News From Laurel View Village

The Benefits of Living in Senior Apartments

By siteadmin | March 19, 2018

Senior apartments offer a middle ground between living at home and moving to an assisted living facility. They offer adults independence while also giving them the specialized care they need to be happy and healthy. This is an excellent option for those who have retired and are no longer able to take care of large houses. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of senior living apartments.

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Things to Consider While Choosing a Retirement Community

By siteadmin | March 6, 2018

There are a few things that will immediately come to mind when you’re looking for the right retirement community, like a nutritional meals or access to medical assistance. These can be very important fundamentals for happy and healthy living. However, there are amenities to consider that go beyond these basics. Here are a few to look for during your search. 

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When to Discuss Retirement Communities with Aging Relatives

By siteadmin | February 27, 2018

If you are reading this article and you haven’t already talked to your parents about their retirement plans and afterwards, now is time to have the talk. The sooner you talk to your parents, the sooner they will have to think about it and start making plans. At Laurel View Village near Somerset, PA, we know that there are many cultural issues with raising concerns about retirement. However, these discussions are vital if you hope to help your mom or dad as they age.

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The Benefits of Living in a Retirement Community

By siteadmin | February 19, 2018

Many people look forward to retirement and the benefits of having time to do what they want. Some will be fortunate enough to have paid off their mortgage and love the house they are in. Others will have to find new accommodations. Whatever camp you fit in, you may want to consider finding a retirement community that will suit your lifestyle. At Laurel View Village near Johnstown, PA, we know that retirement brings its own set of challenges. Learn some benefits of moving to a retirement community.

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A Comparison of Assisted Living Communities and Nursing Homes

By siteadmin | February 9, 2018

The decision to place an aging parent or relative in long-term care can be one of most difficult ones to make. You want your loved one to have the attentive and compassionate care that you are no longer able to provide. There are options to consider for long-term care of an older relative who still maintains some independence, such as retaining the services of a home-care aide to manage daily health and nutrition tasks. When that parent or relative is no longer able to live safely on their own, the choices come down to residential facilities where they would receive the best care possible and be allowed to live with dignity.

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5 Types of Senior Housing Options

By siteadmin | February 2, 2018

Senior living is no longer the one-size-fits-all living arrangement of the past. With the greater understanding of peoples’ different capabilities and needs, residents can choose a housing plan customized to their standards so as to maximize their quality of life. There are several different living options available, but here are the five most common types of senior housing options.

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Three Myths about Living in Retirement Communities

By siteadmin | January 29, 2018

Moving into a retirement community is an important choice that is guaranteed to change your life. Unfortunately, most people have misconceptions about what living in a retirement community will be like. Here are three common myths to know when considering a senior living community near Somerset, PA.

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Dementia Live Training Offered Free to the Public

By siteadmin | January 19, 2018

Dementia Live Somerset County         Description: In this high-impact Dementia Live experience, you will be immersed into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it’s like to live with a cognitive impairment and sensory change. You will be empowered to build new bridges of communication. To elevate person-centered care practices, care providers must first gain an understanding of what dementia is and how the individual with dementia feels when challenged with cognitive and sensory changes. Dementia Live is experiential learning that simulates cognitive and sensory impairment, giving participants a real-life simulation of what it must be like to live with dementia. (Dementia Live was created by a North Central Texas based Company, Age-u-cate Training…

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What to Ensure Before Moving to a Senior Living Community

By siteadmin | January 15, 2018

Many people avoid moving to a senior living community because they feel it would decrease their independence. However, those that do find the right community end up realizing that they have found a better lifestyle with more opportunities to live a fuller life. At Laurel View Village in Johnstown, PA, we know moving can be a stressful experience. We also know that moving to the right community can help you reduce stress and live longer!

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The Advantages of Senior Living Facilities

By siteadmin | December 15, 2017
Seniors in the kitchen

Transitioning to a senior living facility can be scary, but there are so many positive aspects of making such a transition. If you or a loved one is considering senior living facilities in Johnstown, PA, here are just a few things to look forward to.

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