DEER CREEK

Residences at Deer Creek Create a Family-Oriented Atmosphere

2014-03-17T17:32:00Z Residences at Deer Creek Create a Family-Oriented AtmosphereBy Diane Poulton nwitimes.com
March 17, 2014 5:32 pm  • 

Residences at Deer Creek takes great pride in creating a home-like atmosphere and encouraging the continued involvement of their residents’ families in their loved ones lives.

Lindsey Sherron, Director of Social Services believes it is important not only to provide excellent service to the residents but to their families as well. “We strive to exceed expectations by providing one of a kind service,” Sherron said. “We encourage family involvement and participation in special events and outings. We seek out activities to involve families, including grandchildren and great grandchildren.”

Recent community events included a petting zoo and a bedtime slumber party. Family members are encourage to keep up with their loved ones and upcoming events through the Residences at Deer Creek’s informative and fun Facebook page. Sherron said residents’ families are encouraged to host their family parties, club meetings and support groups at Residences at Deer Creek.

Sherron, who offers support groups for both residents and their families, meets with all residents when they move in and addresses their individual needs. “I get to know the residents personally and begin building a rapport,” Sherron said. “It is my hope that as needs arise, residents feel comfortable and can approach me for assistance. I am available to meet with all residents and families as needed as this is not only an adjustment for the residents but also for their families.”

Sherron’s goal at Residences at Deer Creek is to enhance the residents’ quality of life.

“For some residents, this is meeting with them individually and allowing them to process their feelings and then validating those emotions,” Sherron said. “For others, this is linking with community resources such as library services, advocating for them or collaborating with staff and getting creative to meet individual needs.”

Sherron said it is not uncommon for residents to have an array of emotions when making the decision to move into assisted living. “Some experience grief/loss as they feel as though they are losing their homes, their possessions due to downsizing and their independence,” Sherron said. “Often times, these feelings are short lived as they are able to process through their emotions and realize that our goal is for them to be as independent as they can safely be! Others have an immediate sense of relief as they know that they will have the assistance that they need.”

Located at 401 U.S. 30, the senior living and memory support community was conceived by a group of physicians. It offers a new unique approach to senior living; the best in traditional care, with a culture of independence and choice. “Our residents enjoy the convenience of a month-to-month payment model, without any large upfront fees,” Melissa Huffman Director of Sales and Marketing said. “Our apartments are tastefully appointed and available in studio, one or two bedroom floor plans.”

In addition to twenty-first century living, Residences at Deer Creek also offers world-class gourmet cuisine, fun and enriching activities, a beauty salon, theater, a wellness/fitness center, family gathering spaces, planned events, respite care and 24/7 access to nursing professionals. All of the amenity spaces, meals, wireless internet and utilities are included in the monthly fee to keep life simple, Huffman said. To arrange a private tour of Residences at Deer Creek, contact Huffman at (219) 864-0700.

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