By Rachel Jones

At a certain point in life, the roles of children and their parents are swapped. The task of providing comfort and happiness now falls on the children, who must find the most compassionate, comprehensive, and appropriate levels of care to ensure their aging parents continue to lead fulfilling lives. While the decision and available information can seem daunting at first, we’re breaking down the basics to help you find the right path to fit your family’s personal needs.

Photograph from Terry Clark

Photograph from Terry Clark

Providence Point

Established in 1910, this not-for-profit senior living and care organization is operated by Baptist Homes Society. “Providence Point is not just a prestigious retirement address,” says Marilyn Walsh of Baptist Home Society. “It is a vital community of active and involved seniors who are experiencing new levels of freedom and security in this beautiful retirement community setting.”

MISSION
Providence Point’s mission, as part of Baptist Homes Society, is to provide the highest quality of living for those being served, while uplifting one person at a time.

WHERE TO STAY
Within the senior living community, Providence Point offers:
Apartment Residences — 222 units and 13 floor plans, ranging in size from 761 square feet to 2,106 square feet with indoor, underground parking
Patio Homes — 35 single-family homes, ranging from 1,589 square feet to 2,000 square feet, some with full basements with customized upgrades available
Healthcare Residences — 63 all-private rooms with private accessible baths
Personal Care Residences — 64 private apartments
Memory Support Residences
— 20 private suites

+ Reservations for the third apartment tower, with six new floor plans, are being accepted now!

WHAT MEDICAL SERVICES ARE OFFERED
Providence Point offers a full continuum of care including independent living, short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing care, person-centered personal care, and memory support services. Short-term nursing care and personal care services are also available to people transitioning directly from the hospital or their home. As a continuing care retirement community, Providence Point’s LifeCare agreement allows residents to transition between the levels of care as their
needs change.

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE
Keeping wellness in the forefront, Providence Point offers an array of activities for all personalities and skill levels. Your loved ones can take advantage of the walking trails, day spa, indoor swimming pool, indoor golf simulator, and fitness center, complete with personalized fitness coaching, and pencil in time for catching a flick at the movie theater, dining at the five available restaurants, and volunteering in the community, too! 

Providence Point, 500 Providence Point Blvd., Scott Township. 412.489.3550. providencepoint.org.


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Photograph from Longwood at Oakmont

Longwood at Oakmont

Longwood at Oakmont helps make retirement a time of comfort, security, and stimulation. There are many options to meet each resident’s aspirations, whether it’s comfortable apartments or country homes, cultural or fitness sessions, and casual or formal dining.

MISSION
Longwood at Oakmont enriches the lives of its residents by providing a full range of quality support services and health care, which promote individual dignity, security, wellness, and independence.

WHERE TO STAY
More than 470 residents live at Longwood at Oakmont, which offers a wide array of residences, including studios and patio-style Garden Homes, three-bedroom Country Homes, and even apartments in the five-story Grandview Building.

WHAT MEDICAL SERVICES ARE OFFERED
The Hanna HealthCare Center, a modern Medicare-licensed, skilled nursing residence, contains 16 private rooms for short-term rehabilitation services and long-term nursing care. Because Longwood at Oakmont is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), residents get peace of mind knowing that a range of future long-term care needs are covered, based on whatever best meets their desire for financial and personal security, such as:

Assistance with non-nursing home care services that support daily activities
Assistance with in-home health services that support daily activities
Assistance with appropriate physical, occupational, or speech rehab therapy
Guidance on how to best manage medications
Pre- and post-operative care, when a resident provides information about scheduled procedures or hospitalizations

And since each resident is assigned a specific staff member, your loved one will always rely on a familiar face.

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE
Residents at Longwood at Oakmont will find activities that appeal to all of their interests and meet their physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual needs. From exercise and art classes, to overnight excursions and weekly religious studies, there’s always something to do!

Longwood at Oakmont, A Presbyterian SeniorCare Network Community, 500 Rt. 909, Verona. 1.877.288.8416. longwoodatoakmont.com.


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