With an ever-growing array of senior living options available—independent living, adult day care, home health care, senior apartments, and skilled nursing, just to name a few—the prospect of choosing the community that’s right for you can be daunting. And that’s after you make the decision to move to a senior community, not an easy thing to do in its own right.
The new Executive Director of Vista Prairie at Fieldcrest, Joshua von Holdt has an extensive background in nursing, social work, and health services. The common thread throughout his career is Josh’s passion for helping and serving members of his community. The amount of love and care he invests into his work shines through every day at Fieldcrest.
Jessie Warburton, Executive Director of Keelson Harbour Senior Community in Spirit Lake, IA, is approaching a decade of service at Vista Prairie Communities. She’s been with Keelson Harbour since the very beginning, joining the team as a memory care resident assistant when the community opened its doors in 2007. A natural caregiver, Jessie was soon promoted to lead care manager and later to memory care coordinator.
The holidays can be a stressful time of year for seniors in assisted living care, particularly those whose families don’t live close enough to make an easy visit. If someone doesn’t feel they can fully participate in the festivities—whether due to distance or due to personal limitations—it can be easy to experience feelings of isolation and loneliness. Vista Prairie Communities does a lot throughout the holidays to help seniors feel engaged in the holiday spirit by making it easy to celebrate with families and staff. There are also many things you can do to make your senior’s holiday season special, no matter if you leave near or far. Continue reading “Tips for Making the Holiday Season Special in Senior Living” »
At Vista Prairie Communities, there is no typical “day in the life.” Each of our communities maintains a steady schedule of activities, events, and outings that make every day unique and interesting. With something new happening every day, our residents don’t have time to get bored! Here’s just a sampling of some recent events and activities that make life at Vista Prairie Communities so fulfilling.