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Making the decision to move into Assisted Living isn’t always an easy one. Many people are concerned about losing their individuality and freedoms in exchange for more care or assistance. But that is not the case at The Chateau Terraces, our Assisted Living residences. Living at The Terraces is a flexible but safe option that allows you to live the life you want, but with help where you need it.

When is Assisted Living the Right Choice?

As a general rule of thumb, Assisted Living is meant for those who need some help carrying out daily living tasks, such as cooking, bathing, or taking medications, but don’t need round-the-clock care. Here are a few signs that Assisted Living could be helpful for you or a loved one:

  • At risk for a fall or recovering from a recent fall, or concerns over decreased mobility
  • Having trouble remembering to take the correct medications at the correct time
  • Difficulty with getting dressed in the morning—trouble with reaching, buttoning or unbuttoning, putting on shoes and socks, etc.
  • Diagnosed with a chronic medical condition that needs careful monitoring, like diabetes or COPD
  • Unable to regularly schedule or drive to doctor’s appointments on own
  • Trouble getting into and out of the bathtub or shower or difficulty maintaining proper hygiene
  • Difficulty planning and cooking healthy meals
  • Memory loss
  • Concerns over recovering from a recent hospitalization alone at home

Sometimes it can be hard to notice these changes in yourself since they can occur gradually over time, so it’s important to talk regularly with your doctor and your family about the status of your health.

Our Care

Our treatment philosophy at The Chateau is patient-centric and unique to you. Our highly trained staff will tailor a plan to suit your needs, providing assistance where you need it but still allowing for your individuality and independence.

Assisted Living residences are equipped with emergency call buttons in the bathroom, and emergency assistance is available at all times, so you can rest easy knowing help is close by if you should need it. Our property is also in close proximity to two local hospitals. 

The Terraces

Residents at The Chateau Terraces can choose between a studio or one-bedroom apartment. One-bedroom units come equipped with a kitchen facility, and both floor plans offer private bathrooms with walk-in showers, generously sized closets, and roomy living space. We encourage you to decorate your apartment in your own style—make it feel like home! Enjoy maintenance-free living and housekeeping services, as well as restaurant-style dining options or take-out if you’d rather enjoy your meals in the comfort of your apartment. And family members and friends are always welcome to come visit! 

Terraces residents can bring along a personal vehicle, but convenient in-house transportation services are also available for trips to the doctor, store, activities, or other appointments.

Live Your Own Life

Our Assisted Living residents enjoy access to all the amenities of The Chateau, from our exercise classes to our library to our beauty parlor. Residents are welcomed and encouraged to participate in all of our daily activities, clubs, and events. Meet new friends, socialize, and enjoy your life with peace of mind!

If you’re interested in learning more about our Assisted Living at The Chateau, give us a call at (573) 335-1281 and we’ll be happy to talk through your options!

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When choosing to make the move to a retirement community, there are a lot of factors to consider, from location, to amenities, to personal comfort with moving out of the home you’ve made. Access to various levels of care is also a concern for both potential residents and their family. If a need for more care arises, who will provide that care? Will you have to make a move to another facility if you need more skilled care?

What if there were a retirement community where you could maintain your independence, but still have peace of mind knowing there is more help available if you need it? There is!

What is a CCRC?

A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) offers all three levels of care—independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing—on one campus. Since the full continuum of care is offered, a resident can transition to other levels of care if necessary without needing to move to a different facility. The Chateau is an accredited CCRC and offers all of the following levels of care.

Levels of care

Independent living: For seniors who don’t need any day to day help but get to enjoy the maintenance- and worry-free living CCRCs provide.

Assisted Living: Seniors who need some help with daily activities, like remembering medication, bathing, or getting dressed in the morning.

Skilled nursing: Seniors who need consistent care from trained nursing staff due to health concerns.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of choosing a CCRC are abundant. Residents enjoy peace of mind knowing their future is taken care of, regardless of level of care needed. Families can also rest easy knowing their loved one will have all of their needs met, without having to make stressful decisions about moving care facilities down the road. CCRCs are a great option for couples as well. Couples are able to stay together, even if one partner needs to transition into a higher level of care.

The consistency of staying on one campus is also very appealing. Our residents become comfortable with our grounds and facilities, and develop routines that they know will be able to stay the same.  Also, our residents and staff alike appreciate the relationships they’re able to form and maintain due to the consistency of a CCRC. The comfort level our residents feel with our staff is invaluable. And the strong friendships made between residents can continue to flourish without interruption due to moving levels of care.

Why The Chateau?

The Chateau is the only CARF-accredited CCRC in Missouri. CARF, or the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, is the only accrediting body for CCRCs in the United States. The Chateau is proud to have held this accreditation since 1992.

You’ll be able to make yourself right at home at The Chateau. Living spaces at all levels of care are attractive and fully customizable. Decorate and rearrange however you wish! Your family may visit as often as you like, can sleep over, and even join you for meals in the dining hall. (And you can ask any of our residents—the food is top notch thanks to our Chef Walter Lents!) Other amenities include workout facilities and classes, an on-campus bank branch, Sunday church services, a library, beauty parlor, transportation services, and more. Plus, you’ll enjoy all the comforts of home without the upkeep—all levels of care at The Chateau are maintenance free.

There is always an activity to do or something new to try, whether it’s our weekly Friday social hour, movie night, attending a production at the River Campus, or taking an educational course on new technology. Our clubs and activities offer something for everyone and all that’s missing is you!

Safety is our top priority. We have surveillance cameras throughout the property, and on-site security patrols the campus at night. All residences are also equipped with an emergency alert system, and we have staff monitoring for calls 24-7, so help is always close by. We can also arrange for daily checks to ensure that our residents are happy and safe in their homes.

How Can I Learn More?

We understand that choosing a retirement community is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make for yourself and your family. We want you to be completely comfortable with your choice, and are happy to show you around our campus, answer any questions, and set your mind at ease.

Contact us with any questions, set up a tour, and take the next step towards a worry-free lifestyle! Call 1-800-428-0069 or email info@chateaugir.com.

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 When it comes to planning out the years of retirement, everyone’s journey is different. That’s why we offer continuing care so that our residents can spend their retirement enjoying their lives--not constantly worrying about what’s next. But how can you decide what level of housing and care is right for you? Here are some of the major differences between Assisted and Independent Living.

Independent Living

Life in The Chateau Estate homes has all the benefits of living on your own with the one giant added benefit of maintenance-free living. As a resident of the Estates, you’ll have the freedom to decorate, cook, relax and do all the things you’ve always done--but with a community of people just up the hill for culinary services and social outings.

The Chateau Suites offers 1- and 2-bedroom apartments for active seniors looking to downsize. The “suite” life includes restaurant-style dining, social events and daily activities, exercise classes and more. And all of our amenities are available right in your building! Like in the Estates, you have the freedom to customize your apartment and live your life your way.

Assisted Living

Assisted Living offers residents services to make life a little easier--like housekeeping, medication management, transportation, and emergency response available 24-7. Assisted Living at The Chateau Terraces is designed for individuals who need additional care and assistance with activities of daily living. Residents of Assisted Living enjoy a wide variety of community amenities including: restaurant style dining, access to a beautiful landscaped courtyard, and daily events and activities.

The Right Choice for You

As a resident of a continuing care retirement community, you have the benefit of knowledgeable staff at every level of care. Should you start life in Independent Living at The Chateau and need Assisted Living in the future, our staff is available to help navigate you through that transition. Our staff is also available to help you determine which level of living best suits your or your loved one’s current needs.

Independent living benefits those retirees who want to have their own space and the power to run their home, but who want to be a part of community, or live worry-free from the less glamorous parts of homeownership--like housekeeping, lawn care, or shoveling snow.

Assisted living is intended for older adults who need help on a day-to-day basis, with things like cooking, cleaning, bathing, or remembering to take their medication. If you’ve found that yourself or a loved one is no longer able to safely or effectively live alone, assisted living is a wonderful solution. It’s the independence of your own space with the peace of mind knowing that someone is always just around the corner if you should ever need help.

Making the right decision for your needs is one that you shouldn’t make alone. Talk it over with your family, your doctor, or one of our staff members at The Chateau. For a tour of each facility, call today!

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