Preparing Emotionally for a Move to Senior Living in 2020

Preparing Emotionally for a Move to Senior Living in 2020

November 01, 2020
By Alyse Wagner - American House

Whether you’ve thought it, coined it or have said it aloud, there is something very real about the phrase “there’s no place like home.” It’s our sense of comfort and belonging. It’s a space that’s jam packed with moments and memories. 

So, when it comes to the decision that it might be time for your loved one to make the move to senior living, it’s no surprise that it’s often difficult and emotional. 

It’s important to remain open minded, supportive and compassionate during this time. 

How We're Keeping Our Residents Safe During COVID-19

How We're Keeping Our Residents Safe During COVID-19

October 28, 2020
By Alyse Wagner - American House

Our house is your home. And, as the world continues to change, we’re adapting to better serve our residents and families, team members and partners. 

Our Life Enrichment Team has been innovative in finding ways to keep our residents having fun.

Whether that’s creating music videos, using household items to recreate famous pieces of artwork or even connecting residents at other communities through our pen pal program.

While we haven’t been able to all dine together, our Culinary Teams continue to incorporate fresh and local items into every delicious meal. 

Dressed to the Nines: Verda's Story

Dressed to the Nines: Verda's Story

October 26, 2020
By Alyse Wagner - American House

VerdaAt American House, everyone has a story. Some are a little more surprising than others. Like Verda’s. Turns out Verda was a Playboy Bunny. She says the mansion was nice. But she prefers The House.

One WWII Veteran’s Journey: George's Story

One WWII Veteran’s Journey: George's Story

October 13, 2020
By Alyse Wagner - American House

George George who calls American House Sterling Meadows home is 94 years young. Although today’s not his birthday, it is a birthday he holds dear to his heart, the Navy’s. And, we’re here to tell his story.

It’s 1926, the year Henry Ford established the 40-hour work week, “Winnie-the-Pooh” was published, the first fuel rocket was launched and George Weber was born.

Are you ready to start your next chapter at a senior living community?

Are you ready to start your next chapter at a senior living community?

October 01, 2020
By Alyse Wagner - American House

Contemplating a move to a senior living community can seem difficult or overwhelming. Despite the benefits and appealing lifestyle of senior living, you or your loved one might still be asking the question, “Am I ready?” The truth is, most retirees find relocating to a senior community is one of the best decisions they’ve ever made. Today’s communities offer beautifully-designed apartments with spacious floorplans, resort-style accommodations, and a number of social activities. The safety and security of a senior living community can also provide peace of mind.

The B-29 Blonde Bomber Beauty: Audra's Story

The B-29 Blonde Bomber Beauty: Audra's Story

September 28, 2020
By Alyse Wagner - American House

AudraAudra, who calls American House Wildwood home, is 95 years young. 

Although born in Lexington, Kentucky, Audra spent many of her days at an all-girls boarding school in Asheville, North Carolina. 

Starting the Conversation

Starting the Conversation

August 31, 2020
By Alyse Wagner - American House

Starting the conversation with a loved one about making the move to senior living can be intimidating. But, choosing the right community will be one of the most important decisions you make for yourself or a loved one.

By discussing the topic early, and maintaining open lines of communication, you’ll avoid being faced with making this very important decision in an emergency-type situation.

Here are a few tips on how to get the conversation started:

This Amazing Group of Seniors Give Back to the Community

This Amazing Group of Seniors Give Back to the Community

April 28, 2020
By Alyse Wagner - American House

At the end of 2019, a group of residents who call American House Village home, coined themselves the “Piece Makers” – a play on words as they “pieced” together puzzles to create permanent works of art. The residents then sold the completed, mounted puzzles and donated the proceeds to the American House Foundation*, a 501(c)3 committed to helping local seniors in need through grants and research funding. 

American House Home Safe Program

American House Home Safe Program

March 30, 2020
By Alyse Wagner - American House

American House Senior Living Communities has been serving seniors and providing the highest quality of care for over 40 years, and we are committed to providing the highest level of service to our seniors during this pandemic. At this time, we are able to accommodate safe, quick and efficient move-ins to our community for those in need of care. 

A Day in the Life at American House

A Day in the Life at American House

February 22, 2020
By Alyse Wagner - American House

Today, there are more senior living options available than ever before. Many senior living communities include resort-style amenities, private apartments with spacious floor plans and on-site medical services with the ability to provide care during every stage of life. With so many options to choose from, deciding where to begin your search, and the appropriate level of care, can seem like a daunting task.

At American House, we offer a variety of living options for you or your loved one.

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