Sundowning. Mood changes. Bath wars. When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, everyone—caregivers and family members—feels the impact of the disease. Why do they do what they do? And what can you do about it? Understanding why certain behaviors happen—and how best to approach the situation—will relieve frustration all-around. Education is key. Continue reading “Free Lunch & Learn Dementia Education Programs Offered at Vista Prairie this Spring” »
Today’s seniors grew up playing games fueled by their athleticism and imagination—a stark contrast from today’s youth who know how to use a touch screen before they can talk. And whether or not we’re “born digital,” technology has become an integral part of life, helping people at every age and stage of life. Continue reading “Five Ways Technology Benefits Seniors” »
We’ve assembled a team of remarkable professionals at our Vista Prairie Communities. With varied backgrounds and talents, our team has one common goal: to serve those who entrust us with their lives, health, and well-being. We transform lives by providing compassionate care and joy-filled environments in the communities we serve. We recently sat down with Rachael Evers, Executive Director of Vista Prairie at Monarch Meadows, and asked her a few questions.
Settling into a senior living community can be an emotional time—it’s a new environment filled with new faces and new activities. That’s a whole lot of new. No matter your age, you might feel a little anxious, sad, or awkward being the “new kid,” but it’s also important to remember that change can be exciting. Think about the many possibilities for new adventures and friends, think about the ease of a maintenance-free lifestyle, think about how safe you’ll feel in a secure environment.
It’s been a bone-chilling winter here in the Midwest, with average temperatures well below zero. Extreme cold can pose serious threats, especially for seniors who account for more than half of cold-related injuries like frostbite. Take a look at our tips on how to keep your loved ones protected this winter season.