I will be assisted this morning by residents of GlenWood Park Retirement Village, their families and friends. You will see their smiling faces throughout this presentation.
We’ve talked about remaining independent as long as possible and then moving out of your home when it becomes a burden or when you need more care, we’ve talked about finding trustworthy, dependable help at home or a reputable facility to move into . . . But we are actually fortunate in our area to have one place that offers a full range of living possibilities all together whether you are still full of energy and on the go all the time, you’re just beginning to need some assistance or you require care around the clock.
As you can see, I saved the best option for last. GlenWood is what’s known as a continuing care retirement community because with three levels of care, we can continue to care for people even as their needs increase. We offer independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing care through an ecumenical ministry established in 1968 by the West Virginia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Independent living is available in apartments and townhouses located near the main building. These one-story units offer the opportunity to enjoy retirement living without worrying about taking care of your own house or about who will take care of you in the future. Services in independent living include weekly housekeeping, transportation to doctor appointments and activities, three meals a day, maintenance inside and out, and limited nursing services.
Assisted living is provided in single apartments, studios and suites in the main building where you can receive help with the activities of daily living or ADLs that we listed earlier. Health care includes 67 beds licensed and certified for skilled care. With three levels of care, couples, whether they are husbands and wives, sisters, mothers and daughters, can live at GlenWood even though one may need more care than the other. If you are part of GlenWood’s family and you need additional care for a short time because of a stroke, broken hip or illness, you can receive the extra help you need in assisted living or health care and then move back to your apartment or townhouse as soon as you’re ready. If you’re living in the community and need help temporarily because of an illness or injury, you can come to GlenWood until you are strong enough to return to your own home. We’ll treat you like a king or queen so that if you need long-term care in the future, GlenWood will be your first choice. If you’re living at GlenWood and your needs increase, you can remain there in familiar surroundings receiving care from friends.
Facility types included in the assisted living program which the state of WV licenses and oversees are legally unlicensed care homes, which care for one to three persons, residential care communities, which are defined as any group of 17 or more residential apartments, and assisted living residences, which are available for four or more residents. Help is provided with what are known as activities of daily living or ADLs, which include bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, toileting, and transferring. Some facilities might also be able to give you your medicines. Some examples of legally unlicensed homes in the Princeton area are Vernoica’s Place, Patty’s Board and Care, Campbell’s Private Care, Angel’s Touch, Mary Ellen’s Elder Care, Nelson’s Board and Care, Whittaker House, and Apples and Oranges. Assisted Living Residences include Cassell’s Board and Care, Harmony House, The Havens, Loving Hands Adult Care, the Maples, Phillips Care Home, Ridge Care, and Rockin Chair Residential Care.
Some nursing home residents will return home after a short rehabilitative stay following a hospitalization for an illness or accident. Others may require care for an extended period due to the chronic nature of their illness or disabilities. Some facilities offer specialized programs for residents suffering from advanced stages of Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia. After a three-day qualifying hospital stay, Medicare will cover all expenses in a skilled nursing facility for the first 20 days, 80 percent for the 21st through the 100th day, and nothing after 100 days. At that point residents who meet financial and physical requirements may qualify for Medicaid. Nursing facilities in our area that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs are GlenWood, the Maples, Mercer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and Princeton Health Care Center.
Of course, the most important aspect of GlenWood’s ministry is its ecumenical spiritual life program guided by Rev. Ken Price, pastor at GlenWood and Carr Memorial United Methodist church. Even though GlenWood has been affiliated for more than 4 decades with the WV Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, we often have more baptists living there than Methodists. Whatever denomination our residents choose, they can enjoy weekly worship services, Sunday School, Bible Study, and a wide variety of other spiritual life programs and activities.
This is Ginny Goode and Elizabeth Feuchtenberger. Ginny commented to me not long ago about the phrase we often hear associated with raising a child – “It Takes A Village.” We agreed that the phrase also applies at the other end of life’s journey when we are looking for care that is compassionate, dependable and of the highest quality as we age. It also takes a village to meet all of those wishes – GlenWood Park Retirement Village.
Call us to find out how GlenWood can become your future Home, Sweet Home!
GlenWood Park Retirement Village
HOME,SWEET HOME<br />
The world’s 65and older populationwill tripleby mid-centuryto 1 in 6 people.<br />
As the fastest growing age group, seniors make upjust under 8 percent of the world’s6.8 billion people.<br />
In the U.S., residents who are 65 and older currently make up 13 percent of the population, but that will double to 88.5 million by mid-century.<br />
Until recent decades, people rarely needed extensive personal care over a long period of time.<br />However, with the average age increasing, patterns of care are very different today. <br />
Nearly 70 percent of those who turned 65 in 2005 will need to plan long-term services to help them through their Golden Years.<br />
In the U.S. today, 10 million elderly and disabled adults require care.<br />
But as the number of those needing care rises, the pool of potential caregivers is expected to shrink.<br />
Independence – making yourown choices;not having to rely on others to decide your future for you.<br />
Staying at HomeNearly 80 percent of long-term care is provided at home, much of it by friends or family members who work outside the home and have many obligations.<br />
This can seem overwhelming, but GlenWood Park Retirement Village can take care of everything.<br />
The main building houses assisted living and skilled nursing care.<br />
Assisted Living<br />Assisted Living is provided in single apartments, studios and suites. The residents here receive help with daily living activities.<br />
Nursing Homes<br />If you need more care than an assisted living facility can provide, GlenWood Park Retirement Village also offers 24-hour skilled nursing, assistance with the activities of daily living, health services and other activities.<br />
GlenWood<br />Also Offers:<br />Rehabilitation including physical, occupational and speech therapies<br />Secured area for the safety of residents who might wander<br />Respite Care<br />Short-Term Stays<br />
GlenWood’s Chapel<br />One important aspect of GlenWood’s ministry is its ecumenical spiritual life program. Even though GlenWood Park Retirement Village is affiliated with the WV Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, whatever denomination our residents choose, they can enjoy weekly worship services, Sunday School, Bible Study, and a wide variety of other spiritual life programs and activities.<br />
“It Takes A Village to raise a child” and this phrase also applies at the end of life’s journey when we are looking for care that is compassionate, dependable and of the highest quality as we age… GlenWood Park Retirement Village. <br />
GlenWood Park Retirement Village<br />Call 304-425-8128for a no obligation tour of our facilities<br />