Coronavirus Update – March 24, 2020

Dear Savanna House Family and Friends. I wanted to extend my gratitude for your continued support and understanding of our community’s preventative measures relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Thanks to your help, we have done a great job so far! Keeping our residents and staff safe is our top priority as we continue to manage this ever-changing situation while … Read More

Coronavirus Update – March 17, 2020

Dear Savanna House Family and Friends, I wanted to reach out with an update for you regarding our coronavirus (COVID-19) measures, asking for your continued support of the guidelines recommended by our local, state and federal health authorities. We have had a number of families visiting the community since the no-visitor mandate went into effect. We understand your concern for … Read More

Coronavirus Update

At Savanna House, the safety and well-being of our residents and their families, as well as our employees and health partners, is our top priority. My team and I are actively monitoring news relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and taking appropriate actions based on the recommendations of our local, state and federal health agencies.  We have communicated with our residents … Read More

Consider emotions when discussing assisted living

We know lots of people who have happily moved right into an assisted living facility and started new lives. For many, the burden of no longer having to maintain a house and cook for themselves is refreshing. Activities, socializing, healthy meals are all part of what makes the new environment appealing. However, some seniors find leaving behind a house (and … Read More

New Year’s resolutions if assisted living is an option

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to start looking into assisted living? Here are 5 things to consider: A daily routine Even under the best circumstances, many seniors still struggle with a daily routine that is fulfilling. After retirement and the loss of a spouse and other loved ones, life can get lonely and dull. This isn’t to say … Read More

5 things to make the holidays brighter for seniors

5 things to make the holidays brighter for seniors

When many of us think of the holidays, we think of festivities, food and fellowship. We imagine turkey coming out of the oven, the warmth of fireplaces and family, and time away from work to recharge for the new year. But for some seniors, the holidays can be a difficult – even depressing – time. According to recent data from … Read More

Three questions to ask when seniors struggle with memory

There are so many challenges that come with taking care of elderly parents. One of the most difficult ones can be making decisions for parents who are no longer mentally capable of making decisions for themselves. Many people have difficulties dealing with stubborn parents, but when parents are struggling with dementia or Alzheimer’s, problems can be amplified. The confusion that … Read More

Is assisted living better than in-home care?

in-home care or assisted living

There are a number of factors to consider, and the two can’t be truly measured in an apples-to-apples comparison. But we’ll take a look below at some of the things you’ll want to think about is finding the answer that works for you.

When is the right time for assisted living?

When is the right time for assisted living?

There’s no perfect answer, but here are a few things to consider: Better to be early than late If you’re thinking of having a talk with your parents about the right time for assisted living — or if you’re considering assisted living for yourself — the time to start the discussion is now.  Take tours of several facilities in your … Read More

Items to consider when exploring assisted living facilities

assisted living facilities

There are many things to think about when considering assisted living facilities. These are some of the top five topics you should discuss. Availability  More than a million Americans living in an assisted living community. As our population ages, that number is expected to continue to increase. In 2011, there were 5.7 million Americans over the age of 85. By … Read More