John Hendricks interviewed Pastor Al Jensen, Director of Pastoral Care. Pastor Al provided an Easter message and discussed what services are happening at Immanuel Lutheran Communities on the Easter holiday.
John Hendricks interviewed Hannah Brown, Director of Resident Services about her career journey at Immanuel Lutheran Communities.
What’s your New Year’s resolution for 2021? John Hendricks interviewed Todd Roush, Fitness Coordinator at Buffalo Hill Terrace, about New Year’s fitness goals and how to maintain a healthy fitness routine.
Immanuel Lutheran Communities welcomes back Brasswerks. They will perform two concerts on Wednesday, April 1st:
6:15 PM – Immanuel Skilled Care Center – 185 Crestline Ave
7:30 PM – Buffalo Hill Terrace Auditorium – 40 Claremont St
Date:April 1, 2020Time:6:00 pm – 8:30 pmCost:Free
On Thursday, February 27th at 2 PM Humanities Montana presents, “Evelyn’s Water: The Woman Who Sang” with Ferlin Husky,” portrayed by Phil Burgess.
Burgess tells the eventful life-story of Evelyn, a woman-child who came out to eastern Montana in 1911 and, at the age of fifteen, married a homesteader named James Moore. After enduring numerous pregnancies, the loss of multiple homesteads, living off of borrowed land, and enduring crop failure after crop failure, Evelyn launched a one-woman letter-writing campaign to convince the government to build an irrigation project for the area. In desperation, she wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt who replied immediately, and two weeks later the project was begun. It was about this time that Evelyn had the last of her eleven children, all of them born at home, and only four of them with a doctor present.
Immanuel Lutheran Communities recently launched a new, online educational course for certified nursing assistant training. The program provides the opportunity for students to pursue an online education to become a CNA on a flexible schedule and allows them to complete it within 30 days shortening the typical timeline of classroom-based learning. The program valued at $612, includes the hands-on clinical testing required for certification.
Immanuel Lutheran Communities offers this program as a paid benefit to employees; therefore, there is no cost to the student as long as they are employed for one year beyond certification. Students may accept positions ahead of the training as Personal Care Attendants (PCA), a non-certified assistant position, several weeks prior to taking the course to begin earning and to become familiar with the type of work a CNA performs. This course is made possible by donors to the Immanuel Foundation, including a generous grant from the BNSF Railway Foundation.
Questions on the program may be directed to email@example.com.
What is Independent Senior Living?
An independent living community is a great choice for active older adults requiring little to no assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs and IADLs), such as housekeeping, laundry, medication management, hygiene assistance and toileting assistance.
As you start researching options for independent living near you, keep in mind that an independent living retirement community provides a carefree lifestyle, usually offering these benefits and amenities:
- An apartment-style residence, generally available in sizes ranging from studio to two bedrooms, equipped with a small kitchen or kitchenette
- Communal dining with custom-designed meal packages
- Housekeeping and laundry services provided
- No yard work or routine household maintenance chores
- An activity calendar filled with scheduled social events, activities and exercise classes
- Since most amenities and services are included in your rent, you have fewer bills to manage
Enjoy an Active Lifestyle at an Independent Living Community
Activities are planned to encompass a variety of interests. Although participation isn’t required, it is encouraged so everyone has the opportunity to make new friends, stay active and develop new interests and hobbies.
Independent living communities focus on the active lifestyles of today’s older adult; and, they strive to nurture the mental, emotional and physical well-being of their residents. Other benefits and amenities may include:
- 24-hour security/staff presence
- Fitness centers with exercise machines and fitness classes
- Swimming pools and whirlpools
- Community centers/Clubhouses
- Some form of transportation
- Tennis, basketball and volleyball courts
- Picnic areas with barbeque grills and pavilions
- On-site laundry facilities
- On-site hair salons
- On-site convenience stores
With so many benefits and amenities that may be offered, it’s important to determine which are important to you and then to pick a community that offers those specific benefits and amenities.
Residents in most independent living communities are allowed and encouraged to furnish and decorate their apartments according to their own individual preferences. However, it’s best to check with each community to ensure using your own décor is allowed.
Independent living tends to be less expensive than other housing options that provide more personal care and healthcare related services. The average cost of independent living can range between $1,500 to $3,500 depending on location, amenities, care offered on-site, apartment size and services provided. The cost generally includes housing and maintenance expenses, utilities, amenities and community activities. Meal plans vary among communities and may be included in the cost or may be an add-on item.
To learn more about independent senior living in Kalispell at Immanuel Lutheran Communities, please contact us today.