St. Andrew’s Blog

  • Independent Living vs Active Living—Which is Best?

    Who Qualifies for VA Benefits for Assisted Living?

    For all that U.S. Veterans have sacrificed for our country, it's only right that they are shown gratitude and receive financial assistance as they age in life. That's why the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers plenty of benefits to help older vets offset [...]

  • Technology for Seniors — The 21st-Century Spin on Aging

    It's an old joke that technology and seniors don't mix... but we're not laughing. Used correctly, new technology can help older adults connect with others, stay on top of appointments, detect dangers, and manage other important aspects of their well-being. To us, that's the opposite [...]

  • Assisted Living vs. Active Living—What Are The Differences?

    The staff at St. Andrew’s understands that considering senior living options for a family member can be an overwhelming task fraught with emotion; but in the end, all you want is the best care and support available for someone you love! Like all important life [...]

  • Independent Living vs Active Living—Which is Best?

    Activities of Daily Living – What are They and Why are They Important?

    Having the knowledge you need to make educated decisions on the best level of care for your family’s unique situation is what St. Andrew’s is all about. If you’re researching senior living options for your loved one, you’ve probably come across the term “activities of [...]

  • Types of Dementia and Their Symptoms

    Contrary to popular belief, dementia isn't just one specific disease but is actually an umbrella term for a few different conditions. As we age, it's normal to lose some of the neurons in our brain—this experience is almost as common as older adults experiencing changes [...]

  • Assisted Living Transition: Myths Debunked So You Can Worry Less®

    Assisted living is ideal for older adults who want to maintain as much of their independence as possible but need a little extra support and care to do so. If you have decided to move yourself (or a loved one) into an assisted living community, [...]

  • What is a CCRC?

    There are over 1,900 CCRCs (also called Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Life Plan Communities) across the country. Although they look like simple nursing homes, they can offer so much more! CCRCs provide several levels of living, so you can choose the one that fits [...]

  • 5 Questions to Ask a Memory Care Community

    Are you looking into options for memory care for your loved one? You are already on the right track by researching the benefits of a memory care community, including… Safety: Memory care communities provide a secure environment for individuals with memory-related conditions, reducing the risk [...]

  • How to Pay for Senior Living

    How to Find the Right Senior Rehab Center for Your Loved One

    Life is full of choices. And the more you know about your options, the more educated a decision you can make on what is best for yourself and your family. When it comes to senior rehab centers, you have plenty of options available to you, [...]

  • Overcoming Loneliness in Seniors

    Overcoming Loneliness in Seniors

    Human beings are social by nature. We don’t just want social interactions; we need them. When we feel disconnected from our loved ones and our community, it can profoundly affect our overall sense of well-being. Older people are unfortunately at heightened risk of social isolation, [...]

  • How to Stay Mentally Sharp as You Age

    How to Stay Mentally Sharp as You Age

    Many people fear cognitive decline as they age. What if we said that severe age-related memory loss doesn’t have to be a foregone conclusion? By actively working on aspects of your physical and mental health, you could learn how to stay mentally sharp as you [...]

  • Checklist for Moving into Assisted Living

    Checklist for Moving into Assisted Living

    Moving to a senior living community is one of the biggest challenges in our lives. Once you’ve chosen an assisted living community to move into, that’s still only the first part of the battle. Fortunately, there are ways to make the rest of the process [...]