Our Insights, Opinions and Observations on Timely Topics in the Senior Living Space

November 15, 2023

Meet Our Team: The Skilled Staff Behind Our Assisted Living and Home Care Services

  The skilled and compassionate team at Friendship Village is dedicated to the health, safety, and happiness of our community members. Meet Brittany, Bridgette, and Julianne! These three talented team members faithfully serve our residents with expertise and compassion every day. Brittany Sales + Move-in Coordinator “When I first started this job at Friendship Village, I thought it was going to be temporary. But little did I know 13 years later here we are, and I am still loving coming to work everyday, working with the residents, and showing them […]
November 10, 2023

Privacy and Personalization in Memory Care: Emphasizing the Personalized Approach

Memory care offers a safe, fulfilling community for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Often we hear families express fears about moving their loved one into memory care, specifically that their loved one will be treated like just another face in the crowd. At Friendship Village, our communities place a unique emphasis on personalization and privacy to promote residents’ well-being. We know that each person who walks through our doors is an individual with likes, dislikes, strengths, and challenges.  The staff at Friendship Village takes pride in understanding […]
October 30, 2023

Senior Stay – Frequently Asked Questions

For seniors seeking temporary assistance, short-term care offers supportive services, luxury amenities, and flexibility. But when it comes to selecting the right community for that short-term, it is essential to feel confident in the decision. Here are answers to common questions and concerns about short-term stays.   Our Most Asked Questions about Senior Stay:   Who can benefit from short-term care? Short-term care is for any individual seeking a welcoming, safe community for a specific amount of time. There are a variety of reasons individuals utilize short-term stays – from […]
October 24, 2023

Understanding Memory Care: How Friendship Village Supports Residents with Dementia

From physical spaces to relationships to daily activities, everyone has factors that contribute to their feelings of safety, security, and overall happiness. For individuals with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, the need for comfort is heightened, requiring intentional and specialized support. Here at Friendship Village, our team of trained professionals works hard to create a lifestyle that fully supports residents in memory care. How does Friendship Village foster its at-home feel for residents with memory loss? Our team continually considers all the details, whether large or small, that contribute […]
October 5, 2023

The Four Key Components of Quality Care at Friendship Village

Our top priority at Friendship Village is on creating communities that allow residents to thrive. Providing exceptional care through skilled nursing is a key part of this mission. Specialized training, personalized care, and innovative wellness equipment all contribute to the outstanding care programs at Friendship Village and make it a preferred provider of many local hospitals. “We are always striving to provide the best possible care for residents.” said Terry Walsh, President and CEO at Friendship Village, “Through our highly qualified team of professionals and implementation of latest wellness initiatives, […]
September 25, 2023

Why a Short-Term Stay at Friendship Village Could be Your Perfect Option

Opportunities to focus on rest do not come around often, but sometimes it is necessary. Whether it is for recovery from surgery, respite care, or healing from illness, a short-term stay at a senior living community can provide individuals with renewed wellness before returning home.  “Everyone goes through seasons where an extra bit of support is essential,” explained Carmen Fronczak, Chief Resource Officer at Friendship Village Senior Services. “Our short-term senior stay program assists individuals during these life phases and promotes their goals of enjoyment, recovery, and return to home.” […]
September 19, 2023

Discover Independence in Assisted Living

“Personal independence is something many of us take for granted and often we do not realize how much we truly value it,” noted Carmen Fronczak, Chief Resource Officer at Friendship Village Senior Services. “Our approach to assisted living gives residents that invaluable freedom, while also providing excellent care and services to enhance wellbeing.” At Friendship Village, we focus on three key elements of our resident experience that foster and support their independence. Personalized Care Creating personalized care plans for each individual increases independence amongst residents. Care Plans are tailored to […]
September 14, 2023

Assisted Living vs. Home Care: Making the Right Choice for You

When it comes to senior living options, making decisions can feel daunting or overwhelming. Knowing the key differences between the various senior living options can make the decision process easier to navigate. Read on to learn more about two important options:  home care and assisted living. “Everyone has their own living preferences and unique care requirements. Deciphering how those factors correlate with where to live can be challenging,” explains Terry Walsh, President and CEO of Friendship Village. “We understand the different senior living offerings and are here to help individuals […]
August 30, 2023

Safety First: Prioritizing Safety and Security in Independent Living

Retirement should be about living worry-free. That’s why Friendship Village is committed to safety and security in our communities so you can focus on enjoying each day, stress-free. In the following article, learn about some of the measures we have in place to ensure peaceful living at Friendship Village. “Safety and security are built into procedures and building design all throughout our senior living communities,” explains Carmen Fronczak, Executive Director, Friendship Village Chesterfield. “Our team consistently creates the best possible space for our residents to thrive and that includes making […]

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