’s Expert Article. Falls are a leading cause of injury and hospitalization for older Americans. Approximately one in three Americans over the age of 65 falls each year. In other words, falls are a serious health risk for older adults. As we age, our bodies undergo many physiological … More From Our Experts-Maintaining Balance for the Elderly
Upcoming Events at The Alton Is it Depression or is it Early Alzheimer’s Disease? Presented by: William B. Orr, PhD, MD Join us Wednesday, April 18th from 6-7 pm “Differentiating Early Dementia from Depression in the Elderly” Telling the difference between depression and early memory problems can be very difficult. Dr. Orr will present ways … More Events Happening This Week At Our Senior Campus!
I would like to acknowledge Fatuma for all of her outstanding work as an aide at Shepherd Park Home Care. Fatuma has worked here just over two years. She makes sure that everyone at The Wellington is taken care of very well. She has a humble manner and will reassure our residents if they are feeling insecure. She will make kind … More Outstanding Work From Our Shepard Park Home Care Team Member
What is hospice? Hospice is a philosophy of care for persons at the end of their lives. It is an approach to care focusing on the person as a whole being – their physical, emotional and spiritual beings. Everyone has a right to die with dignity in as much comfort as possible. Hospice can enhance a person’s quality of life. … More Ask Our Experts-What is Hospice?
MINNEAPOLIS –March 15, 2012– StuartCo, one of Minnesota’s largest apartment management firms, announced that it has hired Mike Lorenz as Housing Director of The Alton in St. Paul, MN. The Alton is a 65 bed memory care community within the StuartCo Shepard Park Senior Housing Campus. Mr. Lorenz will be responsible for managing the daily … More StuartCo Hires Mike Lorenz
“Is there a difference between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia?” The answer to that question is “yes”. Dementia is defined as the loss of mental ability in the areas of memory, reasoning, planning, and behavior severe enough to interfere with activities of daily living. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for an … More Ask Our Experts; Is There A Difference Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia?
Although it’s a hard subject to speak about, we are so very thankful and appreciative of a previous resident’s family from The Alton that included a short note about The Alton and the community it provides. The family wishes to express our deep gratitude to the loving and attentive nurses, aides, and staff at the … More A Family of an Alton Resident Shares a Heartfelt Note of Appreciation
Presented by Many people have a friend or relative who has fallen. The person may have slipped while walking or felt dizzy when standing up from a chair and fallen. Maybe you’ve fallen yourself. If you or an older person you know has fallen, you’re not alone. More than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each … More Ask Our Experts; Falls and Older Adults