Whether you're looking to help your aging parent or loved one live more independently, or just know they need a little bit of extra help, StoryPoint Chesterfield Senior Living is ready to help guide your family along your senior living journey.
To start, StoryPoint offers residents a wide range of amenities, including chef-prepared meals, an on-site beauty salon/barbershop, an overflowing activities calendar and more. In addition, each spacious apartment is designed to fit your loved one's needs by providing wheelchair accessibility, walk-in showers, grab bars, updated appliances and balconies/private patios.
While the community features are vast and available for all to enjoy, what makes StoryPoint special is the care employees provide for residents.
At StoryPoint, employees take the time to get to know each resident in order to foster deep, meaningful relationships. They use these connections and their knowledge of residents' likes and aspirations to provide them with truly personalized care and create the absolute best experiences each day. Activities are planned based on the input of residents. The Executive Chef knows the preferred temperature of dad's steak. The Executive Director knows that mom likes to take her dog for an afternoon walk around the courtyard each day, and that she wants a hot cup of coffee when she returns.
These details matter, and they're what make life at StoryPoint Chesterfield truly special. Every resident belongs and matters, and employees spend their days making sure residents get the most out of theirs.
The StoryPoint team understands the transition to senior living can be overwhelming for you and your family. As you begin your search, here are some tips on how to support your loved one.
Involve them in the process
When looking for senior living, it's key to actively keep mom and dad involved. Show them brochures or websites of communities you are looking into. Bring them along on tours or meetings with community team members. Ultimately, this move is impacting them — so it's important to keep them as involved in the decision and overall process as possible.
It can be a heavy burden to have a parent who is less than happy about making the move to senior living. To help, talk about how exciting it will be once they're moved in. Make plans for fun activities you will do together once they're moved in to give them something to look forward to, and remind them of all the opportunities they will have to be social and enjoy each day without the burdens of home upkeep.
Remember the why
Deciding it's time for your loved one to move into a senior living community is not always easy, but even the best reasons can be quickly forgotten when frustrations and uncertainties arise.
Remember why you decided to start the transition in the first place — and remember to give it time. It typically takes three to six months for an individual to become comfortable with these types of life changes, so it's important to be patient.