November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month, a time for acknowledging all those affected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time when hospice organizations around the country work to raise awareness about caring for those dealing with serious and life-limiting illnesses. That makes this month a good time to learn more about hospice—and to begin considering your own wishes for end-of-life care—long before a medical crisis occurs.
If you’ve been considering moving to an assisted living community, autumn is an ideal time to act. With winter fast approaching, settling into one of Sunset’s living communities holds a special appeal to anyone wishing to avoid the frigid, snowy hassles that accompany the season’s arrival.
The first Fieldstone Villas are nearing completion, and soon our founding residents will be moving into the Life Plan Community (formerly known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community). Located in a beautiful park-like setting—with walking paths, ponds, and well-appointed landscaping—Fieldstone Villas redefine the traditional setting of a retirement facility.
For many older adults, transitioning from home to assisted or supported living involves making tough decisions. More often than not, affordability is the most important consideration. When it comes to comparing costs between options—moving to a skilled nursing facility versus an independent living community, for example—understanding the various charges involved is critical to making informed decisions.
Do you understand the difference between Active Living and Assisted Living? Do you know how a Continuing Care Community differs from a Nursing Home? Unless you’ve been around the senior housing industry for a while, you’re likely to be confused about all the various care alternatives available. Just learning the different names from one living option to the next can seem overwhelming. So, if you’re setting out to research living options for a loved one, learning the terminology is always a good place to begin.
Topics: Active Living, Articles, Continuing Care Communities, Hospice, Independent Living, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Memory Care, Nursing Homes, Residential Care, Respite Care, Senior Care Terms, Senior Housing, Senior Living
Janet Martin, Business Office Manager of Sunset Village, and Diana Hoffman, Executive Director of The Woodlands at Sunset House were each honored with an “Excellence in Caring” Award from LeadingAge Ohio.
This award recognizes personal committment to providing excellent care and going above and beyond to meet the needs of our residents.
The awards were presented in Columbus, Ohio at the annual LeadingAge Ohio Conference September 9th and 10th.
Congratulations Janet and Diana - We're proud of you!
Pax and Vern are spending a wonderful afternoon scouting for frogs at the Sunset Village pond. Pax's mom works for Sunset and he came with her to work this day. After a day of turtle scouting, making cupcakes and visiting with all the special people at Sunset Village, Pax is going to want to go to work with Mom everyday!
SRC Vice President of Operations, Judy Bishop is well known and respected throughout the Culture Change community. She has been active in the Eden Alternative for many years and models the term “Care Partner” in all aspects of her life. Judy is always among the first Eden Educators to embrace new opportunities for growth. Her journey began as a Certified Eden Associate in 2000 and continues as she grows in her role as a new Eden Mentor.
Eden Mentors are Certified Eden Associates who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to creating a life worth living for Elders and their care partners. As distinguished volunteers, they offer their talents and expertise to individuals and organizations seeking to make a difference for the people they serve. Eden Mentors also meet bi-annually to offer input and support for Eden Alternative developments and upcoming events.
We're proud of you Judy! Thank you for helping Sunset on this journey!