St. Andrew’s Blog

  • 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 [...]

  • Handling Caregiver Grief

    Handling Caregiver Grief

    When a loved one assumes a family caregiver role, family dynamics will shift. Lifestyle changes are to be expected. Feelings of frustration are common. What most people don’t anticipate is experiencing grief during the caregiving process. While unexpected for many, caregiver grief is an incredibly [...]

  • Caring for Someone with Sundown Syndrome

    Caring for Someone with Sundown Syndrome

    The end of the day is a time to wind down. But for family members and caregivers of older adults living with dementia, this time can mean stress, restlessness, and frustration. Many laypeople and professionals alike refer to this phenomenon as sundown syndrome. [...]

  • How to Pay for Senior Living

    How to Pay for Senior Living

    By the year 2020, one in six Americans will be a senior; the baby boomer generation will swell the senior population from 39 million to 53 million within 10 years. Although long-term senior care becomes mandatory for many people, most wait too long to prepare [...]

  • Senior Living Tour Steps

    Senior Living Tour Steps

    Beginning to explore senior living communities can be exciting, overwhelming, and sometimes a little scary. We want you to be as prepared as possible to make this big decision! At St. Andrew’s, we want to help you stay focused on the positive and maintain excitement [...]

  • Features of Our Faith-Based Retirement Community

    Features of Our Faith-Based Retirement Community

    Nourishing the mind and body is important, but we believe nourishing only the mind and body neglects another vital aspect of wellness—spirituality. That is why we designed our network of not-for-profit, faith-based retirement communities to meet the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of older adults [...]

  • Independent Living vs Active Living—Which is Best?

    Independent Living vs Active Living—Which is Best?

    We'll let you in on a secret: there is no "best" senior living option. The only option that's best is the one that works for your family's unique situation! When your family has an active older adult who wants to live in a community, you [...]

  • When is the right time for assisted living?

    When is the right time for assisted living?

    When someone you love ages, you want to do everything you can to help. But sometimes, through no fault of your own, there may come a time when you have done all you can, and the next step is to move your loved one into [...]