The week of September 10-16, Vista Prairie Communities will join assisted living communities nationwide in celebrating National Assisted Living Week® (NALW). NALW was established in 1995 by the National Center for Assisted Living as an occasion to recognize the important role of assisted living in providing care and housing for seniors. At Vista Prairie, we are taking this week to honor the special connections between staff and residents in our communities.
From September 11th – 17th, we’re observing National Assisted Living Week, during which we recognize the important role assisted living plays in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. NALW is an opportunity to celebrate the residents we serve across Vista Prairie Communities, and to educate the public about the benefits of long-term care.
The Center for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 2 adults lives with chronic illness. A chronic illness is a disease with long-term symptoms that can be managed, but not cured. Examples of common chronic illnesses include heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and kidney disease. Chronic illnesses can affect adults of any age, but become more prevalent as we get older.
Spirit Lake, Iowa – June 2, 2015 – On June 4, Vista Prairie at Keelson Harbour Senior Living Community will host a Grand Opening event to unveil its expansion of apartments and amenities. The completed construction includes 27 new assisted living apartments as well as a beauty salon, spa room, community room and fitness center, adding 26,300 square feet to the existing complex.
Dementia, described as a number of conditions characterized by the gradual loss of intellectual function, affects more than five million Americans. Most people who suffer from dementia experience memory loss as well as difficulties with language, motor activities and recognition. And as your loved ones with dementia progress through the stages, life becomes harder and you, as family members and caregivers, are often torn when it comes to making decisions about what they really need.