The only difference in our senior years is that we may have to open ourselves to a little help once in a while. From that degree of honesty and transparency, we enter into a truer human experience, one in which we can receive—and give—love. It becomes a welcome exchange of mutual blessing.
Within its communities, MorningStar offers Assisted Living, support at various levels with the activities of daily living. Around-the-clock Care Managers are on site and at the ready to ensure your comfort and safety as they meet your expressed (and unexpressed) needs.
UNDERSTANDING THE SENIOR LIVING LANDSCAPE
A Candid Word to the Spouse or Adult Child
Perhaps all this talk about assisted living communities is attended with twinges of guilt as the spouse or adult child of a senior in need. You wish you could open your own home to a beloved senior, but other commitments and constraints prevent you. Perhaps you are now the caregiver and feel apprehensive about turning that role over to someone else, despite your self-sacrifice taking its toll on your own health and well-being.
Please know we are here not to replace you, but to walk beside you and be a loving presence in your family's life.—all in the hope of being an additional loving presence. And if you allow MorningStar to step into the role of full-time Care Manager, the two of you are free to reestablish a more balanced relationship. Finally relax. Share a laugh. Enjoy each other.
We offer Short-term Stays (30 days or less) for those times when a senior's regular caregiver is needing a vacation. These respite stays are ideal for those recovering from surgery or otherwise convalescing. MorningStar offers the quiet quarters and attendance you need to fully recover. We also offer the companionship and community that is just as much a part of healing.
Click here to read MorningStar’s “Senior Life: How to have the best conversation ever with your elder parent.” This is a practical guide to understanding the psychology of advanced age, offering welcome advice to adult children on how to come alongside aging parents as an advocate and legacy coach.