We want to help you understand what you need to know about elder care. So here we provide answers to frequently asked questions and helpful links to reliable information and resources.
At The Fountains of Hope, spacious apartment options are available—conveniently located under one roof but organized into smaller neighborhoods to maintain the feeling of a close-knit community. All accommodations are private—with spacious suites for memory care residents and a choice of roomy one- and two-bedroom floor plans for residents in our assisted living neighborhoods.
Residents have access to all the resort-style services and amenities they could ever want in a senior living community. For a specific list of community benefits, take a closer look at The Fountains of Hope Lifestyle.
No, The Fountains of Hope is open to all seniors—church members and non-members alike. For those who wish to participate in Church of Hope worship activities and other church offerings, the retirement community is within easy walking distance. However, our supportive living community is open to all seniors—regardless of religious affiliation.
It’s never too early to plan ahead. Look for signs. Your loved one may start losing/gaining weight and not eating properly. Are household chores, stairs or medications becoming difficult to manage? Do your loved one appear to be bored, lonely or less interested in longtime hobbies? Watch for changes in grooming habits and a general lack of enjoyment in life. All could be indications your loved one would benefit from day-to-day assistance.
Most of us assume occasional memory problems are common for individuals over age 65. However, when parents or loved ones forget important appointments, repeat things constantly, or wander away from home it’s not just a natural part of aging. Only a doctor can diagnose dementia—the most common form of Alzheimer’s, but if memory symptoms worsen and you have concerns about your loved one’s safety or security, it’s definitely time to consider memory care.
When your loved one can take part in the decision—not after a health concern arises, putting everyone in crisis-management mode. With activities, outings, dining, and fitness programs to keep your loved one active, it’s easier to maintain health, self-reliance, and a positive outlook on life.
Seniors frequently have concerns about giving up their independent lifestyle for a move to a retirement community. Explain the benefits of moving. The Fountains of Hope offers the best of both worlds: a private apartment in a beautiful, new building that feels safe and secure with unparalleled amenities, a caring staff and on-site access to the assistance and programming they need every day.
Many organizations dedicated to seniors and senior care offer useful information and details on their websites. We’ve assembled a collection of links so you’re just a click away from helpful resources.
AARP is a membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service.
Administration on Aging provides home and community-based services to millions of older persons through the programs funded under the Older Americans Act.
Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Arthritis Foundation provides members with specialist referrals, Arthritis Today magazine and updates on the newest research.
Caregiver.com offers support and guidance for family and professional caregivers through newsletters, online discussion, Today's Caregiver magazine, chat rooms and more.
Caring Connections is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life, supported by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
LeadingAge is focused on advocacy of effective services for seniors including home health, hospice, assisted living, continuing care and more.
Elder Law Answers supports seniors, their families and their attorneys in legal issues surrounding aging.
Family Caregiver Alliance addresses the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home.
GovBenefits.gov is the official benefits site of the US Government with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.
Hospice Foundation of America exists to help those who cope personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief and bereavement.
International Council on Aging unifies organizations focused on older adults and provides education, information, resources, and tools.
National Council on Aging is a nonprofit organization with a national network of more than 14,000 organizations and leaders.
VA.gov explains U.S. Government Veterans' Affairs benefits to assist eligible veterans and dependents with the expense of intermediate or skilled nursing care.