Learn More About MorningStar Senior Living

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At MorningStar of Sparks we strive to create a true home where you can enjoy your retirement years as carefree as possible.  Our mission includes hiring a team of caregivers with a felt calling to serve to ensure our residents are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. Along with offering exceptional independent living, assisted living and memory care, our company also believes in taking part in philanthropic work locally here in Nevada and globally.

All MorningStar Senior Living communities host and participate in fun and inspiring activities sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and other senior-focused not-for-profit organizations.  One such event we participate in is the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s.”  The 5K Walk is the world’s largest event and raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. We encourage our staff, residents and families to join us in whatever capacity they are able.

Also, every year our communities across the Western U.S. host celebrations for the “The Longest Day” event on June 21, which again is intended to raise funds and awareness for treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.  Among our many communities, each one hosts their own activities, and we enjoy planning our own unique celebration at MorningStar of Sparks.

In addition, MorningStar Senior Living also feels a responsibility to serving and investing in charitable projects around the world.  One such project is helping to build and support an orphanage in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. See our website to learn more about the MorningStar Foundation and the causes we support.

The more you know about MorningStar of Sparks, the more you will understand it is unlike other senior living communities.  Contact us for more information about our beautiful, loving community.

The unique mission statement of MorningStar of Sparks, “to honor, to serve, to invest,” sets us apart from other senior living communities. Our foundation is built upon honoring God, valuing all seniors, and investing in staff with a felt calling to serve. Dedicated to creating a real home for residents within a beautiful setting, we encourage you to see for yourself our exceptional offering for independent and assisted living in Sparks, NV.

 

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MorningStar’s Unique & Compassionate Approach to Memory Care

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MorningStar of Albuquerque is committed to provide the best senior living Albuquerque NM offers, which includes compassionate and loving memory care to those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Our Reflections Neighborhood has 21 secure memory care suites dedicated to residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.   MorningStar’s compassionate team will expertly provide the care your loved one requires for their utmost comfort, wellness and safety.  

Our holistic approach to memory care is done through our program we call “Lavender Sky.”  By utilizing our extensive understanding of dementia, it provides the tools to empower and equip our team to advance our vision and mission of providing a more insightful way to support the memory-impaired and their families.  

All of our employees, regardless of their position in our community, will receive training in the program as we understand knowledge provides greater wisdom and insight into interacting with our most tender residents.  The eight hours of training includes the pathology behind the disease as well as communication techniques, and holistic solutions to dining, safety and challenging behaviors.  

Through Lavender Sky, our caregivers thoughtfully enter, embrace and explore the “purple world” of dementia as they crossover the physical and emotional boundaries that would otherwise separate us. By exploring each of our residents’ life stories including their history and preferences, we create an individualized care plan. We also involve and engage family members in how to follow our lead.

Please visit our website for more information regarding experienced, compassionate memory care.  At MorningStar of Albuquerque, we do not consider serving our memory care residents to be depressing but rather offer hope to families as we strive to find ways to elevate and celebrate each resident’s life.  

The unique mission statement of MorningStar of Albuquerque, “to honor, to serve, to invest,” sets us apart from other senior living communities. Our foundation is built upon honoring God, valuing all seniors, and investing in staff with a felt calling to serve. Dedicated to creating a real home for residents within a beautiful setting, we encourage you to learn more about the finest senior living Albuquerque NM has to offer.

Are You Afraid Assisted Living is Beyond Your Budget?

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At MorningStar of Santa Fe, we are honored to provide our residents with the finest senior living in the area.  However we are aware that too many seniors and their families do not fully understand all of the services and amenities communities like ours provide.  Rather they think that assisted living is much more expensive than it actually is as they are not considering all it offers. In fact a 2016 study found that for full-time care, assisted living is a less expensive option than cobbling together comparable in-home care, which can end up costing considerably more.   

You need to keep in mind that assisted living care at MorningStar of Santa Fe not only includes nutritious, delicious daily meals, but a full range of services including 24/7 care managers, and access to a licensed nurse.  We also provide scheduled transportation, medication management services, CPR-trained staff on every shift, scheduled physician visits, choice of physician, pharmacy services, and much, much more.  

Your level of care (we have five) is determined after a thorough assessment with our Wellness Director, who is also a licensed nurse, and based on your medical history and current needs.  Due to the nature of memory care, it is provided at an all-inclusive packaged price.  

Furthermore assisted living does not mean you will lose your privacy or independence.  When you receive the proper assistance you need each day, it will actually free you up to live a fuller life.  Also our beautiful suites are designed with our residents’ needs in mind and have their own entrance to ensure your privacy and comfort.  Another thing that makes living at MorningStar of Santa Fe feel just like home is we are pet friendly so you will not have to leave behind a beloved “member of the family” to move into our community.  

In order to really get an idea of all our beautiful community offers, we encourage you to schedule a tour.  Please visit our website to use our convenient link to set up a tour as well as for contact information and availability and pricing.  

MorningStar of Santa Fe offers the very best in senior living Santa Fe style with our distinct mission statement of “to honor, to serve, to invest.”  Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve to create a ‘true home” for residents. To get a firsthand look at the finest senior living in Santa Fe, NM, please set up a tour.

 

Preventing Falls with Balance Exercises

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A fall can have serious consequences especially for an older adult.  The National Council on Aging cites statistics showing “one in four Americans 65 years or older falls each year, every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.”  They add that falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults.  

Loss of balance in seniors can be caused from many things including inner ear problems such as vertigo, failing eyesight, numbness in feet and legs, arthritis, chronic diseases (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and multiple sclerosis), medications and heart problems.  A condition called orthostatic hypotension, which is a drop in blood pressure, can also result in feelings of dizziness, light headedness, or feeling faint and lead to falls.  

To keep your muscles strong and help prevent falls, you need to keep moving, and the best way to improve mobility and balance is through training exercises.  Participating in twice-weekly programs for aerobic, balance, flexibility and resistance/strength training can increase your ability to walk and allow you to continue exercising more over the long term.   

You can also lessen your risk of falling by practicing balance-training exercises throughout the day.  One example is to place your hand on the kitchen counter and balance on one foot and then the other, then if you feel comfortable, remove your hand and try again.  Another at-home exercise is to stand behind a sturdy chair and grip it for balance while lifting one leg directly behind you without bending your knee or pointing your toes, then switch to the other leg.  You can also do side leg raises in much the same way but extend your leg to the side keeping your back straight, and your toes pointing forward. 

At MorningStar at Arcadia, we encourage residents to join one of our fitness classes and work out with friends!  Please visit our website to learn more about one of the best assisted living homes Phoenix AZ has to offer.  

MorningStar at Arcadia’s distinct mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest” sets us apart from other senior living options.  Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve.  Set in a loving environment with exceptional architecture and resort-style amenities, MorningStar at Arcadia invites you to schedule a tour of one of the best assisted living homes Phoenix AZ offers.

Sources: ncoa.org/news/resources-for-reporters/get-the-facts/falls-prevention-facts/

healthinaging.org/aging-and-health-a-to-z/topic:balance-problems/info:causes-and-symptoms/

 

Looking for Independent or Assisted Living in the Reno Area?

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Seniors often end up feeling confused about whether independent living or assisted living is their best senior living option.   Experts say the most important thing is to base your decision on is how well you manage your daily personal care activities on your own.

If you need help with things like meal preparations, personal hygiene, managing medications, and household chores, assisted living is probably your best bet.  However, if you are an active senior who is handling these tasks on your own but would like convenient access to hospitality services such as dining, wellness programs and activities, housekeeping, and companionship, independent living is perfect for you.

Moreover, for seniors who still feel comfortable managing their own personal care for now but worry things could change in the future, communities such as MorningStar of Sparks are the answer.  Along with offering 128 bright suites for independent living, we also have 80 suites for assisted living and 32 secure suites for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments.  If down the road, you feel you need more assistance than our independent living offers, you will have priority for one of our assisted living or memory care suites.

MorningStar of Sparks’ goal is to be one of the best Greater Reno retirement communities, and we work hard to provide residents a lifestyle of comfort, wellness and community.  One of the many benefits of living at MorningStar of Sparks is that we make it easy for seniors to live a healthy lifestyle.  Please visit our website for more information and to inquire about pricing and availability.  

MorningStar of Sparks’ mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest” sets us apart from other Greater Reno retirement communities. Our foundation is built upon honoring God, valuing all seniors, and investing in staff with a felt calling to serve. Dedicated to creating a real home for residents within a beautiful setting, we encourage you to see for yourself our exceptional community.

 

Experts Say Assisted Living May Be More Affordable than In-home Care

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At MorningStar of Santa Fe, we are proud to provide unsurpassed senior living in Santa Fe, NM.   While we know the many benefits assisted living and memory care provide to both residents and their families, we also understand many families worry the cost is too high.  

This is where a little research of just what is offered at senior living communities like MorningStar of Santa Fe can put a different perspective on things.   In fact many families are surprised to learn that several studies show that assisted living communities are cheaper than comparable in-home care, and may actually provide more services.  

If your loved one requires help at least 44 hours a week, experts say a home health care aid will costs an average of $3,813 per month.  Keep in mind this doesn’t even include the costs of running a home such as mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, and utility bills as well as routine home maintenance expenses.  Moreover piecing together services does not even address the modifications that may have to be done to the home to ensure the person can safely move about.  

In a 2016 study, researchers reported that the average monthly cost of assisted living was $3,600 for a private room and core services.  While specialized services and other care services can increase this figure, one important benefit essential for our good health and freely provided by an assisted living community is socialization.   Given the large amount of wellness programs and activities at MorningStar of Santa Fe, we guarantee if you are looking for something to do or someone to do it with at our community, you will find it.  

Another often overlooked benefit of senior living communities like MorningStar is safety including emergency call systems in every resident’s suite and 24/7 care managers.  In fact our entire community was built from the ground up to accommodate every aspect of our residents’ needs. Please visit our website to learn more about compassionate senior living in Santa Fe, NM.  

MorningStar of Santa Fe offers the very best in senior living with our distinct mission statement of “to honor, to serve, to invest.”  Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve to create a true “home” for residents.  Please give us a call or visit our website to set up a tour to see firsthand the finest senior living in Santa Fe, NM.   

Source: seniorliving.org/compare/assisted-living-vs-home-care/

Enjoy Dining at MorningStar at Arcadia

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One of the top assisted living homes Phoenix AZ has to offer, MorningStar at Arcadia understands the healing power of “breaking bread together,” and that it provides more than just nutrients but bonds us together as family and friends.  This is one of the reasons our community serves meals restaurant-style in our attractive dining room. 

Each MorningStar resident is provided with three daily meals that are meticulously prepared by our own Executive Chef.  Our meals are prepared largely from scratch and are modified to accommodate low sodium, sugar free, no sugar added, vegetarian and low-fat diets along with seasonal menus.  Chef Wesley also welcomes residents’ feedback and adapts recipes to make sure everyone enjoys our mealtimes.  

MorningStar also makes it a priority to use BrainWise ingredients in our meals.  BrainWise super foods include those that have been recognized by the medical community to support brain health and have a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds.   Many of the common items we incorporate into our meals include items like acai berries, Omega 3 fats, dark chocolate and dark greens.  

For our memory care residents, we feel that dining is as much about socializing as it is about nutrition.  MorningStar has lots of experience caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and we understand their abilities at the table may be compromised.  This is why we serve lots of finger foods; softened and puréed, thickened liquids; and easy-to-recognize balanced meals packed with nutrients.   

Furthermore, team members sit with residents to help make mealtime enjoyable and encourage their appetite.  We also serve meals “family-style” from serving bowls and platters like we do at home. Family member are always welcome to join us.    

MorningStar at Arcadia’s distinct mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest” sets us apart from other senior living options.  Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve.  Set in a warm, loving environment with exceptional architecture and resort-style amenities, MorningStar at Arcadia invites you to contact us to learn more about one of the best assisted living homes Phoenix AZ offers.