Sunset Stories

Is Independent Living at Sunset Communities a Good Value?

Posted by Gayle Young on Sep 6, 2017 10:33:59 AM

When thinking about moving to The Woodlands or Fieldstone Villas, one factor to consider is the financial aspect. It’s important to do a cost-benefit analysis, comparing the costs and benefits of independent living at either one of these Sunset Communities’ to the costs and benefits of living in your current house.

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Topics: Articles, Why Sunset?

“Working at Sunset House is like Coming Home.” Meet Felice Wolff, Admissions Counselor

Posted by Gayle Young on Jun 23, 2017 4:05:54 PM

“[Sunset House] has always been a part of me,” Felice says.

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Topics: Articles, Why Sunset?

4 Things to Consider When Comparing Assisted Living Communities

Posted by Gayle Young on Jun 7, 2017 12:05:58 PM

Choosing the right assisted living community can be a daunting task. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices to communities that provide the high quality care you expect for you or your loved one, the next way to compare is price and contract options. When every community has a different contract, how do you choose the contract option that’s best for you or your family?

Here are five areas of contracts to assess and compare as you make your decision.

1. What’s Included?

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Topics: Articles, Planning

Sunset House’s One Bedroom Apartment – Superior Assisted Living in Toledo

Posted by Sunset Staff on Apr 21, 2017 10:26:19 AM

The greatest joys in life come from pursuing your passions. Whether your passions lie in family, friends, art, fitness, sewing, or volunteerism, Sunset House’s one bedroom apartment  creates the perfect base for you to pursue your passion – with the added benefits of Sunset House’s respected assisted living services.

When you enter the one bedroom apartment, a spacious living area greets you. Here, you’ll find ample storage in a large closet, a kitchenette, and plenty of space to create a comfortable, relaxing living room. Because the kitchenette opens to the rest of the room, it’s ideal for hosting friends and family – everyone can stay involved in the conversation even if they step away to get a snack or beverage.

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Calling All Animal Lovers: Pet Friendly Retirement at Sunset Communities

Posted by Sunset Staff on Apr 5, 2017 4:29:46 PM

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened."

-Anatole France

For many, pets are an integral part of life. They provide companionship, snuggles, reasons to exercise, and can even spark new human friendships. Most pet owners would never considering leaving their beloved pet, which is why the team here at Sunset Communities is often asked, “Can I bring my pet?” The answer? YES!

Sunset Communities is proud to be a pet-friendly community. Our mission reads, “Enriching individual life journeys.” With that guiding philosophy, we do everything we can to ensure that your pet remains part of your individual journey.

“I have always had dachshunds,” said Ann, a resident of Sunset Communities. She has two pets – Kara, the cat, and Garland, a black and tan long-haired miniature dachshund.

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Topics: Articles, People, Why Sunset?

Meet the Team: Vicky Bartlett, BSN, LNHA – President, CEO of Sunset Communities

Posted by Sunset Staff on Mar 10, 2017 2:25:26 PM

Vicky’s passion for working with seniors is clear in every conversation about her work and passions. Her first experience in the senior living field began in 1976, as she worked to finish her bachelor’s degree in nursing. Vicky found a part time job in a nonprofit nursing home, and the rest, as they say, is history.

“I just fell in love with working with seniors,” she explained. “Unlike the hospital, where people come and go and you don’t get to know them, in senior living, you find out about the seniors, the families, and really get to build relationships.”

After getting married, Vicky and her husband moved to the Toledo area, where she didn’t even consider looking for a job in a hospital setting. That’s when she found Sunset Communities in 1985.

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Topics: Articles, Why Sunset?

6 Reasons You’re Not Planning For Long-Term Care

Posted by Sunset Staff on Jan 19, 2017 4:11:21 PM

Here’s an interesting quandary: while experts estimate that today’s retirees face a 69 percent future risk of needing long-term care, six in 10 middle-aged adults consider themselves unlikely to ever require assistance living their lives. Those numbers indicate that aging adults are overly optimistic about their future living needs—and their confidence is causing many to postpone or forgo planning for long-term care.

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Topics: Active Living, Articles, Independent Living, Long-term Care, Nursing Homes, Planning, Senior Housing, Senior Living

Tips for Holiday Visits With Elderly Loved Ones

Posted by Sunset Staff on Dec 19, 2016 11:24:44 AM

This is a magical time at Sunset Communities, as we watch families reunite to celebrate the holidays. Of course, we also see the stress that the season’s hustle and bustle can cause among our residents. So if you’re planning to visit someone living at Sunset this season—or inviting an elderly loved one to your home holiday gathering—here are some suggestions for keeping the holidays merry.

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Topics: Active Living, Articles, Continuing Care Communities, Holidays, Nursing Homes, Residential Care, Senior Housing, Senior Living

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Posted by Sunset Staff on Nov 21, 2016 8:00:11 AM

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month, a time for acknowledging all those affected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

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Topics: Articles, Continuing Care Communities, Memory Care, Nursing Homes, Residential Care, Senior Living

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Posted by Sunset Staff on Nov 9, 2016 9:22:55 AM

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.

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Topics: Articles, Continuing Care Communities, Hospice, Palliative Care