Premier Assisted Living Victoria Landing of Melbourne, FL is proud to be featured on the front page of the Space Coast Daily News!
To learn more about what senior caregivers should look for in quality elder care and senior living communities, check out the full article and video about Victoria Landing Assisted Living and Memory Care, Melbourne’s only waterfront assisted living community, At Victoria Landing Assisted Living You Can Live the Life You Want with the Care You Expect (spacecoastdaily.com).
The team over at Space Coast Daily News captured the true uniqueness for seniors and caregivers of a “life you want, care you expect” living experience. The article includes the story of Jean Weber, a resident who “traded one paradise for another when she moved to the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne from Hawaii four years ago.” Perhaps without the thousands of miles geographical journey, 90-year-old Jean’s story is like so many others who have found the Indian River senior living community to be an affordable resort-style complex.
What should senior caregivers look for in seeking a loved one’s forever home?
Sense of Family
Making the transition from one’s own independent living experience, or from a caregiver’s home can be overwhelming and a real, emotional struggle for all involved. Upon your first interaction with an assisted living facility you are considering, try to gauge your very first impression. As a caregiver, do you feel like another customer, another client? Does your loved one feel like a patient? Ideally, you both should feel welcomed as new members of an existing family.
“Victoria Landing is no ordinary senior living community. It is not one in a chain of many owned by a large corporation. Instead, Victoria Landing’s owners live on the premises. John and Barbara Rumpel have made Victoria Landing their home since the facility opened its doors…”
In fact, the facility is named after their daughter, Victoria, who tragically died at age 19 in a scuba diving accident and the Rumpel’s have honored her by ‘forging a community where residents, regardless of age, celebrate life.’ The article also notes the Rumpel’s enjoy all their meals with friends at the gourmet restaurant, participate in social events and activities right on the premises. Jean said, “They’re a very friendly couple and they’re around all the time.”
Sense of family should run deep and should be instantly evident in all interactions with all levels of staff in your senior’s future forever home.
Seniors should be able to enjoy endless mental, spiritual, and physical wellness activity options suitable for the speed of their lifestyle with a full social calendar. Special events and themed occasions, live music, movie matinees, group and individual fitness classes onsite, healthy culinary options, spiritual studies, web-based courses for lifelong learners, and more create opportunities to educate, engage, and entertain during the golden years. For those who prefer outdoor ventures, look for proof of safe and spacious, well-lit grounds. In-house transportation should be available for shopping, cultural, and art excursions, and needed trips like medical appointments and grocery shopping.
Superior Memory Care – Entertain, Involve, and Connect
Unfortunately, according to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org), one in nine people aged 65 and older (11.3%) has Alzheimer’s dementia. Choosing a safe, mind-stimulating senior living community can be challenging. Be on the lookout for a robust memory care program staffed with experienced and compassionate professionals to assist residents with different stages of progressive cognitive decline.
“At Victoria Landing’s Boardwalk, an exclusive community for individuals facing memory loss or dementia, residents enjoy life in a beautiful environment that is secure, engaging, respectful, and surrounded by people who care. The Boardwalk consists of 28 comfortable, private studio apartments, attractive common areas and programs designed to entertain, involve, and connect. Experienced staff provide support 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year.”
Aging in Place
Ensure customized, personal care and nursing services are provided with dignity, grace, and respect for your loved one conveniently onsite to allow them and concerned caregivers some peace of mind. Other necessary services can include laundry, housekeeping, home maintenance, chef-prepared gourmet meals, hair styling and trimming; and nursing services such as bathing assistance, medications, behavioral support, daily safety monitoring, administration/regulation of portable oxygen, assistance with catheters and colostomy care, and state-of-the-art emergency assistance for immediate help whenever needed.
So, what should senior caregivers look for in a senior living community in Melbourne, FL? It is simple, the life you want with the care you expect.
At Victoria Landing Assisted Living and Memory Care, our seniors receive that extra special attention from our professional and compassionate staff. Visit us on the serene banks of the Indian River where you will find special incentives to help your loved ones fulfill a secure, physical, and mental wellness lifestyle with dignity, grace, and reverence. Call us today for a tour and to customize the perfect “Aging in Place” experience for your beloved family member.