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Where to Begin

We understand that researching senior living options for your aging loved one can feel like a daunting or overwhelming task, but as senior living experts we would like to assure you that it can become a very enlightening process. Oftentimes, the first steps on this journey can be the most difficult ones, so learning how and where to begin can make all the difference.

Which Senior Living Option Should be Explored?

When it comes to senior living, there are multiple lifestyle options and levels of care from which to choose. This can make it difficult for those who may realize that a transition is in their loved one's best interest but may become overwhelmed by the breadth of choices. Here are three of the most common options and the situations for which they are best suited.

Independent Living

This lifestyle option offers the resident an autonomous lifestyle similar to that which they experienced prior to moving, but with many significant benefits including the elimination of home maintenance and upkeep. Taking care of one's home can become increasingly physically challenging with age, and it can also demand a significant amount of time that would be better spent enjoying their retirement. Independent living provides the freedom to pursue interests, hobbies, and friendships in the safe, comfortable, and well-maintained environment of a senior living community.

Assisted Living

This option provides a lifestyle similar in autonomy to independent living, but with additional support from trained senior living professionals with activities of daily living. As people age, their needs change, and they may require assistance with daily tasks such as bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, or using the restroom. Assisted living provides this kind of support while allowing the resident to continue enjoying the best that life has to offer and getting the most out of every day.

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Memory Care

More than 6 million Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and even more are affected by other forms of dementia. While this can be a frightening experience for both the individual and their loved ones, the right memory care program can help minimize the negative effects of dementia and memory-related issues to allow the beauty of life to shine through. The memory care option within a senior living community provides a helpful structure and routine in a safe environment that helps prevent injuries, wandering, and isolation while striving to maximize our residents’ quality of life.

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What People Are Saying …

I would like to commend Cristwood Park staff on their efforts to protect themselves and their residents from COVID. It’s been a concern of ours since last March and we have been relieved to see so few cases in the Cristwood Park community. I would like to thank the staff and leadership for their diligence in maintaining good protocols throughout this pandemic.

CWP Family Member

CRISTA has been a warm, friendly atmosphere to be a part of these past two years. It encourages friendships that encourage a pleasant living environment.

Marty Victor, CWP

Exceptional personalized holistic care. Helps keep Mom’s mind active and she flourishes with the nurturing care. Especially of value currently given the COVID restrictions. We are genuinely pleased with our mom's care.

Resident's Daughter, Memory Care

Thinking back on all the great care you and your team have given her at CRISTA, we thank you for all that. I am sure it made a difference in the quality of her life.

I appreciate the personal relationship I have with the staff and the good communication they give me.

I am so stunned by all the amazing people who live at CRISTA. The depth of their stories, their experiences are so powerful. They are fascinating and I learn something new every day! Such a wealth of intellect, experiences, and fun loving people. I love living here.

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