National Assisted Living Week is September 9 -15, 2018. The week of observance was started in 1995 by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) to “recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors…” This year’s theme is “Capture the Moment” and is meant to inspire celebration of seniors’ daily lives as well as reflection on memories of the past.
The week also aims to remind assisted living staff and family members of residents of the “high quality, person-centered care” provided by assisted living facilities.
“High quality, person-centered care is at the heart of what Americare communities are all about,” says Amy Phillips, Spring Ridge administrator.
Americare Senior Living has six senior living communities in the Ozarks. Lakewood, Ravenwood, Spring Ridge, and the Neighborhoods at Quail Creek are all located in Springfield. Bradford Court is in Nixa and North Park Village & Cottages is in Ozark.
Not every senior requires the same type of care. With that in mind, Americare communities offer options that cover all possibilities when it comes to senior care. North Park Village & Cottages provides both independent living and assisted living.
Bradford Court and Spring Ridge are both assisted living communities and Lakewood and Ravenwood are assisted living and memory care communities. The skilled nursing facility at the Neighborhoods at Quail Creek was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the “Best Nursing Homes for 2017-2018”.
“Wherever someone is across the spectrum of senior living, whatever the needs of individuals and families, Americare has the place and the people ready and waiting right here,” says Fue Hang, Lakewood administrator. “Americare Senior Living’s vast network of senior living communities has been helping seniors live their lives, no matter what needs they may have. And as seniors’ needs change, Americare can accommodate those needs.”
“We put each resident at the very center of every decision in every Americare community,” says Alecia Robinson, Ravenwood administrator.
The philosophy at Americare is that individual outcomes and independence always outweigh rigid schedules and one-size-fits-all solutions with the objective of striking a balance between spontaneity and planned activity.
Americare has independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing communities in five states and serves over 3600 seniors.
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