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Clarendale of Schererville retirement community offers exceptional care and a myriad of options for senior living. We are also dedicated to keeping people informed and helping both seniors and adult children understand the process. Below you will find helpful FAQs and a glossary of terms defining aspects of senior care.
Retirement Community FAQs
A quality memory care program provides countless benefits such as safety, nutrition and professional support. Activities and programs provide mental stimulation and interaction. Therapeutic tools such as music and art can awaken the senses and provide moments of personal success. In addition, memory care residents will benefit from the bustling environment and enriching ambiance of the entire Clarendale of Schererville community.
A few factors to watch for: a senior who suddenly stops doing a longtime hobby, or withdraws. Sudden weight loss. Change in grooming habits. A house in disorder. An inability to follow conversations. If you suspect that your loved one’s memory loss is disrupting their daily routine, it could be time to seek medical advice.
Occasional memory problems are common for individuals over age 65. However, people with dementia cannot retrieve information and in most cases, lose the ability to remember. Dementia can be a variety of diagnoses, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s. This disease begins slowly, but over time, symptoms worsen.
Memory care provides a specialized atmosphere for residents coping with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Therapeutic activities and programs help maximize cognitive development, diminish anxiety, lessen confusion and increase peace of mind.
Assisted living offers individuals assistance with the activities of daily living—dressing, bathing, dining, medication management—while still offering every opportunity for maintaining independence. When researching a community offering assisted living, be sure to conduct a visit and observe the atmosphere. Are residents smiling and comfortable? Is there positive social interaction? Are meals served on time and with attention to detail? Talk with staff, as well as with other family members you meet and get their input as well.
Some of the amenities include an outdoor patio overlooking private walking paths and serene wetlands; club room; fitness, exercise, and wellness center; cocktail bar; full-service bistro; elegant dining room and private dining room; beauty salon and barber shop; massage room; resident business center; multiple common living rooms and more.
Absolutely. Independent living residents at Clarendale of Schererville have their choice of a floor plan with one or two bedrooms. Each features a gourmet-style kitchen with full-sized appliances and a washer and dryer. Other features include deluxe cabinetry, a state-of-the-art technology package, walk-in closets, and 9-ft. ceilings. You are invited to make yourself at home by furnishing or decorating your residence. Assisted living residents have the choice of a studio, or residence with one or two bedrooms. Memory care residents enjoy private suites.
At Clarendale of Schererville, the emphasis will be on services and programs that provide the opportunity to stay a part of, and involved in, mainstream living, as well foster relationships with family and others outside the community. In other words, keeping you connected to the people, places, and things you most enjoy.
The best time to move to any retirement community is while you are active and in good health. Clarendale of Schererville will be the perfect choice for anyone who desires to remain connected to the greater Chicago area and stay connected to the people and places they love most. In addition, this exceptional lifestyle will offer the time and opportunities to discover new talents and make new friends.
Veterans Aid: If you are a Veteran or the survivor of a Veteran, you may be eligible for Veterans benefits that can assist with the costs associated with assisted living or memory care. Let us help you get the answers.
Insurance: Long-term care insurance is not required to be a resident of Clarendale of Schererville. However, if you do have a long-term insurance policy, it might cover some of the costs of assisted living. Check with your insurance advisor for details or feel free to bring your policy with you when you visit and we can help you.
Glossary of Senior Living Terms
Activities of Daily Living: The tasks people perform each day, such as dressing, bathing, grooming, dining, medication management.
Assisted Living: Assisted Living offers individuals assistance with the activities of daily living—dressing, bathing, dining, and medication management. Services such as transportation, dining, housekeeping and more usually are included.
Continuing Care/Continuum of Care: A variety of options for accommodating changing needs. A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) offers residents the advantages of being able to “age in place”, moving into another area of the community when needs dictate.
Dementia: Dementia can be a variety of diagnoses, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s. This disease begins slowly, but over time, symptoms worsen. While occasional memory problems are common for individuals over age 65, people with dementia cannot retrieve information and in most cases, lose the ability to remember.
Long-term Care Insurance: Long-term care insurance is a type of insurance developed specifically to cover the cost of skilled nursing, assisted living, home health care and other long-term care services. These services are usually not covered by traditional health insurance or Medicare.
Medicare: The federal health insurance program for people who are 65 and older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease. Medicare Parts A, B, C and D cover specific services and care.
Medicaid: A program of medical assistance designed for those unable to afford regular medical service and financed by the state and federal governments—available only in a skilled nursing setting. Clarendale of Schererville does not accept Medicare or Medicaid. However, if you would like more specific information, go to www.medicare.gov.
Memory Care: Memory care provides a specialized atmosphere for residents coping with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related disorders. Therapeutic activities and programs help maximize cognitive development, diminish anxiety, lessen confusion and increase peace of mind.
Veterans Benefits: If you are a Veteran or the widow of a Veteran, you may be eligible for a wide variety of benefits available to all U.S. military Veterans. These include disability compensation, pension, education and training, health care, home loans, insurance, vocation rehabilitation and employment, and burial. For complete details, go to www.benefits.va.gov.