As difficult as it is to witness, parents do get older. And there may be a time when you have to consider an assisted living, or a memory care facility. With such a difficult transition, for both parents and adult children, one property is doing its best to make this life change as seamless as possible.
Stonecrest of Wildwood, located in the foothills of the Ozark mountains in the Wildwood Town Center blends a touch of city and country with its unique take on senior living.
Residents who are downsizing from a home can choose a studio, one- or two-bedroom private Assisted Living apartment, while still only steps away from shops and restaurants.
This distinctive community features a variety of amenities such as three restaurant-style meals, an anytime menu, as well as various snacks throughout the day. There is also a bistro, theater, and fitness center with Occupational and Physical Therapy, computer and learning center, and outdoor living spaces.
In addition, the facility engages its residents by scheduling holiday-specific events such as a pumpkin carving contest, outings, lunches, tours, movie nights, and a variety of classes such as baking and flower arranging, among other things.
According to the daughter of one of the residents, the family was tasked to look for places by her mom that were close by, as mom prepared to transition from her home to a living space that would still allow her as much continued independence as possible, combined with good nutritional options, a short commute for the family to visit, and with the capacity to increase the level of care when that became necessary.
“Stonecrest was the answer to all of these requests,” she wrote in a review. “The food is excellent, the facility has progressive levels of care, they are able to offer Mom a lot of autonomy and quite a bit of independence too. The true icing on the cake, however, is the staff. Everyone we met … was kind, caring, patient, and responsive. We have been blessed beyond measure with this literal answer to all of our prayers."
“We just love it here,” another resident enthused.
For those seniors who may need more undivided attention due to memory loss and early-onset dementia, there is also a Memory Care community and a one-of-a-kind program titled “It’s Never Too Late.” The Bridges of Stonecrest program gives residents and their families the support they need for living with memory loss by providing residents with individualized, tailored suites, and a specially trained staff on hand 24-hours a day to assist as needed. In addition, caregivers engage those impacted by memory loss with activities specifically designed to stimulate brain function.
“The supportive memory care at Stonecrest is delivered in a kind, compassionate way that is reflective of the resident’s lifestyles, routines and comfort levels,” according to its website.
"The caregivers understand and respond compassionately to each resident’s emotions and changing abilities. Our care is designed to draw on the resident’s strengths and allows them to maintain existing abilities while filling gaps in life skills with an appropriate level of assistance.”
Whether your aging parent simply wants a smaller, more manageable space that offers activities and opportunities for independence or a more structured environment with 24-hour care due to memory loss, Stonecrest at Wildwood tailors its offerings to suit the needs of each individual resident, with kindness and compassion.
For more information on this unique facility, go to StonecrestOfWildWood.com.
The aroma of cinnamon rolls and the sweetness of fresh-baked cookies will envelop you as you walk in the door.