How Assisted Living Makes Life So Much Better
When most people think of Assisted Living, they think of services like routine housekeeping, but it’s so
When most people think of Assisted Living they think of services like routine housekeeping. But at MorningStar Senior Living the benefits of community life offer so much more. MorningStar’s mission is rooted in honoring God and uplifting the light of His manifold blessings. That deep dedication gives rise to benefits far beyond assisting seniors in the activities of daily living. With our sense of calling to serve, rooted in the Judeo-Christian ethic, we strive to build Family for Life—vibrant communities that enable seniors to live longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives.
Here are a few of the ways our Assisted Living lifestyle can elevate life.
Personalized Service Plans meets your loved one’s changing needs.
The only constant in life is change. Whether that change involves health, mobility, or memory issues, we stay closely attune to the shifts in our residents that naturally occur in advanced age, ensuring their personalized service plans shift in kind, positioning the services they need when they need them.
Dietary Support helps residents eat well and stay healthy.
Beyond the pure pleasures of eating with its superabundance of variety and flavors, nutritious food is essential to overall health and energy. So, when serving up delicious meals made from the freshest ingredients, we make sure every savory and sweet bite meets a resident’s dietary requirements.
Health Status Monitoring tracks changes in critical indicators.
Whether its diabetes, heart disease or other chronic health conditions, most seniors in Assisted Living have issues that can lead to hospital admission or readmission. Our wellness team keeps an eagle eye on key indicators like weight, blood pressure and other symptomatic presentations from which we take steps to mitigate and manage the condition.
Medication Management maximize the benefits of prescription drugs.
As beneficial as they can be, pharmaceuticals can’t do their job if they aren’t taken as prescribed or if they are at odds with other medications or certain foods. That’s why we take special care to reconcile a resident’s prescriptions and make sure they are taken in the right dosage at the right time.
Social Interaction promotes better physical and emotional health.
Whether it’s a cheery hello in the hallway or a heartfelt hug sincerely given, social interaction is good medicine for body and soul. There’s a hum in every MorningStar Assisted Living that bespeaks of a community of loving relationships and the mutual exchange of comfort and joy among friends.
Clinical Staffing means higher levels of care is on call.
Health care emergencies can happen any time of day or night. At MorningStar Assisted Living, Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses are always on call to help.
Home Healthcare delivers care where it’s most appreciated.
Thanks to MorningStar’s range of care, therapy and medical-social services, whether directly from the hands of our own trained team or through one of our third-party providers, a health problem that needs extra attention can be treated in the comfort of a resident’s own home.
Onsite Primary Care Physicians mean the doctor is (almost always) in.
Residents who are feeling under the weather or encountering a minor health care concern don’t have to make their way to the doctor’s office. Thanks to Primary Care Physicians working in partnership with us, they can stroll down the hall and get a concern checked out by a rounding physician. Here you can ask questions or receive post-acute care as well.
Recovering from an illness is easier when Rehab Therapy is in the house.
Whether it’s recovering from a stroke or building back strength and mobility after surgery, MorningStar Assisted Living provides onsite help through our contracted therapy partners, with dedicated OT, PT and Speech therapists holding regular office hours under our roof. Integrated wellness services include:
- Vitality Check electronic dashboard of personal progress and goals
- Live and virtual exercise classes
- Personal training including cardiovascular and strength exercises
- Live and virtual wellness seminars on topics like flexibility, bone health and pain management
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapies
- Gait analysis and fall risk assessment
- Monthly newsletter with healthy living tips, news, and ideas
Memory care that enters, embraces, and explores the world of dementia.
Our Lavender Sky philosophy of dementia care is dedicated to helping residents affected by dementia and their families find a place of peace and purpose through our three-pronged ambition to serve the memory-impaired:
Enter—The memory-impaired have involuntarily entered an alternative reality—an entirely different world. Into this world, the most amazing souls (our care team) choose to enter in, drawn by love and compassion. We step into their "purple world," crossing over the physical, emotional, and relational boundaries that would otherwise separate us. This act of entering, in loving support of them, takes courage, insight and intentionality.
Embrace—As care professionals, we embrace a deep understanding of brain disease. We embrace whatever changes are needed in our own communication style, willingly changing us for their sake. We embrace disruption for the innovation it reveals. We embrace each moment, ransoming it for joy, as we embrace residents physically, knowing the power of human touch. Most centrally, we embrace hope—that it remains, even now.
Explore—Under a Lavender Sky, exploration is boundless. It must be, for dementia itself is expansive, each form manifesting itself differently in each person. As care partners, exploring means being resourceful, finding individualized solutions, and resolving to begin anew (for what worked yesterday may not work today). We explore a person’s life, history and preferences to offer personalized care. We explore ways to involve and engage family members, knowing our service is as much to them as to the residing senior.
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At MorningStar, we believe that a helping hand can be extended in ways that honor God, strengthen the body and lift the spirit, offering a better life lived to the fullest. If your loved one lives far from family and friends with increasingly isolation, it could be time to consider moving him or her into an Assisted Living community where they’ll have a 24/7 team dedicated to offering care and hospitality services that meet each resident’s social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs.